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North of Tampa Activities calender

Today

Wine tasting: Taste wine, sample hors d'oeurves and win door prizes from 5 to 9 tonight in the Activities Building at Egypt Shrine, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. $15. Call (813) 884-8381.

'Witness for the Prosecution': The Carrollwood Players perform Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway. $14-$16. Call (813) 265-4000.

Seriously Sinatra: The Salerno Theatre Company performs a Sinatra tribute show at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays this weekend and next at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. $15-$20. Call (813) 269-1310.

Jazz in New Tampa: Violinist Lemay Olano James performs at 8 p.m. Fridays over dinner at Urban Culinary Cuisine, 10016 Cross Creek Blvd., New Tampa. He also plays Thursdays at 7 p.m. Call (813) 994-3800.

'The Waiting Room': USF's School of Theatre and Dance performs the award winning play at 8 tonight and Saturday night and 3 p.m. Sunday in Theatre 2 at USF, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $10-$15. Call (813) 974-2323.

Get your jam on: Cope plays with Funky Seeds at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $8. Call toll-free, 1-800-594-8499 or visit online at skipperssmoke house.com.

ZooBoo: Lowry Park Zoo's family-friendly Halloween event with haunted houses and trails for older zoo-goers; foam factory, boo houses and more. Also unlimited zoo rides in the dark, including Gator Falls log flume. $14 for ages 3-11 and $17 for ages 12 and older today and Saturday. The zoo is at 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. For more information, call (813) 935-8552 or visit lowryparkzoo.com.

Lots of laughs: Comedian John Caparulo performs at 8 and 10 tonight and Saturday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Matt Monty performs at 6 p.m. Saturday. For ticket prices and more information, call (813) 960-1197 or visit sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Saturday

Shopping Soiree benefit: Westfield Citrus Park and Moffitt Cancer Center teamed up to put together a Pink Party Shopping Soiree. Wear pink attire and shop with discounts, enjoy complimentary samples, get pampered and win prizes from 6 to 9 p.m. at Westfield Citrus Park Mall, 8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa. $10. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research. Call (813) 926-4644.

Skipper's got the blues: Chris Thomas King plays with Devon Allman's Honeytribe at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$13. Call toll-free, 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Water ski shows: Enjoy watching a champion water ski team perform each Saturday. Each show has a different theme. This week's is "Ski-stock Rocks the '80s." Free. 6 p.m., Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team, 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar. (813) 917-8354.

Sunday

Latin rock: WMNF presents Del Castillo at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$20. Call (813) 238-8001. skipperssmokehouse .com.

Thursday

Comedy: Tom Simmons performs at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. For ticket prices and more information, call (813) 960-1197 or visit sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Ongoing events

Excellence 100 art show: The Hillsborough County Visual Arts Alliance displays the 100 best works of art from 2010 during an exhibit Monday through Oct. 30 at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. The art is by members of the Brandon League of Fine Arts, Tampa Realistic Artists, the North Tampa Arts League and the Westchase Artists Society. Free. Call (813) 269-1310.

Featured artists: Local artists Dorothy Banker and Arlene Wells are the featured artists at the Great Frame Up. Their work is on display through Oct. 15 at the gallery, 1646 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Call (813) 994-6700.

Artist of the month: The North Tampa Arts League's artist of the month for October is Steve Sperry. His work is on display throughout the month at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Call (813) 273-3652.

Art at the JCC: The artwork of the Westchase Artists Society is on display indefinitely at the Tampa Jewish Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Drive. Call (813) 264-9000.

Send information two weeks in advance to northtampa@sptimes.com; fax to (727) 869-6233; or call (813) 909-4617.

North of Tampa Activities calender 09/30/10 [Last modified: Thursday, September 30, 2010 5:30am]

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