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North of Tampa entertainment listings for Feb. 17-23

Today

'If That's What You're Into' Exhibit Reception: Oil and acrylic paintings and ink drawings inspired by the sexual playfulness of relationships and the idolization of the celebrity by artists Sam Newton and Justin Sears are on display in the exhibit at the University of South Florida Centre Gallery, 4202 E Fowler Ave., MSC 2700, Tampa. Reception is 7 to 9 tonight. Free. (813) 974-5464. ctr.usf.edu/gallery.

USF Choir concert: 7:30 p.m. at the University of South Florida Music Recital Hall FAH 101, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $8-$15. (813) 974-2311.

'The Rainmaker': During a paralyzing drought in the West, a girl's father and brothers are as worried about her becoming an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $15-$18. (813) 265-4000. carrollwoodplayers.com.

Spring Dance Concert: USF dance students perform at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Thursday at the University of South Florida Theater 1, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $8-$15. (813) 974-2323

Extreme Guitar Duo: American guitarist Keith Knight and Canadian guitarist Don Alder, recent winner of the U.K. Guitar Idol competition, perform at 8 p.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. $20-$23. (813) 269-1310. carrollwood center.org.

Skipper's Got the Blues: The Shaun Murphy Band performs with Lazy Boy and the Rockers at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$13. Call toll-free, 1-800-594-8499. skippers smokehouse.com.

Lots of laughs: Comedian Pedro Lima performs at 8 and 10:15 tonight; 6, 8 and 10:15 Saturday night and 7 p.m. Sunday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Call or go online for prices. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Saturday

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Explore this replica of a 16th century village from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Features entertainment, street theater, live armored contact jousting, human chess matches and arts, crafts and other vendors, plus beer, wine and medieval music. $15.95 advance, $7.95 ages 5-12 advance; $18.95 at the gate, $14.95 seniors at the gate, $10.95 ages 5-12 at the gate; $10 per pet (pet registration form required for entry). (813) 983-0111. www.bayarea renaissancefest.com.

Rockabilly Ruckus: WMNF-FM 88.5 presents a rockabilly fest at 4 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Performances by musicians Morgan Bernard, the Rockabilly Chicks, Hot Rod Hornets, the Ted Stevens Band, Twisty Chris and the Puddin' Packs, Rocket 88, Amy LaVere, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys and Lee Rocker. $20-$25. (813) 238-8001. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Spring Classical Music Series: Pianist Franz Mantini performs the music of Mozart, Schubert and Granados at 7 p.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. $14-$20. (813) 269-1310. carrollwood center.org.

Sunday

Voices of the Children benefit concert: FunkN 8 performs at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Proceeds benefit Voices for Children of Hillsborough County, an organization that provides support and funding for the Guardian ad Litem Program of the 13th Circuit Court in Hillsborough County. $10 suggested minimum donation. Call toll-free, 1-800-594-8499. skippers smokehouse.com.

Folk concert: 3 p.m. in the UU Dome at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa, 11400 Morris Bridge Road, Tampa. Ronny Cox performs with Karen Mal and Radoslav Lorkovic. $20. (813) 988-8188. uutampa.org.

Thursday

British International Theatre Program: Filter Theatre fuses sound, movement and video in a performance at 8 p.m. at the University of South Florida Theater 2, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $8-$15. (813) 974-3867.

'An Evening with C.S. Lewis': David Payne plays the part of the British author in a performance at 8 p.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. $21-$25. (813) 269-1310. carrollwoodcenter.org.

Cledus T. Judd: Judd, sometimes called the "Weird Al" Yankovic of country music, performs parodies of country songs at 8:30 p.m. at Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Call or go online for prices. (813) 960-1197. side splitterscomedy.com.

Cult Movie Mania.com Screaming Cinema Series: See the B-movie Dear God No! at 9:30 p.m. at the Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. The movie is described as biker-horror-sexploitation. $8. (813) 963-0578. cultmoviemania.com.

North of Tampa entertainment listings for Feb. 17-23 02/16/12 [Last modified: Thursday, February 16, 2012 3:30am]

    

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