Student-faculty art show opening reception: A showcase of work is on display by students who have taken art, ceramic, music and dance classes at the center and by center faculty, staff and volunteers. Showing throughout July at the Carrollwood Cultural Center Gallery, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. An opening reception is from 5 to 7 tonight. Free. (813) 269-1310. carroll woodcenter.org.
Blues and rock: Blues crooner Tab Benoit performs with rock band Sol Driven Train at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $17-$20. Toll-free, 1-800-594-8499; skip perssmokehouse.com.
Lots of laughs: Al Romas performs at 8 and 10:15 tonight; 6, 8 and 10:15 p.m. Saturday; and 7 p.m. Sunday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. For pricing, call (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.
Live art demonstrations: Artists Dan Balk, Leigh Rive and Sarah Philips offer demonstrations on craft and jewelry making. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Singing Stone, 1903 N 19th St., Tampa. Free. (813) 247-2787. singing stoneonline.com.
Shoes at the Door Presents 'Echoes': This modern dance performance centers on themes of echoes, ranging from the uplifting resonance of a laugh, to the repetition of life's daily tasks, to the echo of a fading memory. 3 and 8 p.m. in University of South Florida Theater 1, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $10 for students and seniors, $15 for general admission. (813) 974-3867.
Tassels and Tails: A burlesque show featuring song, dance and performances by Autumn Storm, Gypsy James, Luna Love, Kiki Kaboom, Rosie Wilder and the entire Kat Skratch Burlesque group is at 10 p.m. at Pegasus Lounge, 10008 N 30th St., Tampa. Women are invited to wear corsets, stockings and boas. Proceeds benefit Heidi's Legacy Dog Rescue. $10. (813) 494-3036. pegasusniteclub.com.
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band: Get funky with special guest Beeb$ and Her Money Maker$. 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. Toll-free, 1-800-594-8499; skipperssmokehouse.com.