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North Tampa entertainment calendar, Nov. 11-15

Today

Veterans Day Appreciation Weekend: All active and retired military personnel, EMTs, firefighters and police officers can go to the Museum of Science and Industry for $5 this weekend. General admission is $20.95, $16.95 for children ages 2-12 and $18.95 for 60 and up. MOSI is at 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000. www.mosi.org.

Veterans Day Weekend Special: All veterans and active-duty service members with military ID will receive buy-one-get-one-free admission to the Tampa Bay History Center this weekend. General admission is $12, $10 for students with ID, $7 for children ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and under. The Tampa Bay History Center is at 801 Old Water St., Tampa. (813) 228-0097. www.tampabay historycenter.org.

Jazz With Jim: Jim Burge and the Jazz Directions perform at 7:30 p.m. $12, $8 members. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. (813) 269-1310. carrollwoodcenter.org.

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

Korn in Concert: Alt-metal band Korn performs at 8 p.m. at the Green Iguana, 2520 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $32.50. (813) 868-7600. www.greeniguana.com.

Winghouse Fight Night: This event, the finale in a professional boxing series, determines who earns the Florida State Super Middleweight title and pits undefeated boxer Jose "Cheloman" Alonzo of Spring Hill against Sarasota's Adam Jaco. 8 p.m. at A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. $25-$45. (404) 787-7593. www.fightnight productions.com.

Skipper's got the blues: Tinsley Ellis performs with Sandy Atkinson and the True Loves at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Saturday

America's Got Talent Auditions: America's Got Talent auditions are from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. (813) 274-8511. americasgottalent auditions.com/tampa.

Temple Terrace Community Arts Festival: This juried fine art and craft show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Riverhills Park, 405 S Riverhills Drive. Prizes will be awarded to participating artists at the discretion of experienced art judges. An area for children's art will be provided. Food and drink will be for sale. Free. For information: (813) 988-2787. templeterraceartsfestival.shutterfly.com.

Live music: The Ryan Montbleau Band performs jazz, Americana and folk music with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. Presented by WMNF. Call (813) 238-8001. skipperssmokehouse.com.

'Proof': See Proof, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a woman who claims she wrote an extraordinary mathematical proof that was found with her late father's belongings. 8 p.m. Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the University of South Florida Theater 2, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $8-$12 in advance, $10-$15 day of show. Call (813) 974-2323 or visit www.arts.usf.edu online.

Bay Area Saxophone Quartet: The Bay Area Saxophone Quartet, which has performed across the Tampa Bay area for nearly three decades, performs at 8 p.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. $14-$18 in advance, $16-$20 day of show. (813) 269-1310. carrollwoodcenter.org.

Drag Queen Bingo: Miss Rita Frost is the drag queen hostess of bingo at 11 p.m. at the Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $5. (813) 963-0578.

Sunday

Benefit concert: Help Hope Live is a fundraiser featuring music by the Johnny G. Lyon Band, Tommy Gunn, Joseph "Z" and Yesterday at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10 suggested minimum donation. Proceeds benefit the National Transplant Alliance Fund's Southeast Kidney Transplant Fund. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Monday

'Page One' Film Screening: See the film Page One: Inside the New York Times at 3 p.m. in the Oval Theatre inside the Marshall Center at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Page One shows what life is like in the New York Times newsroom during the media industry's "time of greatest turmoil" — the current era, in which newspapers are going bankrupt across the country as the Internet challenges print as the public's preferred news source. Visit magpictures.com/pageone online.

Tuesday

Holiday Dessert Tasting: Sample dessert selections from cakes to tarts, plus vegan options from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Free. Registration is required. Sign up in the store's lobby or e-mail maria.gumina@wholefoods.com. (813) 874-9435. wholefoodsmarket.com.

North Tampa entertainment calendar, Nov. 11-15 11/10/11 [Last modified: Thursday, November 10, 2011 3:30am]

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