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North Tampa entertainment listings

Today

Fashion Show: Thirty students model original, avant-garde costumes created by the Blake costume design department at 7 p.m. on a runway at Blake High School, 1701 N Boulevard, Tampa. Also features live music, a dance troupe, master of ceremonies Joshua Walker and special guest Zoe VanWest. $7-$15. (813) 272-3422. hwbsota.org.

Bus Stop: Masque Theatre presents a play about weary travelers on a bus that stops at a roadside diner during a snowstorm. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Omar K. Lightfoot Recreation Center, 10901 N 56th St., Temple Terrace. $12-$14. (813) 983-1710.

Latin music: Latin/urban band Bachaco performs at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$13. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Lots of laughs: Comedian Erik Rivera performs at 8 and 10:15 p.m. today; at 6, 8 and 10:15 p.m. Saturday; 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. sidesplitters comedy.com.

Saturday

Sensory Friendly Films: AMC Theatres and the Autism Society present films in an environment friendly to those affected by autism and other sensory issues. To provide a more comfortable setting for children with autism or other special needs, the theater will keep the lights on and the sound down. Neither previews nor advertisements will be shown before the movie. The "Silence is Golden" rule will not be enforced, so audiences are welcome to dance, walk, shout or sing during movies. Families are invited to bring gluten-free, casein-free snacks. This month features Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. 10 a.m. at Woodlands Square 20, 3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. $8, $7 for ages 2-12. Call toll-free 1-888-262-4386. amctheatres.com/SFF.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Explore this replica of a 16th century village from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. It features entertainment, street theater, armored contact jousting, human chess matches, arts, crafts, other vendors, and beer, wine and medieval music. $15.95 advance, $7.95 ages 5-12 advance; $18.95 at the gate, $14.95 ages 62+ at the gate, $10.95 ages 5-12 at the gate; $10 per pet (pet registration form required for entry). (813) 983-0111. bayarearenaissancefest.com.

Queen of Hearts Charity Ball: This formal biannual ball is at 6 p.m. at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. Features a cocktail party, dinner and entertainment by Hard Groove. Proceeds benefit the Tampa Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority scholarship funds. $65. (813) 903-9247. dstta.com.

Reggae music: Reggae band Toots and the Maytals performs at 6 p.m. at Green Iguana's Hawaiian Village, 2520 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $25. (813) 868-7600.

Americana music: The Beth McKee Trio performs at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Sunday

Karib-B-Yan Kruze Festival: A showcase of Caribbean music called Karib-B-Yan Kruze Festival is from 4-11 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Includes performances by Reality Band, Impulse, Jafari, Democracy and other bands. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Tuesday

Blues: Paul Geremia performs at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Thursday

Comedy: Sean Patton performs at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $10-$14. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Cult Movie Mania.com Screaming Cinema Series: See the B-movie Bellflower at 9:30 p.m. at Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. Best friends build Mad Max-inspired flamethrowers and muscle cars in prep for a global apocalypse. $8. (813) 963-0578. cultmoviemania.com.

North Tampa entertainment listings 03/08/12 [Last modified: Thursday, March 8, 2012 3:30am]

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