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Summer Bohnenkamp channels black-and-white line drawings as Maudie in “The Gilded Bat” from Gorey Stories at the Shimberg Playhouse.

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Summer Bohnenkamp channels black-and-white line drawings as Maudie in “The Gilded Bat” from Gorey Stories at the Shimberg Playhouse.

Plan your weekend


Rush The prog-rock demigods will offer plenty of air-guitar opportunities and bromance moments Saturday, touring in support of 20th studio album Clockwork Angels. They hit the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre Saturday at 7:30 p.m., 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $40-$125. (813) 740-2446.


Zoofari Eat like an animal at the 26th annual Zoofari. Guests can chow on dishes from various Tampa restaurants, check out wildlife and catch bands including '90s swing-revival act Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Go Daddy-O, You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight). 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. $75 advance online, $80 at gate. Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552.


Gorey Stories Edward Gorey fans love this deliciously macabre celebration of his art, prose and tales of Victorian perversity. This restaging of the show that Jobsite Theater first mounted four years ago runs through Nov. 18 in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. There's a sneak preview Friday of the one-man show POE, inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and performed by actor Giles Davies. It's pay what you can at the door at 8 p.m. It's also playing after Gorey Stories at 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $13 or $6 with a Gorey ticket. Gorey tickets are $28. (813) 229-7827,

Bend and balance

Cirque Italia Running from tonight through Dec. 2, this show of aerial artists, contortionists, hand-balancers, clowns and other circus acts will be performing Act XII — so named because this is the first year of the show — under the big top on property adjacent to the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. Its website describes owner Manuel Rebecchi's vision as "a sort of Soleil meets Age of Aquarius." Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. $25-$40 for adults, $10-$35 for chidren 2 to 12. (813) 987-6000;

Take the kids

SPIFFS Eat your way around the world as you move from village to village sampling a variety of homemade ethnic dishes at the 38th annual St. Petersburg International Folk Fair. Folk dancing and music will be performed on two stages throughout the day. $10, $6 students, 5 and younger free. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 522-1896.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Plan your weekend 10/31/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 5:50pm]
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