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Tampa entertainment calendar Jan. 6-Jan. 12

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06 Today

Florida home show: Shop, compare and save on affordable ways to organize, repair, remodel, refurbish and landscape your home, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday at Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. Try products, talk to experts, learn about the new colors for 2012 and get information at more than 900 exhibits. $8, $7 for seniors, free for ages 12 and younger. Also from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Visit bighomeshow.com.

'Million Dollar Quartet': A musical inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. 8 p.m. today and Saturday in Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $38.50. Also at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Kevin Hart: Popular touring comedian who has had cameos in a slew of comedies including The 40-Year Old Virgin and Modern Family. 8 and 10:30 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $35. Also at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. Call (813) 864-4000.

07 Saturday

Idea Zone weekend workshop: Idea Zone activities include high-tech gaming and simulations, fashion design, robot building and science experiments, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. $16.95-$20.95 Call (813) 987-6000.

Roosevelt rowing regatta: This inaugural event celebrates the winter tradition of northern rowing teams arriving in Tampa to train on the Hillsborough River, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Henry B. Plant Park, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. $20-$125, includes lunch. A portion of proceeds benefit the Stewards Foundation. Wear fashionable outdoor event attire. Call (813) 253-3333 or visit rooseveltrowingregatta.com.

Barkarilla: The Pooch Parade: Dress your four-legged friend like a pirate and bring him out for some dog-friendly Gasparilla fun, noon at Gaspar's Grotto, 1805 E Seventh Ave. $5, benefits Animal Based Charities Inc. Call (813) 248-5900.

'Doublewide Lust': A dark comedy about a dysfunctional family living in a double-wide trailer. As the patriarch looks for love, his son seeks escape. 8 p.m. at The Asylum Theater, 7921 N Armenia Ave. $7. Call (813) 933-7803.

08 Sunday

Seminole Heights market: Browse a mix of seasonal and locally farmed produce, organic, specialty and all-natural ready-to-eat foods, arts and crafts, and watch cooking demonstrations, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hillsborough High School, 5000 N Central Ave. Call (813) 649-8747.

'Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel': Theatrical, single-character vignettes bring turn-of-the-century hotel staff members and guests to life. 2 p.m. at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Donations accepted. (813) 254-1891.

Margaret McAlister retirement concert: The church organist of 65 years will showcase her talents one last time during a farewell concert, 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Tampa, 412 Zack St. Free. Call (813) 276-1681.

Al Romas: With 16 years' experience, Romas is a veteran of television appearances, including VH-1's Standup Spotlight and Comedy Central's Short Attention Span Theater, and headlines regularly in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. 7 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $10. Call (813) 864-4000.

10 Tuesday

'Love, Loss and What I Wore': An intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman and the recollections of the Ephrons' friends, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday in Jaeb Theater at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $38.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

11 Wednesday

Florida RV SuperShow: More than 1,200 RV units will be on display alongside seminars, exhibits, supplies, accessories, clowns and live entertainment. 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N. $10, ages 16 and younger admitted free. Call (813) 741-0488.

Alex Scott: Scott is featured in this Real Jokes, Real Laughs stand-up comedy show, hosted by Tampa comedian Davell Taylor. 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $10. Call (813) 864-4000.

Leader of the Pack: A jukebox musical by 108 North Theatre, 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Centro Asturiano, 1913 N Nebraska Ave. $20 for show only, $40 with dinner package on Fridays. Proceeds benefit the Mary and Martha House for abused women. Dinner at 6 p.m. Call (813) 229-2214.

12 Thursday

Heritage movie night: This family-friendly heritage event features the movie Blood Done Signed My Name with guest speaker Benjamin Chavis, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $10. Call toll-free, 1-888-224-1733, ext. 3143.

Coffehouse films: This monthly film festival is dedicated to showcasing local independent short films. 7 p.m. at the Buzz, 710 Harbour Post Drive. $5 donation. Call (813) 224-9214 or visit catchthebuzztampa.com.

Marsha Ambrosius: The R&B songbird is a former member of the English soul duo Floetry. 7:30 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $24.50-$39.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

'The 39 Steps': A fast-paced theatrical take on Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film about espionage and spies in London, 8 p.m. in Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $24.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

Gary Valentine: Best known for his nine seasons on The King Of Queens, Valentine has also starred in his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. 8 p.m. in Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $17-$20. Call (813) 864-4000.

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