On the Wind: The art exhibit, featuring the work of members of the North Tampa Arts League, opens with a reception from 7-10 p.m. at the Jacey Gallery, 4802 Gunn Highway, Suite 114. The exhibit runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 3. Call (813) 960-5400.
Lots of laughs: Comedian Juston McKinney performs at 8 and 10 p.m. at Sidesplitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. Also at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday, and at 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 960-1197.
Got gumbo? The Sauce Boss plays the blues and cooks up a batch of gumbo at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $10-13. Ages 21-plus or with parent. Call 1-800-594-8499.
Live music: Lee Ahlin performs 8 p.m.-midnight at the Take Two Lounge inside the Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 963-0578.
Passport to Paradise: This year's annual event offers a Saturday Night Lights football theme and includes food and drink, auctions, dancing, and televised sports from 6-10 p.m. at New Tampa Family YMCA, 16221 Compton Drive. Tickets are $50, and proceeds go to a YMCA fund for kids with physical and financial needs. Guests are invited to wear team jerseys. Call Beatriz Fregoso at (813) 866-9622.
Rock 4 Choice: Lorna Bracewell, Someday Souvenir, A Girl Named Noah, Chill Merna, Megan Alfredson, Burn Down Babylon and Christie Lenee play at 7 p.m. at Skipper's, 910 Skipper Road. Presented by Feminist Student Alliance. $10 minimum donation. Ages 21-plus or with parent. Call 1-800-594-8499.
More live music: Misty Hall performs 8 p.m.-midnight at the Take Two Lounge inside the Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 963-0578.
Folkies for Phyllis: Mike Jurensen, John Hancock and the Declaration, Bunko Squad, Ernie Williams and more play at 2 p.m. at Skipper's, 910 Skipper Road. The mini folk festival is to raise funds for Phyllis Busanksky, Democratic candidate in the race for Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections. $10 minimum donation. Ages 21-plus or with parent. Call 1-800-594-8499.
Rock show: WMNF presents Jonathan Richman in concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Skipper's, 910 Skipper Road. Ages 21-plus or with parent. (813) 238-8001.
Macbeth: The Wharton High School Thespians present a modern version of Macbeth at 7 p.m. Oct. 9-11 at Wharton High School, 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. $6 for children, $8 for students and $10 for adults. Call (813) 631-4710, ext. 266.
Fur Ball: Big Cat Rescue presents its annual Fur Ball at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the A La Carte Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive. Features food, auctions, live music and a costume contest. $150, or $1,500 for a table. Call (813) 850-7052.
The Graduate: The Carrollwood Players presents the play at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays Oct. 10 through Nov. 1 at the Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway. Features adult content. Tickets available for ages 18 and up only. $14 for adults, $12 for seniors. Call (813) 265-4000.
Vegas comes to New Tampa: New Tampa Rotary Club hosts its annual casino night at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Grand Ballroom at Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd. Features Vegas-style gaming, food and auctions. $75 in advance, $100 at the door. Proceeds go to local Rotary-supported charities, programs and schools. Call (813) 629-1502.
Music at the UU Dome: Holly Gwinn Graham and Bunko Squad play at 3 p.m. Oct. 12 in the UU Dome at Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa, 11400 Morris Bridge Road. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call (813) 988-8188.
Arts and Crafts Under the Palms: The Tampa Palms Women's Club seeks artists and crafters to set up shop during its 18th annual show Oct. 18-19. Booth rental proceeds go to charities. Call (813) 977-2261.
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