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Tampa things to do, April 6-8

Today

Curtain Call: The USF English Department hosts this event, during which third-year master of fine arts students read selections from their creative theses. 6 p.m. in Room 3709 at the University of South Florida Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-9057. msc.usf.edu.

Contemporary music concert: USF faculty composer Paul Reller performs contemporary music at 7:30 p.m. in the Barness Recital Hall at USF, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $8-$15. (813) 974-2311.

'Dearly Beloved': In this play, the Futrelle Sisters throw a wedding, but are thrown for a loop when word arrives that the bride and groom have eloped. 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $15-$18. (813) 265-4000. carrollwoodplayers.com.

R.U.R.: A theater and dance performance based on the word "robot." 8 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday and 3 p.m. Saturday in Theater 2 at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Tickets are $8-$15. (813) 974-2323. boxoffice.arts.usf.edu.

Got soul? Soul revival band the Legendary JCs performs with Crazy Carls at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Lots of laughs: Comedian Gary Gulman performs at 8 and 10:15 p.m. today and Saturday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. The second annual We Want to Hear You Laugh Fun'Raiser is at 4 p.m. Sunday. Includes a cocktail hour, a silent auction and live standup comedy by Ken Miller, at 6 p.m. For pricing: (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Cult Movie Mania Screaming Cinema Series: See Father's Day!, a film about a man obsessed with exacting revenge on the man who murdered his dad. 9 p.m. at the Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. The film is unrated and is not suitable for people who are easily offended or grossed out. $8. (813) 963-0578. cultmoviemania.com.

Saturday

Sensory Friendly Films: AMC Theatres and the Autism Society present a series of films in an environment that's friendly for those affected by autism and other sensory issues. To provide a more comfortable setting for children with autism or other special needs, movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down. Also, families can bring their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks. There will be no previews or advertisements before the movie. "Silence is golden" rules will not be enforced and audiences are welcome to dance, walk, shout or sing during movies. This month features the film Pirates! Band of Misfits. 10 a.m. at Woodlands Square 20, 3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. $8, $7 ages 2-12. Call toll-free 1-888-262-4386. amctheatres.com/sff.

Roots, rhythm and Americana: Blue Sky Mission Club plays at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

'Repo! The Genetic Opera' live: The Unworthy Heirs perform a shadow cast of the 2008 movie Repo! The Genetic Opera at 11 p.m. at the Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. Using costumes and props, actors perform while the movie plays on a giant screen behind them. The night also features tarot readings and drink specials. $8. (813) 963-0578.

Sunday

Live music: A band called the Old Tire Swingers plays at this 21-and-up only show. 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Tuesday

Damon Fowler, T.C. Carr and Betty Fox: Local blues-Americana artist Damon Fowler performs acoustic roots music with Florida native T.C. Carr and soul singer Betty Fox at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Free. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skippers smokehouse.com.

Thursday

Art of Giving: Actor America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) will discuss the importance of education at the annual United Way of Tampa Bay's Women's Leadership Dinner at 5 p.m. at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. $125. (813) 274-0911. unitedwaytampabay.org/ artofgiving.

Tampa things to do, April 6-8 04/05/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 5, 2012 5:30am]

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