Jazz concert: Jim Burge and the Jazz Directions play the jazz of the 50s at 7:30 p.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. Free. Call (813) 269-1310.
Lots of laughs: Kevin Richards, Nick Hoff, Brendan T. Gleason and Law Smith perform at 8 and 10 tonight, at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. The group is part of the Pink Ribbon Comedy Tour and proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Call (813) 960-1197 or visit the Web site at sidesplitterscomedy.com.
Rock show: Chris McCarty plays with Variety Workshop at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7-$10. Call (813) 238-8001.
The seventh annual Rockabilly Ruckus: WMNF presents several bands including Cadillac Bombers, Midnight Bowlers League and Sarge and the Aeromen at 2 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $20-$25. Call (813) 238-8001.
Einstein on Food and Wine: The 15th annual Italian Renaissance style fundraiser features food, music and a silent auction at 7 p.m. at MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave. $60 for MOSI members and $70 for nonmembers in advance. $80 the day of the event. Proceeds benefit educational programs at MOSI. Call (813) 987-6000.
R&B: See old-school R&B groups from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturdays at Kennedy's Bar and Grill in Heritage Isle Golf and Country Club, 10630 Plantation Bay Drive, New Tampa. Call (813) 406-4941.
Music at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm: Keith Hope, James Hawkins and the Cold Harbor Band play at 1 p.m. at the farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave. Call (813) 887-4066.
Classical concert: Florida Orchestra concertmaster Jeffrey Multer performs with cellist James Connors and pianist Franz Mantini at 3 p.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. $30 for CCC members; $35 for nonmembers. Call (813) 269-1310.
Get funky: Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk plays with Nervous Turkey and the Jim Morey Band at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $17-$20. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499.
Music Notes series: Learn about the music of George Gershwin during a lecture and demonstration at 10 a.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. $15. Includes coffee and pastries. Call (813) 269-1310.
Jazz: A jazz band plays from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays at Kennedy's Bar and Grill in Heritage Isle Golf and Country Club, 10630 Plantation Bay Drive, New Tampa. Call (813) 406-4941.
The Shaughraun: USF's British International Theatre program celebrates its 20th anniversary with performances of the play The Shaughraun at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 28 in Theatre I at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Call (813) 974-2323 or visit online at www.arts.usf.edu.
Second Summer: The Carrollwood Players present the comedy Second Summer at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through March 5 at the Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway. $13-$15. Call (813) 265-4000.
Steel Magnolias: See the play at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through March 6 at Masque Community Theatre, 8825 N 56th St., Temple Terrace. $10-$14. Call (813) 983-1710.
Godspell: The Acting Studio of Lutz performs Godspell at 8 p.m. Fridays, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays through March 14 at the Acting Studio, 122 Flagship Drive, Lutz. $12, $20. Part of the proceeds from the $20 tickets will go to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Call (813) 679-4810 or visit online at theactingstudio.net.
An Evening With Frederick Douglass: A tribute to black history month, the event features gospel soloist Glorice Hallback and special guests at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the TECO Theater at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place, downtown. $15-$20. Seating is limited. Part of the proceeds go toward victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Call (813) 394-5875.
Send information at least two weeks in advance to Arleen Spenceley at email@example.com; fax to (727) 869-6233; or call (813) 909-4617.