Showcase | Bull riding
Bull riding: The top 45 professional bull riders in the country make their way to Tampa for one night. The event is part of the Built Ford Tough Series, a circuit that determines which riders compete in the bull riding world finals in October. 8 p.m. St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa; $11.75-$101.75. Call (813) 301-6500.
Musical: The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center hosts Waistwatchers. The comedic musical addresses America's obsession with dieting through songs such as Scales of Injustice and Refrigerator Tango. 8 p.m. Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa; $31.50. Call (813) 229-7827.
Lots of laughs: Comedian Norm MacDonald performs at 8 and 10 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. Also at 8:15 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Call (813) 960-1197 for cost.
A new kind of bluegrass: Get funky with Dread Clampitt at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7-$10. Must be 21 or accompanied by parent. Call toll free 1-800-594-8499.
Live music: Anthony Barcelo performs from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Take Two Lounge inside the Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 963-0578.
Special screening: The Metropolitan Opera's performance of Lucia di Lammermoor is broadcast live to theaters. Anna Netrebko stars alongside Rolando Villazon and Mariusz Kwiecen, with Marco Armiliato conducting. 1 p.m. Regal Citrus Park, 7999 Citrus Park mall, Tampa; $15-$22. Call (813) 920-9471.
New Orleans style rhythm 'n' blues: Gumbo Boogie Band plays at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7-10. Must be 21 or accompanied by parent. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499.
Live music: Alex Garrido performs from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Take Two Lounge inside the Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 963-0578.
Racing: Xtreme International Ice Racing comes to Tampa. Motorcyclists on machines that can go from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds race each other, on ice, with no brakes. 5 p.m. St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa; $10.75-$22.75. Call (813) 301-6500.
Organ concert: Organist Nathan Laube performs at 4 p.m. at St. Catherine Episcopal Church, 502 Druid Hills Road, Temple Terrace. Call (813) 988-6483.
Caribbean Fest: WMNF presents a lineup of local reggae, soca, calypso, zouk and salsa bands at 4 p.m. at Skipper's, 910 Skipper Road. $10-13. Must be 21 or accompanied by parent. Call (813) 238-8001.
Rock show: Reckless Kelly plays with Sons of Bill at 8 p.m. at Skipper's, 910 Skipper Road. $12-$15. Must be 21 or accompanied by parent. Toll-free 1-800-594-8499.
Island night: Impulse plays and Red Stripe beer is on special at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $5. Must be 21 or accompanied by parent. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499.
Live jazz: Don Capone and Chuck Berlin play live from 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays at Lenny's Cafe, 1908 56th St., Temple Terrace. Call (813) 984-7884.
Grateful Dead Night: Uncle John's Band plays the music of the Grateful Dead at 8 p.m. at Skipper's, 910 Skipper Road. $7. Must be 21 or accompanied by parent. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499.
Dining around the world: The Carrollwood Cultural Center celebrates Spain with dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Vizcaya Restaurant and Tapas Bar, 10905 N Dale Mabry Highway. $35 for members, $37 for nonmembers. Includes food, drink, gratuity and a donation to the center. Reserve your seat before Feb. 13. Call (813) 269-1310, ext. 207.
Expressions of Love: The judged art show features work by North Tampa Arts League artists and is on display through Feb. 27 at the Great Frame Up, 1646 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Begins tonight with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Regular hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Call (813) 994-6700.
Winter art exhibition: The exhibit, featuring art from Trey Egan, Rick Golden, Nancy Jacey, David Janiec and Roxanne Tobaison, runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through March 2 at the Jacey Gallery, 4802 Gunn Highway, Suite 114. Call (813) 960-5400.
E-mail info to [email protected]; mail to St. Petersburg Times, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618; fax to (813) 269-5310; or call (813) 269-5316 two weeks before the event.