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Things to do Friday March 5


The Rat Pack is Back: Mahaffey Broadway Plus event takes you back to the days when the "Rat Pack" (Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop) legend was being built. The show includes both comedy bits and musical standards from the heyday of the singers, who are backed up by a swinging 12-piece orchestra. The show is 8 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 892-5767

Julianne Hough: She sings, she dances with the stars and she's playing the Strawberry Festival at 7:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $10-$15 on the festival grounds, 2202 W Reynolds St., Plant City. Festival admission $10; $5 ages 6-12; free for ages 5 and younger with paid adult.

Southern Culture on the Skids: Over a greasy blend of surf rock, swamp pop and rockabilly, SCOTS will chatter about fried chicken, cheap motels and moonshine martinis. The show is 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$20.

Rhapsody in Blue: The Florida Orchestra performs George Gershwin's work with the help of a MIDI file produced from the piano roll made by Gershwin himself in 1925. Shows are 8 tonight at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa; 8 p.m. Saturday at Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg; and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $20-$67. (727) 892-3337 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286;

Pablo Francisco: The MADtv alum may be best known for his impression of the movie trailer voice. See him at 8 and 10:30 tonight, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $20. (813) 864-4000.

Danny Bevins: You'll likely hear a war story or two if you catch the comedian and Tampa native during his stop at 9 p.m. at the Coconuts Comedy Club at Shephard's Beach Resort in Clearwater today and Saturday. Bevins was in Honduras on Tuesday performing for troops. Tickets are $15. (727) 442-5107. coconuts

Ballroom Brawl: Get dressed to the nines and expect to see some recognizable sports stars in the crowd at the Ballroom Brawl of professional boxing at the Doubletree Hotel, 4500 W Cypress St. in Tampa starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20-$100 at

Roy Book Binder: Master picker of blues and teller of stories is at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Show is 8 p.m. and tickets are $20 (727) 822-3590.


Avatar is not playing at Port Richey's Cinema 6 because it did not get a print of the movie. Movie times in Thursday's Weekend and today's BayLink are incorrect.

• The Florida Orchestra Guild of St. Petersburg Designers Showhouse opens at 10 a.m. Saturday on the 20th floor of the Ovation condominium building, 180 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, and runs through April 4. Because of incorrect information provided to the Times, incorrect dates appeared in Thursday's Weekend section.

• The Maria Zouves "Mediterranean Madness" concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center has been postponed until May 8. (727) 942-5605.

Things to do Friday March 5 03/04/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 4, 2010 10:50pm]
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