'Maps' staying the course
Good news from the Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 Years of Florida Maps, which was scheduled to close Feb. 16, is extended through April 13. If you haven't seen it yet, you should. Not only is it the most extensive documentation of Florida maps, from 1493 to the present, it's also gorgeous. Admission is $12.95 adults; $10.95 seniors 65 and up, students with ID and youths 13 to 17, $7.95 kids 4 to 12. (813) 675-8985. tampabayhistorycenter.org.
100 Artist Show The free, two-day waterfront event will feature fine art and craft in glass, metal and fiber, food and live music. Plus, a new green market area of the third annual event will offer gourmet tastings, personal care products and environmentally friendly hand-made goods. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. (727) 363-9245.
A Wag To Westminster Art Event Join the studio artists as they celebrate the Westminster Dog show and all things New York City. Free. Noon-3 p.m. Sunday. Studio 1212, 1405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 446-4566.
Harbour Island Art Walk Browse local artists' work, food, drinks, fashion and jewelry. Free. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Harbour Island, 700 Harbour Post Drive, Tampa.
Sedrick Huckaby Paintings and a number of prints by the nationally acclaimed artist will be on view including four panels featuring painted quilts. In conjunction with the exhibit, Huckaby will be on campus to collaborate with master printer Carl Cowden to create a series of monoprints as visiting artist for STUDIO-f. Free. Open Studio and Gallery Reception: 6 p.m. Friday. University of Tampa Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 N Boulevard, Tampa. (813) 253-6217.
Opening receptions: Similar Scars and The Room Is Empty "Similar Scars" features Anthony Record's new "ultra-pastel" paintings, reliefs, drawings and zines. "The Room Is Empty" is a group exhibition of current works by artists working with video, film and projection. The opening receptions will include hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Free; donations accepted. 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Quaid, 4636 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (813) 362-2832.
Catch the last 'Trains'
This is the last weekend to see the August Wilson play 2 Trains Running, which takes place at a Pittsburgh diner in 1969 in the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. The production runs for a hefty three hours, but in a review, tbt*'s Colette Bancroft says it's worth your time, Shows are 8 p.m. Friday and 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $29-$49. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.
Florida Orchestra The orchestra will be joined by pianist Andrew von Oeyen in performances of Rachmaninoff's virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Schumann's Symphony No. 2 in C major. Also on the program is Michael Daughterty's "Red Cape Tango" from Metropolis Symphony. Performances are 11 a.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15-$45. Toll-free 1-800-662-7286.
Palladium Chamber Players Grammy-winning violinist James Ehnes, who lives in Bradenton and is one of the biggest names in classical music today, joins a chamber ensemble from the Florida Orchestra. Included are Schubert's Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F major, Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano and more. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $26-36. Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.
A Question of Words In this play by Richard Manley, a poet dealing with the loss of his wife house-sits a Manhattan co-op and through the experiences with his strong-willed neighbors, one of whom he falls in love with, learns that when it comes to understanding happiness, real life is very much a question of words. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. The opening night preview on Friday is pay what you can. $20, $15 students, seniors. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Pete. (727) 895-6620. www.thestudioat620.org/events/a-question-of-words.
BRIT The British International Theater Production guest artists with USF students present an original work focused on the issues that women face and the roles they play. 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Through March 2. $12; $8 students and seniors. University of South Florida Theater 120, 3837 W Holly Drive, Tampa. (813) 974-2323.
Mame Set in New York City, this musical chronicles how the well-to-do title character and her orphaned nephew cope with the Depression in a series of adventures. Through March 16. Champagne premiere is 7 p.m. Wednesday and includes hors deuvres, dessert and the musical; $29 through the box office. All other shows $26 adults; $13 students. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360. franciswilsonplayhouse.org.
St. Petersburg City Theatre Variety Show Features live bands performing in the lobby, four one-act plays on stage and slews of talented singers, dancers and performers. $10, $5 students. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 866-1973. spcitytheatre.org.
The Rock and The Rabbi The musical story of the friendship between Peter and Jesus, featuring a mix of original acoustic music and storytelling. $15. 7 p.m. Friday. Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 381-2499. pasadenacommunitychurch.org.
Ain't Food Wonderful The new musical spoof celebrates everything related to food: restaurant dining, holiday feasts, dieting, the organic food rage, pregnancy cravings, and fast food emporiums. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $20. Venue Theatre, 9125 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. (727) 822-6194. venuewebsite.wix.com/venuetheatre.
Disenchanted! Snow White and her angry band of storybook friends are storming the castle to take back their lives while Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan, the Little Mermaid, Pocahontas and more unite in this satire. Through April 13. $40. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.
The Divine Sister St. Veronica's indomitable Mother Superior who is determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent is this comic homage to the nuns of Hollywood. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $26. Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 727-2708. stageworkstheatre.org.
The Pink Panther Strikes Again Inspector Jacques Clouseau brings his clumsiness and oblivious antics to the stage. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $14; $12 students and seniors. James McCabe Theater, 506 Fifth St., Valrico. (813) 643-8292.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown This musical takes the audience through a day in the life with Charlie Brown, featuring other lovable characters like Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Sally and Snoopy. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $22. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.
National Dance Company of Ireland: Rhythm of the Dance Relive the journey of the Irish Celts through dance and music in this richly costumed show marrying the contemporary with the ancient. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $35; $33 members and students. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605. tarponarts.org.
USF Spring Dance Concert DanceUSF presents works by guest artists, faculty and students. Renowned dancer and choreographer Robert Moses will be a guest artist, along with guest artists from Beijing Normal University performing two pieces and guest artist Alonzo King choreographing a work. $12; $8 students and seniors. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. University of South Florida Theater 2, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-2323.
UT Spring Dance Concert The Spring Dance Concert features choreography by UT faculty and guest artists, with performances by UT students. Dance styles include classical ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop and tap. Free. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Falk Theatre, 428 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 257-3745.
Jim Breuer is known for his charisma, impressions and family-friendly material, and when he returns to Tampa Bay this weekend, it'll mark something of a homecoming. The Saturday Night Live veteran lived and worked in Pinellas County when he was starting out, working with touring Florida comics like Larry the Cable Guy, Darrell Hammond and Brian Regan. "It was such an amazing time and I learned so much about everything — about life, about the road, about becoming a comedian," Breuer told tbt* last year. "Everything back then, I have nothing but great feelings." Maybe that explains why we're getting two theater shows. Breuer will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. Tickets are $29-$49 at theclubti.com. Then he'll be at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35. For details, see spcollege.edu/palladium.
Erik Griffin Fans of the hit Comedy Central series Workaholics will recognize Griffin as series regular Montez. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday; 6, 8 and 10:15 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. $12-$16.50. Side Splitters, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.
John Heffron Winner of the second season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. $17-$20. Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.
Helen Keaney The Home Shopping Network host has had stand-up appearances on A&E's An Evening at the Improv and Comedy Central's Make Me Laugh. 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. $18-$25. Coconuts Comedy Club Beachcomber Resort, 6200 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653. coconutscomedyclubs.com.
Mike 'Mad Dog' Adams $18-$25. 9:30 p.m. today-Saturday. Coconuts Comedy Club Beachcomber Resort, 6200 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653. coconutscomedyclubs.com.
Rich Guzzi Guzzi is part stand-up comic, part hypnotist and part motivational speaker. $15. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Snappers Grill and Comedy Club, 36657 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. (727) 937-3737. www.snappersgrill.com.