Showcase Ybor Festival of the Moving Image
The festival offers an array of documentaries and personal films from independent filmmakers who are predominately Florida artists. General admission is $6. Some workshops and lectures are free. The festival is Wednesday through April 11 in the Performing Arts Building at the Hillsborough Community College Ybor City campus, 1505 E Palm Ave. For more information, visit yborfilmfestival.com.
Arctic Monkeys: The UK-based band promises a performance of indie rock meets neo-punk, 7 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave. Sleepy Sun opens the show. Tickets are $23. All ages allowed. Call (813) 247-2555.
The Lark: The trial, condemnation and execution of Joan of Arc are depicted at 8 p.m. at Gorilla Theatre, 4419 N Hubert Ave. Also at 8 p.m. Saturday. Final performances are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Suitable for adults and teens. $25. Call (813) 879-2914. gorillatheatre.com.
Comedy hypnotist: Side Splitters Comedy Club features Erick Känd in "Get Hypnotized!," a comedy performance where volunteers from the audience get hypnotized and become the center of the show, 8 p.m. at 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. Also at 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8 to $12. Call (813) 960-1197.
Eggstravaganza: Start Easter celebrations early with a free breakfast, photos with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, face painting and 20,000 eggs stuffed with candy and prizes, 9 to 11 a.m. along the Riverwalk at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Free. Visit tbpac.org.
Ybor art walk: Take a self-guided tour of more than 18 Ybor City artistic spaces and visit the Saturday Market, featuring art in the park; noon to 6 p.m. at 1515 E Seventh Ave. Hands-on projects for kids available at Jezebels Gypsies, 1523 Seventh Ave. Free. Call (813) 495-4649.
Cavalia: Cirque du Soleil creator Normand Latourelle's show features 12 breeds of horses, acrobats, dancers and riders performing under a big white tent, 3 and 8 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds, I-4 at U.S. 301 N. Also 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $44.50 to $189.50. The show has been extended through April 11. Visit cavalia.net or call toll-free, 1-866-999-8111.
Stars on Ice: Olympic ice skaters including 2010 bronze medalist Joannie Rochette, will lead performers at Stars on Ice, 4 p.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. Tickets range from $25 to $140. Visit starsonice.com or call (813) 301-2500.
Of Montreal: From psychedelic pop to indie rock, Of Montreal brings its musical musings to the Ritz Ybor at 8:30 p.m. 1503 E Seventh Ave. James Husband opens the show. Tickets $18 in advance, $20 day of show. Call (813) 247-2555.