Saturday, December 16, 2017
News Roundup

Looking for things to do? There are lots of options

Today

Odessa Pow Wow: The Spirit People Intertribal Family's American Indian heritage festival features daily grand entries, storytelling, drumming, dancing and educational events, 10 a.m. at Festival Grounds, 13139 Gladstone Drive, Odessa. $4, 11 and younger free. Call (727) 495-3901.

Erik Griffin: The comedian known for his appearances on Live at Gotham and Workaholics on Comedy Central, Comedy Slam and Comics Without Borders on Showtime performs at 7 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $15-$17. Show is for 21 and older. Call (813) 864-4000.

Nature program: Park rangers guide children ages 9 to 15, and children at heart, through fun and informative activities, including "Florida's Pine Trees, Logging and Turpentining," 10 a.m. at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. $5 per child, adults with children free, adult only $5. Call (813) 987-6204.

Lots of laughs: Comedian Shane Mauss performs at 7 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. For pricing, call (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

And Then There Were None: The Carrollwood Players perform an Agatha Christie murder mystery at 3 p.m. at the Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $18, $15 for ages 62 and older. Call (813) 265-4000. carrollwoodplayers.org.

Carrollwood Cultural Center Children's Theater Series: The Play'N Around Theatre Company performs its version of Little Red Riding Hood at 2 p.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. $7 for general admission, $6 for members, $24 for a family four-pack. Call (813) 269-1310. carrollwoodcenter.org.

Rhythm 'n' blues: Dukes Of Juke performs with the Late Night Brass Horns plus guest vocalists Betty Fox, Beth McKee, Sara Rose and Annie Lyon at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$15. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Birthday bash: The Glazer Children's Museum celebrates its second birthday with a party in the park, including pony rides, birthday cake, live music, a petting zoo, face painting, balloon twisting, arts and crafts and a visit from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Street Team, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 443-3861.

Shopping event: Shop 'til you drop at this Sophisticates Social Group shopping event with more than 30 vendors selling men's and women's apparel and accessories, an appearance by the Nardo brothers from Nardo's Natural Organic Skincare, food, drinks, free gifts, samples and a raffle to benefit the Lymphoma Society, noon to 4 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 4500 W Cypress St. Free; items individually priced. Call (727) 237-8714.

Upstairs/Downstairs: Theatrical, single-character vignettes bring turn-of-the-century hotel staff members and guests to life, 2 p.m. at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Show is free with museum admission. $10 adults, $7 seniors and students, $5 children ages 4-12. Call (813) 254-1891.

24 Monday

Honors Symposia Series: Richard Matthews, Dana professor of English and director of UT Press and Tampa Review, presents "Art of the Book: Revolutions, Reinventions and Revivals" at 4 p.m. at the Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.

Bike ride: The weekly guided bike ride breaks into groups for slow and fast riders and ends at a bar or restaurant for socializing. Lights required, helmets suggested, 6 p.m. at City Bike Tampa, 212 E Cass St. Free. Call (813) 225-1777.

25 Tuesday

Bluegrass: Ernie Evans and the Florida State Bluegrass Band perform with Highway 41 South at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

26 Wednesday

Author talk: New York Times bestselling author Michio Kaku discusses his books and the physics of the future. Books available for sale and signing after the discussion, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. Free. Call (813) 974-6469.

Music series: 10th Concession will play as part of the live music series, 7 to 10 p.m. at Hyde Park Village, 1621 W Snow Circle. Free. Call (813) 251-3500.

Open mike: Stone Soup Company will be hosting the Sword in the Stone open mike and food drive weekly on Wednesdays, 7 p.m. at Stone Soup Company, 1517 E Seventh Ave. Call (813) 247-7687.

Laughs Over Lyrics: Comedians such as BET's Comedian L.C. perform with spoken-word poetry artists in a show that matches up rhymes with rounds of laughter, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $25 general admission, $40 VIP. Call (813) 864-4000.

Porter Robinson & Zedd: The two musicians band together on the Poseidon Back-to-Back Tour, hoping to bring a suitably massive sound, 9 p.m. at the Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $25. Call (813) 873-8368.

27 Thursday

Fahrenheit 451: Jobsite Theater presents the play based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name, set in a future American society where books are outlawed and burned by firemen, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday in the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $28. Also 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 229-7827.

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!: Actors and real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn give a humorous 75-minute look inside a relationship that seemed doomed by opposing personalities from the start, 7:30 p.m. in the Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $25. Also 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Comedy: Colin Kane performs at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. For pricing, call (813) 960-1197. sidesplitters comedy.com.

Wyclef Jean book signing : The musician and former presidential candidate in his native Haiti will be in Tampa to sign his book Purpose: An Immigrant's Story. The event will feature a live interview between Jean and Tampa Bay Times pop music critic Sean Daly, 7 p.m. at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 3501 San Jose St. Book talk free; signing free with purchase of book at Inkwood Books. Call (813) 253-6047.

Agent Ribbons: The Austin, Texas, two-piece band performs at 8 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave. $7. Call (813) 248-4969.

Pablo Francisco: The comedian, who has been on Comedy Central and Mad TV and has appeared on Howard Stern's radio show, performs at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $20. Call (813) 864-4000.

ATB: Andre Tanneberger, or ATB, who has worked with artists such as Moby and gained a reputation as a solo electronic musician, performs at 9 p.m. at the Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10. Call (813) 873-8368.

   
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