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Dance performance: New York City-based dancer Karen Fuhrman presents Grounded Aerial, a show that combines modern dance with aerial elements. 8:15 p.m., Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus, 2112 N 15th St., Ybor City; $5 to $15. Call (813) 258-7623.

Concert: The Florida Orchestra presents Doc Severinsen. The conductor and trumpeter performs El Ritmo de la Vida along with an ensemble from Mexico. The program includes pop tunes, gypsy jazz, and Latin and Spanish favorites. 8 p.m., Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Ferguson Hall; from $19. Call (813) 229-7827.

14 Saturday

Jewish film festival: The 13th Annual Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival will screen films about the Jewish experience from countries around the world Saturday and Sunday at the Tampa Theatre downtown and BayWalk Muvico in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 for adults, and $7 for seniors/students the day of the show. For movie times, locations and advance tickets, visit

Parade: The 14th annual Rough Rider's St. Patrick's Day Parade rolls through Ybor City. More than 90 floats will entertain an expected crowd of nearly 40,000. The parade begins at 8 p.m. on Seventh Avenue and Nuccio Parkway and ends on Seventh at 20th Street. The event is free. Call (813) 486-7436.

Mystery theater: The Carrollwood Cultural Center hosts Kiss My Blarney, a mystery theatre show with an Irish theme. The production was created specifically for the center by Bill Smith and promises laughs and surprises. Corned beef sandwiches and beer are included in the ticket price. Reservations are required. 7 p.m. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa; $25. Call (813) 269-1310.

15 Sunday

Play: The freeFall Theatre Company presents Charles Way's adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. The performance is packed with magical characters, swashbuckling battles and adventure, and is aimed at viewers of all ages. Way is known for making ancient folk and fairy stories relevant in today's world while maintaining their traditional beauty. 2 and 6 p.m. Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa; from $18. Call (813) 229-7827.

19 Thursday

Stand up comedy: Emmy-award winning standup comedian Louis C.K. performs at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. C.K. is a writer, actor, producer and director whose credits include the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Dana Carvey Show and The Chris Rock Show. 8 p.m. Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 W MacInnes Place, Tampa; from $32.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

Local play: Gorilla Theatre founder Aubrey Hampton debuts his new play Elizabeth and Edward. Based on documented details in the lives of Queen Elizabeth I and Edward de Vere, the play speculates that de Vere was the real author of Shakespeare's masterpieces. 7 p.m. Gorilla Theatre, 4419 N Hubert Ave., Tampa; from $15. Call (813) 879-2914.

Showcase | Picnic in the park

The Henry Plant Museum invites the community to bring coolers, chairs and blankets to Plant Park on Sunday for an old-fashioned picnic. Enjoy the melodies of a barbershop quartet and admire models dressed in authentic Victorian clothing. Attendees can try their hand at hoops and sticks, horseshoes, badminton, checkers, jacks or tiddlywinks. Blue Bell Creameries will provide complimentary ice cream. A live theater performance takes place at 2 p.m. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Plant Park is across from the Henry B. Plant Museum (on the University of Tampa campus) at 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Call 254-1891.

Tampa entertainment calendar 03/12/09 [Last modified: Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:30am]
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