Tuesday, January 16, 2018
News Roundup

Tampa events, Nov. 11 and upcoming

11 Today

Fall dance concert: 3 p.m. (and 8 p.m. Thursday) at University of South Florida Theater 1, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Advance tickets are $12 or $8 for students and seniors and tickets day of show are $15 or $10 for students and seniors. Call (813) 974-2323.

Laughs: Comedian April Macie performs at 7 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. For pricing, call (813) 960-1197.

Live music: Steve Forbert performs with Dean Johanesen at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$18. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Steinway Piano Series: Marco Tezza performs at 4 p.m. in MUS 101 at the University of South Florida School of Music, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Advance tickets are $8-$12 and tickets day of show are $10-$15. Call (813) 974-2311. music.arts.usf.edu.

RV SuperShow: Dealers from across Florida show and sell new and used RVs. Includes booths representing campgrounds, finance companies and insurance agencies, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N. $4, 15 and younger free. Call (813) 741-0488.

Mitch Fatel: The comedian has been doing standup since he was 15 and is a regular at the Comedy Cellar in Manhattan, 7 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $17-$20. Call (813) 864-4000.

12 Monday

Yogatailates: Folks 50 and older can participate in this combination of yoga, qigong and Pilates for bone and muscle health and strength, 8:45 a.m. at Town and Country Senior Center, 7606 Paula Drive. $2. Call (813) 873-6336.

Bike ride: Weekly guided bicycle 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.

Club Jaeb: The Straz Center's Jaeb Theater transforms into an intimate music space and features Carrie Rodriguez, who started as a teenage violinist and mastered mandolin and guitar, 7:30 p.m. in Jaeb Theater at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $28.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

Carrollwood Winds Community Concert Band: Under the direction of Mark Watson, this 30-piece concert band performs patriotic anthems and marches in honor of veterans at 1 p.m. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. Free. Call (813) 269-1310. carrollwood center.org.

13 Tuesday

Matthew Gurnsey: Dubbed the "Kilted Man," the musician plays a brand of traditional Irish and Scottish music, 2 p.m. at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

4 For U: The opening reception for a show featuring the works of artists Gaby Ashby, Bill Bellgraph, Marie Schadt and Marilyn Snell, 6 to 9 p.m. at Bamboozle Cafe, 516 N Tampa St. Free. Call (813) 223-7320.

Beauty of Bromeliads: Master gardener Verna Dickey discusses bromeliads and will be giving away plants, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Seffner-Mango Branch Library, 410 N Kingsway Road, Seffner. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Judaism lecture: Northwestern University professor of philosophy Kenneth Seeskin discusses whether Judaism is truly monotheistic in a lecture in USF's Interdisciplinary Sciences building, 7 p.m. at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Free. Call (813) 974-0445.

USF Percussion Ensemble: The ensemble performs new chamber literature by French composers and features soprano Jamie Jordan in Chant apres chant by Jean Barraqué, 7:30 p.m. at the University of South Florida School of Music Concert Hall, 4202 E Fowler Ave. $12, $8 students/seniors advance; Day of show, tickets are $15, $10 students/seniors. Call (813) 974-2323.

14 Wednesday

Honors Symposia Series: Anthony LaRose, UT associate professor of criminology and criminal justice presents "CSI: Colombia — Do Television Crime Dramas Influence Juror Perceptions of Forensic Evidence?" with honors students Danny Santamaria and Mellorie Garcia, 4 p.m. at the University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.

Wine Wednesday: Learn about the perfect wines for pairing with a Thanksgiving meal and taste 10 to 15 wines, plus free corkage on featured wines at the wine bar, 6 to 8 p.m. at Cru Cellars, 2506 S MacDill Ave. $15. Call (813) 831-1117.

Your 15 Minutes of Fame: Members have 15 minutes each to present their works and discuss the processes behind them in a forum to share photographic work with the community and meet other photographers, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $10, members free. Call (813) 221-2222.

Florida's Funniest Comedian: The west coast semifinals for the Florida comedy search, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave, Ybor City. $10. Call (813) 864-4000.

15 Thursday

Art: David Hilliard presents "Photographs, Past and Present," an overview of his work, influences, studio practice and the themes that surface in his photographs. 7 p.m. in the University of South Florida Music Recital Hall FAH 101, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. Call (813) 974-2360.

USF Wind Ensemble: A performance is at 7:30 p.m. in the University of South Florida School of Music Concert Hall, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Advance tickets are $8-$12. Day of show tickets are $10-$15. Call (813) 974-2323.

Comedy: Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco performs at 8 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $14-$16. Call (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy. com.

Blake High School exhibit: The opening reception for an exhibit showcasing the work of Blake High School seniors, including drawing, painting, jewelry, ceramics, photography, digital art and sculpture, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus Performing Arts Building, 1304 E 11th Ave. Free. Call (813) 253-7674.

Waka Flocka Flame: The rapper returns to the Tampa Bay area to perform "Hard in da Paint" and other hits, 6 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave. $25-$35. Call (813) 247-2555.

Artist presentation: David Hilliard presents "Photographs, Past and Present," an overview of his work, influences, studio practice and the themes that surface in his photographs, 7 p.m. at the University of South Florida Music Recital Hall FAH 101, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. Call (813) 974-2360.

USF Wind Ensemble: The program "Blowing Band in the Wind" features two works by Anthony Iannaccone, Scherzo and Sea Drift, along with Vincent Persichetti's masterwork Masquerade, 7:30 p.m. at the University of South Florida School of Music Concert Hall, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $12, $8 students/senior advance; day of show tickets are $15, $10 students/seniors. Call (813) 974-2323.

USF Lecture Series: Nature conservationist Jeff Corwin speaks as part of the University of South Florida's annual lecture series, 8 p.m. at the University of South Florida Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. USF students with an ID, plus one guest, will receive priority seating at 7:30 p.m.; doors open to the public at 7:45. Call (813) 974-3180.

DeRay Davis: The comic's film credits include Jumping the Broom, Old Dogs, Life as We Know It, School for Scoundrels and Scary Movie 4, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $25. Call (813) 864-4000.

Ongoing

Expressions of Grief and Hope: This exhibit features artwork by children at Suncoast Kid's Place, on display through Dec. 31 at the Carrollwood Cultural Center Gallery, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. Free. Call (813) 269-1310. carrollwoodcenter.org.

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