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Benefit concert: In addition to raffles and auctions, this benefit features music by Ronny Elliott and the Nationals, Dirty Spoons and Trash, Chroma, the Florida Mountain Boys, the Crash Mitchell Five, and the Roger Sullins Band. 4 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10 suggested minimum donation. Proceeds benefit local musician Harry Hayward, who is facing medical problems. Call toll-free, 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Conga Caliente: The annual celebration of Hispanic culture and arts features performances by national acts, ethnic food, a health village, cigars, domino games, kids activities, an art village, educational displays and a beer garden. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave. Free. Visit congacaliente.com.

Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel: 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. Donations accepted. (813) 254-1891.

Kem: The Detroit-based soulful adult contemporary crooner performs with four-time Grammy Award-nominated R&B songstress Ledisi at 7:30 p.m. in Carol Morsani Hall at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $39.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

09 Wednesday

Proof: Proof is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a woman who claims she wrote an extraordinary mathematical proof that was found with her late father's belongings. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the University of South Florida Theater 2, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $8-$12 in advance, $10-$15 day of show. Call (813) 974-2323 or visit www.arts.usf.edu online.

Spanish Winemaker dinner: Five courses, each paired with wines from Bodegas Muga from Rioja Alta in Spain, presented by third-generation winemaker Isaac Muga. 7 p.m. at Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E Seventh Ave. $100 per person, inclusive. Call (813) 248-4961.

Great White: Check out the hard rock band formed in the early '80s as part of the Hard Rock Nite entertainment series. 10 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe, 5223 Orient Road. $25, standing-room only. Call toll-free, 1-866-502-7529.

10 Thursday

Holiday market: Shop for gifts, garden art, holiday decor, plants, jewelry, accessories, gourmet foods and baked treats at Tampa Garden Club's holiday market sale. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Free. Call (813) 251-5059.

Bike and movie: Meet at Malio's Prime, eat tapas, bike to Mise En Place for a second round of tapas and then head to Hyde Park CineBistro for a viewing of Bicycle Dreams, a documentary about the Race Across America. The ride ends with dessert at Timpano Italian Chophouse. From 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. at 400 N Ashley Drive, No. 310. Restaurant attire required. $30. Call (813) 225-1777.

Silent Disco: People dance to music broadcast on wireless headphones. 7 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave. $16. Call (813) 247-2555.

St. Petersburg Opera: Students and faculty members perform a selection of Mark Sforzini's recent work for chamber ensembles, wind ensemble and orchestra. 7:30 p.m. at University of Tampa Plant Hall, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 253-3333.

Showcase | Peter Pan

Tony Award nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in this production of the fanciful tale as part of the Straz's Broadway Series. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $38.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

Tampa area entertainment listings 11/05/11 [Last modified: Friday, November 4, 2011 11:57am]
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