Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Events

Concerts, comedy, more in north Tampa, July 5 and upcoming

5 Today

Colt Ford: See the professional golfer turned rapper perform, 6 p.m. at the Round Up, 13918 W Hillsborough Ave. $15 advance, $25 day of. Call (813) 855-1464.

Sangeeta Katti: Enjoy a classical Hindustani concert followed by a buffet dinner, 6-8 p.m. at the Indian Cultural Center Hall, 5511 Lynn Road. Also 8 p.m. Saturday.

For Better or Worse: The family of a couple in a "cradle-robbing" marriage aren't happy about the upcoming nuptials, in a game show/talk show-format dinner show that includes audience participation, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Empress Tea Room and Bistro, 12924 N Dale Mabry Highway. $60. Call (813) 988-9027.

Pedro Lima and Matt Davis: This doubleheader includes Orlando comic Lima, and Davis, a comic who has been onstage since he was 17. 8 and 10:15 p.m. today and Saturday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $10-$18.50. Call (813) 960-1197.

Sam Pacetti: The Florida-born fingerstyle folk guitar wizard performs with Jim Mason, Tom Scudiero, and Dawg Peter Pat. 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7-$10. Call (813) 977-6474.

Stars and Stripes Party: Dress in red, white and blue and get ready to boogie-woogie patriotic style at this ballroom and Latin dance party, 9-11 p.m. at Dance on Waters, 3301 W Waters Ave. $10. Call (813) 931-3269.

Cult Movie Mania.com Screaming Cinema Series: Cult classic and horror lovers won't want to miss this series of modern-day B-movies, this week featuring Cosmopolis, the brainy adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel by body horror auteur David Cronenberg starring Robert Pattinson as a billionaire making his way through town in a limo, 10:30 p.m. at Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 963-0578.

6 Saturday

Rev. Billy C. Wirtz: The blues and comedic performer will be joined by tropical rock De Lei'ed Parrots, 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7-$10. Call (813) 977-6474.

8 Monday

Janice Shindle Reception: The local artist will display her pastel, acrylic and oil works at a reception for her exhibition, which runs through August, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

9 Tuesday

Brian Smalley: Hang out and have a beer while the Americana roots singer and songwriter performs, 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7. Call (813) 977-6474.

11 Thursday

Jamie Kennedy: The comic is best known for his roles in Scream, Malibu's Most Wanted and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, as well as being the subject of a documentary on hecklers and critics called Heckler, 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $20-$27. Call (813) 960-1197.

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