Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Events

Mark your calendar for a variety of events

20 Today

Florida RV SuperShow: Dealers from across Florida show and sell new and used RV units at this event with booths representing campgrounds, finance companies and insurance agencies, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N. $10, 15 and younger free. Call (813) 741-0488.

Hay Fever: Jobsite Theater puts on a production of Noel Coward's play of misunderstandings, which follows a novelist and actor, 4 p.m. at Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $28. Also 8 p.m. Thursday. Call (813) 229-7827.

The Glass Menagerie: Tampa Repertory Theatre presents its version of Tennessee Williams' beloved "memory play" in which a son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister, 3 p.m. at Hillsborough Community College Studio Theatre, 2204 N 15th St. $20, $15 students. Also 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Davis Islands Bicycle Ride: This 14- to 18-mile bike ride includes Derek Jeter's mansion, a dog park and other Davis Islands sights and ends at the Island Coffee Shop for breakfast. Helmets are mandatory, 8 a.m. at Sandra W. Freedman Tennis Complex, 59 Columbia Drive. Free. Call (813) 259-1663.

Sunday Market: This market in the heart of downtown Tampa features vendors selling fruits, seafood, organic items, plants and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Franklin Street, 600 and 700 blocks of N Franklin Street. Item prices vary.

Sweetwater Sundays Farmer's Market: Shop for organic produce, handmade goods, artisan breads, local honey, take-home foods and more at this market with live music, open mike sessions and self-guided tours of the farm, noon-4 p.m. at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave. Free. Call (813) 887-4066.

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 Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Donation appreciated. Call (813) 254-1891.

Tina & Her Pony: The Appalachia folk duo with one half hailing from Tampa — cellist Quetzal Jordan — plays a string of shows in the bay area, 2 p.m. at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave. Free. Call (813) 887-4066.

Sex Symbols of the Silver Screen Movie Series: This series surveys several sex symbols of the silver screen, from Marlon Brando to "It" girl Clara Bow. This week's film is The Big Sleep, the flirtatious 1946 Howard Hawks drama featured Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $9, $7 members. Call (813) 274-8982.

Big Freedia: The New Orleans bounce rapper, subject of a lengthy New York Times profile, migrates further south for a show at the Orpheum, 8 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $15-$18. Call (813) 248-9500.

The Sunshine Boys: The theater puts on a rendition of Neil Simon's play about a vaudeville team, which has been adapted in films and a new run featuring Danny DeVito, 3 p.m. at Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway. $18 adults, $15 students, seniors and military with ID. Call (813) 265-4000.

Park Ranger Educational Nature Programs: Rangers guide children ages 9 to 15, and children at heart, through a variety of fun and informative activities. This week features "Dehydrating Fruit and Jerky," 10 a.m. and noon at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. $5 per child, adults with children free, adult only $5 (cash payment only). Call (813) 987-6204.

Krav-maga classes: The self-defense class is taught by Jason Bleistein, who was mentored by krav maga expert David Kahn. 10 a.m. at the Tampa Jewish Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Drive. $10 members, $12 nonmembers. Also 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call (813) 264-9000.

The Best of Tampa Bay Film Festival: The Florida Film Network presents this daylong celebration of Tampa Bay's talented filmmakers, 10 a.m. at Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. $25 advance, $30 day of. Call (813) 963-0578.

Daddy and Daughter Tea Dance: Jazz With Jim's Jim Burke plays the swing music that's the soundtrack to this daddy-daughter dance, 2 p.m. at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. $16, $13 members. Call (813) 269-1310.

21 Monday

Presidential Inauguration Ceremony Screening: Tampa Theatre puts President Barack Obama's second inauguration on the silver screen, 10 a.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. Free. Call (813) 274-8982.

Young Jeezy: The rapper's Martin Luther King Jr. Day show might initially seem like an odd fit, but his album The Recession was a political one that he told the Associated Press was full of "We Shall Overcome anthems," 7 p.m. at Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave. $45. Call (813) 873-8368.

Club Jaeb: Kris Delmhorst, a former member of Redbird who recorded her Shotgun Singer in a rural cabin with minimal recording gear and a house full of instruments, performs, 7:30 p.m at Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $28.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

Richard Thompson: The British guitarist was awarded the Orville H. Gibson award for best acoustic guitar player in 1991, 7:30 p.m. at Ferguson Hall at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $28.50-$38.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

22 Tuesday

Mom's Morning Escape: After picking up a voucher at the customer service desk, moms get pampered with a five-minute massage and coffee or tea and a muffin from the coffee bar, 9-11 a.m. at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (813) 874-9435.

Low-impact Exercise Class: This class incorporates moderate levels of cardiovascular conditioning, balance, flexibility and strengthening segments, 10:30-11:30 a.m. today and Thursday at Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. $36. Call (813) 932-0241.

Tampa Bay Vegetarians: Vegan dinner includes mushroom soup, spring rolls, vegan gyozas, stir-fry vegetables with noodles, with after-dinner talk on health topic, 6:30 p.m. at Trang Viet Cuisine, 1524 E Fowler Ave. $14, $2 additional for nonmembers. Call (813) 269-4665.

23 Wednesday

Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest: This festival includes free music, games, coffee, health screenings by Tampa General and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N. Free, parking $3. Call (813) 621-7821.

Vegan Baking #101: Make sweet dessert treats without dairy, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free, but registration required. Call (813) 874-9435.

Christopher Bell: New World Brewery continues its free BBQ Wednesday acoustic series with cellist Christopher Bell, whose artist description — with strings and looping — recalls Owen Pallett, 7 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave. Free. Call (813) 248-4969.

Heritage Leadership Luncheon: The focus is to engage the community in current events that affect local communities and the nation, with Shirley Sherrod as guest speaker, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St. $10, $125 table of eight. Call (813) 386-6687.

24 Thursday

Shaun Hopper: The finger-picking Tampa resident, who opened for B.B. King in January at Ruth Eckerd Hall, plays a solo show, 6-9 p.m. at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. Free. Call (813) 877-9200.

Beer Tasting: Barley Wines: Taste a variety of distinctively strong beers known as "barley wines'' and learn what foods to pair with them, 7-9 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 1548 N Dale Mabry Highway. $5 donation to Whole Planet Foundation. Call (813) 874-9435.

Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend: The comedian and This American Life favorite, whose one-man show Sleepwalk with Me was recently made into a movie, has a new show where Birbiglia recounts the romantic mishaps of his life, 8 p.m. at Ferguson Hall at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $25.50-$36.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

Rory Scovel: The South Carolina comic has made a name for himself on Jon Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show and Conan, and was named one of Variety's "10 comedians to watch," 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $14-$18. Call (813) 864-4000.

Paul van Dyk: The German, Grammy-nominated and globally award-winning DJ — including being named No. 1 DJ by Mixmag — makes his way to Tampa, 9 p.m. at Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave. $15-$25. Call (813) 873-8368.

Tampa Stamp and Coin Expo

Stamps, picture postcards, stamp covers, coins and currency from across the globe will be shown and sold, 10 a.m. today at Holiday Inn Express (Dale Mabry), 4732 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Call (727) 364-6897.

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