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17 Today

Golfing for Kids Classic: The four-person scramble with a shotgun start includes breakfast, lunch, range balls, awards, prizes and contests for longest drive and hole-in-one, benefiting the Epilepsy Services Foundation, 7:30 a.m. at Westchase Golf Club, 11602 Westchase Golf Drive. $90. Call (727) 474-3997.

Outdoor Carnival Fun Fest: Seniors can enjoy food, games, a cake walk, music, popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy, benefiting future events at the center, 1-4 p.m. at Town 'N Country Senior Center, 7606 Paula Drive. Free (food and drink extra). Call (813) 873-6336.

Jazz With Jim: This monthly concert hosted by local musician and former instructor Jim Burge fuses personal stories with popular jazz tunes, 7:30 p.m. at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. $11 advance, $13 day of for members; $14 advance, $16 day of for general admission. Call (813) 269-1310.

Josh Sneed: After making the leap from the corporate world to standup comedy, Sneed has been seen on tour with Dave Chapelle, Dane Cook and Lewis Black, 8 and 10:15 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $10-$14. Also 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 960-1197.

NewGrounds: Moving Current Dance Collective will celebrate Florida's contemporary dance artists with professional and up-and-coming choreographers, 8 p.m. today and Saturday at University of South Florida Theater 2, 4202 E Fowler Ave. $16 for adults; $12 for seniors and students, cash only at the door.

18 Saturday

Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation: Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien, Mort and the Penguins bring a vacation adventure to life in this 20-minute show featuring rock/pop music performed by a live band, classic and original songs. Included with daily admission, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave. $80, $72 ages 3-9. Call (813) 987-5600.

Jack Hanna Weekend: Gwazi Park welcomes the celebrity animal expert for special shows, meet and greets and autograph sessions. Included with daily admission. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave. $80, $72 ages 3-9. Call (813) 987-5600.

Seussical Jr.: Terrace Community Middle School puts on this show featuring various Seussian characters such as Horton the Elephant, the Cat and Sour Kangaroo, 2 and 7 p.m. at Brooks DeBartolo Auditorium, 11602 N 15th St. $10 general admission, $6 students. Call (813) 987-6555 ext. 3220.

Disney's Little Mermaid Jr.: The classic underwater love story comes to life on stage, 2 p.m. today and Sunday at Tampa Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 5500 Memorial Highway. $12-$15. Also 7 p.m. Saturday. Call (727) 410-7557.

Life Amplified 2.0: Spoken word artists, a cappella singers, comedians, magicians and dancers join together to present a community talent showcase relaying a common message of life and its lessons, 4-6 p.m. at Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. $8. Call (813) 963-0578.

Music in the Park: The theme is tunes, tires, and tacos with J&J Express on the tunes, the Keystone Motor Club on the tires with classic and antique cars, and Dub and Jimbo's Mobile Gourmet Kitchen supplying the tacos, 5-8 p.m. at Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Highway. Free, food prices vary. Call (813) 264-3819.

Carrollwood Winds Community Concert Band: The 30-piece concert band presents a performance of traditional and nontraditional seasonal music, 8 p.m. at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. $12 advance, $14 day of show; $8 advance, $10 day of show members. Call (813) 269-1310.

Conrad Oberg: The blind teen dazzled during Woodstock's 49th anniversary concert in 2009 with a Hendrix-inspired rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner and has been praised by CNN, USA Today and Rolling Stone, 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7 advance, $10 at the door. Call (813) 977-6474.

19 Sunday

Forest Hills Bike Ride: Cycle from Carrollwood to the shady and winding streets of Forest Hills and other north Tampa neighborhoods while maintaining 10 to 14 mph on this 22-mile ride. Helmets are mandatory, 7:30 a.m. at Sub World Restaurant, 10051 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Call (813) 935-1497.

An Introduction to Zora Neale Hurston: Poet Phyllis McEwen uses stories and song to present the author of such works as Their Eyes Were Watching God, Moses, Man of the Mountain, Every Tongue Got to Confess and more, 12:45 p.m. at UU Dome at Unitarian Universalists Church of Tampa, 11400 Morris Bridge Road. Free. Call (813) 988-8188.

A World of Wonderful Tales: C.T. Theatre for Youth puts on this multicultural event for children, 2 p.m. at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. $7 general admission, $6 members, $24 family four-pack. Call (813) 269-1310.

20 Monday

Enid Shomer Talk: The Twelve Rooms of the Nile author discusses her book in this event presented by the Carrollwood Women Authors Book Club, 7:30 p.m. at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. Free. Call (813) 269-1310.

21 Tuesday

The Applebutter Express: The ukulele funk group, an Ultimate Local Music Guide act and Bonnaroo performer, combines with jammers the Stadelman Brothers, 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $10 advance, $13 at the door. Call (813) 977-6474.

23 Thursday

IMPACT Wrestling LIVE: Not long after WWE brought the Rock and CM Punk to Tampa, another big-name wrestling event comes to the area with Tampa-based Hulk Hogan, Brooke Hogan, Kurt Angle, Sting and others, 7 p.m. at University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave. $17.50-$127.50. Call (813) 974-3004.

Tampa Bay Sneaker Soiree: Two-time Emmy Award winning sports broadcaster Jenn Brown serves as emcee at this event featuring a roundtable discussion with three of Tampa Bay's professional head coaches, including the Rays' Joe Maddon, the Buccaneers' Greg Schiano and the Lightning's Jon Cooper, 7:30 p.m. at TPepin's Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St. $225. Call (813) 218-3881.

Jeff Dye: The Last Comic Standing grad and host of MTV's Numbnuts and Money From Strangers performs a standup show, 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $10-$14. Call (813) 960-1197.

North of Tampa entertainment calendar 05/16/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:48am]
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