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28 Today

Florida Dance Festival: The University of South Florida hosts its fourth annual Florida Dance Festival, complete with workshops and a variety of performances, today featuring The Secret History of Love, Sean Dorsey's award-winning performance based on an LGBT Elders Oral History Project, 11 a.m. at USF School of Theatre and Dance, 3829 USF West Holly Drive. $7-$23 depending on performance. Call (813) 974-3867.

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. $60. Call (813) 988-9027.

Steve Arvey: It's a night of blues as The Cigar City Band and The Delta Swamp Rats join the international touring electric and solo acoustic musician 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7-$10. Call (813) 977-6474.

Shawn Brown: As part of the center's Jazz Concert series, Rick Gees Jazz Jamm welcomes the master of the Hammond B3 who played with Blackstar and toured Japan with the Precision Band, 8 p.m. at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. $14 members, $18 non-members in advance; $16 members, $20 non-members day of the show. Call (813) 269-1310.

Jen Kober: The comedian has appeared on HBO shows Curb Your Enthusiasm and Treme in a recurring role, as well as comedies Up All Night and The Mindy Project, 8 and 10:15 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $10-$18.50. Also 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 960-1197.

29 Saturday

Florida Dance Festival: The University of South Florida hosts its fourth annual Florida Dance Festival, complete with workshops and a variety of performances, today featuring the festival finale, a student showcase choreographed by professionals in the style of So You Think You Can Dance, 7:30 p.m. at USF School of Theatre and Dance, 3829 USF West Holly Drive. $7-$23 depending on performance. Call (813) 974-3867.

The Deadfields: From country to rockabilly and bluegrass, the group's debut full-length release, Dance in the Sun, offers a little bit of something for everyone, 4 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $12 advance, $15 day of. Call (813) 977-6474.

30 Sunday

Unpainted Souls: The Tampa-based jam band performs, 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $5 at the door. (813) 977-6474.

1 Monday

The Florida Wind Band: This concert will feature an evening of music celebrating America's birthday and the many sacrifices made on behalf of our country by those in the armed services, 7:30 p.m. at University of South Florida School of Music Concert Hall, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue. $12 advance, $15 day of general admission; $8 advance, $10 day of students and seniors.

2 Tuesday

Showcase Night: This monthly showcase of musicians new to the Skipper's stage features Genghis Flan, Galbraith Trio, The Cold Start and American Music Box, 7:30 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. Call (813) 977-6474.

North of Tampa entertainment calendar 06/27/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:28pm]
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