Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Events

North of Tampa entertainment calendar

12 Today

Laughter is the Remedy: Comedians Tony Esposito and Thomas Brown headline this free event hosted by Moffitt Cancer Center that will combine humor, health disparities and cancer education, 6-11 p.m. at Moffitt Cancer Center Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive. Free.

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.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: See the classic musical farce that combines the 200-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the energy of classic vaudeville, 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. $18-$24. Also 2 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 269-1310.

Lost in Yonkers: The final show in the Carrollwood Players' season is the 1991 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama by Neil Simon about a young boy who is left with his grandmother while his father goes off to pay old debts, 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway. $18. Also 3 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 265-4000.

The Applebutter Express: In just the first six months they were together as a band, the Tampa Bay area ukulele funk group played at Bonnaroo, 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $10-$13. Call (813) 977-6474.

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 and 10:15 p.m. today and Saturday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $20-$27. Call (813) 960-1197.

13 Saturday

Dress for Success Power Walk: A 5K walk takes participants three laps around the inside of the air-conditioned mall, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. and benefiting Dress for Success Tampa Bay, 8:30 a.m. at Westfield Citrus Park, 8021 Citrus Park Town Center. $25 advance, $35 day of. Call (813) 259-1876.

Big Picture: The family band, formed in 1985, performs contemporary and classic rock, pop, blues and alternative, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. Free. Call (813) 269-1310.

KIC Birthday Party: MOSI wishes Kids in Charge a happy birthday at this party with games, activities and cake included with museum admission. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $21.95 adults (13-59), $17.95 child (2-12), $19.95 seniors (60+). Call (813) 987-6000.

World Record Skinny Dip: Join the family nudist community in its attempt to break the record set in 2010 of 14,110 skinny-dippers in the water at one time in multiple locations, 1 p.m. at Lake Como Resort, 20500 Cot Road. Free. Call (877) 879-5253.

14 Sunday

Ward and Wilder: With Ward on the fiddle and Wilder on the guitar, the duo can play anything from folk to country to ballads, and even instrumental performances, 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7-$10. Call (813) 977-6474.

16 Tuesday

The People's Blues of Richmond: This jam band, who opened for Flogging Molly and the Keller, performs, 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7-$10. Call (813) 977-6474.

Comments
Coming-of-age love story ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is a rare treasure

Coming-of-age love story ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is a rare treasure

Another young man’s summer he’ll never forget is the core of Call Me By Your Name, a movie to likewise treasure. Luca Guadagnino’s coming out-of-age drama is a rare exception to familiar romantic rules.This film’s same-sex summer fling shared by a te...
Published: 01/16/18
With Zev Buffman at the creative end, Ruth Eckerd Hall brings Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer to the stage

With Zev Buffman at the creative end, Ruth Eckerd Hall brings Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer to the stage

An actor famous for playing a radio station manager will star this week in the world premiere of a radio play.Mike Hammer: Encore for Murder brings Gary Sandy, who played Andy Travis on WKRP in Cincinnati, to Ruth Eckerd Hall. And the star power was ...
Published: 01/12/18
Updated: 01/13/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 16

USF Lecture Series: Harry Belafonte: The actor, activist and singer developed a deep friendship with King and played a key role in the civil rights movement, including the 1963 March on Washington. Belafonte is expected to provide the audience with h...
Published: 01/12/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 15-21

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 15-21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Celebrations happen all around Tampa Bay today, including the MLK Dream Big Parade in downtown St. Petersburg. It includes 110 units and bands, including Florida A&M and Tuskegee universities, and ends with a Family Fun Da...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/14/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 13

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 13

Monster Jam: Just when lesser cars thought it was safe, Monster Jam returns to Raymond James Stadium to run the specially built track. 7 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $15-$185. Toll-free 1-800-745-3000. Martin Luther ...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/13/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 14

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 14

Karla Bonoff and Livingston Taylor: The two singer-songwriters who have careers spanning more than four decades. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$45. (727) 791-7400. Hungrytown: Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson make up the ac...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Here’s how to sing along to the entire Hamilton soundtrack at a Tampa library

Here’s how to sing along to the entire Hamilton soundtrack at a Tampa library

If you’re already singing along to the entire Hamilton soundtrack alone, why not meet like-minded folks and do it together?A Hamilton singalong goes down tonight at the Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library in Tampa. Fans will gather to sing the entire — y...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Have pro wrestling mania? Central Florida is in the ring

Have pro wrestling mania? Central Florida is in the ring

KISSIMMEE — A masked wrestler named Carrion stands atop the ring, setting up for a devastating shooting-star press onto his rival, Blanco Loco, lying motionless on the mat. Nearby, a family cheers between bites of dessert. It’s pro wrest...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 12

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 12

Forever Plaid: Four young singers killed in a car crash posthumously hit the stage for one last performance full of barbershop quartet harmonies and 1950s nostalgia. Through March 11. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Art...
Published: 01/11/18
Beacon 2018 brings professional dancers and choreographers to the Palladium

Beacon 2018 brings professional dancers and choreographers to the Palladium

ST. PETERSBURGThe dancers kept moving, spinning, pausing for arabesques or stretches. Over most of a December afternoon at the Mirror Lake Studios, they rarely stopped, whether rehearsing specific routines or not.Choreographer Lauren Ree Slone also m...
Published: 01/11/18