Thursday, June 21, 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.

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