Saturday, December 16, 2017
Events

North of Tampa entertainment calendar

09 Friday

For Better or Worse: The family of a couple in a "cradle-robbing" marriage isn'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 Highway. $60. Call (813) 988-9027.

Annie Jr.: Each summer DJ Productions hosts a summer camp for middle school students, during which the campers work to produce a Broadway musical. This summer, they chose the classic tale of the orphan girl who charms her way into everyone's hearts, 7 p.m. at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. $12 general admission, $10 members advance, $14 general admission, $12 members day of. Call (813) 269-1310.

Steven Hytner: The actor, perhaps best known as standup comedian Kenny Bania on Seinfeld, performs his own standup act. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday 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.

10 Saturday

Bromeliad Bash: Colorful bromeliads, from the unusual to familiar favorites for sale, are at this free day at the gardens, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive. Free admission. Call (813) 974-2329.

Kinship Cares Resource Fair: More than 25 local agencies will be offering information, sharing tips and getting kinship caregivers connected to local services at this event with door prizes, giveaways, refreshments and activities for children, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Family Place, 9391 N Florida Ave. Call (813) 901-3410.

Take the Pledge: Learn safe driving from top experts, test simulators, then fuel up with food trucks while a DJ performs, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Reeves Import Motorcars, 109 E Fowler Ave. Free. Call (813) 375-3660.

Meteor Shower Midnight Madness Family Camp-In: Enjoy a night of astronomical surprises on this starry sleepover with planetarium viewings, meteorite games and a view of the Perseids Meteor Shower, with dinner and breakfast included, 5 p.m. at Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave. $105 parent/child team, $60 additional child general admission; $79 parent/child team, $45 additional child members. Call (813) 987-6000.

Death of a Diva: Tragedy strikes when a world-famous entertainer is murdered at her most recent album release party, 6:30 p.m. at Empress Tea Room and Bistro, 12924 N Dale Mabry. $60, includes dinner and show. Call (813) 988-9027.

12 Monday

Puddle Jumping: Learn about the weather by making blowing wind, falling rain and cold snow. Choose from a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday two day session. 10-10:45 a.m. at Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave. $15 parent/child team; $12 parent/child team members. Call (813) 987-6000.

15 Thursday

Celebri-Chef Cookoff: Local chefs compete using mystery ingredients to create winning menu to be judged by area celebrity judges, as guests enjoy food from select participating Dine Tampa Bay restaurants, plus beer and wine, in a Dine Tampa Bay kickoff event, 6-9 p.m. at TPepin's Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St. $25.

Josh Blue: The Cameroon-born comedian and Last Comic Standing winner delves into his personal life in his standup, including his cerebral palsy, 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $16-$20. Call (813) 960-1197.

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