Thursday, April 19, 2018
Events

Things to do in Hillsborough County

Say huzzah to the wizards, warriors and commoners at this replica of a 16th century village with entertainment, street theater, jousting, human chess matches, arts and crafts vendors, fire-eaters and more, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $10.95-$18.95 at the gate, $10 pets, $35 pet season pass. Call toll-free 1-800-601-4848.

07 Today

PhilFest 2013: Experience Philippine culture through dance, song, food, exhibits, fashion shows, parades and processions, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center, 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa. $6, 5 and younger free. Call (813) 925-1232.

'S Wonderful: Five minimusicals pay tribute to the styles and places that influenced George and Ira Gershwin's songbook, 1 and 6:30 p.m. in Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $32.50. Also 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Much Ado About Nothing: Jobsite Theater puts on a rendition of the Shakespeare comedy about a battle of the sexes, 4 and 8 p.m. in Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. Call (813) 229-7827.

Nick Thune: The comedian, who started standup playing open mike nights in Seattle and has appeared on Conan and The Tonight Show, performs at 7 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. Call (813) 864-4000.

Charity U-Pick: Strawberry lovers can pick their own berries. Food banks that supply their own containers can pick for free. Benefits Redlands Christian Migrant Association, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wish Farms Strawberry Field, 37381 State Road 62, Duette. $5 per flat. Call (813) 752-5111.

Festa Italiana: The festival features a food truck rally, bocce competition, market, a grape-stomping presentation, children's activities and live music, 11:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $5 admission. Call (813) 342-3630.

Hyde Park market: Outdoor market includes live music, cooking demos, food and art. Dogs on leashes welcome, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hyde Park Village, 1621 W Snow Circle, Tampa. Call (813) 251-3500.

Seminole Heights home tour: Features original, restored and modernized homes, plus two new businesses that feature one or more historic structures, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Seminole Heights Garden Center, 5800 N Central Ave., Tampa. $20. Call (813) 361-8307.

The Music of César Franck: Ryan Hebert conducts works by César Franck including the "Grande Piece Symphonique for Organ" and the celebrated "Violin Sonata," 2 p.m. at the University of Tampa Sykes Chapel, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Hebert will hold a talk at 1:15 p.m. Free. Call (813) 253-3333.

Upstairs/Downstairs: Theatrical, single-character vignettes bring turn-of-the-century hotel staff members and guests to life, 2 p.m. at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Donation appreciated. Call (813) 254-1891.

Steinway Piano Concert Series: Mattia Mistrangelo, winner of the Special USF Steinway Award at the Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition in Serbia, performs, 4 p.m. at the University of South Florida School of Music, 4202 E Fowler Ave., MUS 101, Tampa. $10-$15. Call (813) 974-2311.

Dave Foley: The comedian best known for his work on the Canadian sketch show Kids in the Hall and the sitcom Newsradio, as well as the lead role in A Bug's Life, performs at 7 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $18. Call (813) 960-1197.

08 Monday

Film series: The Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival features Call Me Kuchu, about a bill in Uganda that threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death, and David Kato, an openly gay activist in Uganda, 8 p.m. at Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. Call (813) 258-7431.

09 Tuesday

El Ten Eleven: The experimental, instrumental band performs at 7:30 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10 advance, $13 day of. Call (813) 241-8600.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert: Three friends set out on a road trip searching for love and friendship in the middle of the Australian outback in this musical, 7:30 p.m. through Thursday in Carol Morsani Hall at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $46.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

'In Your Dreams' screening: The documentary about Fleetwood Mac musician Stevie Nicks making her 2011 solo album In Your Dreams screens in a special one-night show, 7:30 p.m. at the Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10 general admission, $8 children/seniors/military. Call (813) 274-8982.

John Legend: The soul singer will speak on education and civic engagement as part of the USF Lecture Series, 8 p.m. at the University of South Florida Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. Call (813) 974-3180.

10 Wednesday

Honors symposia: Vikas Jain, assistant professor of information and technology management, and UT honor students present "America: Has Been or Will Be?" at 4:30 p.m. at Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.

Book talk: Author Laura Lee Smith signs and talks about her first novel Heart of Palm, about change in the small Florida town of Utina, 6 p.m. at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. Free. Call (813) 253-2638.

Community Baseball Night: Experience school and community spirit when the HCC Hawks take on the Pasco-Hernando Community College Conquistadors at the New York Yankees Spring Training Complex, 6 p.m. at George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa. Free. Call (813) 253-7000.

Trioscapes: The experimental jazz fusion band featuring Dan Briggs of Between the Buried and Me performs, 7 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10. Call (813) 241-8600.

11 Thursday

The Music Man Jr.: This rendition of Meredith Willson's musical about smooth-talking salesman Harold Hill is junior in both the Patel Conservatory performers' age and its running length, 7 p.m. in TECO Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15, $30 family four-pack. Call (813) 229-7827.

J.B. Smoove: Best known as Leon Black on Curb Your Enthusiasm, the comedian has worked as an actor, Saturday Night Live writer and comic, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. Call (813) 864-4000.

In the Next Room: In this comedy set late in the Victorian age, a new medical device is developed to calm women with "hysteria." For mature audiences. 8 p.m. at the University of South Florida Theater 2, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $8-$15. Visit www.arts.usf.edu.

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