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Florida Treasures: A Viva Florida 500 Historical Exploration: Children ages 5 to 12 will enjoy this play based on two tourists who discover a treasure chest full of historical artifacts, and are magically transported back in time in a fun-filled journey through Florida history, 10:15 a.m. at Town 'N Country Commons, 7606 Paula Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Beautiful Bobby Blackmon: The Floridian bluesman who has shared the stage with B.B. King and the Fabulous Thunderbirds performs, 8 p.m. at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. $12 advance, $14 day of for members; $16 advance, $18 day of general admission. Call (813) 269-1310.

Tammy Pescatelli: Being one of the final five on the second season of NBC's Last Comic Standing catapulted the comedian's career and won her a slew of new fans, solidifying her as one of the sharpest women in the comedy world, 8 and 10:15 p.m. today and Saturday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $14-$18.50. Also 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 960-1197.

Will Erickson & The Wreckage: He may sound familiar, whether you have seen him perform at Jannus Live or numerous bars around Tampa, but for this show, Neil Alday & Further South and Paint the Town Red join for a night of Americana, rock and acoustic indie tunes, 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7-$10. Call (813) 977-6474.

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo: 2013 USF Theatre Honors presents an Iraqi translator's struggle through the eyes of a captive Bengal tiger at the zoo during the Iraqi War. For mature audiences. 8 p.m. today and Saturday at University of South Florida Theater 120, 3837 W Holly Drive, Tampa. Free, donations appreciated. Also 3 p.m. Sunday.

Lend Me A Tenor: The players present Ken Ludwig's farce filled with mixups, mayhem and mistaken identities, 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway. $18; $15 seniors. Also 3 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 265-4000.

1 Saturday

Hurricane Expo: The city of Tampa and Hillsborough County present this annual expo to inform and educate the public on the importance of making plans for an emergency, with Radio Disney for kid-friendly entertainment and games and speakers and vendor booths for adults, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. Free. Call (813) 987-6000.

Croc Encounters Sneak Peek Saturdays: Guests can meet many of the preserve's resident giant crocodiles and alligators while on a self-guided tour of the newly renovated alligator and crocodile ponds, tortoise exhibits, many smaller reptile displays, a hands-on animal encounter and a live alligator handling show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Croc Encounters, 8703 Bowles Road. $5; $3 with coupon from website. Call (813) 217-4400.

Halcyon: Singer/songwriters and guitarists Deb and Steph make up this locally regarded acoustic rock duo, 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $12. Call (813) 977-6474.

Sumerglen: The Raleigh trombone/marimba/vocal duo performs, 9 p.m. at Sacred Grounds, 4819 E Busch Blvd. Free. Call (813) 983-0837.

2 Sunday

Soul Surfer Screening: As part of movies with a message, the church plays this movie based on a girl who loses an arm in a shark attack and the story of how she overcomes those obstacles, 3 p.m. at Oak Grove United Methodist Church/Church on the Move, 2707 W Waters Ave. Free. Call (813) 935-4471.

Jimmy Thackery: The impression of Muddy Waters branded deeply into Thackery's blues soul, who learned firsthand from the master of the blues, 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $12 advance; $15 day of show. Call (813) 977-6474.

6 Thursday

Southern Renaissance: A Celebration of Neo-Southern Culture: The Jamaican restaurant is a fitting location to celebrate the June 1977 release of Bob Marley's Exodus, Time's "Album of the 20th Century," with music, spoken word, and fashion, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Jerk Hut, 926 E Fowler Ave. $20 all-access pass; $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Call (813) 977-5777.

Things to do in the North of Tampa area 05/30/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:46pm]
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