Things to do in the Tampa area

17 Today

Tampa Bay Boat Show: This three-day Tampa Bay boating show offers boats on display, boating and fishing supplies, and plenty of other seaside accessories, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Saturday at Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N. Free. Also 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Call (727) 893-8523.

Sixth Annual Bay Area Art Show Reception: Join the reception for the artists competing for $2,000 in cash and merchandise prizes in this regional art competition, 6-9 p.m. at Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 Swann Ave. Free. Call (813) 220-5800.

Big Hair Ball: '80s lovers won't be singing Take Me Home Tonight about this night out, which offers Journey and Bon Jovi tribute bands, a costume contest and free "Hair Raiser" cocktails from 7 to 8 p.m. for those in costume, 7 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave. $10. Call (813) 247-2555.

Collecting Photographic Art Seminar: Robert "Pancho" Sanchez and William K. Zewadski, who have collected about 14,000 photos over four decades, hold this seminar on collecting photos with a wine and cheese reception, 7 p.m. at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive. $10 general admission, free members. Call (813) 221-2222.

Disney On Ice: Rockin' Ever After: Get ready to rock out when a cast of world-class skaters brings your favorite moments from Disney's Brave, Tangled, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast to life in a musical showcase at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. $16-$75. Also 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 301-2500.

Friday Extra Concert Series: Bring blankets, low-back chairs, coolers and dogs on leashes for outdoor concerts by Tampa Bay area music acts., this week featuring Between Bluffs opening for Rebekah Pulley, 7 p.m. at Lowry Park Bandshell, 7525 N Boulevard. Free. Call (813) 274-8221.

Evening of Shorts: Students from high school, college and adult conservatory classes present a collection of short plays and excerpts, 7 p.m. at TECO Theater at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $10. Call (813) 229-7827.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Concert: Beethoven's Symphony No. 7: Conductor Tito Muñoz is joined by principal flutist Clay Ellerbroek for Lowell Liebermann's Concerto for Flute and Orchestra on this concert with Mendelssohn's The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, 8 p.m. at Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $15-$45. Call (813) 229-7827.

Behind the Gates: When 17-year-old Bethany disappears while on a school trip to Israel, her parents feverishly search for her throughout Jerusalem, and find themselves in a world of political clash and extreme orthodoxies, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday at Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $28, previews $10. Also 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk: The Calgary folk collective, who recorded an album in Lakeland and are touring off their new record Over Land and Sea, perform, 8 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $5-$10. Call (813) 248-9500.

Of Mice and Men: John Steinbeck's classic story of friendship, loyalty and the American dream is brought to the stage in this adaptation directed by Richard Coppinger. 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd. $26; $22 seniors; $10 students. Also 3 p.m. Sunday. Call (727) 488-4322.

American Idiot: Fresh from Broadway comes this tale of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia, featuring Green Day's Grammy-winning soundtrack, 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $44.50. Also 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Mark Viera: The Bronx native made his television debut on 30 Rock and is a member of one of the leading comedy troupe Top Dogs of Comedy, 8 and 10:30 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $17. Also 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 864-4000.

The Tim Version: The raucous and gruff Tampa punk band, who have released records on No Idea and Kiss of Death, perform, 9 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave. $5. Call (813) 248-4969.

18 Saturday

U.S. Secret Service Road Race: Run along Bayshore Boulevard with beautiful views of Tampa Bay and downtown Tampa, with a post-race party featuring music, photo opportunities with the official Presidential limo, food and door prizes, 8 a.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. $25 advance, $30 day of. Call (813) 227-2370.

Mudzilla: With 25 obstacles packed into a 5K run and challenges including slides, wind, height, climbing and tons of gooey mud, organizers say this is the "Godzilla of mud runs," 8:30 a.m. at Run Field, 1500 Prevatt Road. $79 after April 12. Call (813) 719-0244.

Spring Walk for Bleeding Disorders: This 1.5-mile walk will also feature a DJ, Raymond from the Tampa Bay Rays and face painting; benefiting the Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida, 9 a.m. at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave. $25. Call (813) 274-8184.

Pet-A-Palooza: The event that began in Las Vegas in 2000 will now include 30 local nonprofit animal rescue groups, 9 a.m. at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Call (727) 579-1925.

Family Fun Day: Spend time with the family eating free food, winning prizes, enjoying a parade, and receiving health and education information, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Larry Sanders/Progress Village Sports Complex, 5855 S 78th St. Free.

TICA Sun City Center Cat Show: The judged show includes cats of all breeds in 12 rings, cat photography, adoptable cats, raffles, food and cat-related vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. $6, $5 with cat food donation. Also 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Call (727) 289-1989.

Antiques Evaluations Saturdays: Henry B. Plant Museum holds its own version of Antiques Roadshow, where experts appraise antiques with limit of four items per family and admission to museum is free afterwards, 10 a.m. at Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. $5 each item to appraise. Call (813) 254-1891.

Jack Hanna Weekend: Gwazi Park welcomes celebrity animal expert Jack Hanna for special shows, meet and greets and autograph sessions. Included with daily admission. 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. today and Sunday at Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave. $80, $72 ages 3-9. Call (813) 987-5600.

Rich and Laura Howard Meet-and-Greet: The photographers have underwater prints on display in the Coral Reef Gallery and also filmed Surfing Killer Whales: When Killer Whales Surfed Behind Their Dive Boat, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-4000.

Rick Yancey Talk: To kick off Inkwood's new monthly Teen Book Club, Yancey will sign and discuss The 5th Wave, a novel based on a series of tidal waves that leave the main character searching what's left of her hometown, 2 p.m. at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. Free. Call (813) 253-2638.

Metal for the Military: Metal bands including Massacre, SWWAATS and Ulcer, as well as members from Tampa metal bands like Obituary, appear at this benefit for the military with music, raffles and more, 4 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St. $10 general admission, free military ID. Call (813) 241-8600.

Home Brewing Workshop: Learn the basics, from beer styles to equipment and ingredients required, with a step-by-step demonstration of brewing beer from a malt extract, 4-7 p.m. at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave. $15-$25. Call (813) 887-4066.

Student Artists Showcase Art on the Bay: Meet the artists and see their work at this one-night event featuring more than 40 original pieces of art in the medium of oil, acrylic, mixed media and pencil, 5-8 p.m. at Beth Kokol Arts Studio, 3318 Bay to Bay Blvd. Free. Call (813) 334-5100.

Attack Attack!: The metalcore band, which is launching into its Back in Action Tour, play with the Plot in You, Get Scared, Dangerkids and Closer to Closure, 6 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $13.50-$15. Call (813) 248-9500.

5K4Q and Fun Run for Bloomingdale Library Survivor : This 5K race and 1-mile fun run at E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin benefits the woman who was attacked outside Bloomingdale Library, 8 p.m. at E. G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW. $10-$25.

Craftology The Science of Craft Beers and Cocktails: The adult-only after-hours party fills three floors of the museum with live music, craft drinks, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from bars and restaurants across Tampa Bay, benefiting the museum's Title 1 School Program, 8 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $50. Call (813) 443-3805.

Pride and Passion: This evening with food from Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar, free cocktails and beverages, entertainment by New Century Dance Company and DJ Michael Terrance and access to the museum's galleries, is the official kick-off to St. Pete Pride, 8 p.m. at Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza. $85 (for event and museum membership). Call (813) 421-8370.

Jesus Christ Superstar: The Spanish Lyric Theatre presents the classic musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber with book and lyrics by Tim Rice, 8 p.m. at Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus Performing Arts Building, 1304 E 11th Ave. $30. Call (813) 936-0217.

19 Sunday

$6 Day at the Zoo: Everyone gets into the zoo for $6 today, but get there early because it gets crowded for this deal. Free extra parking is available next to the Tampa Greyhound Track, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave. $6. Call (813) 935-8552.

Carnaval Del Mar: The aquarium ignites with a carnival atmosphere for a day of colorful costumes and Samba dancing, stilt walkers, acrobats, capoeira dancers, Hula Hoop performers, oversized sea creatures, a scavenger hunt throughout the aquarium and face painting, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive. $21.95, $18.95 for seniors 60 and older, $16.95 for kids 3-12. Call (813) 273-4000.

Cruise for Kids Poker Run: The four-stop motorcycle run starts with breakfast and ends with a party at Quaker Steak and Lube that includes music by Stormbringer, door prizes, a raffle and trophy presentation, 10 a.m. at Brandon Old Town Harley Davidson, 9841 Adamo Drive. $10 per hand. Call (813) 690-0277.

Family Favorites Film Series: The next generation of young fans will get the chance to see some of their parents' most beloved childhood films on the big screen through May. This week the feature is PG-rated adventure E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, where a meek and alienated little boy finds a stranded extraterrestrial, 2 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $9, $7 12 and younger. Call (813) 274-8982.

Wind Trio Concert: The South Shore Symphony Orchestra presents Music of the World, a night of variety including Austrian composer Wolfgang Mozart's Divertimento No. 1, K. 439b,Trios by the Frenchmen Jacques Ibert, Georges Auric and Georges Pfeiffer; and Californian Daniel Simpson's Toad Pizza, 4 p.m. at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E, Sun City Center. Free. Call (813) 633-3970.

Cinderella: Next Generation Ballet presents the classic fairytale with choreography by Peter Stark, 6:30 p.m. at Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $15. Call (813) 229-7827.

Ghostface Killah: The Wu-Tang Clan member and solo artist of such acclaimed albums as Fishscale performs with Adrian Younge, who produced Ghostface's new album, Twelve Reasons to Die, and was one of Antiwarpt's headliners, 8 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. Call (813) 248-9500. theorpheum.com.

Showcase | Cuban Cultural Fest

Tampa and Cuba have plenty of shared heritage (including, of course, the Cuban sandwich.) This two-day festival links the city and the country through food, drinks, art, dancing, movies, children's activities, fashion and music, 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba. $10, $5 children. Additional fees for some activities. Also 11 a.m. Sunday. Call (813) 802-5469.

Things to do in the Tampa area 05/16/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:40pm]

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