Things to do in the Tampa area

19 Today

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

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

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, 4 p.m. at Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $28, previews $10. Also 8 p.m. Thursday. Call (813) 229-7827.

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. 3 p.m. at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd. $26; $22 seniors; $10 students. 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, 1 and 6:30 p.m. at Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $44.50. 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, 7 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $17. Call (813) 864-4000.

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, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. $6, $5 with cat food donation. Call (727) 289-1989.

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

$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 French composers 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 fairy tale 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.

Josh Sneed: After making the leap from the corporate world to standup comedy, Sneed has been seen on tour with Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook and Lewis Black, 7 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $10-$14. Call (813) 960-1197.

Disney's Little Mermaid Jr.: The classic underwater love story comes to the stage, 2 p.m. at Tampa Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 5500 Memorial Highway. $12-$15. Also 7 p.m. Saturday. Call (727) 410-7557.

Forest Hills Bike Ride: Cycle from Carrollwood to the shady and winding streets of Forest Hills and other north Tampa neighborhoods while maintaining 10 to 14 mph on this 22-mile ride. Helmets are mandatory, 7:30 a.m. at Sub World Restaurant, 10051 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Call (813) 935-1497.

An Introduction to Zora Neale Hurston: Poet Phyllis McEwen uses stories and song to present the author of such works as Their Eyes Were Watching God, Moses, Man of the Mountain, Every Tongue Got to Confess and more, 12:45 p.m. at UU Dome at Unitarian Universalists Church of Tampa, 11400 Morris Bridge Road. Free. Call (813) 988-8188.

A World of Wonderful Tales: C.T. Theatre for Youth puts on this multicultural event for children, 2 p.m. at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. $7 general admission, $6 members, $24 family four-pack. Call (813) 269-1310.

20 Monday

Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra: The spring concert combines classics, modern and an original marimba concerto, 7 p.m. at TECO Theater at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $10. Call (813) 222-1002.

Enid Shomer Talk: The Twelve Rooms of the Nile author discusses her book in this event presented by the Carrollwood Women Authors Book Club, 7:30 p.m. at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. Free. Call (813) 269-1310.

21 Tuesday

Adamo Drive Mural Project Dedication Ceremony: Join Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn in a ceremony to formally dedicate this massive depiction of life both past and present in the historic Ybor district, 2 p.m. at Adamo Drive and 17th Street. Free. Call (813) 294-2730.

The Applebutter Express: The ukulele funk group, an Ultimate Local Music Guide act and Bonnaroo performer, combines with jammers the Stadelman Brothers, 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $10 advance, $13 at the door. Call (813) 977-6474.

22 Wednesday

Bad Veins: The indie pop group, which won the first-ever Target Music Maker Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, performs, 8 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St. $10 over 18, $12 under 18. Call (813) 241-8600.

Things to do in the Tampa area 05/18/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 17, 2013 2:26pm]

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