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23 Today

Juneteenth Block Party: To honor Juneteenth, WMNF is holding an open house block party at the studio with a potluck dinner, live music and guest speakers, 1-6 p.m. at WMNF Community Radio, 1210 E Martin Luther King Blvd. Free (sharable dish required). Call (813) 238-8001.

Summer Classic Movie Series: All summer long, Tampa Theatre will show classic Hollywood movies, this week featuring the 1902 Georges Melies short A Trip to the Moon, followed by Forbidden Planet, where an expedition from Earth arrives on Altair IV to discover two explorers are the only survivors from a mission 20 years before, 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $9; $7 members. Call (813) 274-8982.

Generationals: The New Orleans indie group, who are signed to Polyvinyl Records and whose song Yours Forever appeared on the HBO television show Girls, performs, 9 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave. $10. Call (813) 248-4969.

Felipe Esparza: The most recent winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing, known for his irreverent onstage persona, wild hair and often-imitated phrase, "What's up fool?" performs, 7 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $17-$20. Call (813) 864-4000.

Neville's Island: Middle managers on a wilderness team-building exercise find themselves in a slapstick nightmare when their boat hits the rocks and leaves them stranded on an uninhabited island. For mature audiences. 4 p.m. at Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $18. Call (813) 229-7827.

Florida Film Industry Expo: Film stars and production experts from New York and Hollywood hold this event with workshops, keynote speakers and a red carpet dinner, 10 a.m.-7:15 p.m. at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island, 725 S Harbor Island Blvd. $99. Call (727) 942-2091.

3-D Archery Shoot: The Gasparilla Bowmen will provide 3-D targets ranging from bears to turkeys. Participants are required to bring their own archery equipment, 8 a.m. at Lake Park, 17302 N Dale Mabry Highway. $2 per vehicle (up to eight people). Call (813) 264-3806.

24 Monday

Kent Wascom Book Talk: The author will read and sign The Blood of Heaven, a novel based on the American frontier in the early days of the 19th century, 7 p.m. at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. Free. Call (813) 253-2638.

25 Tuesday

Mad Science: Planets And Moon: Children in grades K-5 can explore the farthest reaches of our solar system, 2 p.m. at Norma and Joseph Robinson Partnership Library, 8412 N 13th St. Free.

Pinkham Family Band and Friends: Father Jeff, mother Terry and son Josh make up the Pinkham Family Band bluegrass trio, 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7-$10. Call (813) 977-6474.

26 Wednesday

Intronaut: The progressive metal band, who's opened for Tool and Mastodon, headlines this show supporting their record Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones), 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $10. Call (813) 248-9500.

Graph Rabbit: Grab a beer and enjoy the Brooklyn-based duo of Austin Donohue on the guitar, vocals and bells and experimental pianist Shy Kedmi on the analog, synths, bells and more, 7-9 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave. Free. Call (813) 248-4969.

27 Thursday

State of GaYbor Mayor's Luncheon: Mayor Bob Buckhorn serves as guest speaker for the GaYbor Coalition luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, 1600 E Seventh Ave. $20. Call (813) 241-6279.

Daniel Tosh: The Florida native who grew up in Titusville and graduated from the University of Central Florida, stars on Tosh.0 and was at the center of the debate of whether comics can go too far after joking about rape during a set, 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $59.50-$75. Call (813) 229-7827.

Lori Roy Book Talk: With an Edgar Award for best first novel under her belt, the author will discuss and sign her latest suspense novel, Until She Comes Home, about how a pair of seemingly unrelated murders crumbles the facade of a changing 1958 Detroit neighborhood, 7 p.m. at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. Free. Call (813) 253-2638.

Showstoppers: A Musical Revue: From the new quirky comedy The Book of Mormon to the Gershwins' classic Porgy and Bess, to the acoustic and intimate sounds of Once to the wall-shattering Queen homage We Will Rock You, audiences will get a taste of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts' 2013-2014 Broadway season in this eclectic and energetic revue, 7 p.m. at Patel Conservatory, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $10, $15 day of. Call (813) 222-1002.

Godfrey: One of the hottest comedians on the circuit, you'll recognize him from his roles in Zoolander, 30 Rock, and Louie, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $15-$17. Call (813) 864-4000.

Island Nights: Adventure Island extends its hours for a tropical family event with live entertainment, food, a Duval Street-style market, Polynesian-style dancers, fire performers and island fun, 5-9 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday at Adventure Island, 10001 McKinley Drive. $42.99, $38.99 ages 3-9, 2 and younger free. Call (813) 987-5600.

Menopause the Musical: In this musical parody set to tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s, four women at a lingerie sale have little in common except a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, sex and more, 7:30 p.m. at Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $45. Also 2 p.m. Thursday. Call (813) 229-7827.

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents: Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez, a close-knit immigrant family deals with the hardships of assimilating into a new culture, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd. $26; $22 seniors; $10 students. Call (813) 727-2708.

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