Thursday, November 23, 2017
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30 Today

Godfrey: One of the hottest comedians on the circuit, he has had roles in Zoolander, 30 Rock and Louie, 7 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. Call (813) 864-4000.

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, 3 p.m. at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd. $26, $22 seniors, $10 students. Also 8 p.m. Thursday. Call (813) 727-2708.

Tall Tales Weekend: Gather at the museum to hear classic American tales, where you decide if they're true or not, 1-6 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. Call (813) 443-3861.

Harbour Island Art Walk: Browse local artists' work, food, drinks, fashion, jewelry and more, noon-5 p.m. at Harbour Island, 700 Harbour Post Drive. Free.

Summer Classic Movie Series: All summer long, Tampa Theatre will show classic Hollywood movies, this week featuring From Russia With Love, about a cartel, seeking revenge for the death of Dr. No, that uses a Soviet encryption device as bait in an attempt to trap special agent James Bond, 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $9, $7 members. Call (813) 274-8982.

Phone Calls From Home: The Boston-based rock band uses its fame to inspire positivity in listeners, with Airsickness, Stix of Fire and Zakk Morgan also performing, 6 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $10-$12. Call (813) 248-9500.

Juanes: Formerly a member of the heavy metal band Ekhymosis, Juanes won three Latin Grammy Awards with his first solo album, Fijate Bien, 7:30 p.m. at Carol Morsani Hall at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $49.50-$65.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

Jen Kober: The comedian has appeared on HBO shows Curb Your Enthusiasm and Treme in a recurring role, as well as comedies Up All Night and The Mindy Project, 7 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $10-$18.50. Call (813) 960-1197.

Unpainted Souls: The Tampa-based jam band performs, 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $5 at the door. Call (813) 977-6474.

2 Tuesday

David Liebe Hart and James Quall: This comedy duo who became famous on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, combine puppets, standup comedy, impressions and rap for one eccentric evening, 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10. (813) 241-8600.

Showcase Night: This monthly showcase of musicians new to the Skipper's stage features Genghis Flan, Galbraith Trio, the Cold Start and American Music Box, 7:30 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. Call (813) 977-6474.

3 Wednesday

Valient Thorr: The metal group, which has performed with Mastodon and Motorhead, and at Gainesville's Fest, plays with Gypsyhawk and Ramming Speed, 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $6-$13. Call (813) 248-9500.

Maryellen Hooper: This standup comedy vet, who was voted Female Comedian of the Year at the American Comedy Awards and just finished her latest special Stinky Flowers, comes to the Improv for one night, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $15. Call (813) 864-4000.

4 Thursday

Red, White and Zoo: In honor of Independence Day, the zoo holds a military appreciation program where members of the military and up to three direct dependents will be admitted to the zoo free of charge, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave. $23.95, $21.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. Call (813) 935-8552.

Fourth of July at the History Center: The History Center celebrates Independence Day by offering free admission and extended hours on July 4 as costumed re-enactors will share hands-on displays of artifacts, uniforms, crafts and music representing the Civil War, Seminole War, Spanish-American War and World War II soldiers, sailors and citizens, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St. Call (813) 228-0097.

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise: Choose from their downtown dock or their satellite dock in Clearwater, then hop aboard and enjoy an open bar, a buffet, entertainment and a fireworks show, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive. $89.95 for adults, $59.95 children. Call (813) 223-7999.

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