Thursday, January 18, 2018
Events

Things to do in the Tampa area

14 Today

Forever Plaid: This toe-tapping, knee-slapping evening of music and comedy features tunes such as Three Coins in the Fountain, Rags to Riches and Cry, 2 and 7 p.m. at Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Also 7 p.m. Thursday. Call (813) 229-7827.

The Lonesome West: Valene and Coleman, two brothers living alone in their father's house after his recent death, find it impossible to exist without the most massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics, 4 p.m. at Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $28. Also 8 p.m. Thursday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Pauly Shore: The comedian performs his standup routine, 7 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $22. 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. Call (813) 727-2708.

Summer Brunch Series: Latin Brunch: Frank de la Grana's paella and other dishes are served family style with Spain's Castillo de Monseran wine, 11 a.m. at Bernini Restaurant, 1702 E Seventh Ave. $35. Call (813) 248-0099.

'The Cuban Sandwich': Walking Tour and Opening Reception: This walking tour reveals the history of famous, infamous and not-so-famous artists who have lived and created in Ybor from 1886 to the present, with the tour ending at King Corona with a reception for a giant diorama about Ybor City by numerous artists, noon-3 p.m. at King Corona Cigars Cafe & Bar, 1523 E Seventh Ave. $15, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. Call toll-free, 1-888-248-3812.

Summer Classic Movie Series: All summer long, Tampa Theatre will show classic Hollywood movies, this week featuring American Graffiti, the tale of the last-minute antics and relationship woes of two buddies bound for prestigious colleges in 1962, 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $9, $7 members. Call (813) 274-8982.

Camille Dupree & Broken Fetters: The Tampa folk band celebrates its CD release at a party with performances by the Sutherland Trio and Caleb Hyers Band, 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $5-$8. Call (813) 248-9500.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: See the classic musical farce that combines the 200-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the energy of classic vaudeville, 2 p.m. at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. $18-$24. Call (813) 269-1310.

Lost in Yonkers: The final show in the Carrollwood Players' season is the 1991 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama by Neil Simon about a young boy who is left with his grandmother while his father goes off to pay old debts, 3 p.m. at Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway. $18. Call (813) 265-4000.

Ward and Wilder: With Ward on the fiddle and Wilder on the guitar, the duo can play anything from folk to country to ballads, and even instrumental performances, 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7-$10. Call (813) 977-6474.

15 Monday

Tim Gibbons Exhibition: The one-man art show "Future, Past and Present" features 25 works in acrylics, pen and ink, 10:30 a.m. at Bamboozle Cafe, 516 N Tampa St., Tampa. Free; food and drink available for sale. Call (813) 223-7320.

Capital Cities: Radio station 93.3-FLZ hosts an acoustic performance by the band. Register to win free tickets or watch it stream live, noon at RP Funding Performance Theatre, 4002 W Gandy Blvd. Call (813) 832-1000.

16 Tuesday

The Appleseed Cast: The postrock band, touring off new release Illumination Ritual, plays with the Life and Times and Muscle Worship, 7 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St. $10-$13. Call (813) 241-8600.

17 Wednesday

Dave Matthews Band: The band that has performed here nearly every year and released a bootleg of a Tampa concert plays, 7 p.m. at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N $40.50-$75. Call (813) 740-2446.

18 Thursday

Karen Brown Book Discussion and Signing: Local author Karen Brown will discuss her psychological suspense thriller The Longings of Wayward Girls, then sign books, 7 p.m. at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. Free. Call (813) 253-2638.

Lavell Crawford: The comic who gained national exposure on NBC's Last Comic Standing, has been on Chelsea Lately and had a recurring role on Breaking Bad performs, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $22-$25. Call (813) 864-4000.

The Beach Boys

The band that symbolizes summer (but the version featuring Mike Love, not Brian Wilson) performs, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road. $69. Call (813) 627-7625.

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