Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Events

Things to do starting May 31 and onward

31 Today

Cody Simpson: The Australian teen pop phenomenon who was discovered on YouTube tours promoting his album Paradise, 7:30 p.m. at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $39.50-$99.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

Andrew W.K.: It's time to party as the singer, motivational speaker and almost cultural ambassador to Bahrain before a last-minute cancelation comes to the Orpheum with such party-centric songs as Party Hard, Party Til You Puke and more, 8 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $20. Call (813) 248-9500.

David Alan Grier: Although lately he has been busier on the stage with Tony-nominated roles in Porgy and Bess and Race, the performer's also a comedian, as anyone who has seen his stand-up, In Living Color or Chocolate News can tell you, 8 and 10:30 p.m. today at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $20-$22. Also 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 864-4000.

The Girlie Show: Big Top Burlesque: Join "Big Momma" and her live Dixieland Band as they set sail on a visual "ODD'yssey" featuring striptease and acrobatics by entertainers with experience from companies like Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Fantasique, Le Click and Les 7 Doigts de le Main, 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Honey Pot, 1507 E Seventh Ave. $25-$50. Also 6 p.m. Sunday. Call (727) 248-5974.

TampaWrights2: This festival of one-act plays features a strong cast of popular local actors, including Emily Belvo (Ophelia in TampaRep's Hamlet), David Barrow (who appeared in last year's festival), Landon Green, Kim Goodman, Julia Rudgers, and Robb Lee, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday at Silver Meteor Gallery, 2213 E Sixth Ave. $15 at door; $12 group rates. Call (813) 300-3585.

1 Saturday

Hurricane Expo: Learn the importance of making plans for an emergency, with Radio Disney for kid-friendly entertainment and games and speakers and vendor booths for adults, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave. Free. Call (813) 987-6000.

Hack for Change: Bring a laptop and join developers, designers and dreamers as they work to expand access to civic data and open technologies in the Tampa Bay area, with food, drink and data provided, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at ITT Technical Institute, 4809 Memorial Highway. Free. Call (813) 885-2244.

Suncoast Gun Show: This show for collectors, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts features firearms accessories, knives, ammunition, safety classes and more. 17 and younger must be with an adult, 9 a.m. today and Sunday at Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N. $9, 12 and younger free. Call (954) 922-9258.

Sangriafest: Witness the making of the world's largest glass of sangria, then grab a glass and help drink it, along with a "How to Make Ceviche" cooking lesson, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Ceviche (Tampa), 2500 W Azeele St. $20. Call (813) 250-0203.

Gettysburg Diorama Experience: In honor of the battle's 150th birthday, the gallery re-creates the scene with miniature figurines and battlefield talks with local re-enactors and historians, 12:30-2 p.m. at Nuance Galleries, 804 S Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Call (813) 875-0511.

Gareth Emery: The English electronic musician, whose latest track is the Florida-centric Meet Her in Miami, performs, 10 p.m. at Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave. $15. Call (813) 873-8368.

2 Sunday

Davis Islands Bicycle Ride: This 14- to 18-mile ride tours waterfront homes, an airport, boat basin and other sights on and around Davis Islands. Helmets required, 7:30 a.m. at Hillsborough Community College Corporate Training Center, 39 Columbia Drive. Free. Call (813) 598-4944.

Rummage Sale: You might find some odd items at Jobsite Theater's sale of props, costumes, furniture and baked goods, along with music by DJ Cub, pizza and beer for purchase, 2-7 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave. Free. Call (813) 248-4969.

Summer Classic Movie Series: All summer, Tampa Theatre will show classic Hollywood movies, opening with a 75th anniversary screening of the Adventures of Robin Hood. Sir Robin of Locksley, defender of downtrodden Saxons, runs afoul of Norman authority and turns outlaw, 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $9; $7 members. Call (813) 274-8982.

3 Monday

Luis Rosado-Bermudez: The young classical guitar player will perform a free concert to show his appreciation for the public's generosity after a Tampa Bay Times article detailed how the talented musician needed a guitar to continue his studies at FSU upon graduating, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Blake High School, 1701 N Boulevard. Call (813) 272-3422.

4 Tuesday

Mike Alstott Appearance: The former Bucs player makes himself available to meet fans, take pictures and play Pop-A-Shot in this event for guests of legal drinking age, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St. Free.

Target Tuesday: Get a peek at the hands-on museum through this event presented by Target offering free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m., perfect for an after-school or post-nap diversion, 2-7 p.m. Free. Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

5 Wednesday

ZZ Ward: The musician, who has done renditions of Childish Gambino and Tyler the Creator songs and covered Frank Ocean for the A.V. Club's Undercover series, plays the Royal Room, 6:30 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave. $13 advance, $15 day of. Call (813) 247-2555.

6 Thursday

Hot Art, Cool Crowd Opening Reception: The center unveils its new art exhibit in cooperation with VSA Florida with complimentary wine tastings and refreshments, 5-7:30 p.m. at MacDonald Training Center, 5420 W Cypress St. Free.

Rock the Park: Monthly music series showcasing Tampa's musical talents of all genres, this month featuring Day Joy, Loud Valley and Oxford Noland, 6:30 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Free.

Dan Cummins: Dan's unusual observations and unique autobiographical stand-up have earned him TV spots on The Tonight Show, Showtime's Live from Amsterdam and the Comedy Central special Crazy with A Capital F, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $15-$17. Call (813) 864-4000.

Neville's Island: A middle management group 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. 8 p.m. at Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $18. Call (813) 229-7827.

TampaWorks: StageWorks presents eight 10-minute plays to benefit its At-Risk Youth programs, with all pieces set in familiar Tampa Bay locations, 8 p.m. at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd. $20. Call (813) 727-2708.

Flux Pavilion: The English dubstep musician, who was nominated for BBC's Sound of … 2012 poll, tours following the release of his album Blow the Roof, 9 p.m. at Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave. $30. Call (813) 873-8368.

Cory 'Zooman' Miller: Making his comedic TV debut on Def Comedy Jam, Zooman has also been featured on BET's Comedy View and Comedy Central's Premium Blend, 10:15 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $12, $17 VIP. Call (813) 864-4000.

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