"VINCENT': Best known for playing a pointy-earred Vulcan, Leonard Nimoy penned a one-man play, Vincent, about Van Gogh's life and work. F. Reed Brown plays the creative genius. 8 tonight and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 14; 2 p.m. Jan. 15; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Shimberg Playhouse, Tampa; $18.50. Call 229-7827.
VNV NATION: Formed in London in 1990, techno band VNV (Victory Not Vengeance) Nation has done the club mainstays Standing and Dark Angel. 8 p.m.; Masquerade, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City; $20. Call 247-2518.
"MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON': Idealistic young man Jefferson Smith (Jimmy Stewart) is appointed to fill out the term of a dead senator, only to find the place a hotbed of corruption. Also starring Jean Arthur and Claude Rains, the 1939 Capra film is part of the Tampa Theatre's Winter Classic Movie Series. 3 p.m.; Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., downtown; $6-$7. Call 274-8982.
BOBBY VINTON: Since the early '60s, Bobby Vinton has been flexing his vocal chords with songs such as Roses Are Red (My Love), Blue on Blue and Mr. Lonely. His most popular tune to date, Blue Velvet, became his signature song in David Lynch's film of the same name. 2 p.m.; Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater; $30-$50. Call (727) 791-7400.
PATRICK WILSON: St. Petersburg native Patrick Wilson _ along with friends and family _ will put on a concert to raise money for hurricane relief. The two-time Tony-nominated Wilson, 31, has appeared in movies such as The Alamo, HBO's Angels in America, and most recently The Phantom of the Opera. 8 p.m.; Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater; $20-$40. Call (727) 791-7400.