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North of Tampa entertainment listings

Published Jul. 19, 2012

Today

Sealed for Freshness: See this play about five Midwestern women whose lives unravel during a Tupperware party gone awry. 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $18, $15 for seniors. (813) 265-4000. carroll woodplayers.org.

Lots of laughs: Patrick Garrity performs at 8 and 10:15 tonight; 6, 8 and 10:15 p.m. Saturday; and 7 p.m. Sunday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. A portion of the proceeds from the Sunday night show benefit a regular Sidesplitters customer who is recovering from injuries sustained in a recent car crash. A silent auction is before the Sunday show, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For pricing, call (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Skipper's got the blues: Anders Osborne performs with the Lee Boys at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. Toll-free, 1-800-594-8499; skipperssmokehouse.com.

Hairspray: Catch a performance of the musical at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. $20-$24. (813) 269-1310. carrollwood center.org.

Saturday

Greek To Freak birthday benefit: The annual Tammy Levent birthday bash features Greek dancers, belly dancers, specialty drinks, cigar and hookah lounges and catered food from 7 to 11 p.m. at Fisker, Jaguar and Spyker of Tampa, 320 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa. $50, $65 at the door, $75 VIP. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Joshua House Foundation and One In A Million. (727) 726-9090. tammylevent.com.

Live music: Betty Fox and the Dirty Bastards perform with Selwyn Birchwood at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. Toll-free, 1-800-594-8499; skipperssmoke house.com.

Sunday

Tribute to Levon Helm and the Band: Thomas Wynn and the Believers, Gypsy Wind, Ted Lukas and the Tailights, Steve Connelly and the Lesser Gods, the Rich Whiteley Band, the Sara Rose Band and the Applebutter Express pay tribute to musician Levon Helm, drummer and vocalist for the Band, at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. Hosted by WMNF. (813) 238-8001. skip perssmokehouse.com.

Thursday

Free screening of documentary: The Green Party of Tampa hosts a free screening of If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, which was nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar and won an award at Sundance Film Festival. The film follows a member in the environmental activist organization facing the possibility of life in prison. 7 p.m. at Sacred Grounds, 4819 E Busch Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 983-0837.