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Chapter Two: After performing The Sunshine Boys, the Carrollwood Players put on another Neil Simon play — this one about a widowed writer trying to find love again, 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway. $18 general admission, $15 seniors. Call (813) 265-4000.

Pat Dixon: The comedian has appeared on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and the E! Network, 8 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $10-$14. Call (813) 960-1197.

Mingo Fishtrap: The soul-funk group, that's been praised by MTV Online and Washington City Paper and played with Parliament, Sting and Earth, Wind and Fire, performs, 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $10-$13. Call (813) 977-6474.

Beautiful Bodies: The play based on the book follows six women stuck in a New York apartment during a storm. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Pace Center for Girls, 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Tampa Bay Players Theater, 8313 W Hillsborough Ave. $20. Call (813) 862-1394.

4 Saturday

Croc Encounters Sneak Peek Saturdays: Guests can meet many of the preserves' resident giant crocodiles and alligators while on a self-guided tour of the newly renovated alligator and crocodile ponds, tortoise exhibits, many smaller reptile displays, a hands-on animal encounter and an alligator handling show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Croc Encounters, 8703 Bowles Road. $3 (with coupon from website). (813) 217-4400.

Mother-Daughter Tea: Mothers and daughters can drink tea, among other things, in this Kentucky Derby-themed event, 2-4 p.m. at Omar K. Lightfoot Recreation Center, 10901 N 56th St. $10 for two, $4 per additional guest. Call (813) 506-6600.

Chris Killian: Killian has been seen on Spike TV and has shared the stage with Jon Reep, Greg Giraldo and almost every comic from Chelsea Lately, 6 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $10 in advance, $12 day of. Call (813) 960-1197.

Sauce Boss: Florida slide guitar player Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton, whose song Let the Big Dog Eat was featured in Jonathan Demme's Something Wild, will cook a giant pot of gumbo while he plays, 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $10 advance, $13 day of. Call (813) 977-6474.

5 Sunday

Cycle the Hills of Temple Terrace: Cycle from Seminole Heights to Temple Terrace, following the Hillsborough River as it twists and turns across the city, on this 30-mile route, 7:30 a.m. at Sabroso's Restaurant, 5214 N. Nebraska Ave. Free. Call (813) 236-8119.

Viva La Musica: This Latin music festival at Busch Gardens features food, drink, music and fun for the entire family, bringing together salsa, meringue and Spanish pop performances from award-winning Latin artists, this week featuring the El Grand Combo, noon at Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave. $80, $72 ages 3-9. Call (813) 987-5600.

9 Thursday

Nick Griffin: The cynical comedian has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and WTF with Marc Maron, 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $10-$18.50. Call (813) 960-1197.