Plan your weekend
Beerfest at MOSI: Attention beer snobs! Craft beer enthusiasts will have more than 70 varieties to sample from 35 breweries, and food trucks, entertainment and MOSI exhibits to peruse. It runs 8-11 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $55, $15 designated driver at xorbia.com or $65 at the door at Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 739-4800.
Rob Schneider: The Saturday Night Live alum headlines at the Tampa Improv Comedy Club this weekend, part of the comedian's return to standup that began a couple of years ago after a 20-year absence. Schneider broke out of the club circuit in 1990 when SNL's Lorne Michaels warmed to his oddball, self-deprecating schtick. He left behind SNL and the socially challenged Richard character ("The Tomster! Makin' copies!") and just about every Adam Sandler movie. See him at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday at the Tampa Improv Comedy Club, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $27 to $30.(813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.
FunkFest: Raymond James Stadium on Saturday is in for yet another hot, sweaty night of booty-knocking soul jams. This festival's sixth stop in Tampa is heavy on '90s R&B, with headliners Jodeci, SWV and Dru Hill backed by rappers Trick Daddy, 8Ball and MJG and 2 Live Crew featuring Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell." Singer-actor Demetria McKinney (Tyler Perry's House of Payne) joins the fun at 4 p.m. Saturday at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $35 and up. (888) 547-6478. funkfesttour.com.
Simeon Rice movie premiere: The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end, Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowler is playing a much different game these days. Rice makes his feature film directing debut with Unsullied (R), an action-thriller filmed around Tampa Bay that gets a red carpet premiere Saturday in St. Petersburg before opening Aug. 28 in wider release. The red carpet gets rolling at 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Petersburg's Sundial 19. Rice and cast members will be inside by 7 to introduce the screening. At 9, the action shifts to NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, for an after-show party. Movie tickets are $10, the after party VIP packages ($25-$5,000) are on sale at is nova535.com.
Escher at the Dali: See 135 works, mostly prints, by master illusionist M.C. Escher opening Saturday through Jan. 3 at the Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $24, $22 seniors, $17 students, $10 children ages 6-12. 10 a.m. Saturday.
take the kids
Superhero Night at the Threshers: To ballfield, Robin! On Saturday, parents and kids will be dressing up as their favorite caped crusaders at the Clearwater Threshers game, and you'll be seeing some characters strolling the park. But wait, there's more. There will be a post-game fireworks display at Bright House Field. Tickets are $5-$9.50 and the game starts at 6:30 p.m. at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. (727) 467-4467.
Back to School Splash: Two kids get free admission Saturday with one paid adult ($27.95, $25.95 seniors) to Lowry Park Zoo with Billabong splash pad games and school safety and health tips. The morning also features Zoo Run Run, a fundraising 5K and children's fun run. $40 entry fee includes zoo admission. (813) 935-8552.
Sharon Kennedy Wynne, firstname.lastname@example.org, @SharonKWn.