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Plan your weekend Aug. 25-27: Craig Morgan, Wearable Art 13, SNL's Pete Davidson, Rodeo Fest

The 12th annual Wearable art Fashion Show was held at the Dunedin Fine Art Center on Saturday evening, August 27, 2016.
DAVID W DOONAN | Special To The Times
The 12th annual Wearable art Fashion Show was held at the Dunedin Fine Art Center on Saturday evening, August 27, 2016. DAVID W DOONAN | Special To The Times
Published Aug. 23, 2017

Plan your weekend


Pete Davidson: Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson will headline this year's University of South Florida Round-Up Comedy Show, a back-to-school tradition at USF. Expect to hear about his recent trip to rehab, since he's known for his confessional comedy on highly sensitive subjects. New York actor and comedian Ricky Velez is also on the bill at the USF Sun Dome. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Friday and the show starts at 8. This is a free event exclusively for students. With more than 40,000 students it will still likely be a packed house so arrive early to get a good seat. 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-3004.


Craig Morgan: The country singer is widely known and loved for hits like That's What I Love About Sunday, Redneck Yacht Club and International Harvester. He's back on the road after his family tragedy last year, when his 19-year-old son died after going missing during an inner tube outing on the Tennessee River. He will perform at 10 p.m. Friday at the Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $15 and up. (813) 987-2855.


Wearable Art 13: The lines between art and fashion get blurred again at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, which has been celebrating that connection for 13 years with Wearable Art. On Saturday, designers including Julian Hartzog, Lina Teixeira and Sue Woodall-Metas will have their wildest creations strut down the catwalk during the runway show, which is the main event. An after-party follows, featuring world fusion band Wahh. There is also a pre-party at 7 p.m., featuring duo Spy on the Land. Tickets are $10 to attend the parties and watch the runway show on a video monitor. The runway show starts at 8:30 p.m., and the coveted runway seats run $55-$95. 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin.


Sheryl Underwood: One of the hosts of CBS' The Talk, the comic has also appeared in Beauty Shop and was the host of BET's Comic View and Holla. $30. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 864-4000. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday.

Take the kids

Rodeo Fest: The annual rodeo organized by the Gus Trent Horse Ranch in Plant City brings cowboys and cowgirls from across the nation to show off their skills in bull riding, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing and mounted shooting. 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $15, $10 ages 10 and younger. Tickets at (412) 592-6916.


Tampa Bay Screams: Film stars and horror fans will be drawn out of their lairs for this second annual horror convention Saturday, including Camille Keaton (the original I Spit on Your Grave) and Jill Whitlow (Night of the Creeps). Dozens of grindhouse actors and artists are expected at Clarion Inn, 9331 E Adamo Drive, Tampa, noon to 10 p.m. Convention tickets are $8 at, $10 at the door. Another $10 gets entry to an all-day film festival including the world premiere of Death-Scort Service Part 2: The Naked Dead.


St. Pete Records grand opening: Located on the second floor of Furnish Me Vintage, the antiques repository that once housed Planet Retro, the shop stocks records, audio equipment and vintage fashions. It will host an official grand opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Look for music from Gloria West and the Gents and DJ 2Critical, a fashion show from local designers, and an aerialist performance, along with a pop-up kitchen and local beer. 1246 Central Ave. Free. (727) 490-8861.


Letterheads Typefest: The muralists who run Illsol Space, a gallery in Tampa Heights, said their respect for handmade fonts and sign painting techniques moved them to curate this exhibit featuring type-based muralists, hand-style lettering designers, sign painters, letterpress studios and type designers. They are bringing 22 artisans from Europe and North America to show their work, and the movie Sign Painters will be playing during the opening reception from 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday. The exhibit will remain on display from noon-6 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 20. Free. 2744 N Florida Ave., Tampa.


Tampa Lip Sync Blowout: Lip sync performers will be showing their style and dance moves at this fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Participants must be 18 and can perform solo or in a group. $50 per team; spectators pay $10 for every three votes for People's Choice. Sunday 5 p.m. Ferg's Live, 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa.


George and Ruth: Based on the letters exchanged between George Watt, a volunteer in the Spanish Civil War and his bride Ruth, a student activist in New York City. The play by Dan and Molly Lynn Watt features songs in English, French, German, Spanish and Yiddish. It runs today through Sunday at the Silver Meteor Gallery, 2213 E Sixth Ave., Ybor City. $15. (813) 300-3585.

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