Irresistible Isleys: The Isley Brothers with KEM and Nephew Tommy perform at 8 p.m. at the USF Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave.
Starting as a doo-wop group in the late 1950s, the Isley Brothers became best known for their 1962 single “Twist & Shout,” and for their Grammy Award-winning 1969 hit, “It’s Your Thing.”
Tickets range from $30 to $80, plus service charges, and are available through Ticketmaster, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at the Sun Dome box office.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Snake down to Fairgrounds: Reptile enthusiasts will offer up lots of animals, education, interaction and prizes when Repticon Tampa returns to the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N.
Local and regional breeders will be on hand for anyone wishing to take home a new pet. You also can ask professionals for advice, and pick up food and supplies.
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for single-day admission are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 12 and free for age 4 and younger; parking is $6. For details, go to www.repticon.com.
Mouthwatering Westshore: The third annual Taste of Westshore returns to Hillsborough Community College’s Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., from 1 to 4 p.m. For one ticket price guests enjoy an afternoon of unlimited food, beer and wine tastings from numerous restaurants. The event also provides HCC hospitality program students with a hands-on learning experience in managing a major culinary event. A portion of the proceeds is donated to the HCC Foundation to pay for scholarships for students in the culinary and hospitality programs.
Tickets are $25 to $50 in advance and include unlimited food, wine and beer tastings. Prices increase $10 on the day of the event. Parking is free.
For tickets or more information, call (813) 289-5488 and visit www.tasteofwestshore.com.
Made in Brazil: The Gasparilla International Film Festival presents the dreamlike mystery “Southwest,” from Brazil, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza.
A young woman gives birth on her deathbed to a baby girl, who lives her whole life in a span of 24 hours, and yet even so compressed a lifetime remains impossible to fully grasp or contain. The film is in Portuguese with English subtitles. General admission is $8/$5 students/seniors and Tampa Museum of Art members. For details, visit www.globalfilm.org.
Can’t beat Beethoven: The Florida Orchestra performs “Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9” at 8 p.m. in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place.
The Master Chorale joins the orchestra in this performance of Stravinsky’s solemn and baroque-intoned “Symphony of Psalms” together with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with its life-affirming “Ode to Joy.”
Tickets are $15, $30 and $45 and may be purchased online at www.floridaorchestra.org or call 1-800-662-7286.
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