Desperate housewives at Tupperware party
Carrollwood players present the comedy "Sealed for Freshness" by Doug Stone, Friday through Aug. 4 at Carrollwood Players Theatre, 4333 Gunn Highway. It's the story of five Midwestern women who believe in being good wives, good friends and good neighbors. Their lives unravel at a Tupperware party gone awry when they realize they traded their dreams, hopes and desires for social norms — and decide to take back their lives.
Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday; tickets are $18. For reservations call (813) 265-4000.
'Hairspray' comes to Cultural Center
Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, presents the Broadway musical "Hairspray," Friday through July 22. Based on the John Waters film, it's the story of a plump teenager in 1962 Baltimore who becomes an overnight sensation on a TV dance show. She runs into trouble when she tries to integrate the show.
Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $24 general admission, $22 for seniors and $20 for members. Call (813) 269-1310 or go to carrollwoodcenter.org.
Woody Guthrie 100th birthday bash
WMNF 88.5 FM presents a 100th birthday tribute to Woody Guthrie at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. More than 20 artists and bands perform live music made famous by the folk music icon.
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and may be purchased at Skipper's or online at www.wmnf.org/events.
The Veteran's Council of Hillsborough sponsors a Field of Honor Ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Park and Museum, 3602 U.S. 301. The public ceremony is conducted every three months to honor those who have died in Operation Enduring Freedom. The names of the military personnel who died during the last three months will be read aloud and a flag placed in the field in their honor. The American Legion Riders from Alafia Post 148 host the event.
For details, call (813) 653-4924.
Bring your appetite for mobster mystery
Enjoy a traditional murder mystery in the world of 1920s gangsterland when The Empress Tea Room & Bistro presents "Crime and Pun-ishment—A Murder Mystery Dinner," from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 12924 N. Dale Mabry Highway.
Mobsters, murder and comic mayhem ensue after a mysterious death happens to a member of "The Family." Admission is $60 and includes a three-course meal and the 2 1/2–hour show. For reservations call (813) 988-9027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Depp is razor sharp as Scissorhands
Johnny Depp gives a piercing performance in director Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands," at 3 p.m. as part of the Summer Classics at Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St. Tickets are $9 and are available at the Tampa Theatre box office. For information call (813) 274-8981 or go to www.tampatheatre.org.
Barenaked Ladies at Amphitheatre
The Barenaked Ladies bring their "Last Summer on Earth" mega-tour featuring Blues Traveler, Cracker and Big Head Todd & The Monsters, to the Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., at 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $25.50 plus service charges and are available by calling (813) 740-2446 or online at www.livenation.com.
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