Don't let 'Future Tense' pass you by
"Future Tense," a drama told through the confessions of four college students preparing to face the real world, continues through Saturday at Silver Meteor Gallery, 2213 E. Sixth Ave. in Ybor City.
When a thunderstorm interrupts an outdoor wedding reception, four former high school classmates take refuge at one of their homes. As the weather becomes violent, tensions mount, casual conversations become heated, unresolved conflicts resurface and new ones are revealed.
Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $8 for students plus service fees and available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/256784.
Head to 'Avenue Q' before it's too late
M.A.D Theatre's production of "Avenue Q" runs through Sunday in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place. The musical comedy follows the life of a recent college grad who moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, this is not your normal neighborhood.
The show is for mature audiences. Tickets start at $20, plus service charges, and may be purchased online at strazcenter.org or call (813) 229-7827.
Club fashion show helps troops
The GFWC Tampa Woman's Club hosts a Fashion Show and Benefit Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. at their clubhouse, 2901 Bayshore Blvd. Past club presidents will model fashions from LaFrance, a vintage clothing store in Ybor City. The show will benefit Support the Troops Inc. Money will be used for postage to send packages to military personnel serving in combat zones in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Donation is $10 and the show is open to the public. Call the club office at (813) 839-7457 for a reservation.
Thursday and Friday
Revisiting play offers perspective
Stageworks in the Channel District presents "Dinner for Six," a twisted comedy by local playwright Lil Barcaski, at 8 p.m. at its theater at 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tickets are $10.
While intoxicated, a group of friends decide to produce a play they saw in high school that had a profound effect on them. Once they've committed to do it, they realize their teenage perceptions of the play might have been a bit off.
For information or directions, visit www.showcaseartsfoundation.org or call (727) 348-6682.
Top local films showcased at Ybor
See locally made films when the 2012 48HFP Best of Screening & Awards Ceremony takes place at 7 p.m. at Muvico Centro Ybor, 1600 E. Eighth Ave. Based on audience votes, the following teams have qualified:
Admission is $12. For details, call (813) 870-2255.
Lodge takes you back to the '50s
Calling all cats and kittens to a "Back to the '50s" dinner dance at Sons of Italy Lodge, 3315 W. Lemon St. The kitchen will be open from 6 to 7 p.m., serving hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and shakes. Then shake a rug to classics by the Johnny Charro Band from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Tickets to the dinner and dance are $15, or $10 for the dance only, and must be purchased by today. Call (813) 870-1805 or (813) 933-5483.
Saturday and Sunday
Play it twice, Sam
Tampa Theatre wraps up its Summer Classics with two showings of "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Heinreid and Claude Rains, at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The triple Oscar winner still wows viewers with its love triangle set against the high stakes of World War II. Arrive an hour early for a tour of the theater and a concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
Tickets are $9 and available at the Tampa Theatre box office, 711 N. Franklin St. For information call (813) 274-8981 or go to www.tampatheatre.org.
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