Mayer magic: Grammy winner John Mayer performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N.
After taking 10 months off to recover from throat surgery, Mayer returns in support of his new album “Paradise Valley,” which was released in August.
Tickets range from $53 to $330 plus service charges and are available by calling (813) 740-2446 or online at www.livenation.com.
SATURday and SUNDAY
Women empowered: Powerstories Theatre presents “SheVolution-Act II,” a story-concert that celebrates the energy of the female, at 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at Stageworks’ downtown theater, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd.
This new production features drumming, stories and songs by and about women. A “talk back” with the actors follows each performance.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and may be purchased online at www.powerstories.com or by calling (813) 205-3451.
Dream boats: The Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show, the region’s premier boat show, showcases the best of boating with hundreds of new vessels to shop, plus the latest marine accessories and aquatic attractions for all ages at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin St.
Johnathan Hillstrand from Discovery Network’s Deadliest Catch will be on hand for interviews and autographs. Anyone 10 and older can take the plunge and discover the world of diving in the heated, 15,000-gallon ‘Be a Diver’ Pool.
The cost is $12. For information, visit www.tampaboatshow.com or call (954) 441-3220.
WEDNESDAY AND SEPT. 13
All patriots welcome: Hillsborough County Veterans Council hosts Patriots Day and POW/MIA Remembrance Day ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Park, 3602 U.S. 301 N.
On Wednesday, the community is invited to a 9/11 Patriots Day Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m., honoring those who perished in the Sept. 11 attacks, with a special tribute to those who died last year in Benghazi, Libya.
On Friday there will be a POW/MIA Remembrance Day Ceremony at 11 a.m., in recognition of prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.
For information, call Walt Raysick at (813) 653-4924 or email [email protected]
Folk females: The Jammin’ Divas, an international folk music group, performs original and contemporary folk music from Ireland, Australia and the USA, at 8 p.m. at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. Led by four females, the group blends renditions of traditional and contemporary folk with three-part harmonies and elements of improvisation.
Advance tickets are $25 per person, $23 for seniors and $21 for Carrollwood Cultural Center members. Day of show tickets are, respectively, $27, $25 and $23. A special children’s workshop featuring the Divas will be at 10:30 a.m., providing music along with a lesson on folk music history. Tickets are $7 per child, $6 for a member or $24 for a family four-pack.
For details or to get tickets, call (813) 269-1310 go to carrollwoodcenter.org.
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