Zip to zoo for beverage festival
Lowry Park Zoo's WaZoo Beer Fest, named one of the "10 great beer festivals in the country" by USA Today, takes place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at 1101 W. Sligh Ave. The 17th annual event features 250 beers and beverages from around the world, food sampling from local restaurants, and live music from local artists. Beat the heat with the "Beastly Beverage Club" (VIP-level ticket) in the air-conditioned Safari Lodge, with early entry at 6:45 p.m. Animals are not on exhibit during the event.
For tickets, go to www.lowryparkzoo.com/wazoo
Last chance for Tupperware twist
Carrollwood Players' production of "Sealed for Freshness" continues through Saturday at Carrollwood Players Theatre, 4333 Gunn Highway. The comedy involves five Midwestern women whose lives unravel at a Tupperware party gone wrong.
Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $18. For reservations call (813) 265-4000.
Make 'Future Tense' part of your future
"Future Tense," a drama told through the confessions of four college students preparing to face the real world, runs through Aug. 18 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 begin to rise. Casual conversations become heated, unresolved conflicts resurface and new ones are revealed.
Show times are 8 p.m. today through Saturday, with matinee performances at 2 p.m., Saturday and Aug. 11. Tickets are $12, or $8 for students plus service fees.
To buy tickets, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/256784
Youth production of 'Fiddler on the Roof'
The Masque Youth summer musical production of "Fiddler on the Roof" plays through Aug. 19 at Omar K. Lightfoot Center, 10901 N. 56th St. in Temple Terrace.
Featuring songs such as "If I were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset," the musical is rich in historic and ethnic detail that has touched audiences around the world.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for students/seniors/military and $10 for children. Group discounts are available. For details, go to www.masquetheatre.net
or call (813) 983-1710.
Concert fundraiser aids community radio
Americana Fest, an annual benefit concert for WMNF 88.5 FM Community Radio, kicks off at 4 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. Performers include Ted Lukas & The Misled, Will Quinlan & The Reluctant Diviners, Rebekah Pulley & The Reluctant Prophets, Memphis Train Union, Lonesome City Travelers, Matt Woods, Whiskey Gentry, Ronny Elliott, Between Bluffs, Justin & Travis (of The Groves), and Ramblegrass Band.
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Buy tickets at Skipper's, call (813) 238-8001 or go to www.wmnf.org/events
Bunny business in Tampa Palms
Collective Soles Art Group's production of "Harvey," the story of a mild-mannered small town eccentric whose best friend is an invisible 6-foot-tall rabbit, plays through Aug. 12 at JDP Black Box Theater, 5330 Primrose Lake Circle in Tampa Palms.
Written by Mary Chase, the comedy has been an American favorite since it was brought to the Broadway stage in 1944.
Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. For reservations and tickets, call (813) 787-4902.
Tampa Theatre returns to Tara
If you've never seen "Gone With the Wind" on the big screen, here's your chance. The Summer Classics at Tampa Theatre presents the most famous film of all time at 3 p.m.
Winner of 10 Academy Awards, the sweeping epic was selected for preservation in the United States Film Registry by The Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."
Tickets are $9 and are available at the Tampa Theatre box office, 711 N. Franklin St. For information call (813) 274-8981 or go to www.tampatheatre.org