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Director John Waters to perform ‘Dirty Filthy’ show at Tampa Theatre

The man often celebrated as the Pope of Trash and the King of Bad Taste is bringing his one-man show to Tampa this fall.

John Waters, director of “Pink Flamingos,” “Serial Mom,” “Cry-Baby” and “Hairspray,” will perform his show “Dirty Filthy World: Dirtier & Filthier” at the Tampa Theatre on Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

The performance will be part of the 25th annual Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which is honoring waters with a lifetime achievement award for his five-decades-spanning career in film.

“During that time, Waters, along with a cohort of lovable misfits from his hometown of Baltimore, created one of the most influential and beloved bodies of work in queer American film,” a festival news release said.

The performance will be followed by the festival’s Mondo Trasho street party outside the theater, where Waters will sign copies of his new book, “Carsick,” which recounts his hitchhiking journey across the U.S. at age 66.

The street party will feature a DJ playing classic tiki, lounge, funk and soul music, plus food and beer trucks.

Tickets are $33 for general admission, $43 for preferred seating, or $63 for a VIP package that includes a signed copy of “Carsick.” You can purchase them through tiglff.com.

The film festival runs Oct. 3 to 11.

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