The Patel Conservatory Theater presents “The Music Man Jr.” in the TECO Theater at the Straz Center, today through Saturday and April 18-20. The musical tells the story of a fast-talking traveling salesman who falls in love with a willful librarian and piano teacher. Songs include “Seventy-Six Trombones” and “Til There Was You.”
This musical will be performed by 37 Conservatory students, ranging in age from 11 to 15, who have studied the play since January.
Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $15 and may be purchased by calling (813) 229-7827, in person at the Straz Center ticket office or online at www.strazcenter.org.
The Gasparilla International Film Festival’s Global Lens Series continues with a screening of the 2011 comedy “Life Kills Me,” from Chile, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza.
When a grieving cinematographer meets a mildly sociopathic drifter, he is coaxed out of his shell in unexpected ways.
The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. General admission is $8; $5 for students/seniors and Tampa Museum of Art members. For details, visit www.globalfilm.org.
Free Friday concert:
The Friday Extra Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, with main act Urban Gypsies and opener Kate Reuter, an acoustic guitarist.
Tampa’s oldest concert series showcases only local musicians. Admission is free, and blankets, chairs and coolers are permitted, but no alcohol is allowed. The Tampa Tribune is a sponsor of the event.
Veteran comedian Bob Saget performs Friday through Sunday at the Tampa Improv Comedy Theatre & Restaurant, 1600 E. Eighth Ave. in Ybor City. Best known for his family-friendly TV shows, Saget is also a wild stand-up comedian who just finished filming a new one-hour stand-up special at The Moore Theatre in Seattle.
Show times are 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $28 and $30. All shows are for ages 21 and older except 10:30 p.m. Friday, which is for ages 18 and older. For ticket information, call (813) 864-4000 or visit www.improvtampa.com.
Tampa Theatre’s Family Favorites movie series continues with a screening of the Oscar-winning, talking-animal film “Babe,” at 3 p.m. at 711 N. Franklin St. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for children, 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.