Stageworks in the Channel District presents the timeless American classic “Of Mice and Men,” today through May 19 at its theater at 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Set in the desperate world of the Great Depression, John Steinbeck’s masterpiece is the tale of two migrant ranch hands who dream of a place of their own, but the dream is shattered in one tragic moment.
Show times are Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $26 plus service charges and are available at www.stageworkstheatre.org or by calling (813) 251-8984.
Train will be one of the Friday headliners at the Funshine Music Festival, which runs through Sunday at Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N. There will be more than 30 bands on six stages, along with food, midway rides and attractions.
Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday for headliners Train, The Smashing Pumpkins, Phillip, Phillips, Cheap Trick and Good Old War. Gates open at 11 a.m. Saturday for REO Speedwagon, Styx and Ted Nugent, and at 11 a.m. Sunday for Gary Allen, Kix Brooks and others.
A single day adult general admission ticket is $25, and kids ages 6 to 11 are $15, with 5 and under admitted free. A three-day adult pass is $65.
For full details, go to www.floridastatefair.com.
The Friday Extra Concert Series begins its run at the Lowry Park Bandshell, on the grounds of Lowry Park Zoo, at 7 p.m. with jazz performances by Acme Jazz Garage and Rayzilla’s Dreamboat.
The Friday Extra 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.
Pops at the Straz:
The Florida Orchestra performs “A Classic Pops Hit Parade,” a celebration of the American symphonic pops tradition, at 8 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place. Tickets are $15, $30 and $45 and can be purchased online at www.floridaorchestra.org or call 1-800-662-7286.
A song and a frog:
Tampa Theatre’s Family Favorites classic films series continues with “The Muppet Movie,” 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.