Wind Beneath Their Wings
USF Symphony Band
Today, 8 p.m.
The newly appointed Associate Director of Bands, Michael C. Robinson, will direct the USF Symphony Band in a concert that will include works by some of the most influential wind ensemble composers of the 20th century. They will perform songs such as “Shenendoah” by Frank Ticheli, “Waking Angels” by David Gillingham and “Riders for the Flag” by John Philip Sousa. The 60 member ensemble consists of majors and minors from the School of Music, who must audition every semester in order to be part or the band. Admission is $4 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors.
Upsidedown and Funny
Today through Sunday, times vary
The Improv, Ybor City
The Miami native, featured on Saturday Night Live for six seasons and doing sketches with Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show, portrays herself as a high pitched, ditzy blonde. She began her comedy career in Los Angeles with stand-up routines including poetry recitations while doing a handstand. She is now touring stand-up clubs, discussing her career and marriage and playing songs she wrote herself on the ukulele. Prices range from $10 – $18.
The Tuba Stories
Sunday, 8 p.m.
Music Recital Hall (FAH 101)
The USF Tuba and Euphonium studio will present an evening of solo music by the self proclaimed “underdogs” of the orchestra. Featured composers will include Alfred Reed, Erland von Koch and Jan Koetsier. Soloists from the Tuba/Euphonium faculty and top performing students will try to demonstrate the beauty of what they say is sometimes an over-looked instrument. Event is free.
Songs of the Homeland
Sunday, 6:30 p.m.
Margarete Heye Room of Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater
Presented by the American Foundation of Greek Language and Culture, the evening with Marianna Rigaki, a young Greek soprano will feature repertoire of Greek music. Rigaki, a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, studied opera in Italy with personalities such as Marily Horne and Sherrill Milnes. She is also a pianist and studied conducting, composition and sound engineering. She was a prizewinner in the Maria Callas International Singing Competition. Admission is $25 for general admission and $15 for children and students.
Tuesday, 9 p.m.
Marshall Center, 296
The film, directed by Walter Salles and nominated for Best Foreign Film Academy Award, describes the story of a woman working at the Central Station in Rio de Janeiro, who writes letters for illiterate people. She helps a young boy whose mother died in a car accident to find his father, whom he never met. The movie shows the true face of Brazil through the believable characters complemented by astounding cinematography.
Doing the Deeds
Wednesday, 9 p.m.
Part of the Movies on the Lawn series, this installment featuring the latest Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder flick. The movie, a remake of the 1936 film Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, gives a softer touch of the classical Sandler humor he showed his audiences on Saturday Night Live and in his previous movies.
Exhibition of painting by I Made Jodog
Ends Oct. 18
The exhibit shows the spiritual experiences of the artist, I Made Jodog, as he moves from a small village of Ubud, Bali, to America. His art explores the patterns of the outside world as they change and transform the world. His transition from a country whose religion is that of Balinese Hinduism to the American society requires him to deal with a multicultural, highly technological life which affects his perspective.
Shape of Things
Opens today and runs through Oct. 27
The Gorilla Theater
In his play, Neil LaBute is tries to answer the never-ending inquiries of how far a person will go for love and art. When a young student drifts into an ever-changing relationship with an art major, his friends’ engagement crumbles and a drama unleashes, peeling away the skin of two modern relationships. LaBute directed such Hollywood films as Nurse Betty, Posessions, and wrote and directed Your Friends and Neighbors.