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Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
August: Osage County
“August: Osage County,” by Tracy Letts, presented by Eight O’Clock Theatre; Aug. 22-31, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m.
Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for students. A city of Largo handling fee of $3.50 will be added to each ticket.
Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. This production features adult language and content and is recommended for mature audiences only.
Sixth annual Gecko Ball, Saturday, Aug. 23, 6 to 11 p.m., at the historic waterfront Gulfport Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport.
This year’s theme will be “Roaring Geckos.” The theme will evoke the Roaring Twenties, including its music, dancing, hairstyles, clothing and costumes, fads, movies and other popular culture.
The event will feature top décor, cocktail specials, cash bar, hors d’oeuvre, a dinner buffet, commemorative photo booth, dozens of silent auction items, and the popular live auction of geckos created by local artists. Appearing live at this year’s Ball, the Z Street Speakeasy Band will offer dance-floor-ready tunes from the ’20s through today.
Janiva Magness, Saturday, Aug. 23, 9 p.m., at Ringside Café, 16 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Call 894-8465.
Presented by the Suncoast Blues Society, Magness will be performing her 11th studio album “Original.” The 11-song album begins with her classic soul sound on "Let Me Breathe" and also features tracks such as "Twice As Strong," "I Need A Man" and "Everything Is Alright."
Ken Ludwig’s “Moon Over Buffalo,” Aug. 8-24, at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $19. Call 437-2363 or visit www.wcplayers.org.
Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of “Cyrano de Bergerac” – "revised, one nostril version" – and Noel Coward's “Private Lives,” when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee.
Regal Railways Train Show, Saturday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Lopez Inc. Hall, 7177 58th St. N., Pinellas Park. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 11 and younger.
The show will feature plenty of vendors with various train items from N to G Scale models. There is usually a small train layout on display for the children to watch as well as videos playing of trains.
Tampa Urban Music Fest, Saturday, Aug. 23, 8 p.m., at The USF Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. Tickets start at $35. Call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visit www.sundomearena.com.
The show will be headlined by the Grammy Award-winning Anthony Hamilton. Accompanying Hamilton at this can’t-miss music event is Lyfe Jennings, Mali Music and Jazmine Sullivan. Comedian Kevin “Damn Fool” Simpson will host this night full of urban music’s most beloved performers.