Super Bowl Weekend at Jackson's Bistro: "Leather and Laces"
Carmen Electra, Jenny McCarthy and Kim Kardashian (left to right in the photo) co-host this Super Bowl kickoff bash at Jackson's Bistro, Harbour Island's high-end pickup joint. There'll be live entertainment by Cirque USA performers and spins by celebrity DJ Tendaji Lathan, with proceeds to benefit Generation Rescue, an autism research and treatment advocacy organization headed by McCarthy. Admission is $275 general/$550 VIP (includes passed sushi and hors d'oeuvres). And since it's for charity, you can write it off.
601 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, Fri., Jan. 30, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., 813-265-1234, leatherandlaces.com.
Pepsi Música Super Bowl Fiesta The second of two Pepsi-hosted concerts at Ford Amphitheatre (last night's rain-soaked Rihanna bash was the first), the Friday Fiesta features Enrique Iglesias and Belanova. The concert will be taped to air on Telemundo Sat., Jan. 31. Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. Ford Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa, $20- $45 per concert, nfl.com/pepsismash.
Lights On Tampa 2009: This weekend's your last chance to check out the installations in Tampa's illuminating public art display.
King Hedley II and Picasso at the Lapin Agile: Two good reasons to get out and see a show tonight, the former at American Stage and the latter at Jobsite Theater. The acting in both productions won raves from CL theater critic Mark E. Leib. Check out our ArtsSpeak interview with Hedley star Postell Pringle, aka Playboy S.
Tim Dorsey: Safeguarding our region's reputation as a mecca for wack jobs and illicit entertainments, Tim Dorsey's Nuclear Jellyfish brings us another installment in the hilarious adventures of everyone's favorite serial killer, Serge A. Storms, and his stoner pal Coleman. Dorsey reads from his new novel twice today, first at Haslam's Book Store in St. Pete at 4 p.m., then at Skipper's in Tampa at 7:30.