1. Tampa Theatre presents a limited, two-night presentation of Up the Yangtze, filmmaker Yung Chang's 2007 documentary that examines the impact of the Three Gorges Dam hydroelectric project on Chinas longest river, the Yangtze. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14, $9 adults/$8 students with ID/$7 seniors and military. Pictured below: Tourists in the Lesser Three Gorges on the Yangtze River (photo credit: Jonathan Chang).
2. Milwaukee singer/songwriter/finger-picking acoustic guitarist Willy Porter plays a show in Tampa. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater-Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, $25.50.
3. Pioneers in sustainable architecture and design take part in a new USF lecture series: Sustain it(!) Design Discourse on Strategies + Tactics in Sustainability in Architecture and Urbanism. Today's guest is Charles Waldheim, director of the landscape architecture program at University of Toronto and a leading voice on the concept of "landscape urbanism," which stresses the importance of landscape over buildings in figuring out what makes cities work. His discussion topic is "Planning, Ecology, and the Emergence of Landscape." 6 p.m., C.W. Bill Young Joint Military/ROTC Building, room 109, USF-Tampa, free and open to the public.
4. If you missed the opening on Friday night, you still have a few days left to see New and Collected Works of Erik Jones before the illustrator/artist takes himself and his art to NYC. Noon-6 p.m., Pale Horse Design & Gallery, St. Petersburg, free admission.
5. Beach Theatre presents a screening of the HBO film Chernobyl Heart — about the aftermath of the world's most devastating nuclear disaster. Proceeds benefit Chernobyl Childrens Project International, an organization that develops, facilitates and affects long-term sustainable community-based solutions and provides effective medical and humanitarian assistance to victims and survivors of Chernobyl. 7 p.m., free admission (donations go directly to CCPI).