Out & About
By JORDAN DYE and LOGAN D. MABE
Garage sale in Northdale will be a community affair
It's time to hit the streets for bargains. Northdale will open its garage doors Saturday morning as the community hosts its annual garage sale.
The communitywide event, hosted by the Northdale Civic Association, is expected to be the biggest ever because of advance publicity in the development.
And participation is up this year as the garage sale season hits high gear, said Matthew Wizeman, a civic association board member.
The sale begins at 8 a.m. (no early birds) and is open to everyone. Signs will direct buyers from Northdale Boulevard and the Northdale extension.
For information, call Nancy Stearns at 960-1933.
Outdoor jazz comes to the Village today, Saturday
For a family night out, cruise over to the Village Center Shopping Plaza and relax with the Day Dreams Duo. The band plays in the gazebo from 7:30 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday. As part of the weekend concert series, local bands perform a variety of music from jazz and folk to pop and blues. The series runs through the end of September. The shopping center is at Fletcher Avenue and N Dale Mabry Highway in Carrollwood Village. For information, call 651-4800.
Comedy 'Outlaw' brings his show to Side Splitters
Carl "C.D." LaBove brings his wit and energy to the Side Splitters comedy club with performances at the comedy club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. LaBove was one of Sam Kinison's original "Outlaws of Comedy." Shows are at 8 and 10:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $14 for reserved, prepaid seats today and Saturday, $8 Sunday. For information, call 960-1197.
Irish music is on tap this weekend at O'Brien's pub
For more traditional tastes, guitarist and singer Wayne Gladney will offer Irish folk songs with a mix of American contemporary selections at O'Brien's Irish Pub from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today and Saturday. Gladney's style includes sing-alongs and upbeat rhythms. The pub is at Main Street Plaza, 11744 Dale Mabry Highway. For information, call 961-4092.
Suncoast Blues Society celebrates fifth birthday
Blues artist James Solberg will help the Suncoast Blues Society celebrate its fifth birthday at 8 p.m. Saturday at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. Solberg played with Eddie Taylor, Johnny Young, Big Walter Horton and Jimmy Reed before hooking up with Luther Allison in the 1970s. He later wrote for the band, which won two WC Handy Blues Awards. Former Hammond B-3 band member and Luther Allison band mate Larry Byrne performs with Solberg. Tickets cost $7 in advance and $10 at the door. For information, call 971-0666.
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