Plenty to do this week


Published: Monday, March 1, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 1, 2010 at 12:23 a.m.

COMEDY

Comedian Lewis Black, who turned his rant-and-rave style of humor into the hit segment “Back in Black” on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will bring his acerbic approach to the Phillips Center for a performance on Thursday. Expect the author, actor and playwright to expound acerbically on just about anything that ails you — and him.

Lewis Black: 8 p.m. Thursday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $27.50-$47.50. (392-2787)

MUSIC

The new series of monthly outdoor concerts at Shands Cancer Hospital's Garden of Hope at 1515 Archer Road begins Tuesday with an appearance by Acoustic Eidolon, a Colorado-based duo that will appear with Irish harpist Thomas Loefke, at noon. Listeners should bring a blanket or lawn chair and picnic lunch to enjoy the free performance.

Acoustic Eidolon: Noon Tuesday, Shands Cancer Hospital's Garden of Hope. Free.

On Wednesday, Ukraine's widely acclaimed Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Hobart Earle will perform such works as Schubert's “Symphony No. 8 in B Minor” at the Phillips Center. Joining them for Beethoven's “Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major” will be Mariangela Vacatello, a finalist in the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets: $34-$55.25. (392-2787)

Selected high-school performers in grades nine through 12 will appear Saturday in the aptly named “Spotlight on Youth” performance at the Phillips Center. Along with music, dance, poetry and visual arts, patrons can enjoy a post-performance dessert reception and participate in a silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting CDS Family and Behavioral Health Services.

“Spotlight On Youth”: 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $15, $6 students. (244-0628, ext. 3865)

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