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  1. 5 things to do under $5 Nov. 27-Dec. 3


    1 Local craft festivals: Black Friday shoppers, take note: Local artisans will be set up at three beach communities this weekend to sell their work in festive, old-fashioned market atmosphere. Take the 100 Artist Show at St. Pete Beach's Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach, where from …

    There will be plenty of pretty things to look at during Saturday’s Madeira Beach Craft Festival.
  2. Have visitors for the holiday? Here are things to do with them in the Tampa Bay area


    If you have relatives in town or kids at home on break this weekend, you may be in need of some diversions. Here are some destinations to get people out of your house and enjoying the local sights:

    Only in Florida

    Florida theme parks are a good bet, but keep in mind that this is one of the busiest times of the year. Big crowds build before and around Thanksgiving and last until about Tuesday.
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  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 28


    Florida Orchestra: Pixar in Concert: See clips of Pixar's 14 animated films flash on the screen as the Florida Orchestra performs the scores live. Lawrence Loh conducts. Show is at 8 p.m. at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $20-$50. (813) 229-7827.

  4. Wild 94.1's WiLD Wheels brings top new hip hop talent to Tampa

    Music & Concerts

    This weekend, Wild 94.1 will attempt to solidify a relatively new brand, its WiLD Wheels car and bike show, enters its second year on Sunday. Headliner YG, a West Coast rapper with a Southern drawl, should be a big draw to the Florida State Fairgrounds.

    West Coast rapper YG brings his Southern drawl to the WiLD Wheels event at Florida State Fairgrounds.  Kevin Winter/Getty Images
  5. Editorial: More work to be done for equal justice


    The grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., should not be the final word on a confrontation that sparked protests nationwide and reflects the racial divide that still splits too many communities. The Justice Department and the FBI …

    The grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Mo., should not be the final word. The Justice Department and the FBI should continue their civil rights investigations.

    Gov. Scott reboots press shop, hires new Cabinet affairs aide

    Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced Monica Russell as his new director of Cabinet affairs and made more changes to his communications shop in advance of his second term in January....


    Chow down on these Thanksgiving TV shows, marathons, specials

    What better day is there to curl up on the couch and watch TV than Thanksgiving? You’re stuffed, you’re sleepy from all that tryptophan, you’re trying to avoid annoying family members — whatever the reason, you need some solid viewing options. The Peanuts’ Thanksgiving classic gets a head start Wednesday, but most of these (including some off-the-wall marathons) will be perfect for relaxing in that post-feast malaise....


    Did you see this photo and think, "Yeahhhh, I'm not down for that"? Then listen up because we have tips for avoiding mall craziness.

    Tips for avoiding the mall rush this holiday season

    If fighting your way through frantic masses at Target or International Plaza isn't your idea of a fun shopping day, have no fear. We've brainstormed a few ideas that are as chill as they are efficient at clearing your list....