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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 3

By Times staff
Photo by Matthew Murphy The cast of the School of Rock Tour, featuring Rob Colletti, center, as lead.

School of Rock - The Musical: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway smash is based on the movie starring Jack Black. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $38-$108. (813) 229-7827.

Mid-Week Madeira Beach Morning Market : Shop the family and pet friendly market, with local produce, vendors, arts and crafts, specialty food items and food trucks on site, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. through end of May. 10 a.m., Madeira Beach, On Madeira Way, between Gulf Boulevard and 150th Avenue N, Madeira Beach. Free (items individually priced). (727) 278-4285.

Polar Express 4-D Experience: The new 4-D Theater gets into the holiday spirit with a screening of Polar Express. 10 a.m., Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $28.95, $26.95 seniors, $23.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Prices are generally about $2 cheaper if you buy them online at the aquarium’s site. (813) 273-4000.

Ice Skating at Tampa’s Winter Village: Even in Florida, you can get in the holiday spirit by ice skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. Stop by the cafe for themed drinks and holiday snacks. 10 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $13. (813) 221-3686.

Coffee with a Curator: Dali’s Secret Society: A special monthly talk presented by one of the Dali Museum’s education team or an invited speaker. In this portion, Shaina Harkness, Dali Collection Database Manager, will discuss the Zodiac Group. 10:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Salute to Vienna: A New Year’s Concert: The annual tradition features Strauss waltzes, polkas and operetta performed by the Strauss Symphony of America, accompanied by professional ballroom and ballet dancers. $38-$79.83. 7 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $35-$100. (800) 826-9303.

Sam Tripoli: The former co-host of Spike TV’s Wild World of Spike. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12-$16. (813) 864-4000.


SEASON PREMIERE: The Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS: Season 30 starts in Washington Square Park in New York City, then the 11 teams fly to Iceland to traverse a massive canyon.


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