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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 4

By Times staff
MARCH 2014 -- Ryan Montbleau is among the many artists performing at the inaugural Safety Harbor Singer Songwriter Festival. CREDIT: SHSS

Ryan Montbleau: American singer-songwriter and guitarist will perform a jazzy, soulful reminiscent of ’70s funky R&B. 6:30 p.m., Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 323-2787.

Sam Tripoli: The former co-host of Spike TV’s Wild World of Spike also co-hosts two All Things Comedy podcasts, has numerous television credits, and received one of only two standing ovations on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12-$16. (813) 864-4000.

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.

Three Kings Celebration: Explore the journey to Bethlehem through Latin traditions, live entertainment and twinkling lights. Included with admission. 3 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 ages 3-9, 2 and younger free. (888) 800-5447.

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.

Tampa Bay Lightning Watch Party: vs. Montreal Canadiens: While the Lightning are away, get to the beach to watch the game on a big screen directly in the sand with ThunderBug and the Lightning Girls on hand with giveaways, DJ dancing and games. No coolers allowed. 7:30 p.m., Guy Harvey Outpost: A Tradewinds Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Free. $10 parking. (727) 367-6461.

Tim Dillon: The host of the podcast Tim Dillon is Going to Hell appeared on Last Comic Standing and Gotham Live. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.


SERIES PREMIERE: The Four, 8 p.m., Fox: The singing competition series features four reigning champs competing against newcomers each week.


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