Wendy Liebman: The veteran comic is the queen of the sly punchline you don't see coming ("I really like to shop … lift.") A favorite on the late shows, she performs at 8 p.m. at the Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $14–$18.
Charlie Daniels Band: The talented fiddler plays with Aaron Kelly, now 18, who was the youngest contestant to ever reach the top five on American Idol. All proceeds benefit the Angelus. It's 21 or older at 9 p.m. at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa. $10.
Microgroove Grand Opening: This independent record store, focusing on new and used vinyl, will have a grand opening featuring live music and food for sale starting at 5 p.m. at 4906 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Free.
Miracle on 7th Avenue: With entertainment, holiday-themed cocktails, photos with Santa, free hors d'oeuvres and more. The proceeds benefit the Pediatric Cancer Fund. It's free admission, though donations are appreciated, starting at 6 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa.
Rock the Park: The free monthly concert series tonight brings Set and Setting, Al Torchia/Tattered Saints, Suns and Soul and Folly Dean to Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Free.
Kids and family
Hillsborough Holiday Tree Lighting Festival: With Santa and Mrs. Claus, musical entertainment, carnival and inflatable games, free food and the official tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square in Tampa.
CMA Country Christmas, 9 p.m., ABC: Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles hosts performances by Kellie Pickler, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker, whose fondest Christmas memory was of the year people finally quit calling him Hootie.
Series premiere, Weed Wars, 10 p.m., Discovery: A reality show set in a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Employee theft must be a real problem.
More to explore
Does the holiday season put you in the mood to give? We have a list of area charities and events at tampabay.com/things-to-do under Quick Links.