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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 11

Aerosmith: Steven Tyler and the gang are coming to Tampa on the second-to-last stop of the group's Global Warming Tour. Fellow arena-rock warriors Cheap Trick will open the show at 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $46.75-$146.75. (813) 301-2500.

Sister Act: With original music by Oscar winner Alan Menken, this musical tells the story of wannabe diva Deloris Van Cartier, who ends up hiding in a convent after witnessing a crime. It's at 7:30 p.m. at Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Tickets start at $46.50. (813) 229-7827.

The Kings of Swing: Nine musicians and three swing vocalists perform the hits of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and more starting at 1 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $18-$25. (727) 791-7400.

Kids and family

Holiday Lights in the Garden: Stroll through a garden of tropical plants glowing with more than 500,000 twinkling lights, plus this year there's a laser light show and an expansion of lights into the vinery garden. Dancers and musicians are on hand each night. It runs 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. $2, 11 and younger free. (727) 582-2100.

Bagel Menorah for Hanukkah: Hundreds of bagels will be attached to a 7-foot-tall wood frame topped with lit candles at Chabad of Clearwater's Festival of Lights celebration. Following the ceremony, guests are invited to eat the bagels. There's also latkes, dreidels, chocolate Hanukkah gelt and a performance by Dallas the Fire Guy. It's at 6 p.m. at Surf Style Mega Store, 311 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 265-2770.

To watch

A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, 9 p.m., CW The Muppets accidentally get three letters to St. Nick, so they spend the entire special scouring the globe for the three kids who still use snail mail.

The Mindy Project, 9:30 p.m., Fox Mindy takes her boyfriend to the office Christmas party. Because that's when you want your boyfriend to meet your coworkers, when they're all liquored up and uninhibited, flirting and mouthing off about salaries.

More to explore

Find a list of holiday displays at

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 11 12/10/12 [Last modified: Monday, December 10, 2012 11:17pm]
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