Santaland Diaries: An unemployed writer who takes a job as an elf at Macy's Santaland tells tales of stressed clerks, drunk Santas and screaming kids. For mature audiences. It's at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg. $19. (727) 823-7529.
Helios Jazz Orchestra: Vocalist Bryan Hughes performs songs by Frank Sinatra and other holiday music with the 18-piece jazz orchestra. It's at 7 p.m. at NOVA 535 , 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 821-6682.
Toys for Tots/Feed the Homeless Benefit: Local punk-ska band Victims of Circumstance and the Dags will perform at this benefit show. It's at 9 p.m. at Barbarella, 1920 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. A donation of a toy or non-perishable food item gets you in.
A Charlie Brown Christmas, 8 p.m., ABC Another showing of this holiday staple, involving a social misfit who is bullied by his peers and tricked into directing a Christmas pageant.
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