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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 28

The Nutcracker: The parade of Nutcrackers is winding down with tonight's performance from the Moscow Ballet, the Great Russian Nutcracker, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $27.50-$87.50. (727) 892-5798.

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy: Dorky? To be sure, but Canadian Charles Ross' obsession with Yoda, Wookiees, Chewbacca and everything else in George Lucas' sci-fi saga found an audience. Ross tells the whole complex story in one hour with impersonations and sound effects at 5 and 8 p.m. today and Wednesday at the Historic Asolo Theater at the Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. $28-$40. (941) 351-8000 or toll-free 1-800-361-8388;

Guide Dog Puppy Petting: If you've got some kids bouncing off the walls during holiday break, this could be the perfect road trip. The newly opened Southeastern Guide Dog Discovery Center invites the public to come in and pet puppies to help with their socialization. It's from 10 a.m. to noon at the center, 1618 Main St., Sarasota. Free.


Fisher-Price Little People Holiday Show: Costumed characters sing and dance in a 40-minute musical at the Safari Lodge that is included with Lowry Park Zoo admission. $20.95, $18.95 seniors, $15.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. Today and Wednesday at noon, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552.


Rudolph's Shiny New Year, 8 p.m., ABC: We never understood why Rudolph had to save Happy, the baby New Year, too. He must have needed something after the adrenaline rush of Christmas.

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, 9 p.m., CBS: Here's the delayed broadcast of Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman and Bill T. Jones recognized by the president. Oh, and some people named Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey, too.

Glory Daze, 10 p.m., TBS: Eli wants to join the Navy after watching Top Gun. How many people did that happen to in 1984, we wonder?


Christmas is over … on to New Year's! Better make plans now at

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 28 12/27/10 [Last modified: Monday, December 27, 2010 8:24pm]
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