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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 5

97X Next Big Thing 10: Producers have brought back My Chemical Romance, a 97X favorite, and added spontaneous acoustic sets throughout the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre so fans can interact with bands up close. The Black Keys, a two-man band bringing blues and soul back into rock 'n' roll, perform, as will Paper Tongues, Chevelle, Switchfoot, Finger Eleven and Cage the Elephant. The party starts at 10 a.m. and tickets start at $30 at

$5 Day at MOSI: Tour the Museum of Science and Industry's exhibits and catch a standard IMAX film (The Ultimate Wave Tahiti) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today for a five-spot. And from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., get a demonstration on the science behind the circus with Ringling Bros. clowns (shows at 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.). For an extra $5, you can see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in IMAX (see for show times). The museum is at 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000.

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade: You know you are in Florida when you see festively decorated boats spread holiday cheer as they motor and sail around Davis Islands, Harbor Island and through Garrison Channel starting at 6:30 tonight. Best viewed from Channelside or the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 5 12/04/10 [Last modified: Saturday, December 4, 2010 9:10pm]
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