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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 2

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: This year's show, Built to Amaze, shows how a circus is built with elephants, tigers, acrobats and aerialists from across the globe. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $16-$85. (813) 301-2500; tampabaytimesforum.com.

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta: Food trucks are lining up for this lunchtime event in Lykes Gaslight Square Park. Make sure to try the eats at the two new trucks, Champion Cheesesteak and Happy Belly Food Truck. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. at 410 Franklin St., Tampa.

Apron's Cooking Classes: New Year's Resolution Cooking: Learn recipes to start the year out right, including spice-rubbed pork tenderloin and parmesan zucchini fries. $45. Class begins at 6 p.m., Apron's Cooking School at Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. (813) 926-4465; www.publix.com/aprons/schools.

Bill "Bull" Ohse: You've seen this Tampa Bay comic on NBC's The Last Comic Standing and at clubs all over Florida. See him at 9:30 p.m. tonight at Coconuts Comedy Club Beachcomber Resort, 6200 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $18. (727) 360-5653.

Coffee with a Curator: Chat with Carly Guidry from the educational team at the Dali after her presentation "Dali and Tattoo Culture." The lecture begins at 10:15 a.m. at the Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

To Watch

Sugar Bowl, 8:30 p.m., ESPN Florida plays the Louisville Cardinals in New Orleans. But the Gators around here already know that.

American Horror Story: Asylum, 10 p.m., FX The Monsignor has a confrontation with the devil. Definitely worthy of a reminder on your phone.

SERIES PREMIERE Life on Fire, 10 p.m., PBS A new docuseries about surviving around a volcano. Pro tip: Don't live near a volcano.

Cheer Perfection, 10 p.m., TLC A bunch of moms don't want to get involved in a charity cheer-off for a children's hospital. Don't you just love the people featured on this show?

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