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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 5

Wonderland: The revamped version of this modern-day Alice in Wonderland story opens today through Jan. 16 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa before the musical heads to Broadway. $29.50-$135. (813) 229-7827 or toll-free 1-800-955-1045.

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert Series: This popular concert series expands to Ruth Eckerd Hall, with a Russian program heavy on Tchaikovsky. Concert starts at 10 a.m. Coffee and Krispy Kremes will be served beforehand, and they go fast.

American Youth Football All-Star Game: Watch the nation's best high school football players take to the gridiron. The youth game is 3:30 p.m. and high schoolers take the field at 7 p.m. at Tropicana Field. $10.

The Florida Orchestra at the [email protected]: A Surreal Surprise: It's a tribute to Salvador Dali and surrealism with a special performance of Party Pieces: Sonorous and Exquisite Corpses, plus a performance from Nine Surrealist Studies (After Salvador Dali) No. 3. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Show is 7 p.m. at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 895-6620.


Circus: The 141st edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opens tonight and runs through Sunday with elephants, tigers, clowns and the Human Fuse at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. $15-$85. (813) 301-2500. There's an animal open house and performer meet-and-greet before the shows.


People's Choice Awards 2011, 9 p.m., CBS: This year's "Favorite Movie" nominees include Eclipse and Iron Man 2.

Modern Family, 9 p.m., ABC: Cameron and Mitchell go hot-tubbing with James Marsden. Here's hoping they invite Gloria.

Celebrity Weight Loss: What Really Happens, 10 p.m., ABC: What really happens is, Ricki Lake, Kendra Wilkinson and Bethenny Frankel will talk about anything you want as long as you put a camera in front of them.


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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 5 01/04/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:54pm]
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