Ribfest: After you've had your fill from some of the best barbecue teams in the country, catch the Outlaws and Styx on stage. There's also a family fun zone and a classic car show. Gates open at 11 a.m. at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. $20, children 12 and younger free; $12 kid zone armbands.
Peter Murphy: Goth-rock pioneer Peter Murphy of Bauhaus performs alongside one of the group's sonic descendants, electro-gothsters She Wants Revenge. Show is 7 p.m. at Ritz Ybor in Tampa. $24.50.
Celebration of the Arts: Daylong event features the visual arts, music, creative writing and theater performances by Eckerd's faculty, staff, students and alumni at 11 a.m. at 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free.
Cranksgiving: This food bank fundraiser is what's called an alleycat race (think bike messenger zooming through the city). Participants get a map with store locations and a shopping list. All collected goods will be donated. Starts at 3 p.m. at Centennial Park in Tampa. $10 to buy goods for charity; tampacranksgiving.blogspot.com.
Holiday Windows: Businesses in St. Pete's eclectic Central Arts District stage their first-ever holiday window competition starting at 5:30 p.m. Free.
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Special Olympics Family Festival: Packed with activities including wall climbing, ice skating, live music, a giant croquet game, the Lightning Fanland, prizes and giveaways. Benefits Special Olympics Florida. Starts at 11 a.m. at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. $5.
Lucky Christmas, 8 p.m., Hallmark Elizabeth Berkley is a poor single mom, surprising no one who saw Showgirls.
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Make it a movie night. Find theaters, trailers and grades at tampabay.com/things-to-do/movies.