Times Turkey Trot: Earn those calories you plan to pound today. Even if it's just a walk, this is a pleasant one, with bands playing every couple of blocks. It's $10-$20 with starting times at 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:45 a.m. at the Clearwater High School stadium, 540 S Hercules Ave.; tampabay.com/turkeytrot. Bring some nonperishable food to donate to the Food Pantry Program.
MOSI: The Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa is one of the few open year-round. The galleries are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, and the first IMAX show ($5.25-$8.95) is scheduled for 12:20 p.m. For Harry Potter show times, go to mosi.org. Museum admission is $20.95, $18.95 seniors, $16.95 children.
Christmas Stopping: This dark farce about doing away with Christmas is "pay what you can" at 7 p.m. today if you donate a food item. Gorilla Theatre, 4419 N Hubert Ave., Tampa. (813) 879-2914. gorillatheatre.com.
People of the Year, 9 p.m., NBC: Matt Lauer steals Barbara Walters' shtick and yammers with people we're supposed to care about.
Beyonce's: I Am … World Tour, 9:30 p.m., ABC: Wake up from your turkey-induced nap in time to watch Beyonce demonstrate why 32 countries want to see her wear gold lame.
Performances of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5-7, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8, and 1 and 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa. Tickets priced at $15-$85 go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office, 401 Channelside Drive (walk-up only), or through Ticketmaster online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling toll-free 1-800-745-3000.
The time for the unveiling of the Vinoy in cake, listed in today's Weekend section, has been changed to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the resort in St. Petersburg.
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Starting Friday, you can get a free child's admission to the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa if you bring something very special. Details at tampabay.com/things-to-do.