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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 29

A Doll's House: Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece questions the roles of men and women through the story of housewife Nora. See the play at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg. $39; $20 student advance, $10 student rush. (727) 823-7529.

Our Town Conversations: Host Carol Mickett leads this monthly series of talks with local heroes about their accomplishments. This month's conversation is with Peter Betzer, president and CEO of the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership. It's at 6:30 p.m. at Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. $5 (reservations required). (727) 823-3767.

Charliepalooza/Angelus Charity Blackjack Tournament: Angelus philanthropist and Grammy-winning fiddle player Charlie Daniels hosts this blackjack tournament with prizes ranging from $150 to $5,000. Daniels and his band will perform live country/Southern rock/blues music starting at 9. Tournament starts at 7 p.m. at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa. $150; $10 for jam session. (813) 627-7625.

Erick Morillo: Christmas and club music are combined in this concert when house musician Erick Morillo of Reel 2 Real (I Like To Move It) performs from a winter wonderland stage at 9 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25-$35. (813) 247-2555.

To watch

30 Rock, 8 p.m., NBC Liz Lemon gets married? Next thing you know, Jack Donaghy will see the Obama tax plan as being fiscally responsible.

SEASON PREMIERE Rocket City Rednecks, 9 p.m., NatGeo The team tries to make a pod that will survive a tsunami. To be fair, it's not really the tsunami itself, but the crumbling buildings and floating cars it has to survive.

100 Greatest Kid Stars, 9 p.m., VH1 If Gary Coleman doesn't get the honorary No. 1, the fix is in. The poor guy needs this, rest his soul.

Burn Notice, 10 p.m., USA Patton Oswalt plays a smuggler. He's sort of like the anti-Han Solo, to put it in Oswalt-friendly terms.

More to explore

Some movie times are missing in today's Weekend section. Find complete listings at tampabay.com/things-to-do/movies.

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