WWE: This is huge: Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is making his return to the WWE on Monday Night Raw at the Tampa Bay Times Forum at 7:30 tonight — his first wrestling performance in Tampa in more than a decade. $20-$95. For details, see tampa baytimesforum.com.
Shakespeare Festival: The "Much Ado About Shakespeare" exhibit, featuring the Bard's comedies and tragedies as 31 dry point engravings, opens Friday at Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. On Thursday at the museum, students from St. Petersburg College will perform vocal selections based on Shakespeare's dramatic works. (727) 823-3767.
Jane Seymour: The actor also paints, and she'll make an appearance with her artwork at Syd Entel Galleries in Safety Harbor on Saturday and Sunday. Free. To RSVP, call (727) 725-1808.
Glow Run: Get going with glowing shirts and gear for this evening 5K with black light zones and a finish line chute. It's Saturday at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg. $40 advance, $45 race day. www.glowrun5k.com.
Wicked: This will be the fourth run in Tampa of the wildly popular musical that recounts what went on in Oz before Dorothy dropped by. Wicked opens Wednesday and has 24 performances through Jan. 27 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. $71-$153.50. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.
Hay Fever: Jobsite Theater presents Noel Coward's comedy of bad manners, turning a quiet weekend in the country into a nightmare. Opens Thursday at Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.
Rick Springfield: The '80s rocker who pined for Jesse's Girl knows how to work the female audience into a frenzy, which he will do Thursday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Tampa. $46. 1-866-502-7529.
New Directions Veterans Choir: The award-winning a cappella group of military vets sings doo-wop, soul, gospel and popular music Sunday at the Straz Center in Tampa. Tickets start at $18. (813) 229-7827.
Kids and Family
Winter Jam: The Christian music festival, hosted by NewSong, features fellow one-word artist TobyMac as headliner Saturday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $10 door only.
Downtown Dunedin Art Festival: National and local artists will be on site with their artwork along charming Main Street in Dunedin on Saturday and Sunday. Free admission.
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