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Things to do on Tuesday, Dec. 16

What to do today

Free Photos With Santa: Skip the mall and save a few bucks on your holiday photos this season. Visit with St. Nick in Hyde Park Village and receive a complimentary photo as a memento. Benefits the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Donations accepted. Photos available Tues. and Thurs. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sat. from noon to 6 p.m., Sun. from noon to 4 p.m. and Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa's Cottage is located between Milagros and B'szene Boutique. 742 S Village Circle, Tampa. (813) 876-4150.

Movin' Out: Five-time Grammy winner Billy Joel and legendary director/choreographer Twyla Tharp have joined forces to create the hottest musical of the year. Joel's classics come to life in the story of five life-long friends over two turbulent decades. You might recognize Joel's music, but please, leave the Zippos in your pocket. 8 p.m. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $50-$80. Toll-free 1-800-826-9303.

Theatre Pipe Organ Performance: Believe it or not, a classic pipe organ can play more than just dun-dun da-dun da-daaaa! Charge! Bring your lunch and have a snack during the performance by the mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ. The organ, lovingly restored by the Central Florida Theatre Organ Society, creates the sound of a full orchestra, including a variety of percussion instruments and a bevy of sound effects. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59th St. N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 546-0564.

Even more: Finished with your Christmas shopping and looking for something to do today? Choose from more than 100 things going on in Tampa Bay today at

What to watch for

Wednesday: Get Dali'd up for the most surrealistic fashion show around, the House of Dali show.

Thursday: Ian Beckles' first Hip-Hop Party was such a success, he's decided to do it again at Club Lime.

Thursday: Reax magazine says thank you to all its fans and readers with an appreciation party featuring tons of live music, natch.

— Adam Newman,

Things to do on Tuesday, Dec. 16 12/15/08 [Last modified: Monday, December 15, 2008 7:51pm]
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