It's Elmo time!
When Super Grover loses his superness, it's Elmo and his team of superheroes to the rescue in Elmo's Super Heroes. Your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep, energy and hygiene through song and dance — all in a quest to put the "super" back in Super Grover. Many of the tunes are renditions of songs you'll recognize: Old MacDonald, Splish Splash and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. $12, $16 and $22, some $27 Gold Circle seats and $55 Sunny Seats available. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-2500. Before the show hits Tampa, kids can dress as their favorite superhero and meet Cookie Monster for storytelling and arts and crafts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, younger than 1 free. Kids in superhero costumes get in for $5. (813) 443-3861.
Hike by moonlight
It has nothing to do with Twilight, but don't let that keep you away. At the New Moon Hike, you can stargaze and search for owls, bats and alligators on a moonless November night. It starts at 6 p.m.; admission is $3, $1.50 children. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326.
Speedboat squad, activate
The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team delivers their last performance of the season, with more than 100 skiers ages 6-60 performing a holiday water ski show at 4 p.m. Free. Tower Lake, 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar. (727) 480-9365.
Don't look like a turkey
Skateboarders of all ages and skill levels can compete for prizes at the "Don't Fall" Thanksgiving Jam. Registration and practice at 11 a.m., with the event starting at noon. $15. Ross Norton Recreation and Aquatic Complex, 1426 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. (727) 729-1941.
Running plus beer? Yes!
Could there be a better combination? The Autumn Fest 5K run and a craft beer festival afterward featuring Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Torpedo, Kellerweis and Celebration, Young's Double Chocolate, Banana Bread, Blue Moon and Anchor Steam T-shirts guaranteed for first 800 runners. Race day sign-up will be at 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Marina, with the race and beer festival from 6 to 9 p.m. Light sticks provided for all runners. $30, Safety Harbor City Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor.
Hot stuff, comin' through
Meet some of Tampa's hot firefighters at the Tampa's Bravest Firefighter Auction. Bid to win all-inclusive dates with firemen and enjoy drink specials, complimentary sushi and live music from 6 to 9 p.m. Proceeds benefit Camp Hopetake Children's Burn Camp. Free. Blue Martini, Bay Street at International Plaza, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. (813) 873-2583.
No ordinary Joe
Who wouldn't want to take a look inside the life of the father of the lap dance? The film Strip Club King: The Story of Joe Redner explores the man who has been arrested more than 140 times, earned his GED in jail, became an avid student of the law, got clean and sober, and has run for local public office seven times. See it at 7 p.m. at The Buzz, 710 Harbour Post Drive, Tampa. $5. (813) 224-9214. cigarcitymagazine.com/shop.
It's snowing in Tampa!
Ooh and ahh over the tree lighting all you want, but the kids will head straight for the snow-slide rides at downtown Tampa's Holiday Tree Lighting Festival. There's also a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, musical entertainment, carnival and inflatable games, holiday arts and crafts, and food starting at 5:30 p.m. at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, Kennedy Boulevard and Morgan Street. Free. (813) 276-2677. For more tree lighting festivities this weekend, see Page 36.