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Things to do Thursday, Dec. 4

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Charlie Daniels Celebrity Poker Challenge Join Charlie Daniels, Mike Alstott and Chris Hovan for a wild night of poker. With big prizes on the line, seats are going to be limited to 240 players, so get there early. Proceeds benefit The Angelus, a home for the handicapped in Pasco County. 8 tonight. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa. $200 buy-in. (813) 627-7625.

Circumference of a Squirrel Actor Gavin Hawk, an assistant professor of theatre at Eckerd College, stars in this darkly comic one-man show as Chester, a young man with many obsessions: his father, his mother, his ex-wife, the virology of rabies, and ... squirrels. 8 tonight. Through Dec. 14. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $20; $10 for students and seniors. (727) 895-6620.

Jungle Boogie Though Lowry Park Zoo's black-tie fundraiser Karamu isn't until the spring, join them tonight for a holiday kick-off party. Saks will be transformed into a chic jungle for a private evening of holiday shopping, entertainment and refreshments to benefit the zoo. 6 to 9 tonight. Saks Fifth Avenue, 258 Westshore Plaza, Tampa. $25 VIP advance, $35 at the door.

St. Petersburg Boat Show and Strictly Sail Faithful sea-goers should drag themselves back on land for this four-day expo with hundreds of boats of all kinds to drool over. Noon to 6 p.m. today Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $10 adults at the gate, $8 online; $5 ages 6 to 15 at the gate, $3 online; children 5 and younger free.

— Adam Newman

Things to do Thursday, Dec. 4 12/03/08 [Last modified: Thursday, December 4, 2008 7:17am]
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