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93.3 Jingle Ball It's a pop mini-festival hosted by new king of glam Adam Lambert and performances by The Fray, Jordin Sparks, Pitbull and Sean Kingston, among others. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. Tickets are $19.33-$129.33. For details, see


Santa Pub Crawl Several hundred Santas, elves and assorted North Pole residents are expected for the ninth annual night of Yule attitude. You must wear a costume or you'll look dorkier than Yukon Cornelius, so go to for ideas. (Our personal favorites are the Redneck Clauses and Sugar Plump Fairies.) The hop starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Honey Pot, 1507 E Seventh Ave. in Ybor City, but then moves at 7:30 p.m. Price is $10 at the door in a holiday-themed costume and with a new unwrapped toy; $30 with no costume and a new unwrapped toy.


Gods and Monsters Pale Horse, a.k.a. artist and graphic designer Chris Parks, debuts new work in this exhibit that draws from mythology and ancient epics. Parks and artist Allen Hampton, whose new work is also part of the show, will be on hand. Hampton, originally a graffiti artist, now uses pigs blood as his main medium. Parks brings a pop-culture sensibility to his dark interpretations; or (727) 823-6202. The free reception is from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at 19 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S, St. Petersburg.

Take the kids

Snow fests The rainy weather last week washed out the snowy playgrounds planned around the Tampa Bay area, so the forecast calls for snow this weekend instead. You can play in the snow and go down a slide on a toboggan at 5 p.m. Friday at Clearwater's 500 block of Cleveland Street. Oldsmar's "Christmas Wonderland," in which children can slide down slopes of ice at R.E. Olds Park, will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, and Dunedin's "Old Fashioned Christmas" will have machines sprinkling snowflakes onto the Pinellas Trail at 6 p.m. Saturday along Main Street in Dunedin. Free.


Fire on Ice: Chanukah Extravaganza: Straub Park gets the Festival of Lights going with a "lighting" of a ginormous Menorah carved from a 500-pound block of ice. There also will be music, a Bohemian fire show, freshly made doughnuts, hot latkes and crafts for kids. It starts at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at South Straub Park, Second Avenue and Bayshore Drive NE in St. Petersburg. Free.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne [email protected]

Weekend bets 12/09/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 6:14pm]
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