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Things to do Wednesday, Dec. 10

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A Twisted Christmas: Morbid, sick, lewd and twisted. If any of these words appeal to you, be sure to check out this show with comedian "Pretty" Paul Parsons. Making perverted and raunchy jokes about the holidays is nothing new, but Parsons pushes it as far as he can. This show is not for the easily offended. 8 p.m. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12. (813) 864-4000.

Phoebe Snow: A jazzy, bluesy voice that spans four octaves has defined singer/songwriter Snow's career. Best known for her 1975 hit Poetry Man, Snow has continued on, recording with some of the biggest names in the music business. She released her first live album this year. 7:30 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $30.50-$35. (813) 274-8286.

Indie Film Cafe: The monthly socially-conscious film series presents The Boys of Baraka, in which four 12-year-old African-Americans from a violent neighborhood in Baltimore are taken 10,000 miles away to an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya to try to get the educational opportunities they can't find in America. 8 p.m. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5; $3 members. (727) 895-6620.

Boley Centers' Jingle Bell Run: Walkers, runners, even the family dog are invited to don bells and neon necklaces for a 3-mile or 1-mile run/walk along St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront. Luminaria light the pathways and musicians along the route play holiday tunes. Hearing the sound of thousands of bells ringing together is something you don't want to miss, even if you're not participating. 7:30 p.m. The Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $15-$20. (727) 821-4819.

60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: On Dec. 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In remembrance tonight, the University of Tampa hosts Pius Nyamora, an internationally recognized journalist from Kenya who teaches at the university. Nyamora will share his story of how he was forced to flee his country after publishing articles exposing the repressive policies of his government. He will speak on what Kenyans went through and how they fought for freedom. 6:30 p.m. Plant Hall at the University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $15. (813) 253-3333.

Cypress Swamp Cafe: Going Organic: Despite what you might think, "organic" is not a foreign word that translates to "expensive." Learn about the benefits and impacts of organic farming and products, as well as why not all organic products are created equal. The class is part of an ongoing series of presentations and discussions to explore ways you can live a sustainable lifestyle. Be sure to call ahead to the preserve to register. 7 p.m. Environmental Education Center at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 453-6800.

— Adam Newman

What to watch for

Friday: Join hundreds of other naughty-list types for the 8th annual Santa Pub Crawl starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Italian Club in Ybor.

Saturday: Celebrate the traditional Scandinavian festival of light, Saint Lucia Day, at the Studio@620. Or just stop by for the authentic glögg (a spiced hot wine).

— Adam Newman

Things to do Wednesday, Dec. 10 12/09/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 7:14am]
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