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Pinellas County: Things to do

25 Today

Madeira Beach Craft Festival: Madeira Way clears for a two-day juried showcase featuring works by area crafters, a green market, exotic plants and gourmet food items. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 15103 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach. (561) 746-6615.

Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show and Sale: Dealers from around the United States sell crystals, minerals, beads, gems and jewelry. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4 good for all three days, 15 and younger free. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5202. stpete.org/coliseum.

Crafty Fest: The Black Out Weekend festival features an indie market with booths of eclectic art, craft, vintage and vinyl dealers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 324-3878.

Cirque du Soleil's Kooza: Cirque du Soleil brings its traveling Grand Chapiteau back to St. Petersburg for this circus-themed story of a loner. The show uses traditional circus elements such as clowns and acrobatics. Runs through Dec. 16. 1 p.m. $43.50-$143.50 adults; $33-$104.50 ages 2-12. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. Toll-free, 1-800-450-1480.

A Doll's House: Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece questions the roles of men and women through the story of housewife Nora. Through Dec. 23. 3 p.m. $29 Wednesday matinees; $39 Tuesday-Thursday nights and Saturday-Sunday matinees; $49 Friday-Saturday nights; $20 student advance, $10 student rush. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

Black Nativity: This gospel production by Studio@620 returns. Combining Langston Hughes' poetry with today's gospel music, Black Nativity celebrates the story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. 7 p.m. Free, but tickets must be picked up in advance at the box office. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620. spcollege.edu/palladium.

Florida Orchestra Pops: Magical Movie Music: Conductor Jeff Tyzik leads a program filled with music from silver screen classics and more recent blockbusters, including Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Ben Hur, Pink Panther, Dr. Zhivago, Rocky, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Harry Potter and more. 7:30 p.m. $15-$45. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

26 Monday

Pinellas Park Garden Club: Pinellas Park Garden Club meets with topics for home gardeners. Marie Nelson presents a program on Sustainability. 10 a.m. Free, bring a plant to share. Park Station Pinellas Park, 5851 Park Blvd. (727) 563-9145.

Hearing Health Seminar: Dr. Robert Morrison will talk about hearing problems and what solutions are available. Topics of discussion will include signs of hearing loss, common hearing issues, what to look for in a hearing health care professional, new hearing technology, communication strategies and hearing protection. 2 p.m. Free. Freedom Square, 7800 Liberty Lane, Seminole. (727) 393-3775.

27 Tuesday

Tampa Bay Vegetarians: Choices like red curry or sweet and sour vegetables at Thai cuisine dinner, with after dinner talk on health topics. Limited seating, call (813) 269-4665 or sign up online. Dinner at 7 p.m., seating begins at 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. $13, $2 additional for nonmembers. Thai Bay Restaurant, 1300 E Bay Drive Suite P, Largo. (727) 785-3041.

Nightly

Holiday Lights in the Garden: Stroll through a garden of tropical plants glowing with more than 500,000 twinkling lights. Dancers, musicians and choral groups make each night special. This year, visitors will be treated to a new laser light show and an expansion of lights into the vinery garden and fountains at McKay Creek. The schedule is updated online at flbg.org. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $2, 11 and younger free. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 582-2100.

Pinellas County: Things to do 11/24/12 [Last modified: Saturday, November 24, 2012 3:31am]
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