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  1. Review: Reese Witherspoon carries 'Wild' (w/video)

    Movies

    Rather than running from her problems, Cheryl Strayed decided to walk — nearly 1,100 miles along the rugged Pacific Crest Trail.

    Reese Witherspoon commits to playing Cheryl Strayed, a heroin and sex addict who hiked 1,100 miles.
  2. Plan your weekend Dec. 19-21

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Concert

    Fleetwood Mac With singer-keyboardist Christine McVie returning after a 16-year absence, this Tampa date at Amalie Arena is the Mac's last show of the year. There won't be any solo material, but who needs that when you can have hits like Never Going Back Again, …

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  3. Guatemalan folk art gallery opens in St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG

    As a specialist in cancer and blood disorders, Dr. Robert Drapkin has been in the business of saving lives for most of his adult life. He also has spent an almost equal amount of time saving art. He and his wife, Chitranee, are collectors partial to fragility. Their main areas of interest are early …

    Dr. Robert Drapkin, 70, and his wife, Chitranee, began collecting Guatemalan folk art a dozen years ago. In addition to retail items, they are selling their personal collection at From Mayan Hands.
  4. Pharrell has worn many hats in his career, from pop singer to hip-hop producer

    Music & Concerts

    What's the perfect Christmas gift for the man who has it all? If that man is Pharrell Williams, how about a new hat? • Nothing against his trademark Vivienne Westwood Buffalo lid, of course — Pharrell rocks the freshest Mountie look this side of Saskatoon — but one hat is nowhere near enough to cover …

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05:  Recording artist Pharrell Williams performs onstage during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2014  powered by LINE at Staples Center on December 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
  5. Three questions for opera star Elizabeth Futral, coming to St. Pete Opera

    Stage

    Elizabeth Futral has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, at Carnegie Hall and all around the world. She's been everyone from Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire to Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare to Musetta in La Bohème.

    Elizabeth Futral, 51, who lives in Roanoke, Va., has family in Clearwater and Brandon, so her visit will also be a holiday vacation.
  6. Outdoor St. Petersburg Holiday of the Arts festival good for last-minute shopping

    Visual Arts

    If the thought of yet another trip to the mall or big-box store for that special gift you forgot to purchase seems too fraught, consider St. Petersburg Holiday of the Arts as an alternative. It's on Saturday and Sunday in South Straub Park, between Beach and Bayshore drives.

    Scarves by Cheryl Kabala.
  7. Duncan McClellan's Studio lets you design your own glass etching

    Visual Arts

    LET YOUR INNER ETCHER SHINE

    Need a break from shopping or a fun activity for guests? Duncan McClellan Glass is hosting etching events Saturday at his fabulous, enormous glass studio, 2342 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg. It includes a tour of McClellan's hot shop and garden of tropical fruits. You choose or …

    StuartWineAuction. Caption: (Friday 02/11/2011 St. Petersburg) Hand blown, carved and etched wine glasses by local glass artist Duncan McClellan up for auction during the Stuart Society of the Museum of Fine Arts Wine Auction and Gala on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.
Summary: Stuart Society of the Museum of Fine Arts presented the Inaugural Wine Auction and Gala.
Photo by James Branaman
  8. Lightning launches free app for hockey fans

    Events

    The Tampa Bay Lightning has launched a new free mobile app for smartphones that allows fans to keep up with team news and even get seat upgrades and proximity-based special offers while at games. Called the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Club, the app alerts users of game stats and special offers. Fans attending Lightning …

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrate his goal with center Tyler Johnson (9), as Kucherov  scores the first goal of the game beating Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) during third period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (12/11/14).
  9. Diana Ross coming to Mahaffey in St. Petersburg

    Music & Concerts

    Dazzling diva Diana Ross returns to the Mahaffey Theater on Feb. 18 on her In the Name of Love tour. The legendary Miss Ross, who turned 70 this year, was last at the Mahaffey in September 2013, when she rocked five costume changes, each one more blingy than the last, and was backed up by a nine-piece orchestra and …

    Diana Ross performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall in 2010.
  10. Plan your weekend Dec. 12-14

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Concert

    Usher The 36-year-old R&B superstar is doing his first bay area show in almost a decade. The "UR Experience" promises fresh takes on classic Usher fare, and there will likely be a bevy of material from his forthcoming eighth studio LP. N'awlins rapper August Alsina and DJ …

    Do the Ybor City run in skivvies on Sunday, then warm up chilled body parts.