Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 5

Bruce Bruce: The comedian and former host of BET’s ComicView is also known for roles in Who’s Your Caddy? and Think Like a Man. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25, $35 VIP. (813) 864-4000.

Sleeping Beauty: Enjoy a classic ballet presented by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia, performed by dancers respected around the globe. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35-$65. (727) 893-7832.

Florida Orchestra: Jahja Ling: The former longtime TFO music director returns to conduct Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, performed by his wife and noted Beethoven interpreter Jessie Chang, as well as Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Start at $42.25. (813) 229-7827.

Winter Village: The new holiday setting for the riverfront park runs through Jan. 5 with 10 pop-up shops in decorated PODS containers, an ice rink and a cafe. 10 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free (skating/skate rental additional). (813) 221-3686.

Florida’s Largest Home Show: Guests can shop, compare and save on affordable ways to organize, repair, remodel, refurbish and landscape their homes. They can see and try products, talk to experts and get information at more than 900 exhibits. 11 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $8, $7 seniors/military, 11 and younger free. (813) 621-7821.

Blessing of the Fleet: As part of the annual Epiphany celebration, clergy will bless the fishermen, their vessels and the water they sail on, and wish them safe and prosperous journeys. Both commercial and recreational boaters will participate. 12 p.m., Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 937-3540.

Three Kings Celebration: Explore the journey to Bethlehem through Latin traditions, live entertainment and twinkling lights. Included with admission. 3 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 ages 3-9, 2 and younger free. (888) 800-5447.

Alex Harris and Siobhan Monique: Classic soul and Neo-Soul artists join forces to perform at a Soul Party. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$40. (727) 822-3590.

Free Fallin: A Tribute to Tom Petty : The tribute act has toured the country for more than 10 years performing some of his biggest hits of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. 8 p.m., Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $19.50. (727) 587-6793.

Nirvana Tribute: A tribute to Nirvana with the Mark, Tom & Travis show 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 565-0550.

School of Rock - The Musical: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway smash is based on the movie starring Jack Black. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $38-$108. (813) 229-7827.

Whitney James and Synia Carroll: Two jazz artists will perform original duet arrangements of their favorite jazz standards like You Don’t Know What Love Is, Comes Love, Happy Days are Here Again and many more. 8 p.m., American Stage Summer Camp, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $25. $30. (727) 823-7529.

Tim Dillon: The host of the podcast Tim Dillon is Going to Hell appeared on Last Comic Standing and Gotham Live. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197;.

Peter Cetera: Former singer, songwriter and bass player for rock group Chicago. 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $56-$91. (800) 826-9303.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Marvel Universe Live: Watch a live battle to defend the universe as the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider Man and Doctor Strange join forces to keep the Wand of Watoomb out of the evil Loki’s hands. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $20-$150. (813) 301-2500.

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