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Plan your weekend Dec. 16-18: Jingle Ball, boat parade, Frida Kahlo at the Dali

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Plan your weekend

Pop stars

Jingle Ball: The sleek tour of pop royalty makes a stop in Tampa on Saturday with this year's headliner, Pitbull, Fifth Harmony and DNCE with Joe Jonas in the lead. Tampa's also got EDM smashmakers the Chainsmokers, who will drop their hit Don't Let Me Down with singer Daya; Record of the Year Grammy nominees Lukas Graham (7 Years); and Martin Garrix, recently crowned the world's No. 1 DJ. Fans also get a free pre-show party outside the arena with Daya, Jon Bellion, Sabrina Carpenter and Hey Violet. The pre-show starts at 3 p.m., the main show at 7 p.m. at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive. $41 and up. (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com.

Holiday

Tampa's Holiday Lighted Boat Parade: Watch festively decorated boats sail from Rick's on the River and pass Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and the Tampa Convention Center with judging at the Sail Pavilion and ending at Channelside. Free. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. 6-8 p.m. Sunday.

Fun run

Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K: It feels fitting in a season surrounded by food and sweets that even Sunday's Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K awards runners with decadent chocolate treats. There will be "sweet stations" along the course for those who can't wait, and the chocolate flows at the post-race party with a concert at Channelside Bay Plaza. 7:30 a.m. 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $54-$79. hotchocolate15k.com.

Video game

Legend of Zelda: You don't often see "costumes encouraged" at Florida Orchestra shows, but that's the scene Friday when the orchestra presents a video game concert celebrating 30 years of The Legend of Zelda. The concert celebrates 30 years of the popular video game franchise and the music will be timed to high-definition video on a big screen. 8 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $25-$95. (727) 892-3337. floridaorchestra.org.

Date night

Comedy: Two veteran comics are in town this week: Bill Bellamy, who hosted seasons 5 and 6 of NBC's Last Comic Standing, and Wendy Liebman, a comedian who has been a regular on late-night talk shows and her own specials. Bellamy performs at the Improv in Centro Ybor in five shows Friday through Sunday. 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com. Liebman performs five shows today through Saturday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $18-$20. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Take the kids

Snow play: The festivities in Largo Central Park get kicked up a notch Saturday with live music by the 10-piece horn-driven band Late Night Brass, a snow play area and snow slide ($5). The park is already impressive with 2 million LED lights, a carousel and a seven-story Ferris wheel, which will run nightly through Jan. 2 for $5 per ride. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 101 Central Park Drive.

Art

Frida Kahlo at the Dali: The life and work of the most widely known female artist of the 20th century will be celebrated in an exhibition at the Dalí Museum. Kahlo is best known for her striking self-portraits, combining dreamlike imagery with her defiant expression and famous unibrow. The exhibition, which runs through April 17, will reflect on Kahlo's storied life, featuring not only paintings and drawings but also personal photographs. It will also extend outdoors for a special collection of plants and flowers to resemble her cherished garden at Casa Azul. It opens Saturday at 10 a.m. at 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Admission: $24, $22 seniors, $17 students and children ages 13-17, $10 children ages 6-12. $10 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 823-3767. thedali.org.

Shopping

Holizaar: St. Pete Craft Heroes' annual Holizaar handmade bazaar returns to the [email protected] on Saturday. Among the many unique items you'll find are metal ornaments and art by local legend Frank Strunk III, fun collages from Iwearpartyhats and Crow and Lion Art Lamps, made by Calan Ree and Jim Morey. It happens 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. t hestudioat620.org.

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