Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Plan your weekend Dec. 4-6: Snowfest, Kinky Boots and X Games

Plan your weekend

Holiday

Christmas parades: Things really pick up this weekend with Friday's tree-lighting ceremony in Tampa with the Late Night Brass performing, followed by a screening of the classic A Christmas Story. Free. On Saturday, St. Petersburg's Snowfest and Santa Parade lets the kids play in 65 tons of snow blown into North Straub Park. Free parade, $5 wristband for activities. Also Saturday, the Tampa Santa Fest and Rough Riders parade steps off at 11 a.m at Morgan Street and Madison Street. The party continues at Curtis Hixon Park, where it's just $5 for ice skating. 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more holiday events, recipes and our shop-local gift guide see tampabay.com/holiday.

Stage

Kinky Boots: The Tony award-winning musical with songs by Cyndi Lauper tells of a shoemaker whose business is brought back to life by a drag queen. The show runs through Sunday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $55-$130.

X Games

St. Pete Action Sports: It's motocross mania in Al Lang Stadium this weekend when more than 40 top X Games pros — including Bucky Lasek and Bob Burnquist — turn on the heat and buzz Friday and Saturday. $30.

Comedy

Craig Ferguson: The charming Scottish comedian and former host of the Late Late Show on CBS performs Friday at the Capitol Theatre ($53.50-$78.50).

Hip-hop

Legends of the Old School This show brings Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, TKA/K7, Naughty by Nature and more to the USF Sun Dome on Friday ($35-$125).

Party

Repeal Day: Bartenders celebrate the end of Prohibition on Friday at 7 p.m. to toast Repeal Day. The opportunity to drink and be merry lets you join the United States Bartenders Guild to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition with a head-to-head bartender competition to determine the "Official Cocktail of Repeal Day." There will also be a vermouth tasting, food, celebrity judges and entertainment by the Nate Najar Trio. The event benefits Because of Ezra. Tickets are $35 in advance, $50 at the door. Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, 1610 N Tampa St., Tampa. (727) 433-8396.

Art

Art Dresses 2: Like a Project Runway challenge gone wild, Art Dresses2, opening Saturday at Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass, embraces frocks made from any medium except fiber or cloth. See pieces like Estella Fransbergen's clay bodice adorned with feathers, branches, leaves and gemstones. Works by Jennifer Box, Donna McCullough, Tanya Lyons, Susan Freda, Katarzyna Karbownik, Cathy Broski, Craig Alan, Pezhman and Carmen Simmonds, which include paintings and photographs. Syd Entel Galleries, 247 Main St., Safety Harbor, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. A free opening reception Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. will feature informal modeling of wearable dresses from Dillard's. (727) 725-1808. sydentelgalleries.com.

Contact Sharon Kennedy Wynne at [email protected] or (727) 893-8595. Follow @SharonKWn.

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