Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Plan your weekend Dec. 9-11: Adam Sandler and friends, Fray at Mistletoe Show, Ybor parade

Plan your weekend

Comedy

Adam Sandler and friends: Adam Sandler's Here Comes the Funny comedy tour surrounds him with old friends David Spade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson and a "surprise special guest." 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Straz Center's big Morsani Hall. The only tickets left are in the $175-$403 range. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

Music

Mix 100.7 Mistletoe Show: This year's lineup hass piano-rockers the Fray and soulful grungers Blue October leading the charge. But there's also the ever-Bubbly Colbie Caillat and sensitive singer-songwriter Joshua Radin. 7 p.m. Friday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35 and up. (727) 892-5767. themahaffey.com.

Rock

Five Finger Death Punch: The riff-roaring metal outfit has risen to heavy music's A-list thanks to the twin guitar assault of Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook, and a range of sledgehammerin' influences. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, $37.50 and up. (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com.

Benefit

Winter Wonder Ride: This year's fundraiser has a Frosty theme and Big Boi from Outkast will be doing a DJ set. Proceeds purchase bikes for at-risk and foster kids. $20, $25 day of for after-party only; ride and VIP $50-$110. Kids 16 and younger free. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. 3 p.m-10 p.m. Saturday. Ride departs at 4:30 p.m. Register at onbikes.org.

Holiday

Florida Orchestra's Holiday Pops: Singer Doug LaBrecque has performed on Broadway and regional theater, and soloed with more than a dozen symphonies. Now LaBrecque leads the Florida Orchestra's Holiday Pops concert with a slew of favorites. The concert includes Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, What Child Is This and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Carol of the Bells. Concerts are 8 p.m. Friday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.

Shopping

Gift and Plant Sale: Get outside on Sunday at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, which are all gussied up in their holiday decorations. There will also be vendors offering handmade jewelry, unique yard art, botanical skincare products and cosmetics and organic clothing. You can also find native plant books and information and vintage plant containers. The sale happens 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 12520 Ulmerton Road.

Parade

Snow on 7th Holiday Parade: Cheer on as floats, nearly 20 marching bands and Santa parade while snowflakes fall on Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. Pre-parade entertainment starts at 6 p.m. Saturday and there is $5 special event parking in city garages. Free. Seventh Avenue between 15th and 17th streets, Tampa.

 
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