Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Plan your weekend Nov. 25-27: Dolly Parton, indie markets, Christmas attractions open

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Dolly Parton: This is the country music legend's first concert in Tampa since the early '90s. She performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $45.75 and up at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com.

Concert

David Crosby: A two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Crosby's new album, Lighthouse, produced by Snarky Puppy's Michael League, has sent him on a tour that stops at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St. $52.50 and up. (727) 791-7400. atthecap.com.

Movies

Tampa Theatre Holiday Classics: The historic movie house kicks off its annual holiday movie series Sunday with a visit from Santa Claus. Miracle on 34th Street begins at 3 p.m., after a Christmas story from Santa on stage. Tickets are $10 at the box office or tampatheatre.org. Upcoming shows include Holiday Inn (Dec. 4), White Christmas (Dec. 11) and an entire week of It's a Wonderful Life beginning Dec. 16. The series concludes Dec. 23 with Love Actually.

Art

Meet Herb Snitzer: In his 50-plus years as a photographer, Snitzer is best known for his portfolio of jazz musicians taken in the late 1950s. Snitzer will be a guest speaker at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is pay as you choose. (813) 221-2222. fmopa.org.

Go fish

License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day: This Saturday is one of the few times in the year that Florida offers a free fishing day. A saltwater fishing license normally costs $17 a year for Florida residents and $47 for nonresidents. If you end up having a great day on the water, you can obtain a license at myfwc.com.

Comedy

Earthquake: Name a television show that features comics; he's been on it. $25. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com. 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday.

Christmas

Attractions open: Busch Gardens brings back Christmas Town on select nights starting Friday, and Lowry Park Zoo has a new weekend holiday party called Christmas in the Wild. Both are decked out in lights, with carolers, shows and special treats. And both are included with admission. For more holiday events this week see tampabay.com/holiday.

Shop local

Black Friday: The Creative Life Project's holiday market is at the Flying Pig Tap House in St. Petersburg from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1584 Central Ave. Also this weekend is Buckler's Craft Fair at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6, children 12 and younger free. Ella's Black Friday Alternative Local Shopping Experience is at Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, 5119 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa, from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Shopapalooza happens again Saturday in St. Pete's South Straub Park, from 10 a.m. to sunset.

Cuban Nights

Havana Cuba All-Stars: The 11-piece ensemble is touring the United States for the first time. Its program, Cuban Nights, starts at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Straz Center's Ferguson Hall, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$50. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

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