Make us your home page

Things to do Dec. 1-2

JIM DAMASKE   |   Times


01 Today

Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show and Sale: Dealers from around the country sell crystals, minerals, beads, gems and jewelry. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-5202.

Holiday in the Park: Largo Central Park is illuminated with holiday lights for this arts and craft festival with caroling, food vendors, giveaways and visits with Santa. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 101 Central Park Drive. (727) 586-7415.

Christian concert: Marsha Stevens-Pino and spouse Cindy Stevens-Pino will present contemporary Christian music and share information about their BALM Ministries. 10:30 a.m. Free. Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. (727) 544-8558.

German American Society Concert Series: A variety of musicians will return to the German American Society stage to get the crowd on the dance floor. Today it's Sepp, at 1 p.m. $5 members; $8 guests; $3 under 18; free for under 12. German American Society of Pinellas County, 8098 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 541-6782.

Indoor dog park: Friendly dogs can enjoy play time out of the Florida weather. Training instructors will be available for supervision. 1:30-3:30 p.m. $5. SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 388-0452.

Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats: This group combines award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques. 2-7 p.m. $24.50-$34.50. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. (727) 587-6751.

'A Marvelous Party! The Noel Coward Celebration': Drawn from Coward's songs, plays and journals, this revue features 33 songs as well as sketches, anecdotes, writings and musings. Through Dec. 22. 3 p.m. $29-$49. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

Hanukkah Extravaganza: Celebrate the Festival of Lights with music by the Pardes rock band, hot brisket sandwiches, knishes and jelly doughnuts, bungee jumping, an inflatable slide and the lighting of a giant menorah. 4 p.m. Free. Straub Park (center), at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 344-4900.

'Black Nativity': This production by [email protected] returns. Combining Langston Hughes' poetry with today's gospel music, Black Nativity celebrates the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. All shows are free, but tickets must be picked up in advance at the Palladium box office. 4 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.

Light Up Largo Central: Families are invited to walk among dazzling light displays of more than a million lights forming trains, toy bears, carolers and soldiers. 5 p.m. Free. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. (727) 586-7415.

Lights of Lake Park: Neighborhoods of Lake Park Estates decorate their homes and yards with 3 miles of Christmas lights and decorations. Voluntary donations for the Suncoast Hospice will be collected along the route. 6-9 p.m. Free (donations appreciated). Lake Park Estates, Bryan Dairy Road and 108th Terrace N, Largo. (727) 586-4432.

Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra: This holiday concert will feature vocalists Katy Saunders and Jeff Clark, plus a full orchestra in selections from Han del's Messiah and Babes in Toyland by Victor Herbert. 7:30 p.m. Free. Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. (727) 541-0895.

02 Monday

'Bethlehem Morning': Presented by the Super 60s Singers, this concert tells the story of Christmas through traditional carols and Christmas favorites. 9-11 a.m. Free. First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 595-3421.

Karate for Kids: Children ages 5 to 12 can hone their Okinawan Karate skills in this monthlong class taught by a seventh-degree black belt. New classes start the first Monday of every month. 6:45-7:30 p.m. $67.50 per month, $45 for members. Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N, Seminole. (727) 391-8345.

01 Today

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: Stroll through the Florida Botanical Gardens with laser lights, flora and fauna displays, decorated trees, a 7-foot gingerbread house with more than 600 lights, a 30-foot white swan and a tropical parrot, entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus each night. Check for complete schedule. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $2, free for 12 and younger. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 582-2100.

Things to do Dec. 1-2 11/29/13 [Last modified: Friday, November 29, 2013 3:59pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Blake High grad Taylor Trensch lands lead role in 'Dear Evan Hansen' on Broadway


    For those who saw Taylor Trensch grow up in Tampa, his rise from promising student to star is heartwarming and entirely predictable. In January, Trensch, 28, will be moving into the title role of Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, one of the hottest tickets in theater.

    Taylor Trensch, a 2007 Blake High graduate, will play the title role in Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen. Courtesy of Frank Trensch.
  2. A scene from "Epiphany."
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 22


    Clearwater Jazz Holiday: The Avett Brothers: The Avett Brothers, with their blend of folk, bluegrass and rock, lead the lineup. 1:30 p.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $16 per day, $45 reserved, $170 VIP. (727) 461-5200.

    AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 15:  (L-R)  Joe Kwon, Bob Crawford, Seth Avett, and Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers pose for a portrait at the "May It Last: A Portrait Of The Avett Brothers" Premiere - 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals on March 15, 2017 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 21


    Conor Oberst: The Bright Eyes mastermind will be joined by opener, the Felice Brothers. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $30.50-$36. (727) 791-7400.

    Handout photo of Conor Oberst, performing Oct. 21 at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg. Credit: Grandstand Media
  5. McDonald's soft serve in Florida is made with handshakes and happy cows


    Floridians licked nine million McDonald's vanilla cones last year.

    Calves play with a rubber toy at the Milking R Dairy in Okeechobee, FL. Owners Sutton Rucks, Jr., and his wife Kris Rucks sell their milk to SouthEast Dairies cooperative, Edward Coryn of Dairy Mix in St. Petersburg buys it, transforms it into soft-serve ice cream base, and sells it to all the McDonald's. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times