Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 10

Symphony in Lights: See a holiday light show with more than 250,000 LED lights choreographed to the music of the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Shows are at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Free. (813) 994-2242.

Tony Zappone: The author of John F. Kennedy: A President and a Kid with a Camera will be speaking about the day he spent photographing John F. Kennedy during the president's trip to Tampa, just four days before his assassination. Talk starts at 6:30 p.m. at Charles Fendig Public Library, 3903 W Neptune St., Tampa. Free. (813) 273-3652.

Santa's Workshop: MOSI's Idea Zone is transformed into Santa's satellite workshop where kids can create gifts for their family. Included with admission: $21.95 adults, $17.95 child, $19.95 seniors (60+). It starts at 9 a.m. at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000.

Premier Players of College Football Charitable Awards Dinner: ESPN analyst Kevin Carter and Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward serve as guest speakers for the ceremony to crown the 2013 MVP of college football. Includes a reception, dinner and live music. Benefits sports activities for orphaned, foster and special needs children. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel Downtown Tampa, 211 N Tampa St., Tampa. $100, $250 VIP. (813) 833-3495.

TO WATCH

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, 10 p.m., CBS Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy and Neon Jungle are scheduled to perform as Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio and Lindsay Ellingson strut their stuff in lingerie, promptly forcing you to put that second Christmas cookie down.

SEASON FINALE Sons of Anarchy, 10 p.m., FX Jax has made some decisions that put the future of the club and his own family in jeopardy. We smell cliffhanger!

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COMING UP

Rockettes: A New York Radio City classic kicks off a two-week run — with 300 kicks per show! — Thursday at the Straz Center in Tampa. $42.50-$105. (813) 229-7827.

Christmas music: Florida Orchestra's Holiday Pops — including the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay — is the standard for a classy Christmas. Shows are Friday at the Straz in Tampa; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaffey in St. Pete; and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater; $15-$45 (bring canned food for Tampa Bay Harvest); (727) 892-3337 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286. At the Mix 100.7 Acoustic Christmas, get stripped-down sets from the Goo Goo Dolls, Fray, Colbie Caillat and ZZ Ward on Friday at the Mahaffey; $41.50-$141.50; (727) 893-7832. Need to de-stress? Ah, Florida Pro Musica peacefully presents Gregorian chant as it might have sounded 1,000 years ago, Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa; $10.

Jingle Bell Run: Shake your jingle bells (bonus points for blinky Santa hats) at this Friday evening 5K run, 1-mile walk along the waterfront with live music. Starts at Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg this year, since the Pier is closed. $20, $15 ages 11 and younger. (727) 821-4819.

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