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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 17

Santaland Diaries: David Sedaris' cutting, sardonic wit is on full display in this one-man show based on his essay about his stint as a "helper elf" at Macy's Santaland. Show starts at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $19. (727) 823-7529.

The Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular: The iconic dancers high-kick their way through a Christmas show packed with holiday cheer. It starts at 7:30 p.m. in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $42.50-$105. (813) 229-7827. Read our review at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

NOVA Noel: The Entrepreneur Social Club and Keep St. Pete Local join together for a Christmas party with live music by the 18-piece Helios Band and photos with Santa. It starts at 6 p.m. at NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 821-6682.

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 through Dec. 31 at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Free. (813) 994-2242.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE The Voice, 9 p.m., NBC Who's it going to be — teenage belter Jacquie Lee or Jamaican powerhouse Tessanne Chin? As for Will Champlin, well, we're surprised he made it past the battle rounds, so he should just be happy to be here.

The Biggest Loser, 8 p.m., NBC Everyone is going to singles tonight, so they can't depend on a team member to lose 12 pounds to bail them out of a bad week.

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Find the newest #CookClub recipe at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Capitol Theatre Reopens: Be one of the first to check out the gorgeous Clearwater theater after months of renovations to add seats, bigger lobbies, bars and a rooftop terrace. Former Doobie Brother Michael McDonald will be the entertainment Wednesday ($82-$98). Then on Saturday, comedian Sinbad takes the historic stage ($39-$85). (727) 791-7400.

Jingle Ball: Will Miley Cyrus be naughty or nice at this year's 93.3 FLZ concert? Robin Thicke, Enrique Iglesias, Flo Rida and Paramore will join her Wednesday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $46-$181. (813) 301-2500.

Trace Adkins: The country singer goes Celtic for his Christmas album, The King's Gift, and tour. The show is Wednesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $47.50-$87.50. (727) 791-7400.

The Nutcracker Twist: This spin on Tchaikovsky's classic incorporates African dance, ballet, hip-hop, salsa and jazz for two shows Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete. $17-$37. Toll-free 1-800-874-9020

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 17 12/16/13 [Last modified: Monday, December 16, 2013 3:32pm]
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