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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 22

Rockabilly Christmas: Rock in the holiday at this hillbilly-themed party with music by the Cadillac Bombers and 6 Volt Rodeo, a food and gift drive, and naughty Santa pictures with "The Dunedin Shame" and the Sailor Jerry Girls. Party starts at 7 p.m. at Blur, 325 Main St., Dunedin. $5, free with donation of a gift or non-perishable food. (727) 210-2783.

Santaland Diaries: David Sedaris' sardonic wit is on full display in this one-man show about Crumpet, the chemically dependent writer who takes a job as a "helper elf" at Macy's Santaland in New York. Show is at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $19. (727) 823-7529.

Beef O'Brady's Bowl Battle of the Bands Pep Rally: Bands from East Carolina and Ohio University go head-to-head in the sand playing their favorite tunes and participating in an eating contest, cheerleader tug o' war and beachfront tailgate cookout. It starts at 2:30 p.m. at Tradewinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Free. Toll-free 1-800-237-0707.

Chris Isaak: The rocker will perform '50s classics, songs from his 2011 album Beyond the Sun and traditional holiday favorites. Concert starts at 7 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $39.50-$69.50. (727) 893-7832.

Winter Wonderland: The Christmas village has tens of thousands of sparkling lights, visits with Santa, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, pony rides, a bounce house and a hot chocolate shop benefitting Nourish to Flourish. It starts at 6 p.m. in Downtown Clearwater at Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenue. Free admission. (727) 442-2099.

TO WATCH

I Am Britney Jean, 9 p.m., E! Falling between the release of her album and the launch of her two-year stint at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Brit's hoping this will help boost sales.

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