Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 26

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular: The iconic Rockettes high-kick their way through a show exploding with holiday cheer. See it at 3:30 and 7 p.m. at Straz Center in Tampa. $42.50-$105. (813) 229-7827. Read our review at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Deadmau5: One of the biggest names in EDM comes to Tampa for this post-Christmas show, with Nervo, Adventure Club, GTA and Nom De Strip also on the bill. Starts at 5:30 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $40-$99. (813) 350-6500.

Guy Torry: The comedian seen on BET's Comic View, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Showtime at the Apollo and Russell Simmons: Def Comedy Jam performs at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

Holiday FantaSea: The Florida Aquarium throws a party with light shows, mermaids, a model train and snow play area for children. Included with daily admission: $21.95, $18.95 for seniors, $16.95 for kids. It starts at 3:30 p.m. at the aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 273-4000.

Rolling Pin Cuisine: New Year's Eve in Italy: Experience an Italian New Year by cooking a menu of shrimp wrapped in bacon and pastry, gnocchi with pesto, profiteroles and more. Class starts at 6:15 p.m. at the Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium, 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon. $55. (813) 653-2418.

TO WATCH

The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS When the girls join the guys for a game of Dungeons & Dragons, Sheldon and Amy's relationship takes an interesting turn.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find New Year's events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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