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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 1

Dali Discount Museum Admission: The Dali Museum invites everyone to ring in the New Year at the museum with $14 admission tickets. Discounted tickets must be purchased on site and are only good from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $14. (727) 823-3767.

Outback Bowl: This year, the Outback Bowl brings a matchup of the LSU Tigers from the SEC and the Iowa Hawkeyes of the Big Ten Conference. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. but kickoff isn't until 1 p.m at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $80. (813) 874-2695.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus: The "Greatest Show on Earth" roars into town bringing dare-devilry, stunts, the world-famous clown alley and lots of animals. Arrive an hour early to take part in the all-access free pre-show included with admission ticket. The main event begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $16-$70. (813) 301-2500.

First Flight 2014: Techinical difficulties have prevented Kermit Weeks from recreating Tony Jannus' flight of the Benoist airboat on New Year's morning, but the celebration will go on. Eddie Hoffman Jr. will fly an amphibious flying boat called a Hoffman X-4 mullet skiff, taking off on the approach to the Pier in St. Pete and landing in Tampa near the seaplane basin at Peter O. Knight Airport. Large screens will be at both sites with live video. It starts at 10 a.m. at Spa Beach, 615 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free.


HGTV Dream Home 2014, 8:00 p.m., HGTV Get a tour of this year's grand prize - a mountain home in Truckee, Calif. near Lake Tahoe. The winner of the giveaway, who also gets $250,000 and a new vehicle, will be chosen in March, so you still have time to get your entry in.


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Neil Sedaka: The singer, pianist and composer who made breaking up hard to do brings 56 years' worth of songs to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $39-$80.

Ballet: The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre will bring Sleeping Beauty, a three-act ballet of the classic fairy tale set to the music of Tchaikovsky, to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Sunday at 3 p.m. ($39-$80).

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 1 12/31/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 2:59pm]
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