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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 5

Neil Sedaka: The singer, pianist and composer who made breaking up hard to do brings 56 years worth of songs and charm to Clearwater. Concert starts at 2 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $39-$80. (727) 791-7400.

The Sleeping Beauty: The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre presents this three-act ballet of the classic fairytale set to a Tchaikovsky score. It begins at 3 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $28-$58. (727) 893-7832.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus: The "Greatest Show on Earth" roars into town with the new show, Legends. Arrive an hour early for a free pre-show where fans can try on costumes, learn circus skills and meet the performers. Performances are at 1 and 5 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $16-$70. (813) 301-2500.

Hannibal Buress: The Chicago-bred and New York-based comedian established himself in his Comedy Central one-hour special Animal Furnace and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan. See him at 7 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20-$22. (813) 864-4000.

TO WATCH

The Simpsons, 8 p.m., Fox In this new episode, Bart shows his dad, who's had it with movie theaters, how to download films illegally. Didn't Homer learn anything when he tried to steal cable?

The Bachelor, 8 p.m., ABC On the eve of the competition's official season premiere, this episode offers viewers a look at the life of the new Bachelor, single dad and former pro soccer player Juan Pablo Galavis.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 5 01/04/14 [Last modified: Saturday, January 4, 2014 8:29pm]
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