Elf The Musical: Based on the popular 2003 Will Ferrell movie, see the musical tale of Buddy, a human raised as one of Santa's elves who goes to New York City to find his real family. It starts at 7 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$100. (727) 791-7400.
Ice Palace at International Plaza: The 30-foot dome with snow, a light show, visits with Santa and family photos on an ice throne is now open during mall hours daily through Dec. 24. It opens at 10 a.m. at International Plaza and Bay Street, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 342-3790.
America Recycles Week: Post a picture to MOSI's Facebook or Instagram page showing appreciation for Mother Earth and tag it with #mosi and #americarecyclesday to receive $5 off general admission. Guests must present their post at the time of purchase. Museum opens at 9 a.m. at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $21.95 adults (13-59), $17.95 child (2-12), $19.95 seniors (60+). Member discounts available. (813) 987-6000.
The Biggest Loser, 8 p.m., NBC Last season's teenagers go to the White House nutrition policy adviser's ranch. Good luck finding any Oreos there.
The Goldbergs, 9 p.m., ABC A family called the Kremps move into the neighborhood, upending everything. Wasn't that the family in The 'Burbs? Never mind, that was the Klopeks.
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Enjoy Arts & Tastes St. Pete: The three-day festival touts more than a dozen celebrity chefs — including Curtis Stone, Donatella Arpaia and Masaharu Morimoto — elaborate tastings, cooking demos, dinners and late-night parties at various venues Friday through Sunday. Tickets run $50 to $200 at enjoyartsandtastes.com.
Zootastic Family Fest: Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo partners with Great Explorations Children's Museum and Sunken Gardens to bring the adventures of the zoo to St. Petersburg. Guests at the two St. Petersburg attractions can mingle with the zoo's trainers and attend animal shows Saturday. $5.