Monday, December 11, 2017
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 13

The Book of Mormon: The hit musical comedy from the brains behind South Park is an irreverent satire about two Mormons who are sent to Uganda on their mission. Through Nov. 24. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $69-$153.50. (813) 229-7827.

Never Sorry: First-time director Alison Klayman's documentary details the story of Ai Weiwei, an artist and Chinese dissident who blurs the boundaries of art and politics. Screening starts at 7 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10. (813) 274-8286.

Wednesday Paddle Social: Join fellow paddle boarders at North Shore Park for a casual paddle around the beach and surrounding flats. It starts at 6 p.m. at North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free; $25 board rental. (727) 510-1921.

Glow Golfing: Golfers can play in the dark with fluorescent balls at the waterfront course lit by glow sticks during this nine-hole, par three, four-person scramble. It starts at 6:45 p.m. at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, 10315 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Island. $25, $80 foursome. (727) 360-6062.

TO WATCH

Modern Family, 9 p.m., ABC Phil and Claire want to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Wait, how old is Haley, again?

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Elf The Musical: Give in to the spirit of Christmas with this musical based on the 2003 Will Ferrell movie. It tells the story of Buddy, a human raised as one of Santa's elves, who goes to New York to find his real family and, of course, the true meaning of Christmas. Shows are today at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $35-$100. (727) 791-7400.

Florida Orchestra Let's Dance: The pops program features a night of award-winning hoofers, with St. Petersburg's own American Idol star Michael Lynche belting out R&B oldies such as Ray Charles' I Got a Woman and Sam Cooke's Twistin' the Night Away. Shows are Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa, Saturday at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

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