Sanding Ovations Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival: See the finished products that master sand sculptors created this week. The festival area is open until 6 p.m. with music by Pete Gallagher and Come Back Alice. It starts at 9 a.m. at the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free for spectators; $10 parking on beach; $5 beer tasting. (727) 547-4575, ext. 237.
The Book of Mormon: The hit musical comedy from the brains behind South Park has two more performances in Tampa. Try your luck and enter the lottery for discounted tickets. Shows are at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $69-$153.50. (813) 229-7827.
Crossword Puzzle Celebration: To mark the 100th birthday of the crossword puzzle on Dec. 21, puzzlesmith Merl Reagle will be speaking, playing audience games and signing his new 100th Anniversary Crossword Book. Prizes will be given out at the end of the talk. It starts at 2 p.m. at Oxford Exchange, 2420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-0222.
Florida Orchestra Masterworks Concert: Elgar's Cello Concerto: Principal Cellist James Connors plays Elgar's Cello Concerto in this program with Haydn's Symphony No. 88 and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $10-$45; package deals available. (727) 791-7400.
The 2013 American Music Awards, 8 p.m., ABC Gossip alert: Miley Cyrus is on the performance slate, so expect to see her name plastered on headlines tomorrow.
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