Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 26

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A Marvelous Party! The Noel Coward Celebration: See a special Tuesday evening performance of this revue featuring 33 Noel Coward songs as well as sketches and anecdotes from his journals. Show starts at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$49. (727) 823-7529.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Stock up on produce and baked goods for your Thanksgiving feast at this market. It starts at 9 a.m. along Beach Boulevard in Gulfport. Free. (727) 278-4285.

Tampa's Downtown on Ice: Get in the holiday spirit by skating on the outdoor rink in Curtis Hixon Park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental, and sessions start at 10 a.m. in at 600 N Ashley Drive in Tampa. $10. (813) 966-5505.

Symphony in Lights: This holiday light show with more than 250,000 LED lights is choreographed to the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Shows start at 6 p.m. and happen on the hour until 9 at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Free. (813) 994-2242.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Boston's Finest, 9 p.m., TNT The second season of this cop show returns. This is the one about police officers, except in Beantown and not New York.

SEASON FINALE Dancing With the Stars, 9 p.m., ABC We can all agree, whoever wins this latest season, some washed-up D-lister is going to be on Good Morning America tomorrow. Make lots of coffee!

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COMING UP

Times Turkey Trot: Before you go into a food coma on Thanksgiving, hit the road for a good run. Choose from several races, including the Wingding 5K or Turkey Trot 10K, all beginning near Clearwater High School. Bring nonperishable food items for the Religious Community Services Food Pantry. $14-$40. See tampabay.com/turkeytrot for details.

Get Roasted: Here's something guaranteed to make Aunt Hazel bearable on Turkey Day: 13 Ugly Men's Get Roasted party on Thanksgiving Eve at Ceviche, 2500 W Azeele St., Tampa. $15. (813) 250-0203.

Hanukkah: Or as some are calling it this year: "Thanksgivukkah." For the first time since 1888, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide, with the eight-day Jewish holiday beginning at sundown Thanksgiving eve. Chabad of Clearwater celebrates by lighting a menorah made of hundreds of doughnuts Wednesday at the Surf Style Mega Store in Clearwater Beach. Free.

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