Friday, May 25, 2018
Events

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 28

Light Up Largo Central: Walk among displays of more than a million lights forming trains, toy bears, carolers and soldiers. It's free starting at 5 p.m. at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 586-7415.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner: Arrive any time between noon and 4 p.m. for a free, home cooked, traditional Thanksgiving dinner in this open house-style event with entertainment by Mike Balistierri. Doors open at noon at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 6315 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 347-1226.

Heffron Drive: The electro pop duo will perform at the Tampa venue with opener Ariana and the Rose. Concert starts at 6 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $25-$140. (813) 248-9500.

CORRECTION

Kristen Anderson-Lopez is a composer for the movie Frozen. A review on Wednesday gave an incorrect first name.

Tickets

Mark it, Dude. Lebowski Fest returns to Tampa on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2014, and proud we are of that. The event celebrating The Big Lebowski includes live music and a screening at the Orpheum in Ybor City, costumes and bowling at University Lanes, and what have you. Tickets go on sale Friday at 11 a.m., with information online at lebowskifest.com. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic, Achiever

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 9 a.m., NBC Keep your eyes peeled for marchers from Tampa Bay in this year's annual parade when the Tarpon Springs High School Marching Band performs at 11 a.m. The parade also features performers like Jimmy Fallon, Joan Jett and the cast of Sesame Street. Heads up: Winds could ground the beloved balloons this year.

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