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Things to do in Tampa Bay from Dec. 9-14

Rockettes: A New York Radio City classic kicks off a two-week run — with 300 kicks per show! — Thursday at the Straz Center in Tampa. $42.50-$105. (813) 229-7827.

3 Daughters Brewing Grand Opening: Yet another brewery opens its doors in St. Petersburg. Join the party Saturday at 222 22nd St. S. $20 tasting wristband.

Date night

Lyle Lovett: Remember when he married Julia Roberts? This year would have been their 20th anniversary. The country/blues legend will be backed by his Acoustic Group for a set of faves and holiday songs tonight at Tampa Theatre. $62-$75. (813) 274-8981.

Christmas music: Florida Orchestra's Holiday Pops — including the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay — is the standard for a classy Christmas. Shows are Friday at the Straz in Tampa; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mahaffey in St. Pete; and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater; $15-$45 (bring canned food for Tampa Bay Harvest); (727) 892-3337 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286. At the Mix 100.7 Acoustic Christmas, get stripped-down sets from the Goo Goo Dolls, Fray, Colbie Caillat and ZZ Ward on Friday at the Mahaffey; $41.50-$141.50; (727) 893-7832. Need to de-stress? Ah, Florida Pro Musica peacefully presents Gregorian chant as it might have sounded 1,000 years ago, Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa; $10.

Andrea Bocelli: The Italian tenor with one of the most recognizable voices in music returns to the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on Saturday. $75-$350. (813) 301-2500.

Kids and Families

Holiday parades: By land, Ybor City (with snow, too!), Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, St. Pete Beach, Pinellas Park, New Port Richey and Brooksville all have parades, many with festivals, too. Then by sea, watch illuminated boat parades in St. Petersburg and Madeira Beach. All free on Saturday.

Very Barley Christmas Party: Who doesn't want a opossum dressed as Santa on his or her Christmas cards? Barley will pose for photos at a party Saturday at East West Animal Hospital in Lutz. Proceeds from T-shirt and calendar sales benefit animal rescue organizations. Free.

Jingle Bell Run: Shake your jingle bells (bonus points for blinky Santa hats) at this Friday evening 5K run, 1-mile walk along the waterfront with live music. Starts at Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg this year, since the Pier is closed. $20, $15 ages 11 and younger. (727) 821-4819.

More to explore

Should you go with Duck Dynasty's Christmas album or Kelly Clarkson's? See our guide at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Things to do in Tampa Bay from Dec. 9-14 12/08/13 [Last modified: Sunday, December 8, 2013 8:45pm]
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