Monday, December 11, 2017
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Things to do Planner: Renaissance Festival, Masters of Illusion, Undy Run

HUZZAH! Bay Area Renaissance Festival

Verily, alas, 'tis opening weekend for the 38th annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival, which runs hither and yon weekends through March 20 in a time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, mimes, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match. This weekend's theme is "Pillage the Village," with an arm wrestling, tattoo and pirate costume competition. $17.95 advance, $20.95 day of; $9.95 advance, $12.95 day of for ages 5-12; $16.95 seniors/students; $10 dogs. It's held on the grounds next to the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. bayarearenfest.com.

GET TRICKY: Masters of Illusion

The illusionists from the hit CW television show Masters of Illusion take the stage at the Mahaffey Theater on Friday, bringing a family-friendly spectacle of illusions, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and audience participation. Performers include Jonathan Pendragon, who was included on Magic Magazine's list of the 100 most influential magicians; Greg Gleason, who makes a full-sized helicopter materialize on stage; Las Vegas favorite Michael Turco, who was a finalist on America's Got Talent; and magic comedian Nathan Phan. $22-$52 at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 8 p.m. Friday. (727) 893-7832. mahaffeytheater.com.

TAKE IT OFF: Tampa Undy Run

An entertaining fundraiser for colon cancer will have people dropping trou in Al Lopez Park on Saturday. The Tampa Undy Run is a family- and pet-friendly 5K and 1-mile fun run that comes with boxer shorts in the race packet. While some participants sport their favorite pair of family-friendly bloomers, others dress as superheroes or run in purple tutus and dress babies in onesies that say "Cancer stinks like my diaper." It's all in good fun for a good cause that benefits the Colon Cancer Alliance. $30-$40. Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. 9 a.m. Saturday. (813) 274-8184. ccalliance.org.

 
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