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A John Waters Christmas: The legendary filmmaker pokes fun at the holiday season with adult appropriate humor that "puts the X in Xmas." 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$45. (727) 791-7400.

Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert: An Old World Christmas: Under the direction of Stuart Malina, the orchestra presents Brandenberg Concerto No. 3 (Bach), Pifa from Messiah (Handel), Christmas Concerto (Corelli) and Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 1 (Respighi). There's free coffee and doughnuts and a pre-concert conversations at 10 a.m. 11 a.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $24-$42. (727) 892-3337.

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: Stroll through the gardens with more than 750,000 twinkly lights, lasers, animated figures and entertainers lining the pathways. 5:30 p.m., Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Donation of $4 suggested; under 12 free. (727) 582-5800.

Florida Conversations Lecture Series: Sarah McNamara: Historian Sarah McNamara will discuss the meaning of oral history and its importance to interpreting Tampa's Latino history. 6 p.m., Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. Free. (813) 228-0097.

River of Lights Christmas Cruise: Board the Yacht StarShip for a magical cruise up the Hillsborough River to see festive lighted bridges, shimmering downtown skylines and decorated Tampa harbor homes. Includes a holiday buffet, hot cocoa, cookies, carols and Santa. 6 p.m., Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $59.95, $29.95 children. (813) 223-7999.

Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony Barbershop Chorus: Enjoy a Christmas celebration with the Tampa Bay Heralds of Harmony Men's Barbershop Chorus. Special guest Main Street. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25, $40, $55. (727) 822-3590.

Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas-The Symphony Tour: The multi-platinum all-female ensemble performs music from their second Christmas album. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $57.50-$99.50. (727) 893-7832.

The 39 Steps: Based on the book by Patrick Barlow and movie by Alfred Hitchcock, four actors play 150 characters in this murder mystery mixed with comedy. ThroughFriday. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$59, $20 students. (727) 823-7529.

Sloan-a-Claus: William Sloan is back for a mature-audiences holiday show, bringing Christmas joy and taking gifts on the side. Attendees can opt to purchase dinner with the performance ($26), which begins at 7:15 p.m. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $5. (813) 864-4000.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Survivor: Second Chances - Cambodia, 8 p.m., CBS. They came. They saw. They frolicked in their underwear. Now, one of the remaining contestants will pocket $1 million and be subjected to a lot of questions from Jeff Probst.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 18

CraftArt Festival: More than 120 fine craft artists from around the country will be on hand for this annual street festival with a children’s activity tent and an artists’ demonstration tent. From ceramic artists throwing on the wheel to glass blowin...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Christmas in downtown Tampa as Winter Village ice rink opens

Christmas in downtown Tampa as Winter Village ice rink opens

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Published: 11/17/17
With Harry Potter’s Christmas, Universal Orlando proves holidays are big business

With Harry Potter’s Christmas, Universal Orlando proves holidays are big business

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Published: 11/17/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 19

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 19

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Published: 11/17/17
Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 17

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Published: 11/16/17
Comfort foods, entertainment highlight Mac and Cheese Festival

Comfort foods, entertainment highlight Mac and Cheese Festival

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Published: 11/16/17
Artist James Rosenquist put Tampa on the map. See his work at USF.

Artist James Rosenquist put Tampa on the map. See his work at USF.

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Published: 11/16/17
No Thanksgiving plan? Head to one of these Tampa Bay restaurants for traditional feasts and more

No Thanksgiving plan? Head to one of these Tampa Bay restaurants for traditional feasts and more

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Published: 11/16/17
Tasty Tuesdays organic market serves up fresh, locally-grown produce

Tasty Tuesdays organic market serves up fresh, locally-grown produce

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Updated: 2 hours ago

Pasco Events for Nov. 24

24 FridaySpotlight on Pasco: Gulfside Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care is hosting this community event that focuses on families and the community. There will be vendors, door prizes, live entertainment and educational speakers. There will also be a ...
Updated: 7 hours ago