Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 1

Melissa Etheridge: For this special show, Etheridge and her holiday trio will perform songs from her 2008 holiday album, A New Thought For Christmas, including fan favorites and holiday classics. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $49.50-$92.50. (727) 893-7832.

Holiday Magic in the Edge: The Edge District shows holiday spirit with holiday lights, themed window displays, a lighted bike brigade, Santa Shuttle, yuletide yoga, outdoor holiday movies and a drink contest. 5 p.m., Edge District, 11th Street and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 329-8869.

St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show: The yacht basin and Albert Whitted Park will be filled with hundreds of sail and power boats. Once again, the event also includes a 40,000-square-foot clearspan tent housing marine gear, children's activities, seminars and clinics. 10 a.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $16, 15 and younger free. Toll-free 1-800-940-7642.

Winter Village: The new holiday setting for the riverfront park runs through Dec. 25 with seven pop-up shops in decorated PODS containers, an ice rink and a cafe. 4 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free (skating/skate rental additional). (813) 221-3686.

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: Stroll through the gardens with more than 1-million twinkly lights, lasers, Florida-style displays, animated figures, visits with Santa and entertainers lining the pathways. 5:30 p.m., Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Donation of $4 suggested; 12 and younger free. (727) 582-5800.

North Pole Express: All Aboard for an express trip to visit Santa Claus at the North Pole. Passengers can sing with carolers throughout the journey. Santa greets every child upon arrival at the North Pole and presents them with a special gift. 5:30 and 7 p.m., Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E, Parrish. $24.50-$49.50, $20.50-$43.50 ages 1-11, infants free. (877) 869-0800.

Jingle Jangle Jam: Snow will gently fall over the ninth annual event with a holiday feast, seasonal martinis, beer, wine and a silent auction. Benefits area children and families. 6 p.m., Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Parkway, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg. $200. Toll-free 1-800-554-4357.

ArtFlix: Rivers and Tides: A film series that features art-related documentaries and feature films. Follows artist Andy Goldsworthy as he travels the world making artwork out of all natural material that should fall apart, but doesn't. 6 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Underground Film Festival: The festival features 155 movies from people you've mostly never heard of plus educational panels, an academy-like awards ceremony & South Tampa restaurant after-parties. 7 p.m., Britton 8, 3938 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $15, $25 VIP. (813) 839-1600.

Keith Haring: Radiant Child: A one man show that explores the life and work of the iconic 1980s artist. Suitable for all ages. 7 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 895-6620.

Queensryche: The heavy metal rock band burst onto the music scene in the '80s with the debut album, The Warning. Today, they tour in support of their 2015 album, Condition Human. 7 p.m., Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica De Cuba, Tampa. $14.99-$19.99. (813) 248-2954.

Into the Woods: The Broadway musical intertwines the plots of several fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $29-$83. (813) 229-7827.

Dream Theater : The progressive metal legends embark on The Astonishing Live tour in support of their album. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $38.75-$78.75. (727) 791-7400.

Craig Gass: His impression of Gene Simmons on the Howard Stern Show led to an on-air feud between the two, which led to their friendship and eventually landed him a gig on the Comedy Central roast of the Kiss frontman. He's also appeared on the King of Queens and done voice work on Family Guy and the Cleveland Show. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Book Time at Brooker Creek: Program includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3 to 5. 10:30 a.m., Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6800.

TO WATCH

The Santa Clause, 9:15 p.m., Freeform: Tim Allen stars in this feel-good movies about a father who accidentally kills a Santa on his roof and must become Santa by next Christmas.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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