Friday, November 24, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 11

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Here Comes the Funny Tour: Netflix presents some of the biggest stars in comedy including Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Nick Swardson and a surprise special guest. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Start at $95. (813) 229-7827.

Corey Avenue Sunday Market on St. Pete Beach: Browse the weekly market with more than 60 local vendors offering farm fresh produce, specialty and ready-to-eat foods, plants, handcrafted items, live music, then stop in for breakfast or lunch at the nearby restaurants. 10 a.m., Along Corey Avenue, 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free admission. (813) 481-8805.

St. Pete Beach Holiday Market and Parade: The Sunday Market takes on a holiday theme with holiday gift ideas. It's followed by the parade starting at 4 p.m. from Gulf Blvd. at Blind Pass to Corey Avenue, then east to Boca Ciega. 10 a.m., Along Corey Avenue, 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free. (727) 363-9245.

Gift and Plant Sale: The seventh annual event features an assortment of tropical plants, orchids, bromeliads, Florida native plants, fruit trees, herbs, bamboo and handmade gifts. Benefits the Florida Botanical Gardens 10 a.m., Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. $4, members free. (727) 582-2100.

Nutcracker Tea: Children can enjoy tea and finger food with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they learn basic movements from the classic ballet. 11 a.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $25, $20 members. (813) 443-3861.

Ice Skating at Tampa's Winter Village: Even in Florida, you can get in the holiday spirit by ice skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. Open every day through Dec. 25. Noon, Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $12. (813) 966-5505.

Holiday Classic Movie Series: White Christmas: Enjoy select holiday classics with a sing-along to holiday carols by the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ before each show. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 members/children. (813) 274-8982.

We Three Queens : Una Voce: The Gay Men's Chorus of Tampa Bay presents this madcap musical holiday roundup. 4 p.m., USF Concert Hall, 3755 W Holly Drive, Tampa. $20-$40; $5 students.

Merry Christmas Fundraiser: Performances by the Damon Fowler Group, Johnny G Lyon Band, Mitch Lind and the Lagerheads and Duke of Juke to benefit Tampa Crossroads. 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10 suggested donation. (813) 971-0666.

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.

Christmas Lane: Santa and Mrs. Claus greet you at this holiday spectacle with giant toy soldiers and a 14-foot reindeer, Christmas castle, face painting, children's performers and ornament making. 6 p.m., Florida Strawberry Festival Agricultural Show Center Building, 2508 W Oak Ave., Plant City. $5, $3 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. (813) 478-0494.

Redington Beach/Indian Shores Lighted Boat Parade: This year's parade starts on the north side of the Tom Stuart Causeway and ends at the Pub restaurant for an awards ceremony and party. 6 p.m., Pub Waterfront Restaurant, 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores. Free. (727) 391-3875.

Red Rain: The Music of Peter Gabriel and Tori Amos: Jeremy Douglass, Whitney James and friends present the music of two legends of modern popular music. 6 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $24, $20 advance; $36 reserved. (727) 822-3590; mypalladium.org.

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King: The theatrical debut of humorist and The Daily Show correspondent is based on true events from Minhaj's first generation Indian-American experience. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35. (813) 229-7827.

John Tesh: The Grammy-nominated pianist and former host of Entertainment Tonight presents Grand Piano Christmas with all of your holiday favorites with Tesh's signature style. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$45. (727) 791-7400.

TO WATCH

Frozen, 8 p.m., ABC: A special television premiere of the hit Disney movie based on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. Ice Queen Elsa casts her kingdom into an eternal winter and it's up to her beloved sister Anna, along with mountaineer Kristoff and reindeer Sven, to break the spell.

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