Curiosity: Opening Reception: Artist Piotr Janowski made international headlines this past summer when he wrapped the entire outside of his Tarpon Springs home, including palm trees, in aluminum foil. Now he is preparing an installation on the grounds of the Museum, again wrapping palm trees in aluminum foil, and attaching abstract sculptural elements. 5:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 896-2667.
Gino Vannelli: The one-time Canadian pop-rock idol is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter and composer. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $58-$65. (727) 791-7400.
A Show Palace Christmas Spectacular: This musical revue features classic holiday songs along with themed choreography and costumes. 11:30 a.m., Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. $49.50, $24.95 child; $38.45, $19.95 child (show only). (727) 863-7949.
Holiday Lights in the Gardens: Stroll through the gardens with more than 750,000 twinkly lights, lasers, animated figures and entertainers lining the pathways. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in a decorated gazebo on select nights. 5:30 p.m., Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Donation of $4 suggested; under 12 free. (727) 582-5800.
Bright Nights: Play in an enchanted holiday land as the museum's exhibits take on a light show set to holiday classics. 5:30 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $10 members. (813) 443-3861.
Acacia Strain: Formed in 2001, the deathcore band is still going strong. 6 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15-$30. 1-877-987-6487.
Opera at the Dali Concert Series: Opera at the Dali introduces audiences to emerging opera artists through 20-minute. 6 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.
No Agenda Artist Party: Dance to DJ music and enjoy samples from the Maggie on the Move food truck at this celebration of visual, literary and performing artists. 6 p.m., ArtsXchange, 515 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 826-7211.
Rock the Park: Underhill Family Orchestra : Monthly music series showcasing Tampa's musical talents of all genres. The final free concert in the park of the year brings rowdy rock band Underhill Family Orchestra from Mobile, Ala., as well as ska band The Duppies and the reggae/soul of Free Coasters 6:30 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free.
Toys for Tots Benefit Concert: A night of music by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Terry Sylvester, Tommy Mara and the Crests, Paul Wilson of Wilson Van Band and Nick Dukas. 7:30 p.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $39.50, $98.50 VIP. (727) 587-6793.
Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions: Based on the popular video games, the orchestral arrangements bring together popular theme music and visuals from recent and classic Pokémon Games. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $44.25-$154.25. (727) 791-7400.
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.
SPECIAL CMA Country Christmas, 9 p.m., ABC. It's a holiday hoedown. Jennifer Nettles and her pals belt out seasonal songs at the historic Grand Ole Opry House.
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