Monday, December 11, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 4

Legends of the Old School: Features performances by Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, TKA/K7, Naughty by Nature, 2 Live Crew and Color Me Badd. 7:30 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $35-$125. (813) 974-3004.

MS MR: The New York electro-pop duo is filming an episode of The Navigator Live, a travel series produced by AXS TV in conjunction with Renaissance Hotels. Their experience will culminate with a free concert. Space is limited so RSVP. 6 p.m., Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 894-1000.

Darryl Worley and Jason Michael Carroll: The country singers will perform in the bar's new concert space, giving fans a chance to hear Worley's Have You Forgotten and Carroll's Alyssa Lies in a more intimate setting. John Michael Montgomery completes the line-up. 7 p.m., Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $14.95-$49.95. (727) 822-4562.

Tampa's Tree Lighting Ceremony: The Late Night Brass band provides the music for Mayor Buckhorn's tree lighting. A screening of the holiday classic A Christmas Story follows. 6 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free..

Lights of Lake Park: For the 22nd year in a row, the neighborhood will be brightened by a holiday light display throughout the entire month of December, to raise money for the Suncoast Hospice. 6 p.m., Lake Park Estates, Bryan Dairy Road and 108th Terrace N, Largo. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 586-4432.

Ties and Tennis Shoes Gala: Dress in cocktail attire, but plan to complete the look with sneakers so you can play like a kid with activities including air hockey, table tennis, field goal kick, soccer and Jeopardy. Attendees can also sample craft beers and food while shopping for holiday gifts. Benefits the Take Stock in Children program. 6 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $40. (727) 588-4816.

St. Pete Beach Boat Parade: The boat parade starts at 6 p.m. at the Blind Pass Bridge and heads south to the Bayway Bridge. 6 p.m., St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. Free. (727) 363-9245.

Holiday in the Park: This community-wide holiday event includes children's games, entertainment, photos with Santa, hay rides and a children's train. 6 p.m., England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 541-0895.

Holiday Sizzle at Sundial: Dickens Carolers: A series of entertainment for shoppers to enjoy through out the holiday season. A holiday music presentation by the Strictly Entertainment Dickens Carolers. 6 p.m., Sundial St. Pete, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-3201.

St. Pete Action Sports 2015: More than 40 of the world's top X Games pros bring the heat. Witness competitive action between pros such as 10-time X games Gold Medalist, Bucky Lasek and 27-time X Games Medalist, Bob Burnquist. 7 p.m., Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. $30 (through Ticketmaster). Toll-free 1-800-745-3000.

Death by Chocolate: Annual Largo Rotary fundraiser where chocolatiers and local restaurants serve up delectable treats in a chocolate heaven, with live holiday music. 7 p.m., Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $25 day of. (727) 587-6793.

The Nutcracker: St. Petersburg Ballet Company's production of The Nutcracker showcases future dancers/students of world-renowned schools and companies. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $24, $12 students/seniors. (727) 343-4122.

Downton Abbey: Get an advanced look at one-hour season six opener for the PBS hit Downton Abbey. 7:30 p.m., Sarasota Opera House, 61 N Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. Free. (813) 739-2949.

Craig Ferguson: The comedian just ended his nine-year run as the host of CBS's The Late Late Show in 2014. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Ferguson he got his start as a drummer for punk bands in the UK. He went on to stand-up comedy and acting, playing Drew Carey's boss Nigel Wick in The Drew Carey Show from 1996 to 2003. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $53.50-$78.50. (727) 791-7400.

Theo Von: The host of TBS' prank show, Deal With It, was also a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, was the winner of Comedy Central's Reality Bites Back, and has appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show and Chelsea Lately. He got his start in 1999 on MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

Coeds: After making a splash at the Plan B Block Party, Savannah's garage/ruckus rollers return to New World Brewery with Tampa's Ninehorn and The High Divers. 9 p.m., New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $8. (813) 248-4969.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Winter Wonderland: A playground of holiday fun with cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, a visit with Santa, baby animals, pony rides, the Winter Wonderland train and more. 6 p.m., Downtown Clearwater (Drew Street and Fort Harrison), Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater. Free admission, fee for some activities (donations appreciated). (727) 442-2099.

TO WATCH

SPECIAL Marc Maron: More Later, 10 p.m., Epix. The new stand-up special showcases the cynical humor of the comedian, actor, author and podcaster. Maron discusses, among other topics, religion, relationships, rage and Skype sex.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 11-17

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 11-17

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