Monday, December 18, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 5

97X Next Big Thing: This year features Twenty One Pilots, Of Monsters and Men, Walk the Moon, Andrew McMahon and more. 10 a.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $32.10-$80.25. (813) 740-2446.

$5 Weekend: Enjoy the St. Petersburg Arts Experience, which includes a tour of the Chihuly Collection and a glassblowing demonstration at the Morean Hot Shop, for only five dollars. 10 a.m., Chihuly Collection, 400 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 896-4527.

Snowfest and Santa Parade: The day starts with the annual Santa Parade beginning at Central Avenue and Fifth Street. After the parade, 65 tons of snow are blown into St. Petersburg's North Straub Park, bringing family snow activities including toboggan rides. 10 a.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. $5 wristband. (727) 893-7441.

Santa Fest and Christmas Parade: The Rough Riders parade steps off at 11 a.m at Morgan Street and Madison Street, travels west to Ashley Drive and turn north to Cass Street. The party continues at the park. 11 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free, $5 skating. (813) 274-8262.

Meet Guy Harvey: Purchase an item from the Outdoor World Shop and world renown artist Guy Harvey himself will be on hand to sign it. 1 p.m., Bass Pro Shop, 10501 Palm River Road, Tampa. Free. (813) 655-2400.

Winter's Miracle on Cleveland Street: Blizzard conditions are forecast when Clearwater's Cleveland Street District is dressed in white for this holiday event with train rides, inflatable attractions, photos with Santa and more. Also planned is a free concert by Chuck Negron, former member of Three Dog Night. 5 p.m., 400 Block of Cleveland Street, Osceola Avenue and Cleveland Street, Clearwater. Free, $8 activities wrist band. (727) 791.7400.

Dirty Bourbon River Show : The six-piece New Orleans big brass, circus rock band. 7 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. Free. (813) 241-8600.

The Nutcracker: St. Petersburg Ballet Company's production of The Nutcracker showcases future dancers/students of world-renowned schools and companies. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $24, $12 students/seniors. (727) 343-4122.

Peking Dreams: The National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China present a showcase of acrobatics. 7:30 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$45. (813) 229-7827.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Handel's Messiah: Arrive early to hear inside stories about the music and the composers. Pre-concert conversations begin one hour before curtain time in the concert hall. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 892-3331.

Halcyon: Since the acoustic duo's first gig in 1989 they have had the opportunity to open for John Mayer, Pat Benatar, Sister Hazel and more. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12. (813) 971-0666.

Theo Von: The host of TBS' prank show, Deal With It, was also a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing. 6, 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Weeki Wachee Christmas Boat Parade: The parade, open to all boat owners, will start at the Weeki Wachee Marina, proceeding to the judging area at Rogers Park, then continue to Bayport Pier and then return to the park. 6:30 p.m., Rogers Park, 7244 Shoal Line Blvd., Weeki Wachee. Entry fee is a gift card, unwrapped toy or cash donation to be donated to the Dawn Center. (352) 596-2852.

TO WATCH

The Flight Before Christmas, 8 p.m., Lifetime. In the new holiday movie Mayim Bialik and Ryan McPartlin play polar opposites forced to share a room at a small-town inn after a snowstorm diverts their airplane.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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