Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 6

Hanukkah On Ice: The Ironman Robot will entertain kids at this annual celebration with free ice skating to classic Hanukkah songs. Free, but RSVPs are required. Visit the website to register. 3:30 p.m., Tampa Bay Skating Academy at Westfield Countryside, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Free; must RSVP. (727) 789-0408.

$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 $5. Noon, Chihuly Collection, 400 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 896-4527.

Kinky Boots: The Tony Award-winning musical, featuring songs by Cyndi Lauper, is inspired by true events. Charlie Price, struggling to save the family shoe factory, gets help in the unlikely form of performer. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $55-$130. (813) 229-7827.

Broadway Brunch: Enjoy a brunch buffet and an hour-long Broadway-style cabaret show. 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Alvin's Lounge, 119 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22. (727) 421-1557.

A Show Palace Christmas Spectacular: This musical revue features classic holiday songs. 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.

Tampa's Downtown on Ice: Even in Florida, you can get in the holiday spirit by skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. The rink is open through Jan. 3. Noon, Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $12. (813) 966-5505.

The Harps of Christmas: The International Chorale presents a holiday collection. 2 p.m., Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. $5. (727) 298-3299.

PNC Bank Concert Artist Series: Let Heaven and Nature Sing: The University of Tampa Holiday Concert: Traditional and new music sung by the select voices of the UT Chamber Singers. A second performance takes place at 4 p.m. 2 p.m., University of Tampa Sykes Chapel, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-3333.

Godfather Comedy Show: Enjoy an optional Italian or seafood dinner as comedic frontman Joe Beddia recreates the life of The Godfather. 2 p.m., Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $29, $10 show only. (813) 963-0578.

The Nutcracker: St. Petersburg Ballet Company's production of The Nutcracker showcases future dancers/students of world-renowned schools and companies. 3 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $24, $12 students/seniors. (727) 343-4122.

Chase the Dreidel Run: How fast does a dreidel move? Find out as runners follow a life sized dreidel as it spins down the streets on this 5K run. 4 p.m., Congregation B'nai Israel, 300 58th St. N, St. Petersburg. $36 advance, $45 after Nov. 30. (727) 648-6545.

Theo Von: The host of TBS' prank show, Deal With It, was also a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing. 7 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

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. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 892-3331.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Santa and Ice Skating in St. Petersburg: Kids get that wish list ready. Santa and his sleigh will be appearing on select nights in St. Petersburg for visits with area children. After visiting Santa, stick around for "glice" skating on a simulated ice rink. 6 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free; $5 skating. (727) 893-7441.

TO WATCH

SPECIAL Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert, 9 p.m., CBS. Celebrate what would have been Frank's 100th birthday with this glitzy special where stars perform some of Ol' Blue Eyes' hits. Among them: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga.

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