Friday, August 17, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 6

Lauryn Hill: The multiple Grammy winner and hip-hop icon's tour is an expansion of the music and art festival Hill held earlier this year at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn that highlighted the work of artists and musicians from Africa. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $61.50-$96.50. (727) 893-7832.

Donny and Marie Celebrate The Holidays: With more than 90 years in show biz between them, the brother-sister duo are bringing Holiday classics along with their chart-toppers like Puppy Love, Paper Roses and A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $72.75-$113.75. (727) 791-7400.

Winter Village: The new holiday setting for the riverfront park runs through Dec. 25 with seven pop-up shops in decorated PODS containers, an ice rink and a cafe. 4 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free (skating/skate rental additional). (813) 221-3686.

Snow at Sundial: Snow falls nightly at Sundial's celebration of twinkling lights. Today also features a holiday swing dance at 7 p.m. 5 p.m., Sundial St. Pete, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-3201.

Sunsets on the Roof: Meet at the grand staircase and proceed to the roof to watch the sun set over Clearwater Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. 5:30 p.m., Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. Free. (727) 562-4970.

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: Stroll through the gardens with more than 1-million twinkly lights, lasers, Florida-style displays, animated figures, visits with Santa and entertainers lining the pathways. 5:30 p.m., Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Donation of $4 suggested; 12 and younger free. (727) 582-5800.

Floating Christmas Tree: The Friends of the Riverwalk unveil a new 30-foot floating Christmas tree. Dubbed Holiday Island, the tree is positioned on the Hillsborough River between the Tampa Convention Center and Tampa General Hospital and will be lit from sunset to sunrise through Dec. 25. 5:45 p.m., The Sail, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free. (813) 221-1539.

Animals As Leaders: The heavy meath-rockers embark on the Madness of Many tour with openers, the Intervals and Plini. 6:30 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$27. (727) 895-3045.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Free Tuesday at Glazer Museum: The hands-on museum and the Children's Board of Hillsborough County join for this event offering free admission from 12 to 7 p.m. 12 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

Scrooged, 5 p.m., Freeform: Starring Bill Murray as a greedy TV executive who learns the true meaning of Christmas in an adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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