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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR IFC - Bridget Everett attends IFC's "Joe's Pub Presents: A Holiday Special" at Joe's Pub in The Public Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision for IFC/AP Images) NYAK106

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR IFC - Bridget Everett attends IFC's "Joe's Pub Presents: A Holiday Special" at Joe's Pub in The Public Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision for IFC/AP Images) NYAK106

Bridget Everett: Pound It!: The raunchy actor, comedian has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, HBO's Girls and in the movie Trainwreck, and has her own Netflix series, Lady Dynamite. She also has a cabaret act with a backing that includes Ad Rock from the Beastie Boys. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $30-$35. (813) 229-7827.

Martina McBride: The singer embarks on the Love Unleashed Tour. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $45-$85. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

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.

Wonderland of Lights: This 38-day event incorporates animated and still light displays, as well as a Christmas village featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, North Pole train ride, amusement rides, food and crafts. Runs through Dec. 31. 6 p.m., Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, Corner of Sydney Washer Road and Hwy 60, Brandon. $20-$35. (813) 737-3247.

Brews and Bites: Celebrate the start of the weekend with food trucks, live music and craft beers at the 360 degree waterfront bar at Tampa's Riverwalk. 6 p.m., The Sail, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 274-8420.

Santa and Ice Skating in St. Petersburg: 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.

Blood on the Dance Floor: The shock-popsters embark on a Farewell tour alongside Tear Out the Heart, Vanity Strikes and Justin Symbol. 6 p.m., The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15-$20. (727) 258-4829.

Christmas Lane: Santa and Mrs. Claus greet you at this holiday spectacle with giant toy soldiers and a 14-foot reindeer, Christmas castle, face painting, children's performers and ornament making. 6 p.m., Florida Strawberry Festival Agricultural Show Center Building, 2508 W Oak Ave., Plant City. $5, $3 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. (813) 478-0494.

Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown: The hard rock bands co-headline this tour with special guests Sixx: A.M., featuring vocalist James Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist DJ Ashba. UK newcomers, As Lions featuring Austin Dickinson open. 6 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $37.50-$57.50. (813) 301-2500.

Still No Room in the Inn Carol Sing: Holiday carolers will sing and stroll to call attention to the homeless in our community. Carolers will sing at homeless shelters and a retirement residence. It ends with cookies and hot chocolate at the manger scene on Second Ave. N and Beach Drive. Rides back to cars provided after caroling. 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, 100 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 894-2832.

Mistletoe Show: Highlighting the release of their first-ever greatest hits compilation Through The Years, Grammy Award-winning rockers, The Fray will headline Mix 100.7's annual holiday-season concert which also features Blue October, Colbie Caillat and Joshua Radin. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35-$159. (727) 893-7832.

Rittz: The rapper embarks on the Top of the Line tour in support of his album with opener, Jarren Benton. Tickets available through Ticketfly. 8 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $20-$25. (813) 248-9500.

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Holiday Pops: Yuletide favorites with Florida Orchestra flair. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (813) 229-7827.

We Three Queens: Una Voce: The Gay Men's Chorus of Tampa Bay presents this madcap musical holiday roundup. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20-$40; $5 students. (727) 822-3590.

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