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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 12

Shen Yun tours constantly ?‘ it has played Mahaffey Theater several times ?‘ and has shows at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Morsani Hall of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. $50-$200. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.
Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun tours constantly ?‘ it has played Mahaffey Theater several times ?‘ and has shows at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Morsani Hall of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. $50-$200. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org. Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shen Yun: Classically trained dancers and a full orchestra weave ancient legends and modern heroic tales to take audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $62.50-$202.50. Toll-free 1-888-974-3698.

Clothing Swap: Bring up to five used garments to exchange for vouchers to use on garments brought in by other participants. Vouchers may be purchased for $3 each. Takes place in the courtyard next to the Peninsula Inn. Extra clothing and proceeds benefit CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse). 9 a.m., Art Village Courtyard, 29th Avenue S and Beach Boulevard S, Gulfport. Free with items to swap, $3 without. (727) 902-2326.

Balcony-to-Backstage Tours: This guided tour of Tampa Theatre, built in 1926, includes demonstration of Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ and the old movie house's secrets, stories, art and architecture. Benefits Tampa Theatre's restoration and operations. 11:30 a.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 ages 2-12, Tampa Theatre members/one and younger free. (813) 274-8982.

Real Music Series: Jay and the Americans: The series features live mixed music from the 1950s to today. Performances held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Included with daily admission. 11:30 a.m., Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $97, $92 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

Wine Madonna Tasting: Discount on featured bottles. 6:30 p.m., Wine Madonna, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $10. Advance registration required. (727) 289-7257.

Natural History Speaker Series: Suwannee Cooter: Learn about a different topic in nature each month. Biologist George Heinrich presents the results of his project documenting Suwannee Cooters in the Alafia and other rivers. 7:30 p.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-7326.

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic: The Homemade Broadcast invites amateur comedians to compete for a $50 cash prize, picked by audience participation. Free pizza is provided by Angelo's. 8:30 p.m., Sly Bar, 2061 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-2971.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Puddle Jumpers: Children ages 3 to 4 can enjoy a nature story, crafts and outdoor exploration. 9:30 a.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 893-7326.

NOTE TO READER

Author Gina Frangello has cancelled her appearance at tonight's reading in the Lectores series at 7 p.m. at the University of Tampa's Falk Theatre, 428 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. She will be replaced by novelist Vanessa Blakeslee (Juventud).

TO WATCH

MADtv's 20th Anniversary Reunion, 8 p.m., The CW. Former cast members of the iconic sketch-comedy series reunite to celebrate its legacy. Included: Clips from the show's 14 seasons, featuring memorable characters and moments.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find recipes for the week at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

 

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 12 01/11/16 [Last modified: Monday, January 11, 2016 3:54pm]
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