Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Florida Orchestra Coffee Concert Series: Today it's a concert of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Steven Stucky's Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary and Andrej Panufnik's Sinfonia Sacra (Symphony No. 3), along with complimentary coffee and doughnuts. It starts at11 a.m. at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $24; $10 for students. Toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

David Sanborn: The Tampa native has released 24 albums and won six Grammys, blending instrumental pop, R & B and traditional jazz. See him perform at 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $30-$60. (727) 791-7400.

My Generation Lecture Series: This talk will get you ready for the new "My Generation — Young Chinese Artists" exhibit shared by the Museum of Fine Arts and Tampa Museum of Art, opening June 7. Professor and artist Kirk Ke Wang will speak on China's Cultural Revolution at 6:30 p.m. at Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Included in admission: $17, $15 military/seniors, $10 children/college students.

Lynne Koplitz: The comedian hosted Food Network's How to Boil Water and dating show Change of Heart and appeared on Premium Blend and Comedy Central Presents. See her at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$18.50. (813) 960-1197.

Red as in Tooth and Claw: A multimedia performance art piece chronicling a journey through love, politics and betrayal. It's at 7 p.m. at [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 895-6620.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Music and Movies in the Park: This portion of the weekly series features The Jerk with music by the Reina Collins Band. The music starts at 7 p.m., and the films start at dark at North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 463-4612.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Last Comic Standing, 9 p.m., NBC This competition is back for Season 8, but much like TV's singing contests, it's often those who don't win who go on to bigger things. We're thinking of you, Amy Schumer.

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Golden Globe-nominated movies and when to see them in Tampa Bay

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 12

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 10

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 10

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 9

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Published: 12/08/17
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