Gilbert Gottfried: Don't let the voice behind Aladdin's Iago and the Aflac duck fool you, the comedian told the dirtiest joke in The Aristocrats, a documentary about the world's dirtiest joke. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 960-1197.
Blue Ocean Film Festival: Opening night: The film festival and conservation summit will offer more than 90 films from 24 countries, and scientific talks over four days in venues throughout the city of St. Petersburg. See the website for lineup at blueoceanfilmfestival.org. A special screening of Leonardo DiCaprio's new documentary Before the Flood is the festival's opening night film and will be followed by an after party at the Mahaffey Theater. 7:30 p.m., BLUE Festival Office, 646 Second Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $12.50 and up, $6.25 for ages 4-10. Passes $135-$725. (727) 388-6682.
Mayor's Prayer Breakfast: Lucille O'Neal, mother of Shaquille O'Neal, serves as keynote speaker for the 15th annual YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg event. 7 a.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 895-9622.
Kool Jazz: The music series at Stageworks includes a buffet before musicians jam. 6 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $25, includes free buffet. (813) 374-2416.
St. Petersburg Opera: Evenings/Mornings With the Maestro: St. Petersburg Opera artistic director Mark Sforzini leads a program to enhance your understanding of opera and preview shows. Programs are Thursday nights at the Music Gallery of Clearwater and Friday mornings at 11 a.m. at St. Petersburg's Museum of Fine Arts. Opera's Top Ten. 6 p.m., Music Gallery, 5990 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. $20, $15-$17 seniors/students. (727) 530-3304.
Greater Pinellas Country Fair: A country-themed fair. 6 p.m., England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $8, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. (727) 369-0700.
A Noche Buena to Remember: An evening that celebrates all the traditions of a Cuban Christmas Eve includes a roasted pig buffet dinner, complimentary cocktails, wine and beer, passed appetizers, live music by Alina Izquierdo, Cuban dance, stories, guest speakers and dancing. 6:30 p.m., Ybor City Museum State Park , 1818 E Ninth Ave., Ybor City. $95. (813) 247-6323.
Holiday Gift Market: More than 150 specialty merchants offer unique jewelry, clothing, handbags, home goods and much more. Benefits the Junior League of Tampa. 7 p.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $8, $5 Junior League of Tampa members. (813) 760-9273.
Dillinger Escape Plan : After two decades, the vaunted New Jersey hardcore outfit has announced they're easing into retirement, but not before at least one more show in Tampa Bay. O'Brother, Car Bomb and Cult Leader open. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18.50-$22. (727) 895-3045.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Tony Award-winning production about an extraordinary 15-year-old who falls under suspicion for killing the neighbors dog and sets out to clear his name. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $31-$90. (813) 229-7827.
Crack Up Cancer: Features comedians Danny Bevins, Rahn Hortman and Catherine Maloney . Raffles will take place before the show. Benefits Cure on Wheels. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25-$40. (813) 864-4000.
Toots and the Maytals: The legendary Jamaican ska and rock steady band. 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22. (727) 565-0550.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: The Tony Award-winning musical follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch as climbs his way to the top, avoiding the pitfalls of big business along the way. Through Nov. 13. 8 p.m., Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $26.50, $12.50 students. (727) 587-6793.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Street Hockey Clinic: Children can join current and retired Tampa Bay Lightning players to learn street hockey skills and play a 30-minute game. Every child leaves with an autographed hockey stick. 4 p.m., University Area Community Development Center, 14013 N 22nd St., Tampa. Free. (813) 558-5212.
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