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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 18

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25:  Dan "Soupy" Campbell of the band The Wonder Years performs at the 2011 Vans Warped Tour press conference and kick-off party at the House of Vans on March 25, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dan "Soupy" Campbell

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Dan "Soupy" Campbell of the band The Wonder Years performs at the 2011 Vans Warped Tour press conference and kick-off party at the House of Vans on March 25, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dan "Soupy" Campbell

The Wonder Years and Motion City Soundtrack: The rock bands embark on a co-headlining tour with openers, State Champs and You Blew It. 7 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $23.50-$60. (813) 247-2555.

Sanding Ovations Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival: Master sand sculptors work for hours to build works of art using 150 tons of sand, shovels, carpenter's levels, cake decoration tools and paint brushes of all sizes. Sculptors begin with the "pound-up." At 7 p.m., join the sculptors at a meet and greet in the ballroom. $10 gets you munchies, beer and live music by Scott Jogwick. 8 a.m., Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free. (727) 547-4575, ext. 237.

Novemberfest: The 46th annual Fall carnival with rides, a lip-sync contest, live music, food and a beer tent. 4 p.m., Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E Brandon Blvd., Brandon. Free admission (ride armbands additional). (813) 681-4608.

Ybor Tree Lighting: The mayor and other community leaders join Santa to light the 37-foot tree. Hot cocoa, cookies and photos with Santa after the lighting. 6 p.m., Centro Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. Free. (813) 274-7936.

Florida Conversations Lecture Series: Personal Stories from Operation Pedro Pan: History Miami director Jorge Zamanillo leads a panel of Pedro Pan child refugees who will discuss their first hand stories of relocating from Fidel Castro's Cuba, to their adoptive homes in America. 6 p.m., Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. Free. (813) 228-0097.

Crack Up Cancer: Features comedians Al Romas, Dean Napolitano, Chris Matson and others. Raffles will take place before the show. Benefits Cure on Wheels. 7:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25-$40. (813) 864-4000.

Palladium Chamber Players: Florida Orchestra Concertmaster Jeff Multer, violist Danielle Farina, cellist Edward Arron and pianist Jeewon Park bring vibrant interpretations of the classic chamber repertoire. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$38; $140 for 4, $105 for 3. (727) 822-3590.

The 39 Steps: Based on the book by Patrick Barlow and movie by Alfred Hitchcock, four actors play 150 characters in this murder mystery mixed with comedy. Through Dec. 13. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$59, $20 students; pay what you can Nov. 18; $29 Nov. 19. (727) 823-7529.

Shaping Sound: A mashup of dance styles and musical genres performed by dancers from So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With the Stars, led by Travis Wall. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $39.50-$65. (813) 229-7827.

TO WATCH

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