Sunday, December 10, 2017
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 21

Tampa Bay Holiday Market: Strolling carolers and a festive atmosphere lets shoppers browse nearly 100 vendors. Santa visits from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. 10 a.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-8134.

Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival: A vast selection of handmade crafts, affordable and functional art as well as unique items suitable for holiday gifts will be on display and for sale at the 23rd annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival. 10 a.m., Downtown Dunedin, along Main Street, Dunedin. Free. (561) 746-6615.

Shopapalooza: Part 1: The sixth year for the Black Friday alternative event brings double the fun with two days of shopping local with almost 150 vendors, artists, and local businesses with specials, food, children's entertainment, a gift wrapping area, beer tent, raffles and special surprises. 10 a.m., Straub Park (Center), at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. Free (items individually priced). (727) 637-5586.

Crafts and Drafts: Old fashioned fun with shuffleboard, 30 craft beers, artisan vendors, plus kids activities, pop up shop from Daddy Kool Records, bike valet; pet friendly. Portion of proceeds benefits Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 11 a.m., Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. $5, $25 VIP, $30 at door, kids age 12 and under, free. (727) 822-2083.

Bourbon and Brew Festival: Enjoy unlimited sampling of more than 40 bourbon, whiskey and scotch from regular, to ultra premium and rare. Entertainment includes Craig Campbell, Thomas Wynn and the Believers, Southern Train, the Logan Grant Band, Heather Lucas and DJ Lesage. 5 p.m., Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. $40-$65, $85-$125 VIP. (813) 274-8615.

Alesana : The Raleigh rock band have been performing for over a decade. 6 p.m., Epic Problem at Skate Park of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $15. (813 382-3477.

Heather McDonald: The comic and bestselling author wrote for and appeared frequently Chelsea Lately. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 864-4000.

Florida Orchestra Pops: Curtis Stigers Celebrates Sinatra: It's a 100th birthday celebration of Frank Sinatra with such beloved hits as Come Fly with Me, The Best is Yet to Come, among others. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 892-3331.

Lynne Koplitz: She has her own Comedy Central special, is co-host of the radio show Star Talk with astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, is a panelist on History Channel's History of the Joke with Lewis Black, and is a featured performer on Jenny McCarthy's comedy special, Dirty, Sexy, Funny. 6 and 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

Sebastian Maniscalco: With an already acclaimed comedy career, Sebastian Maniscalco was featured in the film of Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show and has performed on top late night television shows. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $43. (727) 791-7400.

Katharine McPhee: The American Idol alum and Smash star currently plays Paige Dineen on CBS' Scorpion. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $50.50-$75.50. (727) 791-7400.

Circa Survive: Former members of Saosin, This Day Forward and Taken comprise this indie rock band who is touring behind the 10th anniversary of their album, Juturna. 8 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $21.50. (813) 247-2555.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Alice in Wonderland: A Florida Orchestra Family Concert to introduce children to classical music. 11:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 823-3767.

Note to reader

Because of weather, the Cirque Du Chill: Chillounge event featured in Thursday's Weekend has been canceled. The Holiday Sizzle at Sundial fashion event has also been canceled, but is expected to go on Sunday.

TO WATCH

Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow, 8 p.m., Lifetime. A holiday treat featuring some new puppet creatures. It follows a recently divorced father (Jay Harrington) who brings his two kids to a quaint town to celebrate Thanksgiving with his kooky aunt (Mary Steenburgen). The kids soon get swept up in the hunt for a legendary monster known as the Howling Hoodoo.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find Thanksgiving cooking ideas at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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