Mavis Staples: Gospel, pop and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples brings her Staples Singers fame to the Capitol Theatre with guest performer Joan Osborne. 7 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39.50-$52.50. (727) 791-7400.
Holiday Sizzle at Sundial: Meet Eugenie Bondurant: A series of entertainment for shoppers to enjoy through out the holiday season. Straight from the premier of Mockingjay: Part 2 -- The Hunger Games, Eugenie Bondurant, who plays Tigris in the film, will hold a meet and greet/autograph session on the red carpet at Sundial. 4 p.m., Sundial St. Pete, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-3201.
Suncoast Jazz Classic: Special events include big band tributes, clarinet clambake, swing dance and more. 9 a.m., Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Tickets start at $40, $125 for weekend pass. Students $10 for weekend pass. (727) 248-9441.
CraftArt Festival: The juried fine craft art exhibition on Central Avenue between Fourth and Sixth streets features handmade works. 10 a.m., Florida CraftArt Galleries, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-7391.
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.
Gulfport Fall Fest: Gulfport's large family festival with live entertainment, games, face painting, midway rides, food and drink. 12 p.m., Most Holy Name of Jesus Church Maria Center, 5800 15th Ave. S, Gulfport. Free (food and rides additional). (727) 347-9989.
Jazz Cellar Orchestra: What started in the '90s as the house band for Ybor City's jazz cellar now consists of the area's top musicians. 2 p.m., Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10 at the door. (813) 876-3459.
Trunk Show: Bring a gently worn pair of shoes to donate to Dress for Success, and shop for a new pair by Shola Designs. 2 p.m., Aloft Hotel, 4100 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (201) 744-5351.
Clifford the Big Red Dog: Join the beloved character as he comes to life in this interactive musical that teaches timeless values. A VIP meet and greet will be available. 3 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $22.50-$42.50. (727) 893-7832.
Ethan Parker Band: The outfit merges folk with jazzy island vibes to create a new sound. Helmsmen opens. 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. (813) 971-0666.
Falling In Reverse: The controversial metalcore outfit come to St. Petersburg with Metro Station, Attila and Assuming We Survive. 6 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $24. (727) 565-0550.
Heather McDonald: The comic and bestselling author wrote for and appeared frequently Chelsea Lately. She also frequently collaborates with the Wayans Brothers, and stars in her own Showtime special. 7 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, I've Got You Under My Skin, Fly Me to the Moon and I've Got the World on a String, among others. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 892-3331.
Luenell: Best known as the "hooker with the heart of gold" in Borat, she's one of "Snoop Dog's Bad Girls of Comedy." 9:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Veggie Tales Live! Little Kids Do Big Things: Kids will be delighted to see their Veggie pals live in this high energy musical revue which includes their greatest hits. 2 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $20-$45.50. (813) 229-7827.
American Music Awards, 8 p.m., ABC. Jennifer Lopez hosts the 43rd annual version because, let's face it, Taylor Swift just doesn't have enough hardware in her trophy case. Performers include Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Walk the Moon.
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