Saturday, May 26, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 29

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas: The sax icon brings his annual holiday tour to Clearwater along with Candy Dulfer, Jonathan Butler and Bill Medley. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$100. (727) 791-7400.

Billy F. Gibbons: Internationally known as the guitarist and frontman for multi-platinum blues-rock legends ZZ Top. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $42.50-$65.50. (727) 893-7832.

Ky-Mani Marley: The Jamaican reggae and hip-hop artist followed in his father, Bob Marley's musical footsteps. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$50. (727) 565-0550.

The Hazies: The Tampa legends made a big splash in 1996 with their rock single, Skin and Bones. Special guest all the way from Denmark, Blended Brew open. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $25, $20 advance. (727) 791-7400.

Preston Lacy: Performs a night of comedy alongside Tom Garland. 6 p.m., The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 258-4829.

Seaboard Seafood Festival: Annual outdoor waterside festival showcases seafood dishes by area restaurants. Upgrade to the Captains' Club for reserved seating, open bar and a seafood buffet. 12 p.m., St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $15 per day, $85 per day Captain's Club, 11 and younger free. (813) 251-0500.

Tampa Theatre Holiday Classic Movie Series: During the months of November and December, enjoy select holiday classics with a sing-along to holiday carols by the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ before each show. The series opens with the 1947 family drama Miracle on 34th Street. Come early for family photos with Santa and story time. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 members/children. (813) 274-8982.

A Show Palace Christmas Spectacular: This musical revue features classic holiday songs along with themed choreography and costumes. 11:30 a.m., Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. $49.50, $24.95 child; $38.45, $19.95 child (show only). (727) 863-7949.

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. 3 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.

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: Stroll through the gardens with more than 750,000 twinkly lights, lasers, animated figures and entertainers lining the pathways. Check flbg.org for complete schedule. 5:30 p.m., Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Donation of $4 suggested; under 12 free. (727) 582-5800.

Lil Duval: The Jacksonville comic named himself after the city's county, and found success when he was noticed by Cedric the Entertainer. 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sunshine Sunday: This special day for children with special needs includes reduced lighting and sound, special programing and resources for children and families with special needs. 10 a.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $5, members free. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

The Walking Dead, 9 p.m., AMC. It's the midseason finale of and that usually means someone is going to bite it. We expect the body count to rise, or a crazy cliffhanger, or both.

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