Thursday, January 18, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 5-11.

Boat Parades: Saturday, you can watch the St. Petersburg Illuminated Boat Parade at Vinoy Park or the Madeira Beach Holiday Boat Parade, which departs from John's Pass and ends at ROC Park for a festival. Sunday, Treasure Island's Lighted Boat Parade kicks off with a pre-parade poolside party at the Club at Treasure Island. Free entry with toy donation. Also Sunday, the Redington Beach/Indian Shores Lighted Boat Parade starts on the north side of the Tom Stuart Causeway and ends at the Pub restaurant.

Pinellas Park Holiday Parade: It steps off at 6 p.m. Saturday at the 58th Street railroad tracks and proceeds down Park Boulevard to the Shoppes at Park Place.

Snow on 7th Holiday Parade: Cheer on floats, nearly 20 marching bands and Santa while snowflakes fall on Seventh Avenue in Ybor. Free, $5 event parking.

Date night

Music: Tuesday, hip-hop icon Lauryn Hill plays St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater ($61.50-$96.50), while Donny and Marie celebrate the holidays at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall ($72.75-$113.75). Thursday, hard-rockers Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown co-headline at Amalie Arena ($37.50-$57.50). Friday, The Fray headlines Mix 100.7's Mistletoe Show at the Mahaffey ($35-$159), while country star Martina McBride plays Ruth Eckerd Hall ($45-$85). Sunday, John Tesh presents Grand Piano Christmas at Capitol Theatre ($35-$45).

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Catch Holiday Pops at the Mahaffey Theater on Saturday ($15-$45).

Comedy: Bridget Everett, who appeared in Trainwreck, is at the Straz on Friday ($30-$35). Sunday, also at the Straz, is the Here Comes the Funny Tour featuring Adam Sandler, but remaining tickets start at $175. Too rich for your blood? Catch The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj that night at the Jaeb Theater ($45).

Kids and family

Victorian Steampunk Christmas: Pinellas Pioneer Settlement is bringing in costumed actors for a gothic "steampunk" Christmas celebration. Costumes encouraged. Free entry with an unwrapped toy donation. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg.

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