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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Dec. 21-27

The build up to the  St. Petersburg Bowl features a Battle of the Bands on the beach, which features a tug of war.

EVE EDELHEIT | Times (2014)

The build up to the St. Petersburg Bowl features a Battle of the Bands on the beach, which features a tug of war.

St. Petersburg Bowl: The game between the Connecticut Huskies and Marshall University is Saturday in Tropicana Field ($40-$200) but before that, a Battle of the Bands with tug-o-war, flag football and more is Friday at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach starting at 2:30 p.m. Also, on Friday at 5 p.m. the St. Petersburg Bowl Block Party will be at Ferg's, 1320 Central Ave.

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Music: You can soak in nostalgia today at Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show at 1 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater ($18-$35). Head to Ybor at the end of Christmas Day for the annual New Granada Xmas Night Extravaganza with Meatwound, Rec Center, Empire Cinema and Mountain Holler at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 8 p.m. $10. The blues musician, comedian and writer known as Reverend Billy C Wirtz comes to Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa on Saturday with rocker Ronny Elliott. 8 p.m. ($7-$10) skipperssmokehouse.com.

Stage: The Tampa Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker on Wednesday is the debut performance of Ruth Eckerd Hall's in-house ballet company ($25-$50). Round up the family for The Sound of Music when the beloved musical with the Academy Award-winning score runs Tuesday-Sunday at Tampa's Straz Center. $40-$95.

Comedy: The Cleveland-born actor John Henton, best known for the sitcoms Living Single and The Hughleys, performs stand-up at the Improv in Centro Ybor Saturday and Sunday. $16-$18 at improvtampa.com.

Vodka Latke: The biggest social event of the year for young Jewish singles and couples takes place on Thursday with a Las Vegas theme. Bring nonperishable food for Tampa Jewish Family Services. $36 advance, $45 at the door at jewishtampa.com/yad. The party is at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at YAD Casino Lounge, 4030 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa.

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker: With three shows on Saturday, the critically acclaimed ballet company performs at St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater. $32-$97. (727) 893-7832.

Snow Days at the Aquarium: Running Saturday through Dec. 30, Florida kids get a play area with an ice slide and snow at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa.

Human Foosball: Try out a human foosball court at the Saturday Morning Market this week. Rowdies players will be there to play as well at Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field, 180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Dec. 21-27 12/20/15 [Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2015 11:00am]
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