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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Jan. 4-10

Konstantinos Pseftelis, 18, of Tarpon Springs rejoices with the cross during the 109th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs. The day began with Orthos and Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral and culminated with a dove released by Theodora Lialios and the cross dive in Spring Bayou. The celebration was overseen by Archbishop Demetrios, primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

JIM DAMASKE | Times

Konstantinos Pseftelis, 18, of Tarpon Springs rejoices with the cross during the 109th annual Epiphany celebration in Tarpon Springs. The day began with Orthos and Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral and culminated with a dove released by Theodora Lialios and the cross dive in Spring Bayou. The celebration was overseen by Archbishop Demetrios, primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Epiphany: Tarpon Springs holds the largest Epiphany event in the Western Hemisphere on Wednesday as teen boys dive into the water in front of as many as 20,000 spectators from around the world.

Art: Losang Samten, one of the greatest practitioners of the art of Buddhist sand mandalas, will be creating a mandala all this week at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. See the work in progress 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 255 Beach Drive NE.

Date Night

Jaws and Richard Dreyfuss: Dinner and a movie takes on a new meaning for this 40th anniversary celebration of the classic thriller and a talk with star Dreyfuss on Saturday at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre; $39.50-$75.

Israel Horovitz's Lebensraum: In this second residency with Jobsite Theater, renowned playwright Horovitz and the creative team will give a post-show talkback opening night on Friday. The show runs through Jan. 31 at the Shimberg Playhouse in Tampa. $28. jobsitetheater.org.

Florida International Toy Piano Festival: Schroeder would be pleased with the toy piano taken so seriously this weekend with composers, academics and performers from Europe and across the United States. Admission ranges from free to $10 for talks and concerts. thenewmusicconflagration.org.

Music: Busch Gardens features Ricky Nelson Remembered featuring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson today through Friday. Music director Michael Francis leads the Florida Orchestra in a Viennese and waltz-themed program this weekend; $15-$45 at floridaorchestra.org. Snarky Puppy, the Grammy-winning instrumental fusion jazz outfit, plays the Ritz Ybor on Monday; $30-$35. The L.A. indie rockers Silversun Pickups play a free show Wednesday at Jannus Live if you get tickets at 97xonline.com. The Mahaffey Theater gathers fans of the gloved one for Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute on Friday; $39.50-$54.50.

Kids and family

Circus: See a free parade of the animals of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus marching through Tampa on Tuesday, and there will be eight performances at the Amalie Arena Wednesday through Jan. 10; $16-$70 at ringling.com.

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The holidays are over; let's get back to the serious business of date night ideas at tampa bay.com/thingstodo.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Jan. 4-10 01/03/16 [Last modified: Sunday, January 3, 2016 10:25pm]
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