Saturday, June 23, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Kinky Boots: The Tony Award-winning musical with songs by Cyndi Lauper tells of a shoemaker whose business is brought back to life by a drag queen Tuesday to Sunday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. $55-$130.

St. Pete Action Sports: More than 40 top X Games pros — including Bucky Lasek and Bob Burnquist — bring the heat Friday and Saturday at St. Petersburg's Al Lang Stadium. $30.

$5 Weekend: Deal alert! The St. Petersburg Arts Experience offers a tour of the Chihuly Collection and a glassblowing demonstration at the Morean Hot Shop for $5 Saturday and Sunday.

DATE NIGHT

Comedy: Up first is Eddie Izzard, whose Force Majeure tour has been going on since 2013, today at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($46.50-$77.50). Then, Craig Ferguson, formerly of the Late Late Show, performs Friday at the Capitol Theatre ($53.50-$78.50).

Music: Country's Clint Black will be Killin' Time on Wednesday at the Capitol Theatre ($55-$85), the same day reggaeton star Yandel mixes things up at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($43.75-$78.75). Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions puts the theme music in orchestral arrangements with visuals from the games Thursday at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($25-$154.25). Legends of the Old School brings Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, TKA/K7, Naughty by Nature and more to the USF Sun Dome on Friday ($35-$125). Then, there's the new school, 97X Next Big Thing with Twenty One Pilots, Of Monsters and Men, Walk the Moon and more Saturday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre (sold out, but check 97xonline.com to win tickets).

HOLIDAY

Chase the Dreidel Run: How fast does a dreidel move? Find out as runners follow a giant dreidel in this 5K run Sunday at Congregation B'nai Israel in St. Petersburg. $45.

Tampa's Tree Lighting Ceremony: The Late Night Brass band provides the music for Mayor Bob Buckhorn's tree lighting Friday in Curtis Hixon Park. A screening of the classic A Christmas Story follows. Free.

Snowfest and Santa Parade: In St. Petersburg, the annual Santa Parade in downtown Saturday ends with 65 tons of snow blown into North Straub Park, bringing family snow activities. Free parade, $5 wristband for activities.

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