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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 26

Dolly Parton: The country superstar's set list will include hit songs all while weaving in a few new songs from her album Pure & Simple. She will also be playing songs that have not been heard live for decades. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $45.75-$125.75. (813) 301-2500.

Shopapalooza: The sixth year for the Black Friday alternative event brings double the fun with two days of shopping local with almost 150 vendors, artists, and local businesses with specials, food and children's entertainment. This year, visit the Gulfport Trolley for prizes and to see what Gulfport has to offer. 10 a.m., Straub Park (Center), at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. Free (items individually priced). (727) 637-5586.

Downtown Saturday Morning Market: More than 170 local vendors including farmers, growers with fresh produce and gourmet and specialty foods, fresh-baked breads and treats. Also, hand-crafted items, live entertainment, flowers and plants. This week features Celtic music by the Empty Hats. 9 a.m., Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 455-4921.

Christmas in the Wild: The animals come out at night for the zoo's new holiday party with carolers, costumed characters, performers, a Christmas tree, holiday treats, music and photo opportunities with Santa and his elves. Included with admission, or $21.95 after 4 p.m. on event days. 9:30 a.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $29.95, $27.95 seniors, $22.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.

Santa Visits the Aquarium: Take photos with Santa from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Plus, Santa's (SCUBA Certified) elves will make a special appearance throughout the day inside some of the exhibits. Included with admission. Additional fee to take home a photo. 9:30 a.m., Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $24.95, $22.95 seniors, $19.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Prices are generally about $2 cheaper if you buy them online at the aquarium's site. (813) 273-4000.

Christmas Train Rides: Take an old fashioned train rides for Christmas. Then visit with Santa. 10 a.m., Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Shady Hills. $6. (727) 639-7639.

Sing Saturday: A free screening of the animated film in which a cast of animals hold a singing contest in hopes of saving a once grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Voice stars include Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane and Tori Kelly. Tickets only available to the first 200 people. Also taking place at Regency Square 20 in Brandon and Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar. 10 a.m., West Shore 14, 210 Westshore Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 637-8366.

100 Artists Show: The two-day, outdoor event features a juried showcase of national and local fine art and craft artists, live demonstrations, food, and music by the Dave Williamson Band. 10 a.m., St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. Free. (727) 367-3818.

Florida Wine Festival: Learn how wine varieties are crafted at this pet friendly festival with a vendor fair and live entertainment. 11 a.m., Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Free, $3.50 tastings. (813) 996-2113.

Snow at Sundial: Snow falls nightly at Sundial with this party including twinkling lights, carols, kids crafts, face painting and photos with Santa (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights only). 5 p.m., Sundial St. Pete, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-3201.

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: Stroll through the gardens with more than 1-million twinkly lights, lasers, Florida-style displays, animated figures, visits with Santa and entertainers lining the pathways. 5:30 p.m., Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Donation of $4 suggested; 12 and younger free. (727) 582-5800.

The Soil and the Sun : The 8-piece, indie-rock band perform alongside Owel. Tickets available through Ticketfly. 6:30 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $9. (813) 241-8600.

Candy Cane Acres: The annual Christmas event includes photos with Santa, decorating Mrs. Claus' homemade cookies, Parade of Trees and light displays and more. Continues Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 17. Additional tickets are .50 cents each. 6:30 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $10 per carload, includes 10 free tickets. (352) 796-4552.

Earthquake: Name a television show that features comics; he's been on it, including Def Comedy Jam,. Comedy Central Presents, ComicView and Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza. He also played Uncle Mike on Everybody Hates Chris. 7:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.

Nervo: The EDM sister duo rose to fame after writing and producing hits for Kylie Minoque, Ke$ha and The Pussycat Dolls, and receiving a Grammy Award for writing When Love Takes Over for David Guetta and Kelly Rowland. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 247-2555.

 

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