Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 24 (Saturday)

Two markets celebrate Small Business Saturday, or catch a holiday water ski show, comedian Benji Brown or sax master Dave Koz.
The Tampa Bay Water Ski Team, shown performing here at Carrollwood's 4th of July picnic on Lake Carroll, performs a free show Saturday at Tower Lake in Oldsmar.
The Tampa Bay Water Ski Team, shown performing here at Carrollwood's 4th of July picnic on Lake Carroll, performs a free show Saturday at Tower Lake in Oldsmar.
Published November 24 2018
Updated November 24 2018

Water Ski Show: Elf Holiday Show: Skiers ages 6 to 60 perform theatrical water shows similar to those seen at Cypress Gardens. All performances include barefoot, jump, ballet, adagio and pyramid acts. Come early for a pre-show. 1 and 4 p.m., Tower Lake, 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar. Free. (727) 480-9365; www.tampawaterski.com.

Benji Brown: He was an on air personality on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show and appeared on Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $24.50-$39.50. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Ian Bagg: The Canadian comedian. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2018 : Grammy-nominated saxophonist will perform Christmas classic and hit songs with special guests Grammy nominated jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair, vocalist Jonathan Butler and smooth jazz keyboardist Keiko Matsui. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$100. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Nothing,Nowhere: Rising emo-rap artist. 6 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $18-$35. (813) 248-9500; www.theorpheum.com.

Girls Meetup and Skate: Female skateboarders can chill, link up and learn from each other at this women-only skate day with free pizza and giveaways. 10 a.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 621-6793; www.skateparkoftampa.com/spot/about.aspx.

Thanksgiving Art and Craft Festival: The 28th annual Small Business Saturday event features original works of new and upcoming talent as well as established artists and crafters. 10 a.m., Downtown Tarpon Springs, 1 N Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 322-5217.

Shopapalooza: The annual 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. 10 a.m., Straub Park (Center), at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. Free (items individually priced). (727) 637-5586.

Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: 11:30 a.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. $20-35. (828) 265-9929; sertomayouthranch.com.

Christmas in the Wild: The animals come out at night for the zoo’s holiday party. 4 p.m., ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Zoo admission: $34.95, $25.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Ant Man and the Wasp (PG-13): Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 5:45 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036; www.sunsetsatpier60.com.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Little Surrealists Tour: Kids ages 5 to 13 meet on the third floor overlook for an age appropriate tour of the museum. Included with admission. 11 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $24, $22 seniors, $17 students/ages 13-17, $10 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. $10 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 823-3767; thedali.org.

TO WATCH

Tomb Raider, 8 p.m., HBO: The 2018 action film makes its TV debut. Alicia Vikander stars as the athletic archaeologist Lara Croft, who investigates the disappearance of her adventurer father by following him to a mysterious island.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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