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1 Today

Holiday Glass Show: The Phoenix Glass Studio will house glass creations created by various artisans. Also included in the exhibit are live glass-blowing demonstrations. 5-8 p.m. The exhibit runs through Dec. 20. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 811 E Knollwood St., Tampa; free. Call 237-3473 or visit

Charles Gounod's 'Romeo and Juliet': Whether performed by actors, vocalists or dancers, the tale of Romeo and Juliet has been told in many forms. Today, Anton Coppola conducts the Opera Tampa Chorus and Orchestra in a performance of the work sung in French (English translations will be projected above the stage). 8 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Sunday; Morsani Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $29.50-$89.50. Call 229-7827.

Sheila Kirsten Hughes: Join the Sheila Kirsten Hughes Band for an evening of music as they unleash their new album Perspectives. They'll be joined by an all-star band comprised of some of the bay area's best musicians. 7 p.m.; TECO Theater, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $29. Call 229-7827.

Discover Theater: Young ones get to discover and learn during 60 minutes of classic storytelling based on the Jungle Book and Cinderella during a musical theater performance designed to inspire the imagination. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Ferguson Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $9.50-$15.50. Call 229-7827.

The Florida Orchestra: Like a Christmas stocking overstuffed with good cheer, the Florida Orchestra presents a dazzling holiday concert with singers, dancers, best-loved carols, yuletide songs, musical chestnuts and themes from favorite holiday films, all in a night with an irrepressible jingle bell feeling. 8 p.m.; Ferguson Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $17-$52. Call 229-7827.

On Golden Pond: Television, film and Broadway stars Tom Bosley and Michael Learned star in Ernest Thompson's drama, which received a Tony Award nomination in 2005 for Best Play Revival, about a retired professor and lovable curmudgeon Norman Thayer Jr. and his spirited wife, Ethel, as they decide to spend one final summer at their family's lakeside cottage in Maine. The performance runs through Dec. 10. Performance Times are: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa. $26.50-$62.50. Call 229-7827.

Joel Osteen: With a fan base that can be compared to a rock star, Joel Osteen has become a popular name to many. Through his books of inspiration and his nationally viewed television special, the minister has sold more than 4-million books and recently had his television show ranked as the number one inspirational program by Neilsen Media Market. 7:30 p.m., St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa; $11.75. Call 301-2500.

Evolucion Art Exhibition: Come out and support Tampa's local area artists for one night in the historic and former Santaella cigar factory. Guests who attend can also enjoy live music and food by local restaurants as they mingle with other art lovers. 6-10 p.m.; Ellis VanPelt Building, 1906 N Armenia Ave., Tampa; $2 donation. Call 390-3422.

Victorian Christmas Stroll: 'Tis the season for a stroll through Henry B. Plant museum to learn how Christmas was observed during the Victorian era. The 25th annual event will feature rooms filled with toys and 25 different trees. Treats will include warm cider and cookies. The event runs through Dec. 23. Event hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily; University of Tampa's H.B. Plant Museum, Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; $3-$10. Call 258-7302.

3 Sunday

Winter Classic Movie Series: The season of holiday movies kicks off today with the movie Miracle on 34th Street. The event runs through Jan. 14 with a variety of holiday classics. 3 p.m.; Tampa Theatre, Tampa; $7.50. Call 274-8982.

Next Week

The Serpent, Dec. 8, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa.

Shin Do Kumate XI, Dec. 8, St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa.

Tampa Bay Lightning Reindeer Run and Holiday Festival, Dec. 9, St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa.

2 Saturday

Wright vs. Quartey: The bay area's middleweight Winky Wright takes on middleweight Ike Quartey in a battle coined "The Heat Is On." Tampa resident Jeff Lacey is also scheduled to appear. 6:30 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa; $35-$1,000. Call 301-2500.