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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 18

Festival of Trees: More than 150 decorated Christmas trees are on display and for sale at this annual event that also features Santa's arrival at 10 a.m. Performances by local chorus and dance groups follow. It starts at 9 a.m. at the Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. $5, 10 and younger free. (727) 797-8712.

Holiday Extravaganza and Gift Market: Shop for clothing, jewelry, handbags, food, art, home decor, children's items and more at this holiday gift market. Strolling musicians will play holiday music while you shop. It starts at 10 a.m. at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-8523.

CraftArt 2012: More arts and crafts are on display in this exhibit, featuring handmade works in jewelry, clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, paper and mixed media. There will be craft beer from Cigar City Brewing Co. in Tampa and food trucks, too. It starts at 10 a.m. in the street outside Florida Craftsmen Galleries, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-7391.

Agatha Christie's BBC Murders: Four rediscovered Agatha Christie radio plays from the BBC Mystery Series — Butter in a Lordly Dish, Three Blind Mice, Personal Call and Yellow Iris — are dusted off for this show featuring Gary Sand (WKRP in Cincinnati) as the lead. See it at 2 and 8 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $40-$55. (727) 791-7400.

Tampa Bay Symphony: Mark Sforzini leads the symphony in a program featuring Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 From the New World, Aaron Copland's Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, Edward MacDowell's Woodland Sketches, and Morton Gould's Red Cavalry March. It's at 4 p.m. at Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $20, students with I.D. free. (727) 595-0345.

To watch

The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards, 8 p.m., ABC All those people with nothing to watch on Saturday have this tonight. That's right, it's Bieber, Minaj, Rihanna and Skrillex all night long.

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