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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday Dec. 2

Published Nov. 30, 2018

97X Next Big Thing: Panic! At The Disco headlines the second day of the 18th annual alt-rock music festival. 7 p.m. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 N Us Highway 301, Tampa. $35.

Celtic Angels Christmas: All female group of vocalists and Celtic Knight Dancers will perform seasonal and Irish favorites along with world class champion Irish dancing. 7 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater. $30-$55. rutheckerdhall.com

Quinn Dahle: The clean comic has appeared on The Tonight Show, Showtime and Comedy Central. 7 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

Night of Hope: The Joy FM brings this festival with host Tim Bebow and appearances by Kari Jobe, Shannon Estee, Dustin Lachance and Mack Brock. Also includes periods of worship. 6 p.m. Free. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, Saint Petersburg. (941) 753-9547. florida.thejoyfm.com

Hawk and Wayne: #AskUsAnythingLive: The improv comedy duo returns for their 10th anniversary. Use the hashtag to follow and watch live on social media. 7 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $10 advance, $15 at the door. (727) 823-7529 ; americanstage.org/.

Yung Pinch: California rapper will perform. 7 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $18. (813) 241-8600.

A Well-Strung Christmas: The all-male singing string quartet presents a musical holiday celebration of pop, classical and traditional melodies. 7:30 p.m. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street, Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 942-5605.

Patterson Hood: Drive-By Truckers singer-songwriter will perform. 8-10:30 p.m. The Attic, 1510 E 8th Ave, Tampa. $35-$65.

Cigar Heritage Festival: Aficionados will descend on Centennial Park today to find some "boutique" cigars. This is a free family-friendly event, but remember there will be cigar smoking throughout the park. There will also be food trucks, arts and crafts and music by the Black Honkeys. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. Free.

St Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show: The yacht basin and Albert Whitted Park is filled with hundreds of sail and power boats. Once again, the event also includes a 40,000-square-foot clearspan tent housing marine gear, children's activities, seminars and clinics. 10 a.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First Street South, Saint Petersburg. (954) 463-6762.

SnowBlast: Wear long pants and closed toed shoes for a day in the snow with activities including snowball fights, snow tubing, snow slides, make and take crafts, entertainment, games, stage shows, holiday music and karaoke. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 22 Ave N, Saint Petersburg. (727) 828-9584. snowblastfl.com

ArtJones Open Studio Tour & Sale: The an annual self-guided tour, show and sale features fine original art work by 17 artists showing in 15 studios in Gulfport. Map can be found at artjonesstudiotour.com. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Various artist studios, Gulfport, FL, Gulfport. Free. (518) 692-7742. artjonesstudiotour.com

Opera Tampa: Die Fledermaus: This lighthearted drunken revenge comedy earned Johann Strauss II his place in the operatic canon Sung in English. 2 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa.

Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberly: When the family gathers for the holidays, it's bookish middle sister Mary's turn for a chance at independence and love, in this sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Through Dec. 30. 2 p.m. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org

A Heart-Felt Holiday: The 80 voice Dunedin Community Chorus presents a collection of holiday classics celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas. 3 p.m. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. $5. (727) 812-4530.

St. Petersburg Ballet: The Nutcracker: Showcasing future dancers/students of world-renowned schools and companies. 3 p.m. The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, Saint Petersburg.

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Chase the Dreidel Run: How fast does a dreidel move? Find out as runners chase a giant dreidel as it runs down the streets on this 5K run. There will be a bounce house, crafts and a potato pancake after-party to get ready for Hanukkah season. 2 p.m. Congregation B'nai Israel, 300 58th St. N, Saint Petersburg. (727) 324-8022.

Tampa Theatre Holiday Classic Series: Enjoy classic holiday films with a non-perishable food drive before each show. Benefits Metropolitan Ministries. Today brings A Christmas Story. 3 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8982.

River of Lights Christmas Cruise: Board the Pirate Taxi for a 45-minute cruise up the Hillsborough River to see festively lighted bridges and shimmering downtown skylines. Includes hot cocoa, cookies and Christmas carols. Departs hourly between 6 and 10 p.m. 6-10 p.m. Pirate Water Taxi, 333 S Franklin St, Tampa. (813) 223-7999.

Live Nativity: Follow a path of luminaries to watch costumed characters reenact scenes from the Nativity. 6 p.m. St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Ave. N, Saint Petersburg. (727) 385-3640.

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