Top things to do for Friday, Dec. 14

Underoath and Kenny G are on stage, and jolly joggers will be racing through downtown St. Petersburg in the Jingle Bell Run.
Photo by Dan Newman
Underoath will perform at the Yuengling Center in Tampa on Dec. 14.
Photo by Dan Newman Underoath will perform at the Yuengling Center in Tampa on Dec. 14.
Published December 12 2018
Updated December 13 2018

Underoath: The reunited Grammy-nominated metalcore group from Tampa brings in a reunited Anberlin, Dance Gavin Dance, Crown the Empire and The Plot in You for the Erase Me tour. 7 p.m. Yuengling Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $26-$31. (813) 974-3111. yuenglingcenter.com

Kenny G: Grammy-winning saxophonist will perform on his The Miracle Holiday and Hits Tour in support of the release of his 14th studio album Brazilian Nights. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $39.25-$83.25. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com

Florida Orchestra Holiday Pops: Jeff Tyzik, conductor, and vocalist Michael Lynche of American Idol have a jolly good time with this essential Florida Orchestra tradition. 8-10 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. $18-$48 (813) 229-7827.

Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas: Chicago sensation Evan Tyrone Martin resonates the velvety vocal style of Nat King Cole with a festive cocktail of hits including L-O-V-E, Mona Lisa and The Christmas Song. 8 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 NW MacInnes Place, Tampa. $60 (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org

The Celebrity Housewives: Real Housewives stars Teresa Giudice (New Jersey), Dorinda Medley (New York) and Kelly Dodd (Orange County) share stories about their lives and holiday traditions, and will conduct a Q&A with the audience. 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $45-$150. (727) 712-2717. rutheckerdhall.com

Friday Fun Night Shuffleboard: A new initiative from the Clearwater Shuffleboard Club brings free shuffleboard games every Friday night, welcome to all. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to check out cues and discs and get some basic instructions. Play begins 7 p.m. The club has 52 courts, half of which are indoors. Free. Runs through April 5. 6:30-10 p.m. 1020 Calumet St., Clearwater. (727) 446-3306.

Selwyn Birchwood: Blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$13. skipperssmokehouse.com.

HR: Paul “HR” Hudson is best known as the front man of the iconic punk band Bad Brains, formed in 1979. 7 p.m. The Brass Mug, 1441 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa. $18.

Seth Walker: Blues artist. 7-9 p.m. The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$25.

The Winter Wonderettes: The musical takes place at a Tupperware party and features holiday songs including Jingle Bell Rock and Winter Wonderland. Through Dec. 23. 8-10 p.m. Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30-$35. (813) 374-2416. stageworkstheatre.org

Ugly Sweater Party: Includes a tour of Winterland and the Grinch’s Cave, a hot chocolate and eggnog bar, photo opportunities and the 12 Cocktails of Christmas. Benefits Toys for Tots. 5-9 p.m. The Godfrey Hote, 7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $10, or a new, unwrapped gift. (813) 281-8900. winterlandtampa.com

Godfrey: The comedian and actor has appeared in the feature films Zoolander and Soul Plane, and he has stand up specials on Showtime and Comedy Central. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Improv Comedy Theater and Restaurant, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com

Dusty Slay: He’s appeared on Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and was TMZ’s featured comedian. 8 and 10 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com

KIDS AND FAMILY

Tampa Theatre Holiday Classic Series: Enjoy classic holiday films with a non-perishable food drive before each show. Benefits Metropolitan Ministries. This week brings It’s A Wonderful Life. 7:30 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. $10. (813) 274-8982.

Winter Village: The riverfront park turns into a winter wonderland with a 360 degree light display set to holiday music, ice skating, the Winter Village Express, 10 pop-up boutiques, food and drink. Hours given are for the ice rink, other hours vary. 4-10 p.m. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free (skating/skate rental/trolley additional). (813) 221-3686.

Christmas in the Wild: The animals come out at night for the zoo’s holiday party with carolers, a 50-foot animated Christmas tree, a holiday hoedown, storytime with Mrs. Claus and a Candy Cane Lane. Runs through Dec. 30 on select nights. Included with admission, or $24.95 after 4 p.m. on event days. Runs through Dec. 30 on select nights. 4 p.m. ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Included with admission. (813) 935-8552. zootampa.org

The Dunedin Express: Families enter the historic 1924 train station for a 1.5 hour trip to the North Pole for a visit with Santa and his elves. Includes games, crafts, cookies and cocoa. Takes place at 5:45 and 7:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursday and 4:45, 6:30 and 8:15 p.m. Fridays-Sundays Dec. 7-19. Closed Dec. 8, 11 and 17. (727) 736-1176 or DunedinMuseum.org. 4:45-8:15 p.m. Dunedin History Museum, 349 Main Street, Dunedin. $25, $20 members. (727) 736-1176. dunedingov.com

Holiday Lights at Largo Central Park: Millions of lights in the 70-acre park with a ferris wheel and a carousel. 5-11 p.m. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free, rides additional

UPDATES

The Jingle Bell Run has been canceled due to weather, and the Treasure Island Holiday Lighted Boat Parade has moved to Sunday.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Fuller House, Netflix: Season 4 of the family comedy picks up shortly after the events of Season 3. Kimmy is now a surrogate to Stephanie and Jimmy’s baby, and D.J. and Steve are finally ready to start dating.

Hollywood Christmas Parade, 8 p.m., CW: Are you ready for the 87th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade? It’s a massive procession down Hollywood Boulevard, with fancy floats, marching bands, celebrities and bloated balloons.

More TO EXPLORE

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