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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 12

Chris Isaak Holiday Tour: The diverse crooner brings his smooth and sultry twist on holiday favorites with his effortless brand of stylish retro-cool. $89-$125. 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

Charlie Brown Christmas: The Peanuts gang put on their own Christmas play and find the true meaning of the holiday. Pre-show meet and greet ($88) at 6 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$150 (727) 791-7400.

Palladium Chamber Players: Internationally renowned soloists and chamber musicians bring vibrant interpretations of the great classic chamber repertoire. The season opens with Multer, Arron and pianist Jeewon Park, right, playing works by Bach, Turina and Schubert. $25-$38; $10 students. 7:30 p.m. The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

Anthony Gomes: The Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter plays modern electric blues with elements of rock, soul, R&B and country. Shaw Davis & The Black Ties open. VIP meet and greet 6:30-7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. 6-10:30 p.m. The Attic at Rock Brothers, 1510 E Eighth Ave, Tampa. $25-$40.

Jess Hilarious: The social media star known for her Jess with the Mess segments appeared on MTV's Wild 'N Out. 21 and older. 7 p.m. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $35, $45 VIP. (813) 864-4000.

Florida Orchestra: The orchestra presents a free concert of holiday songs in the courtyard. 5:30 p.m. Sundial, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free.

Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley: A holiday-set prequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, through Dec. 30. 7 p.m. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54; $15 per month subscription style available. (727) 823-7529.

Free Cooking Class: Christmas Chili: The Vegabond Chef will teach you how to make a festive vegan Christmas chili for the whole family to melt over. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!): Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform a combination of every Christmas story ever told. Through Dec. 30. 7-9 p.m. Freefall Studio Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$50. (727) 498-5205.


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 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25, 2 and younger free. (727) 828-9584.

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. 4-9 p.m. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free (skating/skate rental/trolley additional). (813) 221-3686.

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. (866) 666-3247.


Ellen's Game of Games Holiday Spectacular, 8 p.m., NBC: Ellen DeGeneres mixes laughably naughty with playfully nice. Games include It's a Wonderful Wife, Danger Word, Blindfolded Musical Packages, Dizzy Dasher, Know or Go and Hot Hands.