St. Paul and the Broken Bones: Eight-piece soul band will perform. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 565-0550 ; jannuslive.com.
Hello Dolly!: Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley stars in the new production of the classic musical. 7:30 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 MacInnes Place, Tampa. $60 and up. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org
Gilbert Gottfried: Don't let the voice behind Aladdin's Iago and the Aflac duck fool you, the comedian told the dirtiest joke in The Aristocrats, a documentary about the world's dirtiest joke. 8:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com
Holiday Stories: Storyteller and playwright Nan Colton presents a series of holiday stories, folklore and traditional tales. 6:30 p.m., Safety Harbor Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. Free. (727) 724-1525 .
Aprons Cooking School: Evening With Cena Executive Chef Michael Buttacavoli: Chef Buttacavoli demonstrates favorites that include anellini pasta with eggplant, and roast lamb with garlic and rosemay. $50. 6:30 p.m., Aprons Cooking School, Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. (813) 926-4465. publix.com/aprons/schools.
Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival: The festival features more than 235 underground films, educational panels, awards ceremony and after-parties. 7 p.m., Britton 8, 3938 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10 per show, $15 full day passes, $25 VIP. (813) 513-4163 ; britton8.com/.
Shuffleboard: Beginners Boot Camp: Learn to shuffle. Class covers scoring, etiquette, rules, tips and basic strategy. 7 p.m., Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. $10, members free. (727) 822-2083 ; stpeteshuffle.com/.
Wine Society Tasting: Develop your wine wisdom and gain confidence matching different cuisine with wine, in weekly tasting class with food pairings. Registration requested. 7 p.m., Seminole Heights City Wine Bar, 6703 N Florida Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 999-4966 .
Tampa Bay Lightning: vs. Boston: 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Ticket prices vary by game. (813) 301-6600 ; lightning.nhl.com/.
Broncho: Rock band will perform hit songs like Class Historian, Fantasy Boys, Try Me Out Sometime and more. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10. (813) 241-8600 ; crowbarybor.com.
Iris DeMent Solo: Folk singer songwriter will perform alongside special guest, singer and songwriter Pieta Brown, who will open the show. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $29-$39. (727) 791-7400 .
Home Free: Country sensation a cappella group on their A Christmas Tour. 8 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $32.50-$59.50 at the box office and $37.00-$64.00 online. (813) 274-8982 .
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Run for Your Wife: Complications ensue when a cab driver nearly gets caught living a double life. in this farce. Through Dec. 16. 11 a.m. Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St. N, Clearwater. $36 (includes dinner). (727) 446-5898.
Holiday Sip n Shop & Bad Santa Pub Crawl: Enjoy refreshments as you hop from shop to shop along downtown Safety Harbor. Dress in holiday attire and stick around for the Bad Santa Pub Crawl beginning at 9 p.m. 5-9 p.m. Downtown Safety Harbor, 750 Main St., Safety Harbor. Free. (727) 726-2890. safetyharborchamber.com.
Light Up the Night Tree Lighting: Purchase a "Love Light" to attend the hospital's donor celebration and tree lighting party with desserts and caroling. 5:30 p.m. St. Anthony's Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, Saint Petersburg. $10 per Love Light, $25 three.
Jingle Mingle: Holiday spirit and music combine at this party with a choral performance by the St. Pete High Pitchforks, jazz by Henry Ashwood, wine, beer, appetizers and twinkling lights. Benefits the Children's Educational Garden. 6 p.m. Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St N, Saint Petersburg. $50.
Bay Voices Ensemble:Under the direction of Stephen Allen, the male vocal ensemble presents a collection of holiday tunes. 6-6:30 p.m. Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767. thedali.org
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. 7 p.m. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54; $15/month subscription style available. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org
Chopin Project Concert: Solo pianist Arthur Greene performs a concert featuring Chopin favorites and almost-never-performed rarities including a rare Chopin original edition of (arguably) the world's most beloved Nocturne. 7 p.m. The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, Saint Petersburg. $22-$32.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Book Time at Brooker: Children ages 3 to 5 connect to the wonders of the natural world through a story and a craft, game or other hands-on activity. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 453-6800. ifas.ufl.edDeal or No Deal, 8 p.m., CNBC: Nearly a decade after the game show left the air, it returns with host and executive producer Howie Mandel presiding over all the nail-biting tension.
Toddler Time: Caregivers can bring children ages 1 to 3 for a 20-minute program of stories, fingerplays, songs and interactive activities designed to encourage literacy and reading skills. 11-11:20 a.m. Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Rd., Lutz. Free. hcplc.evanced.info
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. $25, 2 and younger free. (727) 828-9584. snowblastfl.com
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., #151, Tampa. $30-$35. (813) 374-2416. stageworkstheatre.org
Disney Edition Musical Bingo Nation at 3 Daughters Brewing: Musical Bingo Nation will be at the brewery celebrating Disney's 90th birthday. There will be a prize for the best Disney outfit, so come in your best Disney garb Free. 7-10 p.m. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St S, St. Petersburg. Free (727) 495-6002.
Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning: The Lightning host the Bruins for the first time this season. 7:30 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa. (813) 301-6500. amaliearena.com
A Charlie Brown Christmas, 8 p.m., ABC: Good grief, we can't overlook this one. The beloved holiday special that taught us that it's perfectly OK to bond with a scrawny little tree, returns for another airing.
SEASON PREMIERE Top Chef, 9 p.m., Bravo: For its 16th season, the competition heads to Kentucky, where 15 new contestants will engage in culinary battles that reflect the flavors of the Bluegrass State. The finale, however, will be held in Macau, China.
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