Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, Jan. 6

Tarpon Springs celebrates Epiphany and an acclaimed ballet company from the Ukraine performs ‘Swan Lake’
Times (2018)
One of the highlights of Epiphany in Tarpons Springs Jan. 6 is teenage boys finding the cross that will be tossed into Spring Bayou. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere.
Times (2018) One of the highlights of Epiphany in Tarpons Springs Jan. 6 is teenage boys finding the cross that will be tossed into Spring Bayou. The celebration in Tarpon Springs is the largest Epiphany celebration in the Western Hemisphere.
Published January 4

Epiphany: The celebration of the baptism of Christ brings more than 20,000 people to see a procession of children in traditional costumes, choir members and Greek folk dancers and the tossing of the Holy Cross in Tarpon Springs Bayou by the primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in the United States. 11:30 a.m. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 36 N Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 937-3540.

Swan Lake: National Ballet Theatre of Odessa’s full-scale production of Swan Lake, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Based in the Ukraine, the legendary ballet company is bringing 55 dancers to the United States on the troupe’s first tour of America. 3 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $46.80-$74. (727) 300-2000. themahaffey.com

The Florida Orchestra: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue comes to life with Cuban jazz pianist Aldo López-Gavilán. Also: Still’s jazz-inspired Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American,” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7. Thomas Wilkins conducts. 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $18-$48. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com

Blue Suede Shoes: The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash: World-class Elvis impersonators Mike Albert and Scot Bruce along with the Big E Band return to the Ruth Eckerd Hall to celebrate Elvis’ 84th birthday. 1 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $18-$35. (727) 791-7400.

FYA 6: For its sixth year, hardcore punk and metal bands will take the stage playing all kinds of subgenres of hardcore. 11 a.m. The Cuban Club, 2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba, Ybor City. $47 one-day passes .(813) 248-2954. brownpapertickets.com

21st Century Voices: New Play Festival: Live staged readings of four new plays from four emerging playwrights. 2 p.m. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $10 per reading; $40 all access pass. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org

Copenhagen: Tampa Repertory Theatre presents Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning drama. 3 p.m. USF Studio 120, 3837 USF Holly Drive, Tampa. $25; $20 student/military/seniors. (813) 783-5465. tamparep.org

John Lamb’s All-Star Jazz Birthday: A collection of top jazz musicians come together to celebrate the 85th birthday of John Lamb including La Lucha, Bass Choir with Steve Boisen, Mark Neuenschwander, Joe Porter, Jeff Rupert, James Suggs, Jeremy Carter, Synia Carroll, Bryan Hughes, and Nate Najar who curated the show. 3 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Reserved: $36, $26. Students and groups of 10 or more: $22 mypalladium.org

Woodson Chamber Concert: The Florida Orchestra chamber performance called “Let’s Dance Through the Ages” begins at 3 p.m., followed by a reception. Admission is pay what you can at the door; proceeds benefit the museum. Seating is limited. 3 p.m. Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Pay what you can. (727) 323-1104.

kids and family

Ice Skating in St. Petersburg: Balmy St. Petersburg has a real ice rink in Albert Whitted Park. Sessions are $10 for an hour and include ice skates. Bring your own socks, or you can purchase socks at the ice-skating rink for $2 per pair. 1 p.m. Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive SE, St. Petersburg. $10 per hour includes skate rental. (727) 893-7441. stpeteparksrec.org

Three Kings Celebration: With Latin Flavors and live entertainment, Busch Gardens unfolds the famed journey to the humble town of Bethlehem in a celebration honoring the Three Wise Men. Noon, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. Included with admission. $89 online, 2 and younger free. buschgardens.com

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