Things To Do Around Tampa This Weekend
Tampa is ramping up for the holidays and there are tons of things to do with the family this weekend, check it out:
Adam Sandler and friends come to the Straz Center’s big Morsani Hall. Sandler’s Here Comes the Funny comedy tour brings old friends David Spade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson and a “surprise special guest” to town. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. The only tickets left range from $175-$403. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.
Snow on 7th Holiday Parade will feature floats, 20 marching bands and Santa with snowflakes falling on Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. Entertainment starts at 6p.m. Saturday and there is a $5 special event parking in city garages. The parade is free and will run on Seventh Avenue between 15th and 17th streets.
This year’s fundraiser Winter Wonder Ride will have a Frosty theme and a Big Boi from Outkast will be DJing the event. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards purchasing bikes for at-risk and foster kids. Tickets are $20, $25 day of for after-party only, ride and VIP $50-$110. Kids 16 and younger are free. The event is at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Ride departs at 4:30 p.m. onbikes.org.
Mix 100.7 Mistletoe Show has a great lineup featuring has piano-rockers the Fray and soulful grangers Blue October. Colbie Caillat and sensitive singer-songwriter Joshua Radin are also set to perform. The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. St. Petersburg. Tickets are $35 and up. (727) 892-5767. themahaffey.com.
Florida Orchestra’s Holiday Pops will take place at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Friday. Singer Doug LaBrecque leads the concert with a slow of his favorites. The concert will include Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, What Child Is This and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Carol of the Bells. Concerts start at 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.