Do This: The Weekend Top 10

A Frank Sinatra tribute, Atomic Holiday Bazaar, comedy, art, boat parades, live music and get "elfed up" for the Winter Wonder Ride,

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Do This: The Weekend Top 10


A master muralist, downsized:
Known for her deep-hued, female-empowering, mythic works, St. Pete-based artist Sarah Sheppard will be showing paintings and more at the Amsterdam tonight.  Music by Eena the first hour, followed by DJ Kalani spinning dance tunes. 8 p.m., free admission, 1049 Central Ave., St. Pete. facebook.com/TheAmsterdamStPete. The event coincides with the Second Saturday Art Walk, which features dozens of galleries staying open late throughout downtown St. Pete and the Warehouse Arts District.

Super-mega indie gift-shoppers bonanza: A decade strong,The Atomic Holiday Bazaar hawks nifty wares and clothing Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m. The event has expanded beyond the Municipal Auditorium and the Bay Front Room — street vendors will be located on Plaza De Santo Domingo, the street between the Municipal Auditorium and the Sarasota Art Center. Admission is $5. Mouthole BBQ feeds hungry shoppers. Dj Iche, aka Buckroe Skillz, will be spinning it in the Main room. Click here for more info.

Catch up on local music tonight in Tampa: New World Brewery presents a show that combines top veteran and new talent. Get astrological at Sun Signs CD Release Party, supported Redfeather, Will Quinlan’s Vesper Bell and Oxford Noland. Saturday, 7 p.m., New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $7-$10. newworldbrewery.net.

Happy 100th Birthday, Ol' Blue Eyes: The vibe will be less patchouli and more Old Spice tonight at Skipper's Smokehouse tonight for at WMNF’s Frank Sinatra Tribute. Local bands and solo artists pay homage to the Chairman of the Board, including Ronny Elliott, Talk to Mark, Sara Rose Band, Funny Bunny, Paul Wilborn, Vodkanauts and Info at wmnf.org.

Tampa Bay Tour de Clay: Art goes to pot today as pottery studios host open houses and self-guided tours throughout our tri-county area. Click here for schedule and other details.

Orchestral holiday maneuvers in the dark: Sing along to carols and hear a recitation of Twas the Night Before Christmas narrated by Bay News 9's Trevor Pettiford during Florida Orchestra Pops: Holiday Pops at the Mahaffey Saturday at 8 p.m. and Ruth Eckerd Hall at 7:30. Bring an unopened toy for Toys for Tots to both venues. The Mahaffey concert will be collecting nonperishable food for Tampa Bay Harvest. $15-$45. floridaorchestra.org.

Have a Fairy Merry Christmas: Tampa's eminent men's chorus Una Voce re-creates a live radio variety show for The Fairy Home Companions. Features sketches, musical numbers and special guests WoodWorks Marimba Quartet. 4 p.m., HCC-Ybor Campus Mainstage Theater, 2204 N. 15th St., Tampa. $25, $40. una-voce.org.

Have a gay ol' time, part deux: The first openly lesbian comedian to have her own HBO special, Suzanne Westenhoefer performs all new material with proceeds going to Crescendo: The Tampa Bay Women's Chorus and the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Sunday, 7 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $30, $45 premium seating. mypalladium.org. Click here for David Warner's interview with Westenhoefer.

Boat Parades: The Rotary Club of st. Petersburg sponsors the Annual St. Petersburg Lighted Holiday Boat Parade Saturday at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, the Hillsborough River Holiday Boat Parade returns to Seminole Heights with decorated kayaks, canoes and other watercraft. Launches 6 p.m. from the Lowry Park boat ramp and heads northeast to Sulphur Springs Park.

Jingle bikes: The 5th Annual Winter Wonder Ride invades downtown Tampa Saturday. Sunday, the monthly Pub Bike Ride takes off from Hidden Springs Ale Works (Tampa Heights) at 6 p.m., and then heads to Hampton Station (Seminole Heights), Fodder and Shine (Seminole Heights) and Lee's Grocery (Tampa Heights).

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