CL's must-do list

Monkey Day Holiday, One Slight Hitch

Thurs., Dec. 14-Wed., Dec. 20

14 For the sixth year in a row, simian lovers and other higher primate-appreciating folks observe the Monkey Day Holiday, a much-needed respite from the usual holiday shenanigans and a chance for the world to give thanks for all things monkey. monkeyday.com.

15 [email protected] hosts another Ironweed Film Club presentation, this one featuring two films about young people struggling to effect positive changes in their own lives and the lives of others: Ryan's Well and The Boys of Baraka. 8 p.m., 727-895-6620.

16 Script in-hand reading of Lewis Black's 1985 wedding comedy, One Slight Hitch, produced as part of a nine-day residency with Black and director Joe Grifasi at the Patel Conservatory. 7:30 p.m., TECO Theater, 813-229-7827.

17 Find out who wins the million bucks in the finale of Survivor: Cook Islands. This season's edition of the venerable reality show survived the early hype about its racially divided teams and went on to become surprisingly compelling TV. 8 p.m., CBS.

18 This is the final night to see Florida Orchestra and Master Chorale of Tampa Bay perform Beethoven's Immortal Ninth, an epic concert event that has become a local holiday tradition. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, floridaorchestra.org..

19 Six Bay area actors and singers present Christmas on Broadway, a performance of festive songs like Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Happy Christmas Little Friend" as well as works by composers Jerry Herman ("We Need a Little Christmas"), Frank Loesser, Jason Robert Brown and Meredith Wilson ("It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"). 7 p.m., Largo Cultural Center.

20 Enjoy seasonal favorites smooth jazz-style during the Peter White Christmas concert, starring the U.K. guitarist plus jazz trumpeter Rick Braun and saxist/vocalist Mindi Abair. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Dec. 21, Deck the Halls with Divas, Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 727-942-5605.

Dec. 22, A Rockapella Holiday, Tampa Theatre, tampatheatre.org.

Dec. 23, The Chocolate Nutcracker, Mahaffey Theater, mahaffeytheater.com.

—Leilani Polk

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