CL's must-do list for the week of

Thurs., Dec. 6-Wed., Dec. 12

06New World Brewery hosts a Holiday Ale Festival and Tasting. Guests sample 50 fine and rare holiday ales like St. Nick Rock, Santa's Private Reserve, Seriously Bad Elf, Sam Smith's Winter Welcome, Delirium Noel and He'brew Jewbelation Eleven. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Ybor City, 813-248-4969.

07Youth Holiday Night at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Courts features holiday refreshments, a chamber concert by Todem Jam (a group of young violinists), an exhibit of artworks by Perkins Elementary School students and, of course, plenty of shuffleboarding. 7-9 p.m., St. Petersburg.

08Teams of carolers perform holiday music and comical feats during the Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition, a fundraiser to benefit the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. 5:30 p.m., North Straub Park, St. Petersburg.

09Guest conductor Jason Howland leads The Florida Orchestra, vocalists Kaitlyn Howland and Kevin Duda, and a full chorus through A Jingle Bell Pops, a festive concert of Christmas carols, yuletide tunes and more. 2 and 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg.

10Wanna see a light display so grandiose that it borders on absurd? Look no further than The Christmas House, a spectacle of lights, 400 moving and animated figures, a huge manger scene and a fiber optic forest. 6-10 p.m. nightly,

11Smooth-jazz guitarist Peter White stages his annual holiday concert of jazzed-up Christmas numbers with trumpeter Rick Braun and saxophonist Mindi Abair. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater.

12Chicago actor Chris Sullivan stars in Defending the Caveman, a humorous exploration of the differences between men and women. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa.


Dec. 13, The Boys of the Lough: A Celtic Christmas, Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 727-942-5605.

Dec. 14-Jan. 4, Reduced, West Tampa Center for the Arts, 813-453-4381.

Dec. 15, Santa's Holiday Revue, Largo Cultural Center,

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