trapeze artists flying through the air with the greatest of ease (at least they make it look easy). If you arrive early, check out the Animal Open House, where you can meet the four-legged stars of the show. Jan. 6-10, 7:30 p.m., Weds.-Fri.; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sat.; 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sun., St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, $15-$85, stpetetimesforum.com. Anthony Salveggi
Tony Bennett, the golden-voiced pop-jazz icon, has been turning on the charm for more than 50 years. Hes released upwards of 70 albums, won 15 Grammys, and is still performing regularly at 83. Weds., Jan. 6, 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, $68-$128, rutheckerdhall.com. -- Leilani Polk
If you can't afford airfare to see your favorite operas grace the hallowed stage of the Met, here's the next best thing: selection's from the world-famous house of music are broadcast in HD to theaters around the world. Tonight, see The Met Live: Les Contes d'Hoffman, Offenbach's offering to the muses of music and poetry. Protagonist Hoffman searches for love in the arms of three women, only to discover that they're all facets of his true desire: poetry. Visit fathomevents.com for a full list of participating locations. Encore Weds., Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m., Citrus Park Stadium 20, Tampa, $15-$22.