Do It Today: Barnum's FUNundrum at the Forum, Tony Bennett at Ruth Eckerd and Les Contes d'Hoffman in theaters

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. He’s 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.

You’ve got five days and eight opportunities to catch the “Greatest Show on Earth.”  Beginning today, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus train stops for a spell at the St. Pete Times Forum to thrill kids of all ages with Barnum’s FUNundrum.  Highlights include a daredevil motorcycle troupe defying death as they orbit at high speeds inside a 16-foot steel globe, high-wire acrobats performing 40 feet in the air and trained, majestic tigers. You can also be sure there’ll be

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