Weekly-Weekend-What-to-Do (12.28-30.12)

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Friday, December 28
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition (All Weekend)
Now Open: The Mahaffey's first ever museum-quality exhibition, the hugely popular Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, during the 100th anniversary year of the Ship's sinking. Buy your tickets here. Mahaffey Theater 400 1st. St. S.
Holiday Friends & Fun (All Weekend)
Experience the popular Friday Friends & Fun class EVERY DAY during the holiday season. Play in clay whether you're an experienced artist or a first timer. They will even bisque and glaze one of the pieces that you make! Bring a towel and your favorite beverage and an extra dose of holiday cheer. All Clay materials included. Register online in advance here. Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street S.
St. Pete Shuffle
Every Friday, come out and enjoy a hip twist to an old game under the stars. Fun family activity. All equipment is provided and instruction is available. The "World's Largest Shuffleboard Club" promotes and sponsors year-round competitive and recreational outdoor shuffleboard play on 65 courts. 7-11pm. Free! St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 599 Mirror Lake Drive N.
The Perfect Resolution: A Musical Revue
The Studio@620 welcomes MASS Productions presentation of "The Perfect Resolution: A Musical Revue." The perfect Resolution is a musical revue devised of both contemporary and classic musical theatre songs, which tell the story of a young Man and Woman on New Year's Eve. The Show follows the journey of the young couple's relationship and how its progression coincides with time; both past and present. $7 General Admission. 7:30pm. The Studio@620, 620 1st Ave S.

SOJA performs with Rootz Underground at Jannus Live during the first of three Florida stops for their "New Year's Eve Run." Tickets $25. 7:30pm. Jannus Live, 200 1st Ave N.

Akiva Talmi presents Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker (Friday & Saturday)
20th Anniversary Production: The unique telling of the classic story of Masha (Clara) and her Nutcracker Doll told with true Russian flair. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's beloved Nutcracker Suite, and Moscow Ballet's company of 40 Vaganova-trained dancers are the perfect combination for a holiday celebration for all. Friday @ 7:30pm, Saturday @ 2pm. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street S.
A Christmas Carol 2012 (Last Weekend)
A freeFall holiday tradition continues with Keith Ferguson's and Bruce Greer's enchanting new musical adaptation of the Dickens classic. With a soaring and inspirational score, and faithful incarnations of all of the memorable characters, Dickens' ghost story leaps from the page and delights with stunning theatricality, lush scenery & costumes, and surprising special effects. Fri and Sat 8pm. Sat and Sun 2pm. freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave.
Luke Preston & Conner Zwetsch
Luke Preston and Conner Zwetsch have returned home from Nashville and Los Angeles, respectively. Join them for a night of music and friendship. Doors at 6pm. Music at 8pm. $5 cover. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Ave.

Buster Cooper Live at the Garden
Don't miss legendary trombonist, Buster Cooper and friends, to match this great weather! 9pm. The Garden, 217 Central Ave.
Saturday, December 29
Run for the Performing Arts!
Join Team Mahaffey and earn your VIP membership! Run for the Arts in our schools and support the Mahaffey's renaissance. The Mahaffey Theater Foundation has been selected as this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll ½ Marathon’s charity of choice!  Team Mahaffey is an endurance training and fundraising program dedicated to enriching the lives of young people and the community at large. Join us an show your neighbors and the Tampa Bay area your commitment to the success of the Mahaffey! Team Mahaffey trains every Saturday 6am at the Mahaffey with coaching provided by Bull Fitness. For more info, click here.  Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St. S.
Saturday Morning Market
Visit the largest farmer's market in Florida for a variety of fresh and organic produce, gourmet baked goods, prepared foods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts or a variety of handcrafted items. 9am-2pm. Al Lang Stadium Parking Lot
Muvico Free Holiday Film Series (Sat & Sun)
Every Saturday and Sunday at 10am during the month of December for FREE Holiday films! December 29th and 30th - Elf. Seating is limited! Enjoy special offers on Muvico Kids Tray benefiting the Will Rogers Institute. The Shops at St. Pete Muvico.
Motorama Car Show
Calling all Cars to Jonny Reno's! First ANnual Reno's Motorama. FREE admission and FREE registration for all cars. Come vote for your favorite cars, experience their great view of downtown from the Pier and enjoy live music. Registration from 10am to noon. Car show from noon to 5pm. Jonny Reno's, 800 2nd Ave NE.
City of Dreams
CITY OF DREAMS, the gallery show and installation, will transform the ever so mundane pedestriatn and petit-bourgeois interior of the Venture Compound into something othertworldly, made up of the detritus of contemporary urban (scumsucker) life, the bits an bobs and blobs transubstantiated into a tableaux morte/vivante, what others see as waste becomes beautiful and strange. Live music. $5. 7pm. The Venture Compound, 2621 Fairfield Ave S.
Sunday, December 30
Music Fest by the Bay
The Pier hosts a new musical act for your listening pleasure at the Waterside Courtyard. Featuring local bands and musicians from a four county area with Top 40, Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Jazz and other types of music for your listening and/or dancing pleasure. 1-4pm. The Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E.

Lowry Park Zoo Amabassadors to visit Mahaffey Theater
The public is invited to visit with animals from Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo outside The Mahaffey Theater, on the Plaza before Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live. Free! 1-2:30pm. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street S.

Jack Hanna into the Wild LIVE
Host of Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures, a nationally syndicated television series and more recently Jack Hanna's Into the Wild. This unscripted and action-packed series began airing in October 2007 and was awarded an Emmy® for Outstanding Children's Series! 3pm. The Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street S.
Giant Christmas Cards, Holiday Lights and Illuminated Park Display
It's your last weekend to stroll along the pedestrian walkway of St. Petersburg's waterfront and see thousands of holiday lights and decorations in North and South Straub Parks including the unique snowflake lights. Don't miss the Giant Greeting Card display along Bayshore Dr. at Vinoy Park made by local teens at St. Petersburg's Recreation Centers.
*You have to be 21 or over to dirink alcohol. Don't drink and drive.
This Weekend at Baywalk Muvico 20
Les Misérables
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. via IMDB 

First Night Giveaway!

Who wants to experience the joys of First Night for FREE? Volunteers get to witness the thrills of ringing in the New Year at downtown St. Pete's biggest party while helping make it possible! Click here for details.

Since it is the holiday season and gifts are in order, First Night is giving away 5 pairs of buttons. Simply answer the trivia question below and the 11th through 15th people to submit the correct answer will win a collectable, light-up button that gets you into all the hot spots! 

Question: What anniversary is First Night St. Pete celebrating this year?

Enter Answer Here

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