Not sure what to do this week? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are our editors’ picks for things to do during the holiday week, from “A Christmas Carol” at freeFall Theatre to Kanye West at the Forum.
AT THE MOVIES
Forget about the days of damsels in distress, “Frozen” introduces a feisty new Disney princess named Anna, who sets out with Kristoff and a funny snowman named Olaf in a race to find her sister, whose icy powers have trapped their kingdom in eternal winter.
DOWNTOWN ON ICE
(Through Jan. 5)
Whether your busting out triple axles or holding on to the wall for dear life, you’ll feel really cool on this temporary ice-skating rink in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. It’s $10 for 90 minutes.
DARK SIDE OF THE ORCHESTRA
The Florida Orchestra continues its Rock Series when it joins forces with a full rock band and vocalist to play the music of Pink Floyd, including “Money,” “Learning to Fly” and “Comfortably Numb.” Tickets are $35 to $75.
FUNNY AND FIT
(Friday to Sunday)
Tim Wilkins, a 20-year veteran stand-up comic, former marine and personal trainer with Tampa ties, has entertained the troops in Afghanistan and appeared on HBO, ESPN2 and Fox Sports. Tickets to his show at Side Splitters are $10 to $12.
Support Tampa’s creative community by shopping local at the Made By Hand Art Show at Cotanchobee Park, featuring one-of-a-kind items including jewelry, pottery, metal working and stained glass.
YEEZUS, HE’S HERE
The always polarizing Kanye West brings his “hugely ambitious, emotionally affecting … and totally bonkers” “Yeezus” tour to the Forum. Prepare for volcanoes, snow, a 60-foot circular LED screen, “Jesus” emerging from a mountain and, if you’re lucky, a classic Kanye-style rant. Tickets range from $36.75 to $172.25.
(Sunday to Dec. 23)
Go for a stroll, stay for the cider and cookies at the H.B. Plant Museum’s annual Victorian Christmas Stroll, which will give you and your holiday tree an inferiority complex. It’s $13 for adults, $7 for kids.
JINGLE BELL ROCK
Pyrotechnics, prog rock and Christmas joy come together at the Forum for two shows by Trans Siberian Orchestra, the 60-piece orchestra based in Florida, but known worldwide. This year’s production features new all-new plots and special effects, but the same hair-metal flair. Tickets are $20 to $68.
GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE
(Saturday through Dec. 24)
Are you Scrooge or Tiny Tim? Find out at freeFall Theatre’s presentation of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Tickets are $20 to $44.
ON THE CHEAP
Tree lighting: St. Petersburg will be hosting its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at North Straub Park. Crafts for kids, bounce houses, pictures with Santa and more will be available at this free community event; 5 to 7 p.m. today; free; North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Drive N.E., St Petersburg
A Taste of Chanukah: “The World Famous Wallendas” will attempt a first-ever Lighting of the Menorah in mid-air. Also enjoy animal shows, a snow slide, trampoline and skateboard shows and more; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; free parking and admission; Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota; (941) 953-4359
PWC Math Mondays: Everyone is admitted free to MOSI for a limited time, courtesy of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Take part in interactive activities that teach savings and investing, career exploration and money management while you’re enjoying the museum; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; free; Museum of Science & Industry, 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa; (813) 987-6000