Friday, December 12, 2008

Weekend roundup

There's so much going on this weekend that it's hard to mention it all. Highlights include tonight's Boat Parade - a must see - along the Manatee River in downtown Bradenton at 6:30; Saturday's Breakfast with Santa at Ringling at 9 a.m., the Winter Wonderland Family Street Festival from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Bradenton and the Dance Theatre of Bradenton's "Nutcracker" at Manatee Community College.

And so much more ... But I wanted to mention something we haven't had a chance to write about: American Stage Theatre Company's "Proof/This/Steel/Lion," presented by the theater's youth ensemble. Granted, it's not Christmas-y, but it isn't your typical play either. It's snippets from the award-winning plays of "Proof," "Burn This," "Steel Magnolias" and "The Lion in the Winter."

Come see these hard working teens put out their best stuff. Tickets are only $5 (cash only). Performances will be noon on Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday.

The theater is at 211 Third St. S, Saint Petersburg. For more information, call (727) 823-1600, ext. 201.

- January Holmes

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