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Cheap Thrills, Dec. 26-Jan. 1

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Grandpa's Cough Medicine. (Courtesy photo)

Sarasota Audubon Bird Naturalist Program at Celery Fields – 8:30-10:30 a.m. daily through May 1. A birding expert with a high-powered telescope will be at the Celery Fields boardwalk to help visitors identify and learn more about birds and birding. The Palmer Boulevard Boardwalk at the Celery Fields is on the south side of Palmer Boulevard near Raymond Road, east of I-75 in Sarasota. Free. sarasotaaudubon.org.

Kresge Mega Light Display – Open nightly 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 3. The annual Oakdale Christmas display in south St. Pete (a.k.a. as the Kresge house) features 10 trailer-truck loads of lights, an 18-train HO scale model railroad, inflatables, games, bubble machines, and a 70-foot tree. The display has been featured on NBC's "Today Show" and HGTV's "All Out Christmas" special. Free. 2719 Oakdale St. S., St. Petersburg. Directions: Take I-275 to exit 22 (old exit 9), which is 175E. Turn right on 4th Street, heading south. Go 1 mile, crossing over 22nd Avenue South. Next street on left is Oakdale. Go two blocks. christmasdisplay.org.

Jazz At Two – 2-4 p.m. Friday (Dec. 27). Featuring the Dan Miller Quartet, with Miller on trumpet, Patricia Dean on vocals and drums, Don Mopsick on bass and Jerry Stawski on piano. Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road. Tickets are $7 for Jazz Club of Sarasota members, $12 for nonmembers. 366-1552; jazzclubsarasota.com.

Grandpa's Cough Medicine – 8 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 28). The outlaw bluegrass band from Jacksonville returns to the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. Tickets ($8 in advance, $10 at the door) are available at wslr.org. The Bradenton-based Faceless Bandits will open.

 

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