To do Monday

By Sharon Wynne, tbt* Staff Writer
Published December 17, 2007

Monday Night Football The Beach Theatre puts the big game on the big screen starting at 8:30 p.m. The Vikings are likely headed to the playoffs and Chicago would like nothing more than to embarrass them on national television, so it should be a good game. The Beach Theatre is at 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach.

Spoken Word It's open mike night at this monthly event hosted by Pedro Jarquin of Nation of Poets. The words can be spoken or sung or accompanied musically. It's a supportive crowd, starting at 8 p.m. at the Studio@620 620 First Ave. S, St. Pete. $5.

Singer Songwriter Night La Casa Dolce, the SoHo cafe designed as a place to linger with cushy chairs, coffee and gelato, opens up the mic the third Monday of every month for local talent to share their music. It's 7 to 10 p.m. at 406 S Howard Ave. in Tampa.

Ten Tenors If you didn't catch this eclectic Aussie pack during their weeklong stay in St. Petersburg, you can still catch them tonight at 8 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $40-$45. 800 826-9303.

Coming up

Wee Wonder Wednesday A program for children 4 and under at Kid City, The Children's Museum of Tampa. It runs 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the interactive child-sized city at 7550 North Blvd. in Tampa. Admission is $5 for adults and children 1 year and older. (813) 935-8441.

Nutcracker The Moscow Ballet presents Nutcracker on Friday and Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First Street South, St. Petersburg. With dancers from Perm, Vaganova, Moscow State Academic Choreographic and Kiev schools, see how the prima ballerinas do it at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $37-$67. (727) 892-5767.