5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, December 4

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, December 4.

(1) Brittany Miles sentencing

A Pasco County judge is scheduled to sentence Brittany Miles for battery of a law enforcement officer.

Last month jurors found guilty of the less charge of battery and not attempted murder. She was also found guilty on other charges of escape, fleeing to elude and DUI.

In May 2011 Miles, the daughter of a Hernando County Deputy was arrested for driving under the influence in Hudson. Prosecutors say Miles escaped from her handcuffs, got out of a Sheriff's cruiser, got back in her truck and sped off.

According to investigators, Deputy Ashley Grady tried to stop Miles, but was dragged across the road, before falling into traffic. Grady suffered a broken leg.

A tearful Miles testified she did not push Deputy Grady off the truck.

After a high 100 mile an hour pursuit North on US 19, investigators say Miles slammed into Henry McCain on County Line Road. Miles is scheduled to go on trial in January in Hernando County on first degree murder charges for McCain's death.

Today's sentencing hearing is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at the West Pasco Judicial Center in New Port Richey.

(2) Lee Roy Selmon's USF Mentoring U Selmon Style benefit

Lee Roy Selmon's newest location in Carrollwood will hold a pre-opening benefit dinner on Tuesday to raise money for the University of South Florida's Mentoring U Selmon Style program.

The program assists University of South Florida student-athletes in recognizing and reaching their potential by seeking mentorship and support from professional experts and leaders.

Tickets for the event are $63 and include a tasting of Lee Roy Selmon's entire menu, including appetizers, salads, entrees and more.

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. For more information about the benefit, call (813) 974-4223.

The Carrollwood Lee Roy Selmon's located at 14457 North Dale Mabry Highway is scheduled to open to the public on Wednesday.

(3) Target Tuesday

The Glazer Children's Museum is giving deal for families on Tuesday.

The museum is offering free admission prices for both children and adults from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. today.

There will also be special screenings today of holiday favorites The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas & Shalom Sesame: The Missing Menorah.

Children must be accompanied by adults and adults must be accompanied by children.

The Glazer Children's Museum is located at 110 West Gasparilla Plaza next to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.

For more information, call (813) 443-3861 or visit glazermuseum.org .

(4) So You Think You Can Dance? live tour

The Top 10 finalists from So You Think You Can Dance's ninth-season will be dancing at the Straz Center in Tampa on Tuesday night.

Tonight's show is the penultimate stop on the 30-city tour. The tour concludes Wednesday in Hollywood, Fla.

The following So You Think You Can Dance' finalists are scheduled to perform tonight: Audrey, Chehon, Cole, Cyrus, Eliana, George, Lindsay, Tiffany, Will and Witney. The tour features all the sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they expect from the television show.

Tonight's show begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (813) 229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org .

Note: Due to the physical nature of the performances not all advertised dancers may be appearing.

(5) Reservoir Dogs 20th anniversary screenings

A special two-night celebration of Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's career begins Tuesday night with a screening of his 1992 debut film, Reservoir Dogs.

The crime-thriller featured trademark elements of Tarantino: non-linear storytelling, violent crime and intricate dialogue.

Reservoir Dogs follows the story of six criminals hired to carry out a diamond heist. They are given false names so they can concentrate on the job at hand.

The six men are completely sure that the robbery is going to be a success. When police show up at the time of the robbery, panic spreads, violence ensues and suspicions grow.

Reservoir Dogs will be shown beginning at the following Bay Area theaters beginning at 7:00 p.m.:

  • AMC Woodlands Square 20 Oldsmar
  • AMC Regency 20 Brandon
  • AMC Sarasota 12 Sarasota
  • CineBistro Hyde Park
  • Cobb Lakeside 18 & IMAX Lakeland
  • Regal Citrus Park Stadium 20 Tampa
  • Regal Park Place Stadium & RPX Pinellas Park
  • Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 Sarasota

The same theaters will be showing Tarantino's 1994 Academy Award winning film, Pulp Fiction, in the same theaters on Thursday night.

For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com/#!tarantino-xx .

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