St. Pete Opera: Kiss Me, Kate: The company’s nonoperatic musical selection this year is the play-within-a-play, Kiss Me, Kate, featuring a score by Cole Porter, which will be performed with the original-sized Broadway orchestra. It is filled with great numbers such as So In Love, Too Darn Hot and Brush Up Your Shakespeare. 7:30 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave N, St. Petersburg. $20-$75. (727) 823-2040.
Florida State Fair: The fair returns through Feb. 18 with rides, food, exhibits, animals, shopping, rodeos and a candy exhibition. Gates open at 10 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 740-4640.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story: Using huge projection photos and original film footage, the concert style experience features a full live band performing hits including Mrs. Robinson, Cecilia’, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Homeward Bound. 7:30 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. $52.25-$63. (813) 274-8286.
Motorcycle Expo: AJ and Deuce from 98 Rock serve as emcee for the 21st annual motorcycle expo and bike builder invitational with live music, a burlesque show, cash drawings, a poker walk and a custom built motorcycle competition 11 a.m. Bert’s Barracuda Harley-Davidson, 10525 49th St. N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 935-4875.
Real Music Real Masters Series: With performances at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the series brings The Diamonds through Saturday. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. Included with admission; $89 online. 2 and younger free. (813) 884-4386.
Dreams Deferred: Works Inspired by Black History: Opening night for the exhibition in which 20 local and national artists reflecting on black history. Remains on display through Feb. 24. 6 p.m. Mize Gallery, 689 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 251-8529.
Old Man Bowl Jam: A bowl jam for skater ages 30 and older. Includes free beer and barbecued food. Free open skating for everyone from 5 to 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. SkatePark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $20. (813) 621-6793.
Hundred Days: A heartrending true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. 7:30 p.m. Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $44 and up. (800) 955-1045.
reVoiced: Since 2012, the a capella group has gained a reputation for captivating audiences, creating their own sound by “revoicing” familiar classics with their own unique sound and appeared on American Idol and The Sing-Off. 7:30 p.m. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine Street, Tarpon Springs. General $30-$35. (727) 942-5605.
Cadillac Cowboys: Ken Carlyle, T.J Weger, Eric “Flycatcher” Carlson, Don Cox and Joe Martin provide a musical gumbo of Western swing, bluegrass, Americana and zydeco. 7:30 p.m. Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 First Ave., NE, Ruskin. $18-$28. (813) 645-7651.
Ready Steady Yeti Go: An interracial couple’s relationship is threatened by bad parental advice and white guilt. Through Feb. 24. Opening night: $45. 8 p.m. Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., #151, Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.
Othello: Jobsite Theater takes a modern spin on Shakespeare’s tale of political treachery. Through Feb. 9. 8 p.m. Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center, Tampa. $29.50-$39.50. (800) 955-1045.
Pipeline: Inner city teacher Nya struggles to give her son opportunities for his future. 8 p.m. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54. (727) 823-7529.
Paul Thorn: Mississippi-bred singer-songwriter returns with his band and special guest Bonnie Bishop. 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $26-$36.
Jah Movement: One of Tampa Bay’s most popular reggae bands. 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$13.
Missy Raines and The New Hip: The seven-time International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year, her newest release puts Raines in the spotlight as a songwriter for the first time, performing with The New Hip 8 p.m. The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20-$30. (828) 773-9481.
Current Joys: Nick Rattigan of surf-rock band Surf Curse is on tour with his solo project of pop songs he writes under the name Current Joys. Gap Girls opens. 8 p.m. Crowbar Ybor City, 1812 N 17th St, Tampa. $12-$14. (813) 241-8600.
Tony Roberts: He’s appeared on Def Comedy Jam and toured on the Shaquille O’Neal All Star Comedy Jam. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17. (813) 864-4000.
Sandy Marks: From CBS’s King of Queens. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club at MJ’s, 5501 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach. $20. (727) 360-5653.
kids and family
Be Winter’s Valentine: Kids ages 12 and younger can bring a Valentine’s Day card for any of the aquarium’s rescued animals and get in for $9.99. Also, sign Winter’s giant Valentine’s Day card and watch holiday themed dive shows at 11 a.m., 2:and 4:30 p.m. Valid Feb. 8-14. 10 a.m. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. $24.95, $9.99 ages 12 and younger. (727) 686-3499.
Friday Fun Night: Free Shuffleboard: A new initiative from the Clearwater Shuffleboard Club brings free shuffleboard games every Friday night, welcome to all. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to check out cues and discs and get some basic instructions. Play begins 7 p.m. 1020 Calumet St. Clearwater. 6:30 p.m. Clearwater Shuffleboard Club, 1020 Calumet St., Clearwater. Free (727) 446-3306.
SERIES PREMIERE PEN15, Hulu: The painfully awkward horrors of middle school are hilariously relived in this new adult comedy series starring Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, who play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts in the year 2000.
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