Hockey Day Tampa Bay: Join Tampa Bay Lightning alumni and staff for a day all about hockey with a “learn to play jamboree,” scrimmages, LHSHL All Star game and a fire department vs. police department game. Benefits the Lightning Sled Hockey Team. Doors open at 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $10. (813) 301-6600.
Florida State Fair: The fair returns for the 115th year with rides, food, exhibits, animals, shopping, rodeos and a candy exhibition. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 740-4640. floridastatefairag.com
St. Pete Opera: Kiss Me, Kate: The company’s non-operatic musical selection this year is the play-within-a-play, Kiss Me, Kate, features a score by Cole Porter, which will be performed with the original-sized Broadway orchestra, filled with great numbers such as So In Love, Too Darn Hot , Why Can’t You Behave? and Brush Up Your Shakespeare. 2 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave N, St. Petersburg. $20-$75. (727) 823-2040.
Al Di Meola: Acclaimed American jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist/composer who has amassed more than 20 albums. He is respected as one of the most influential guitarists in jazz to date, which has earned him a solid fan base throughout the world. 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater. $29.50-$49.50.
Big Freedia: Known as the Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia a New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music, a vibrant twist on hip-hop that is characterized by call-and-response lyrics over rapid-fire beats and booty-shaking. 7:30 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $18-$43. (813) 241-8600.
Aaron Lewis: The State I’m In Tour: The self-proclaimed “Northern redneck” from Vermont achieved critical and commercial success Sinner, which earned him the No. 1 spot on the Top 200 Albums, Top Country Albums and Top Digital Albums charts. The State I’m In” tour features acoustic songs and personal tles from Lewis. 8 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. $42.50-$62.50. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org
Art in the Park: A collection of original artwork by members of the Creative Artist Guild, including fine art, photography and sculpture. 10 a.m. Pioneer Park, 439 Virginia Lane, Dunedin. Free. (727) 674-3950. artstampabay.com
Art Glass Afternoon: Enjoy a glassblowing demonstration from John Brekke, hear visiting Korean artists Jiyong Lee and Joon Yong Kim talk about their work and new exhibition, “Transformation.” Brunch and beverages are available. 11:30 a.m. Duncan McClellan Gallery, 2342 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 421-4141.
Gulfport Peace, Love and Pride Festival: Gulfport celebrates pride, diversity and everyone with music and a chili cook-off. 12 p.m. Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. Free. (727) 289-9365.
Edge District Sip and Stroll: The Valentine’s Day edition of Sip and Stroll features “sips and bites” at more than 20 stops at Edge District restaurants, boutiques, cafes and pubs. Noon. Edge District, 11th Street and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. $15-$20.
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. Noon. Bert’s Barracuda Harley-Davidson, 10525 49th St. N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 935-4875.
Hundred Days: A heartrending true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $44 and up. (800) 955-1045.
Pipeline: Inner city teacher Nya struggles to give her son opportunities for his future without turning her back on the community that raised him. Through Feb. 24. 2 p.m. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54. (727) 823-7529.
Sounds of the Cinema by Presidio Brass: A brass quintet, a piano and percussion instruments make the unique sound that has become Presidio Brass’ trademark. This ensemble from San Diego presents film music with wit and humor. 2 p.m. Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. General $30-$35.
Peace Memorial Concert Series: Czech Mate: The Con Brio String Quartet (plus Sheng-Yuan Kuan on piano) perform selections by the great Czech composers Dvorak and Smetana. 2:30 p.m. Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. FSuggested offering $5-$10.
Ready Steady Yeti Go: An interracial couple’s relationship is threatened by bad parental advice and white guilt. Through Feb. 24. Opening night: $45. 3 p.m., 8 p.m. Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.
Arts Legacy REMIX: Black Artists Film Series: Singers, dancers and musicians combine to present a tribute to African American artists. Today features Stormy Weather, in which the lives of two performers intersect, but never combine. 3 p.m. Rehearsals Hall of Straz Center, Tampa. Free. (813) 493-1805. strazcenter.org
Wine and Chocolate Fest: Bring your sweetheart and sample to your hearts content from more than 75 wines, gourmet chocolates, cheeses and desserts. 4 p.m. Ybor City Wine Bar, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $75. (813) 999-4966.
Evening with John Kadlecik Band: While John Kadlecik is well-known for his love for playing music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia, his shows offer an extensive repertoire of songs and his band features a line up of longstanding musicians with a variety of musical backgrounds. 5 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15.
Tampa Bay Lightning Watch Party: While the Lightning are away, get to the beach to watch the game on a big screen directly in the sand with ThunderBug and the Lightning Girls on hand with giveaways, DJ dancing and games. No coolers allowed. 5:30 p.m. Guy Harvey Outpost: A Tradewinds Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Free. $10 parking. (727) 360-5551.
Tony Roberts: He’s appeared on Def Comedy Jam and toured on the Shaquille O’Neal All Star Comedy Jam and Nephew Tommy’s I Got People Inside My Head. 7 p.m. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave, Tampa. $17. (813) 864-4000.
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. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. $24.95, $9.99 ages 12 and younger. (727) 686-3499.
Sesame Street Safari of Fun: Pirate Party Weekends: Kids can join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and other Sesame Street Friends for a Pirate Parrrty including treasure scavenger hunts, crafts and dance parties. 11:30 a.m. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. Included with admission. (813) 884-4386. buschgardens.com
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