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On your radar: A sexy romp of a play, Gladys Knight, Paul Anka and a Mardi Gras party

Green Card Wedding Bridesmaid: This sexy romp concerns a marriage of convenience and the reluctant bridal party at 7:30 p.m. at the the L Train, 900 Central Ave. Suite 25B, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 823-2685.

Florida State Fair: We're down to the final days of the fair, which runs through Monday, with gooey fried foods, rides, games and a zip line. Opens at 8 a.m. at the fairgrounds in Tampa. Today is $10, $5 ages 6–11.

Paul Anka: He started as a 1950s teen idol and quickly turned into a singer-songwriter legend (Put Your Head on My Shoulder, Lonely Boy). He performs at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $52.50–$98. (727) 791-7400.

Mardi Gras Grand Opening Party: The opening party for this new restaurant will feature drink and food specials, free beads, king cake, and blues music at 7 p.m. at Ricky P's, 1113 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-4016.

Pedro Lima: The comic delivers material about marriage, kids and growing up Hispanic at 8 and 10:15 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa. $10–$14. (813) 960-1197.

Date night

Gladys Knight: The Motown legend still commands a stage on smashes like Midnight Train to Georgia and her rendition of I Heard It Through the Grapevine. She'll perform at 8 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $50–$75. (727) 892-5798.

To watch

The 43rd NAACP Image Awards, 8 p.m., NBC: Call us crazy, but we think The Help may win something tonight.

More to explore

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On your radar: A sexy romp of a play, Gladys Knight, Paul Anka and a Mardi Gras party 02/16/12 [Last modified: Friday, February 17, 2012 11:17am]

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