Memphis: The 2010 Tony winner for best musical tells the story of a white DJ who broke the race barrier by playing black R&B records. Opens Tuesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $40–$60. (727) 791-7400.
Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon: Thousands will descend on St. Petersburg on Sunday morning for the joy of running 13.1 miles with live bands along the way. At the finish: a free concert with Flo Rida. More info at runrocknroll.competitor.com/st-petersburg.
National Frozen Yogurt Day: It's today, and to celebrate, Yogurtland stores are giving out free 5-ounce cups of the sweet stuff from 4 to 7 p.m. at stores in Largo, 10500 Ulmerton Road; Tampa, 14379 N Dale Mabry Highway; and St. Petersburg, 4946 Fourth St. N.
Snuggie Bar Crawl: After tripping around St. Petersburg in your chic blanket with sleeves, you'll be thirsty for a drink or two. Start at the World of Beer at 100 Fourth St. S at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. $15. (954) 868-2233.
Slipping: This is the Florida premiere of a drama about a gay teen dealing with his father's death and being bullied. Talk-backs after every show. Pay-what-you-will preview is Thursday, opening is Friday at [email protected] in St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.
They Might Be Giants: The theme-music aficionados (Malcolm in the Middle, for one) are celebrating 30 years. See them Tuesday at the Ritz Ybor. $22–$24. (813) 247-2555.
Wild at Heart: Because Valentine's Day falls on Tuesday next week, a lot of folks will get all smoochy this weekend. Animals, too. Wild at Heart at Lowry Park Zoo is a progressive dinner Friday and Saturday with stories about hanky-panky among the zoo's residents. $65. Reservations required. (813) 935-8552.
Penn and Teller: Comedians? Magicians? We'll just call the Vegas stalwarts illusionists for their show Friday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $26.50–$56.50. (727) 892-5798.
Kids and family
Florida State Fair: This year, the fair is more than deep-fried bubble gum (seriously!). New is a 70-foot zip line across a lake, lawn mower races and an indoor extreme sports show. The fair opens Thursday at the fairgrounds in Tampa, and you can save up to $4 off admission and $5 off midway ride armbands through Wednesday at Sweetbay stores.
Dolphin Tale: See the movie about local celebrity Winter the dolphin practically in her back yard, at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. Starts about dusk Friday. Free.
More to explore
More romantic date ideas at tampabay.com/things-to-do.