Valentine's Weekend Parent's Night Out: Drop off your kids ages 3-12 and take your valentine out for the night. Children get entertainment, games, pizza and drinks from 4:30 to 10 tonight and Saturday night at Zoo School at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $30 for the first child and $10 for each additional child. Parents are not required to attend other events at the zoo. (813) 935-8552, ext. 268. www.lowryparkzoo.com.
Cupid the Scientist: Doreen Lewis, author and principal researcher of "The Love Survey," a national study of couples on intimacy, passion and commitment, explains the scientific side of love from 6-8 p.m. at MOSI's Bar 1570; Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Includes a battle of the sexes trivia contest. Preregistration is required for door prizes. Free. (813) 987-6000. mosi.org.
Queen of Hearts Valentine's Dance: This dance features live music by the Sounds of Swing Band, a dance contest and door prizes from 8-10:30 p.m. Wellspring Methodist Church, 10701 Sheldon Road, Tampa. Proceeds benefit the Haiti Relief Fund. $25 for couples, $15 for singles. (813) 926-5006.
Lots of laughs: Comedian April Macie performs at 8 and 10 tonight, 6, 8 and 10 Saturday night and 7 p.m. Sunday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. For prices and information, call (813) 960-1197 or visit sidesplitterscomedy.com.
Movement Clash Student Dance Concert: This performance features the work of 12 University of South Florida choreographers ranging from solos to large ensembles and styles from classical and contemporary to hip-hop and modern at 8 tonight and 2 p.m. Saturday in Theater I at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $8 for students/seniors, $12 for adults in advance. $10 students/seniors and $15 adults cash only at the door. (813) 974-2311.
Get your jam on: Zach Deputy plays with the Soft Rock Renegades at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$13. Toll free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.
Celtic rock and Americana: Enter the Haggis plays with the Ben Bryan Band at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. Toll free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.
Montgomery Gentry at Bands, Brew and BBQ: Country duo Montgomery Gentry performs at 5 p.m. at Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. The concert is included with park admission. Get VIP priority seating and food for an additional $27.95. Meal certificates are valid at all food locations at the park except for the Crown Colony Restaurant. The event is part of the park's Bands, Brew and BBQ series. 1-888-800-5447. buschgardens.com.
Valentine's CaBurlesque! This adult-only show is part cabaret and part burlesque and features comedy, singing and dancing at 7 p.m. at Whiskey Willie's, 1624 Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz. Proceeds benefit the Arts Campaign Inc. $5. (813) 658-8301.
Rhythm and blues: Big Al and the Heavyweights play at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $6. Toll free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.
Total eclipse of the heart: Celebrate Valentine's Day with a light dinner for two under the stars of MOSI's planetarium from 6-10 p.m. at Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Also features love songs and ancient love stories. $50 per couple, $40 for members. (813) 987-6000. mosi.org.
The MOMologues: See an original comedy about motherhood at 8 p.m. at the Creative Loafing Event Space, 1911 N 13th St., Tampa. The show tells of the exhausting and sometimes funny job of being a mom. Tickets start at $24.50. (813) 739-4800. tampa.creativeloafing.com.
Artist of the month: Jan Roser is the North Tampa Arts League's artist of the month for February. Her photography is on display throughout the month at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. (813) 273-3652.
Art exhibit: Artwork featuring themes of love are on display throughout February at the Great Frame Up Gallery, 1646 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Refreshments will be served. Free. (813) 994-6700.