Dunedin Mardi Gras: ABC Action News reporter "Captain Al" Alan Taylor serves as this year's grand marshal at the big street party and parade featuring colorful floats, beads and plenty of beer, wine and food for sale. A free concert headlined by T-Boussard and the Zydeco Steppers follows the parade; arts and crafts vendors will also be selling their wares along Main Street. The Mudflappers open the event at 5 p.m. and the parade starts at 7:30 at 271 Main St. in Dunedin. Free. (727) 480-9276.
The Meeting: See a one-night-only performance featuring The Piano Lesson actors Bryant Bentley and Alan Bomar Jones in a fictional account of the meeting between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X. The show begins at 7 p.m. at American Stage in St. Petersburg. Pay what you can. (727) 823-7529.
Scott H. Biram: The country-punk singer-songwriter who survived a serious car accident scours the world and styles himself as a one-man band. His set starts at 8 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $7. (813) 241-8600.
Glengarry Glen Ross: David Mamet's Pultizer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play focuses on the inner workings of a cutthroat Chicago real estate office. See it at 7:30 p.m. at Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $20-$72. (941) 351-9010.
Jonathan Richman: The musician started off in the Modern Lovers before moving on to quieter music. You might recognize him from There's Something About Mary and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. The show begins at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15. (813) 977-6474.
State of the Union, 9 p.m., most networks President Barack Obama makes his fourth address tonight. There's a lot to talk about at the onset of his second term.
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