Kris Kristofferson: The 77-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer celebrates the release of his new album Feeling Mortal with a tour. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $45–$65. (727) 822-3590.
The Birds: Based on the short story that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film, Irish playwright Conor McPherson adapts the story about a town that is under attack by masses of birds. Show starts at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29–$49. (727) 823-7529.
Hillsborough County Fair: The five-day fair starts today with midway rides, carnival-style foods, livestock shows, live music, a chili cookoff and a ranch rodeo. Gates open at 5 p.m. at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, Corner of Sydney Washer Road and Hwy 60, Brandon. $7, $5 students, $4 seniors, five and younger free. (813) 737-3247.
Dawes: This California folk-rock band known for tracks like When My Time Comes just released its third album, Stories Don't End, this year. Concert starts at 8 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21. (727) 895-3045.
Duck Dynasty, 10 p.m., A&E: Si decides to make an instructional video on YouTube. If it's not how to grow the ultimate ironic hipster beard, we don't see it doing very well.
American Horror Story: Coven, 10 p.m., FX: The jury is still out on this season's storyline, but we can all agree on one thing: The lack of aliens makes it much better than last year.
Haunted Houses: In addition to the usual theme park scare-fests, there are a few other local haunts in St. Petersburg. The creepy Radley Haunted House opens Thursday at 3900 19th St. N ($4), and Hellview Cemetery has a maze of fog, lasers, special effects, strobes and enclosed spaces starting Friday at 510 49th Ave. N. Free, but donations benefit the Child's Play Charity.
Florida Orchestra: The Classical Mystery Tour returns Friday to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg with four spot-on singers doing Beatles hits, including Penny Lane, Yesterday and Eleanor Rigby ($35–$75; (727) 892-3337). Then on Saturday, it's the free Pops in the Park in St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park, with movie, Broadway and classical works, always ending with the 1812 Overture. Get there early and pack an elaborate picnic or you'll feel left out. It's also Sunday at River Tower Park in Tampa.
Lumineers: The folk rock band had one of the inescapable hits of 2012, Ho Hey. They play the USF Sun Dome in Tampa on Saturday. $22.50–$42.50. (813) 974-3004.
MarineQuest and Science Festival: Nerds rule USF St. Petersburg on Saturday with these two adjacent festivals. There will be 100 exhibits, from Lego robots to touch tanks with sea critters. Food trucks, too. Free admission.