Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell: Singer-songwriter Patty Griffin (2011 Grammy winner for Downtown Church) is joined by fiddler and percussionist Sara Watkins of the pop-literate bluegrass band Nickel Creek, and critically adored folk singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $39.50-$62.50. (727) 893-7832.
Alan Parsons Live Project: The 11-time Grammy nominee is known for his hits Sirius, Eye in the Sky, and many more. Legendary guitarist Dave Mason will open the show. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $45-$79. (727) 791-7400.
Bria Skonberg: Replacing the ailing Whitney James, the specialist in classic American hot jazz performs a Valentine's Day show with Nate Najar. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25 advance, $28 day of; $40 reserved. (727) 822-3590; mypalladium.org.
Plies: The rapper will perform his latest hits during a special Valentine's show. 9 p.m., Green Gators Bar & Grill, 9202 Anderson Road, Tampa. $20. (813) 304-2260.
St. Petersburg Nood: Nearly 150 sailboats from across the U.S. and Canada will race in the waters off the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Jannus Landing. 10 a.m., St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 822-3873.
Valentine's Dinner Cruise: Valentine's Weekend Dinner Cruise : A variety of romantic cruises depart all weekend long with prix fixed menus, DJ entertainment, long stemmed roses and champagne. $69.95, $49.95 children. 7 p.m., Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 223-7999.
International Cinema Series: Mustang: An act of child's play results in the marriage of five teenage Turkish sisters. Filmed in Turkish with English subtitles. 7 p.m., Eckerd College Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 864-7979.
Epicurean Education: Tipsy Candle-Making: Wine Bottle Candles: Make a soy candle in a cut, recycled wine bottle to take home, with guidance from the makers at Tipsy Candle Company. $60. 7 p.m., Epicurean Theatre at the Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 999-8735.
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man: In this comedy, a university's Meet the Author event turns into a highly theatrical, audience-interactive sex tip seminar. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $30-$49. (813) 229-7827.
In the Blood: A modern day riff on The Scarlet Letter, this tragedy tells the story of Hester La Negrita, a homeless woman with five children living on the streets of the inner city. Through Feb. 21. 8 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.
Florida Orchestra Pops Series: A Valentine's Pops: The orchestra's concert of romantic themes and love songs. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.
The Lion King: Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor bring to life Disney's popular story of hope and adventure through visuals, puppets and music by Elton John and Tim Rice. Through Feb. 14. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$195. (813) 229-7827.
Glowrange: Dance through flying paint to the pounding beat of DJ music with lasers, strobes and LED lights. A crew blasts thousands of gallons of washable paint over fans. Come dressed in white. Ages 18 and older only. 9 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15-$20. (850) 288-1148.
Neal McCoy: The early '90s country singe. 10:30 p.m., Round Up, 10051 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. $15 advance, $20 at the door. (813) 855-1229.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Little Sweethearts Dance: Glazer Children's Museum turns the third floor into a paradise for your little sweetheart to dance the night away to music by DJ Jake Delacruz, crafts and refreshments. 6 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $20, $15 members. (813) 443-3861.
SEASON PREMIERE The Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS. It's all about social media as the 28th edition kicks off. Host Phil Keoghan welcomes 11 teams of two made up of people who achieved some degree of fame via YouTube, Vine, Instagram and the Internet.
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