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Luis Santana  |   Times (2/14/2015 Ybor City, FL)   Members of the Gaucho Association of Tampa march down 7th Ave during the Knights of Sant'Yago Parade in Ybor City Saturday night 2/14/15. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]

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Luis Santana | Times (2/14/2015 Ybor City, FL) Members of the Gaucho Association of Tampa march down 7th Ave during the Knights of Sant'Yago Parade in Ybor City Saturday night 2/14/15. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]

Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade: A night-time parade featuring more than 100 illuminated floats, marching bands, krewes and their royalty. Before the parade at 4 p.m.. Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier and pitcher Jake Odorizzi will be at a fan meet and greet at Centro Ybor with parade grand marshal Divorce Court's judge Lynn Toler. 7 p.m., Knight Parade Starting Point, Seventh Avenue and Nebraska Avenue, Ybor City. Free, $25 bleacher seats. (813) 248-3088.

PostSecret: The Show: With the assistance of projected images and video, three actors guide the audience through a narrative of the stories sourced from a million anonymous secrets mailed on postcards to artist and curator Frank Warren. 7:30 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25-$45. (813) 229-7827. Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Chocolate Fantasy: Week two of the festival is a "Chocolate Fantasy" with wine and chocolate tasting, a chocolate festival, gingerbread house building competition, fencing and more. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $17.95 advance, $20.95 day of; $9.95 advance, $12.95 day of (ages 5-12); $16.95 seniors/students; $10 dogs. Toll-free 1-800-966-8215.

Tweed Ride: This popular leisurely bike ride around downtown St. Petersburg brings out ladies and gents in fashionable vintage choices. Tea and scones served before the ride. After the ride, gather at the Shuffleboard Club for a party with food trucks and music by Buster Cooper. 2 p.m., Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. $15-$25. (727) 822-2083.

Hockey Day Tampa Bay: A day full of hockey includes an open Lightning practice session, the Battle of the Badges game between teams from the local fire department and police department, a sled hockey exhibition and the Lightning Cup Final high school match up. 9 a.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $5 advance, $10 day of. (813) 301-6826.

Florida Orchestra Family Concerts: Peter and the Wolf: Prokofiev's classic tale will be performed by a TFO woodwind quartet. Before each concert, Musical Playtime offers kids and their families the opportunity to play everything from violins to trombones at the Instrument Petting Zoo. Includes 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. performances. Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus Performing Arts Building, 1304 E 11th Ave., Tampa. $5. (727) 892-3337.

Valentine's Dinner Cruise: Valentine's Weekend Lunch Cruise: A variety of romantic cruises depart all weekend long with prix fixed menus, DJ entertainment, long stemmed roses and champagne. $59-119.95, $44-59.95 children. 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. and VIP adults only at 8:30 p.m. Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 223-7999.

Total Eclipse of the Heart: Enjoy a light "love themed" dinner set to passionate love songs underneath a changing sky that takes you to the most romantic cities in the world. 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $120 per couple, $90 per couple members (registration required). (813) 987-6000.

Sunshine City Songwriters Festival: Kinky Friedman: The Texas singer-songwriter, raconteur and politician comes to Florida in support of his new album. 6 p.m., Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 323-2787.

Dark Star Orchestra: The Grateful Dead tribute band. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $26. (727) 565-0550.

Paul Thorn Band: WMNF presents two nights of bluesy, acoustic Americana backed by a Southern rock band. Jennifer Westwood opens. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 971-0666.

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: A Valentine's Pops: The orchestra's concert of romantic themes and love songs. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Florida State Fair: Robert Cray Band: The fair returns with rides, food, exhibits, entertainment, animals, attractions and shopping. 9 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $13; ages 6-11 $7. (813) 621-7821.

TO WATCH

Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC. Funny lady Melissa McCarthy returns to Studio 8H to host for the fourth time. Kanye West will be the night's musical guest.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 13 02/12/16 [Last modified: Friday, February 12, 2016 12:00pm]
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