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Thousands of people walk down the main through fair to enter the Florida State Fair in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, February 10, 2017. Friday marked Children's Day at the fair, when children could enter the fair for free.

ANDRES LEIVA | Times

Thousands of people walk down the main through fair to enter the Florida State Fair in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, February 10, 2017. Friday marked Children's Day at the fair, when children could enter the fair for free.

Florida State Fair: Highlights this year include rides, food, exhibits, animals, shopping, lawnmower races, rodeos and a candy exhibition. $10 general, $20 reserved. 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $11, $6 for kids; $13, $7 for kids Fridays through Sundays. $7 seniors (Feb. 13-17 only). (813) 627-7821.

Empire Cinema: The Tampa band blends the sounds of late '70s post-punk, '90s alternative and modern indie rock. Teen Divorce and Blacksmith open. 7 p.m., Microgroove Records, 4906 N Florida Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 667-7089.

Joe Turner's Come and Gone: The last of August Wilson's Century Cycle, owners of a boarding house play host to a makeshift family of people with connections to slavery. Some stay days, some longer. Through Feb. 26. 7 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$49. (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org.

Wicked: The multiple Tony award-winning musical tells the untold story of the witches of Oz long before Dorothy arrived. Runs through Feb. 26. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $31.50-$125. (813) 229-7827.

Made in Venice: Follow the skateboarders of Venice Beach as they grow from beach Hell raisers to professional skaters who put skateboarding on the global map. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Adults: $9, Seniors: $7, Children: $7. (813) 274-8982.

Nicki Parrott: The bassist and vocalist will be joined by fellow legendary jazz performers, Rossano Sportiello & Ed Metz. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $28, $23 advance. (727) 822-3590.

Forbidden Broadway: Dubbed the "funniest show in New York" by the New Yorker magazine, the show spoofs characters, plots and show tunes of contemporary and classical Broadway musicals. Through March 12. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40. (813) 229-7827.

Cirque D'Or: Acrobats, aerial artists and contortionists from around the world perform stunts. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $32.75-$62.75. (727) 791-7400.

KIDS AND FAMILY

KidX Club Valentine's Day Bash: Little cherubs can enjoy treats from Chick-fil-A as they sing, dance and play games. 10 a.m., Westshore Plaza Mall, 250 Westshore Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 286-0790.

TO WATCH

Navy Seals: America's Secret Warriors, 8 p.m., History: Part 2 explores how SEALs were instrumental in the battle of the War on Terror.

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