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Dionne Warwick performs at the Mahaffey Theater on Feb. 12, 2017, nearly 50 years after her appearance at what was then the Bayfront Theater before 2,100 young adults and teenagers who had paid $3.50 to $4.50 a ticket. Courtesy of the Mahaffey Theater.

Dionne Warwick performs at the Mahaffey Theater on Feb. 12, 2017, nearly 50 years after her appearance at what was then the Bayfront Theater before 2,100 young adults and teenagers who had paid $3.50 to $4.50 a ticket. Courtesy of the Mahaffey Theater.

Dionne Warwick: The legendary singer and four-time Grammy Award-winner's hits include Walk On By, I Say A Little Prayer and Do You Know the Way to San Jose. Proceeds from the concert, which will also feature Myles Savage's Motown Party tour, will benefit Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3282. 3 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $52.50-$143.50. (727) 893-7832.

Hernando Jazz Society presents Valentine's Day in New Orleans: Listen to romantic tunes and Mardi Gras music played by the Jazz Phools. The Sioux City Grill will offer a cash bar and buffet. Musicians are welcome to sit-in. 2 p.m., Wellington Club House, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Free for HJS members, $10 for non-members, $15 for couples; does not include buffet. (352) 799-9690.

Florida Opera Festival: Opera Tampa presents this series of performances featuring pieces by Puccini, Rossini and others, performed by guest opera soloists. This portion features Gioachino Rossini's Cinderella (La Cenerentola). 2 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $49.50-$109. (813) 229-7827,

Opera Tampa: Cinderella: a full-scale production of Rossini's opera. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. 2 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $27.50-$79.50. (813) 229-7827,

Over the River and Through the Woods: A comedy drama about a young New Jersey man who has to tell his doting grandparents that he is moving to Seattle for a new job. Presented in the forum. Box office open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, and 2 to 8 p.m. Fridays, or by phone. 2 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $20, adults; $15, students to age 18. (352) 683-5113.

Wicked: The multiple Tony award-winning musical tells the untold story of the witches of Oz long before Dorothy arrived. Runs through Feb. 26. 2 and 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.

Bestsellers on the Big Screen: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: This series celebrates stories that made successful books that went on to become equally impressive films. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 members. (813) 274-8982.

Pure Prairie League: What started as a group of friends playing cover tunes in mid-'60s Ohio grew to become one of country rock's pioneering forces. Jim Messina opens. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39.50-$59.50. (727) 791-7400.

Tampa Bay Bridal Show: More than 100 local bridal professionals in one place for you the see the latest in fashion, flowers, photography, caterers and other wedding experts. 12 p.m., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 893-8134.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Be Winter's Valentine: Kids ages 12 and younger get in to the aquarium for $9.99 if they bring a Valentine's Day card for Winter or their other favorite animal at the aquarium. 10 a.m., Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. $21.95, $19.95 ages 60-older, $16.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. (727) 441-1790.

Florida State Fair: The fair returns for the 113th year with a "Picture Yourself at the Fair" theme. Highlights this year include rides, food, exhibits, animals, shopping, lawnmower races, rodeos and a candy exhibition. Discounted admission and ride tickets are available at all area Walgreens through Feb. 8. 9 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $9, $5 ages 6-11, 5 and younger free (advance); $7 seniors (Feb. 13-17 only). (813) 627-7821.

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