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Florida State Fair: Gates open 9 a.m., fairgrounds, Interstate 4 at U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $10, $5 ages 6-11. (813) 621-7821.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: 8 p.m., Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa. $75.50-$105.50. (813) 229-7827.

Gasparilla March Triumphant: "The Return to the Sea." Noon-7 p.m., Channelside Bay Plaza area, Tampa. (813) 353-8108.

Mardi Party for Pups: Mardi Gras-style parade (9:30 a.m.) and party for costumed pets. 8-11 a.m. Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. Free. (727) 738-2920.

BOWser Games: Disc and agility demonstrations, contests, adoptable pets. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Highlander Park, Michigan Boulevard and Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Free. (727) 347-7387.

Sparkling Clearwater Depression Glass Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Harborview Center, Clearwater. $6 (good two days). (727) 725-2069.

Free Kid's Movies: Tarzan Finds a Son (1939, NR). 10 a.m. Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-6697.

John's Pass Village Boardwalk Grand Opening: Music by Mad Beach Band (reunion show), Tom Gribbin and the Saltwater Band, family activities. 1-9 p.m. 129th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard, Madeira Beach. Free. (727) 397-8764.

St. Petersburg Downtown Arts Association gallery tour: 5:30-9 p.m., various downtown galleries. Free. (727) 821-6767.

Florida Superstars Dancesport Festival: Day, $20. Evening session (8 p.m.), $25-$110. Tradewinds Island Grand, St. Pete Beach. Reservations, (863) 668-9668.

Night of Romance: Black tie optional benefit for ovarian cancer research; music by Patricia Nevins, Nate Najar, John Lamb, Ken Peplowski, auctions, mini makeovers. 6:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg. Donation. (727) 742-3893.

Plantation Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gamble Plantation Historic State Park on U.S. 301, 1.5 miles west of Interstate 75, exit 224, Ellenton. Donation. (941) 723-4536.

'Two Headed Cow' and Dex Romweber concert: Film about life and music of roots rocker Dex Romweber (Flat Duo Jets); concert follows. 8 p.m. Beach Theatre, St. Pete Beach. $10. (727) 360-6697.

Talib Kweli: With Trina. 8 p.m., Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg. $24.99-$29.99. (727) 896-2276.

Singing River Rendezvous: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Camp Flying Eagle, 16009 Upper Manatee River Road, Bradenton. $3-$5. (941) 720-4181.