On your radar: Celebrate being single and/or bitter with drink deals and the like-minded — or, you know, there's a Celtic Woman show

Published Feb. 14, 2012

Celtic Woman: Perfect for Valentine's Day, the enchanting all-female group — vocalists and a violinist — performs classic Irish tunes, plus pop anthems and inspirational songs on their Believe tour. It's at 7:30 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $44–$77. (813) 229-7827.

Tampa Bay Symphony: Romantic Obsessions: Guest conductor Mark Sforzini leads the symphony in a romance-themed program with works by Hector Berlioz, Wagner and Smetana at 8 p.m. at Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 822-3590.

'That Guy' Kramer's Valentine's Day Bitter Ball: Here's something for the non-romance crowd. Forget roses and champagne tonight, and celebrate instead being single and/or bitter. Drink specials and acoustic performances by Scars on 45 and Mikey Wax are sure to cheer you up at 7 p.m. at Green Iguana's Hawaiian Village, 2520 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Free. (813) 868-7600;

Social Justice Roundtable: This roundtable discussion on bullying is in conjunction with the Studio@620 play Slipping, a drama about teen gay bullying. St. Petersburg City Councilman Steve Kornell, former city council candidate Darden Rice and others are expected to attend at 6:30 p.m. at Studio@620 in St. Petersburg. Free (no play performance). (727) 895-6620.

Date night

Busch Gardens Serengeti Night Safari: Travel through the park's Edge of Africa on this Valentine's-themed safari to see the nighttime behaviors of animals, then cozy up around a bonfire. There will be drinks, appetizers, champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries, too. The 21-and-up event starts at 6:30 p.m. at Busch Gardens in Tampa. $60 per person; park admission not required. 1-888-800-5447;

To watch

Season premiere: Cougar Town, 8:30 p.m., ABC: Grayson calls Jules predictable, which really annoys her. At least he didn't call her typecast.

Season premiere, Top Gear, 9 p.m., History: Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood are back to drive lots of cars you can't even afford to look at.

More to explore

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