Dumpstaphunk: Ivan Neville's R&B/rock 'n' roll group performs at 8 p.m. at State Theatre in St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045.
Our Town Conversation: Sandra Gadsden, a columnist and an editor at the Tampa Bay Times, is featured this month in a series that chats with local people about their contributions to the community. Come early for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Cafe Gala; talk starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Free, reservations required. (727) 823-3767; thedali.org.
Mat Kearney: The singer-songwriter behind such Grey's Anatomy-friendly hits as All I Need and Nothing Left to Lose performs at 8 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $20-$30. (813) 247-2555; www.ritzybor.com.
'Night Mother: This 1983 Pulitzer Prize winner is an emotional depiction of a mother and daughter in crisis. Show is 8 p.m. at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Tickets start at $24.50; stageworkstheatre.org.
Carlos Alazraqui: The voice of the Taco Bell chihuahua! Alazraqui also plays Deputy James Garcia on Reno 911! and has been a stand-up comedian for more than 20 years. He'll perform at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater in Tampa. Show is 21 and up only. $15-$17.
30 Rock, 8 p.m., NBC The presence of both Will Arnett and James Marsden virtually guarantees the missus will think this is the best season of 30 Rock ever.
Winter X Games, 9 p.m., ESPN The ABC networks will have 16 hours of coverage through Sunday, which is great, because we forget it snows in other places sometimes.
SERIES PREMIERE Fat Chef, 10 p.m., Food Yes, overweight chefs feel bad about being rotund, even though that's one profession in which you'd expect that affliction. So here's a show that puts fat chefs into therapy and exercise routines to prove something is wrong with them.
Rango is a Paramount Pictures release. A story on the Academy Awards on Wednesday cited another studio.
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