Chris D'Elia: Best known for starring on the NBC sitcom Undateable, the comic has specials on Netflix and Comedy Central, and hosts the podcast Congratulations With Chris D'Elia. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $35, $55 VIP. (813) 864-4000.
Lynne Koplitz: She has her own Comedy Central special, co-hosted Star Talk with Neil deGrasse Tysonand is a featured performer on Jenny McCarthy's comedy special Dirty, Sexy, Funny. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.
Mike Hammer: Encore for Murder: Told in the style of 1940s radio plays, Detective Mike Hammer is assigned to guard his former flame and Broadway star Rita Vance. Based on the character created by Mickey Spillane, and stars Gary Sandy of the hit sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m., Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$75. (727) 712-2706.
Forever Plaid: Four young singers killed in a car crash posthumously hit the stage for one last performance full of barbershop quartet harmonies and 1950s nostalgia. Through March 11. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $42. (813) 229-7827.
Real Music Series: The Diamonds: The kings of doo wop took America by storm in the 50s and 60s with chart-topping hits like Little Darlin and Why do Fools Fall in Love. 11:30 a.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $104, 2 and younger free. Save $15 if you order online. (813) 884-4386.
Wine Society Tasting: Refine your wine palate in weekly wine tasting class with food pairings. Registration requested. 7 p.m., Seminole Heights City Wine Bar, 6703 N Florida Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 999-4966.
Gnit: Tampa Repertory Theatre presents the play that follows young Peter Gnit as he travels the world on a journey of self-discovery that often results in missteps. Through Jan. 28. 8 p.m., University of South Florida Theatre Center Studio Theater (TAR 120), 3837 USF W Holly Drive, Tampa. $25, $20 student/senior/military. (813) 783-5465.
Paul Anka: One of the biggest teen idols of the late '50s, with songs that shaped a generation such as Lonely Boy and Put Your Head on My Shoulder, moved into the adult sphere as a songwriter and recording artist. 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $36-$136. (800) 826-9303.
MVP: Most Valuable Performer, 8 p.m., CBS: A talent show in which NFL players share their off-the-field talents.
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