Steve Martin and Martin Short: The longtime actor-comedians and frequent collaborators present, An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life, featuring Martin’s bluegrass band, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $95-$215. (727) 893-7832.
Riverdance: 20th Anniversary World Tour: Straight from Ireland, the international Irish dance phenomenon stomps in unison and demonstrates an important part of Irish culture. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35.25-$95.25. (813) 229-7827.
Marlon Wayans: The stand-up comedian and actor known for roles in White Chicks and the Scary Movie franchise continues to get screen time with the NBC sitcom Marlon and a Netflix film, Naked. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $35. (813) 864-4000.
Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition: Learn more about early Gasparilla parades and enjoy vintage photographs from 1904 to present. This year features a display of Gasparilla gowns designed by African American fashion designer, Ann Lowe. Remains on display through March 4. Included with admission. 10 a.m., Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $10, $7 seniors/students, $5 ages 4-12. (813) 254-1891.
Real Music Series: Michael Cavanaugh: The series features live mixed music from the 1950s to today. Performances held at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Stanleyville Theater. Included with daily admission. The star of the Broadway musical Movin’ Out, Cavanaugh pays tribute to iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers Billy Joel and Elton John in a modern pop rock extravaganza. 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.
Florida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo and Rodeo: The three-day festival includes vendors, educational exhibits, live entertainment, youth shows, a car show and games. Highlights include an open goat show at 6 p.m. There will also be an appreciation dinner for sponsors. 4 p.m., Brooksville-Tampa Bay Airport, 2495 Broad St., Brooksville. $5, 5 and younger free (expo); $15, 5 and younger free (rodeo). (352) 585-0345.
In This Moment: The California alt-metal band will be joined on by P.O.D, New Years Day and Arizona nu metal band Ded. 6:30 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $29.50. (727) 565-0550.
Writers in Paradise Evening Reading Series: Authors present readings from their works followed by book signings. Les Standiford, Peter Meinke and Ann Hood. 7 p.m., Eckerd College Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 864-7994.
Thirsty Third Fridays: Este Love: You’ll find adult beverages, food vendors and a local headliner each month. This month brings Este Loves, a soulful singer-songwriter 7 p.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free. (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.
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.
Dom Irrera: As seen on Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comedians of All Time, The Aristocrats, The Big Lebowski, The King of Queens and more, he’s a two-time CableACE Award winner and six-time American Comedy Award nominee. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $18-$20. (813) 960-1197.
James Suggs: Jazz artist will be joined by his quartet as he plays the music of jazz trumpet legend Lee Morgan including classics like The Sidewinder, Hocus Pocus, Ca-Lee-So, Ceoraâ€‹ and Cornbread. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22-$42. (727) 822-3590.
American Songbook Series: I Get a Kick: Paul Wilborn and the Blue Roses play favorites from the Great American Songbook in a cabaret style format. A Sinatra celebration. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 823-7529.
The Original Stars From American Bandstand: Sing along to top ten hits and top 40 records from the past as Shirley Alston Reeves, The Chiffons, Chris Montez, Brian Hyland and Merrilee Rush take to the stage. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35-$65. (727) 893-7832.
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.
Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Dvorak’s Cello Concerto: In a concert that focuses on the greatest masterpieces of Czech composers, Maximilian Hornung returns to perform Dvorak’s only cello concerto. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Food Trucks: Rally Around Town: St. Pete Street Food and Craft Beer Festival: Food trucks gather for waterfront dining,with indoor, air-conditioned seating available, and live music. Live music, local craft beers and gourmet food from area food trucks. 6 p.m., Albert Whitted Park, 107 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 892-5715.
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