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On your radar: Enter the Haggis in Clearwater, Mrs. Johnnie B. Mack talks about Our Town and author Norma Watkins talks up her latest book

Enter the Haggis: These road warriors have melded traditional Celtic music with ska, punk, jazz, rock and beyond to create an endless St. Patrick's Day parade. Show is 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $20–$25. (727) 791-7400.

"Our Town" Conversation: Host Carol Mickett, philosopher and artist, leads this monthly talk at the Dalí Museum, tonight with Mrs. Johnnie B. Mack. An icon in the city's African-American community, Mack, 86, has been a volunteer with the St. Petersburg Police Department, forming one of the first neighborhood watch groups in her back yard in 1970. Talk is 6:30 p.m. at One Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free (reservations required). (727) 823-3767.

Norma Watkins: The author is at Inkwood Books in Tampa at 7 tonight to discuss and sign her book The Last Resort: Taking the Mississippi Cure, a memoir compared to The Help, but as Times book critic Colette Bancroft notes, "Watkins lived it, and her story's ending is far less rosy." Free at 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa.

Kids and family

Pop-Up Theatre: Grab a bean bag chair for the 1939 family classic The Wizard of Oz at 2 p.m. at Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Free.

To watch

Series premiere, How to Be a Gentleman, 8:30 p.m., CBS: A show starring David Hornsby (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia), Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall), Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords) and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) sounds awesome. A show starring Kevin Dillon (Entourage) does not. So, now you see our dilemma.

Parks and Recreation, 8:30 p.m., NBC: Worlds collide when Ron's two ex-wives, both named Tammy, start trying to control his life.

Cancellation

The On the Face of It dance performances scheduled at Studio@620 Friday and Saturday have been canceled.

More to explore

The holidays are coming, need to get in shape? We have lots of races, half marathons and fitness events in our database Details at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

On your radar: Enter the Haggis in Clearwater, Mrs. Johnnie B. Mack talks about Our Town and author Norma Watkins talks up her latest book 09/28/11 [Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:04am]

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