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5 things to do in March

1Big Mamma's Cajun Carnivale

Can't be in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday (March 4)? Then head on over to Dunedin, where its celebration has grown every one of the 18 years it has been in existence. Some 30,000 people line the parade route, many coming as early as 4 p.m. to find a spot and set up before the parade starts around 7:30. Live music afterward. Get details at

2Gearing up for Mardi Gras

Ricky P's Orleans Bistro is marking its second anniversary at 1113 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, with a three-day Mardi Gras party featuring live music, a crawfish boil, a costumed second-line parade, plenty of beads, and free beignets and king cake. It's Friday, March 1 and March 2. Details at (727) 525-2023 or

3A night in white satin

If those words take you to a place you want to go back to, then Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater is the place to be at 8 p.m. March 25, when three of the five original Moody Blues band members take the stage to take you back. Tickets are $65, $85 and $125, available at

4Channeling Patsy

CJ Harding returns to the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, at 7 p.m. March 8 in Sweet Dreams: A Patsy Cline Tribute. She'll sing 24 of Patsy's hit songs accompanied by her new six-piece band, the Kountry Krackers. Tickets are $27 to $42 and can be purchased at or by calling (727) 822-3590.

5Channeling the Beatles

In 1964, Ed Sullivan introduced the most famous band in history to America. Fifty years later, 1964 ... The Tribute, hailed as the best tribute to the Fab Four, takes the stage at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg, at 8 p.m. March 7. Costumes, hairstyles, accents and singing nuances will all be re-created by Mark Benson as John Lennon, Mac Ruffing as Paul McCartney, Tom Work as George Harrison and Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr. Tickets are $37.50, $42.50 and $47.50 and are available at

Patti Ewald

5 things to do in March 02/24/14 [Last modified: Monday, February 24, 2014 1:19pm]
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