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Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 12

Anything Goes: This three-time Tony Award-winning production directed by Kathleen Marshall opens tonight featuring some of Cole Porter's most recognized music including I Get a Kick Out of You and De-Lovely. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $46.50. (813) 229-7827.

St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza: Lucky Dill Deli is hosting a weeklong event celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Irish-inspired food and drink, 10,000 pounds of corned beef, fire dancers, face painting, bagpipes, Leprechauns, contests and, yes, green beer. Doors open at 11 a.m. and stay open until 1 a.m. at 33180 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Free admission. (727) 789-5574.

Enter Shikari: The British alt-metal band behind the track We Can Breathe in Space performs with Architects, Heartist and Crossfaith. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $14. (727) 895-3045.

Art in Bloom: Today is the last day to see imaginative floral designs inspired by individual works in the collection and in the museum galleries and spaces. Opens at 10 a.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. Admission: $17, $15 seniors, $10 students. (727) 896-2667.

'S Wonderful: Five mini-musicals pay tribute to the styles and places that influenced George and Ira Gershwin's songbook, from their start in New York City in 1916 to New Orleans in the ´50s. Hear more than 40 classic hits such as Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Shall We Dance, Someone To Watch Over Me and Rhapsody in Blue. Show is 7:30 p.m. at the Jaeb Theater at Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $32.50. (813) 229-7827.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE The Taste, 9 p.m., ABC The first season of this Top Chef knockoff ends with someone being named, uh, the Tastiest? The Most Tasteful? The Taste of the Town?

SERIES PREMIERE Preachers' Daughters, 10 p.m., Lifetime As if being a teenager isn't bad enough, imagine the pressure of being the teenage daughter of a preacher. Then multiply it by 1,000 by making a TV show of it and putting it on Lifetime.

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