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Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 16

Kenny Chesney: Named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association four times, Chesney kicks off his tour during this annual trip to Tampa. He'll bring hits including She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy, You and Tequila and Come Over. This year he's bringing along an edgy opener, Eric Church, along with Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves. Concert starts at 4 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $25-$250. (813) 350-6500.

St. Patrick's Day River O'Green Fest: For the second year, Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Tampa celebrate St. Patrick's Day by dyeing the Hillsborough River bright green. Food trucks will be on site and Guinness and Cigar City beer will be available for purchase. Also, if you bring three nonperishable food items you'll get a green "Saint Patrick's Army" shirt provided by the Salvation Army. It starts at 11 a.m. in Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 274-8615.

Beer Dash: This 3K street race includes a post-race Pro Criterium watch party, a free beer, discounts on additional beer and a commemorative St. Paddy's Day T-shirt for all runners. The race winner even gets free Cigar City Brewing beer for a year. It starts at 4 p.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. $25. (727) 893-8664.

Rough Riders St. Patrick's Night Parade: Like a Gasparilla turned green, the Rough Riders have been throwing this St. Patrick's Day parade for 18 years. This year there are more than 90 floats and krewes from across Florida tossing green beads as they roll down Seventh Avenue in Ybor City starting at 8 p.m. Free. (813) 248-1898.

Opera Tampa: Bon Appetit: Julia Child teaches the makings of a classic French chocolate cake in this one-act comic opera sung in English. See it at 7:30 p.m. in the TECO Theater at the Straz Center in Tampa. $25. (813) 229-7827.

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SEASON FINALE The Graham Norton Show, 10 p.m., BBC America Norton ends the season not by having new guests, but by talking about all the great guests he had this season. That's like Thanksgiving night, when you can't eat anymore, but sit around talking about how delicious the food was.

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