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Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 17

St. Patrick's Day: Throw on a green shirt and find a festive St. Paddy's Day event at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Shamrocks and Shenanigans: The festival continues with Highland heavy games, free beer tasting, a Celtic village, a "Men in Kilts" competition and a mashed potato eating contest. It starts at 10 a.m. at MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $18.95, $14.95 seniors, $10.95 ages 5-12; $10 pets. Toll-free 1-800-601-4848.

Anything Goes: When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes in this Cole Porter musical. See it at 1 and 6:30 p.m. at Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center in Tampa. $46.50. (813) 229-7827.

The Moody Blues: The '60s rock group hasn't released a new album in nine years, but they tour with the stamina of an up-and-coming band off songs like Tuesday Afternoon and Nights in White Satin. See them at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $59.50-$95.50. (727) 893-7832.

St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza: Lucky Dill Deli wraps up their weeklong event with a blowout party featuring 10,000 pounds of corned beef, fire dancers, bagpipers, Leprechauns, and yes, green beer. The party is expected to go on until 2 a.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. at Lucky Dill Deli, 33180 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 789-5574.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Day Out With Thomas: Take a 25-minute ride on a full-sized, 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine. Rides begin at 9 a.m. at the Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E, Parrish. $14-$18. (877) 869-0800.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Girls, 9 p.m., HBO Will Hannah finish the book she's been whining about on time? Will Marnie and Charlie suffer a misunderstanding? Will Shoshanna appreciate Ray? Will Adam come to his senses? Will you debate these plot points ad nauseam until next season?

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 17 03/16/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 15, 2013 3:23pm]
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