Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of March 11

St. Patrick's Day: Don't think of it as just one day, on Sunday. The beer starts flowing at parties Friday and through the weekend at places like the Dubliner in Citrus Park and South Tampa, O'Keefe's in Clearwater (bagpipers!) and Cricketers in Dunedin. There's also the free Rough Riders St. Patrick's Night Parade on Saturday in Ybor City, this time with green beads. Also Saturday, Tampa will turn the Hillsborough River bright green with bio-degradable dye and throw a party in Curtis Hixon Park with beer, food and Irish entertainment.

Art in Bloom: The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, brings the garden inside today and Tuesday with floral arrangements inspired by paintings in the galleries. Museum admission: $17, $15 seniors and $10 students 7 and older. (727) 896-2667.

Date Night

Florida Orchestra plays Mahler: Stefan Sanderling returns to conduct the orchestra for the first time since his early exit as music director. On the program is Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) and Haydn's Symphony No. 45, "Farewell." Concerts are Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa, Saturday at the Mahaffey in St. Petersburg and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

Kenny Chesney: Last year, Chesney and company drew 50,000 to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, where the party starts in the parking lot hours before the music. On Saturday, he is joined by Eric Church, the Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves. $25-$250. (813) 350-6500.

Anything Goes: The tour of the Broadway revival is loaded with Cole Porter standards: You're the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You, It's De-Lovely, Blow, Gabriel, Blow and the title tune, among others. It runs Tuesday through Sunday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. $46.50-$81.50. (813) 229-7827 or 1-800-955-1045.

Helen Reddy: The '70s pop queen with hits I Am Woman and You and Me Against the World comes out of retirement, with shows Thursday and Saturday at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. $52-$85. (727) 791-7400.

Kids and Family

Chalk Walk Festival: More than 50 artists create fleeting masterpieces on the sidewalk Friday through Sunday at Hyde Park Village in Tampa. Also children's activities, live music, food trucks and craft beer. Free.

More to explore

Everybody's talking about the gritty redband trailer for the new Spring Breakers movie, filmed in Pinellas. See if for yourself at tampabay.com/things-to-do, but be warned that it's NSFW.

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