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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of March 14-20

St. Patrick's Day: The big green day is Thursday, but the party continues Saturday as Tampa celebrates by dyeing the Hillsborough River bright green at Curtis Hixon Park. You can find loads of other St. Patrick's Day fun at tampabay.com/holiday.

AirFest: MacDill Air Force Base once again opens its gates to the public Saturday and Sunday to see planes up close and to look up for the famous Air Force Thunderbirds, parachute teams and stunt pilots in all types of aircraft. Gates open at 8 a.m., and the first aerial performances are at 10. Free. www. macdill.af.mil/ airfest2016.

Date Night

Music: Clearwater welcomes multiplatinum pop artist Adam Lambert to Ruth Eckerd Hall today ($40-$65). Ol' Blue Eyes is remembered by his son, Frank Jr., in Sinatra Sings Sinatra: The Centennial Celebration on Thursday at the Mahaffey Theater ($42.50-$72.50). Also Thursday, legendary guitarist Joe Satriani rocks Ruth Eckerd Hall ($34-$75). East L.A. Latin rockers Los Lobos perform at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre on Friday ($36-$56). DJ Jazzy Jeff spins Saturday at Shephard's Beach Resort on Clearwater Beach ($10 and up).

Cirque du Soleil: Toruk: James Cameron's Avatar is brought to life at the Amalie Arena in a show that aims to push the limits of a live production in much the same way Cameron pushed 3-D on film. Thursday-Sunday ($40-$110).

Mike Epps: The comedian brings his Don't Take it Personal Tour to the Sun Dome in Tampa on Saturday; $50.75-$102.75.

Festivals: The Spring Beer Fling on Saturday at Vinoy Park is a nostalgic-retro-surf rock festival featuring multiple beer gardens, beer-inspired food, a lineup of surf-rock bands with headliner Rusted Root and 1,000 lighted beach balls. ($14-$79 advance at springbeerfling.com; $25-$125 at door).

Kids and family.

You Must Love Dogs Festival: The Saturday event at Raymond James Stadium features performances by country singers Jo Dee Messina and Jessica Lynn, dog competitions, a 42-foot dog diving pool, children's activities and more than 100 vendors ($7.50-$75). youmustlovedogsfest.com.

More to explore

Check out literally hundreds of St. Patrick's Day parties and events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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