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MARTHA RIAL   |   Times (3/16/2009 Clearwater)   Irish dance students (left to right) Bridget Monahan, 10, of Land 'O Lakes, Brooke Daley, 9, of Tampa, and Maddie Loper, 10, of Tampa, from Stephen Scariff School of Irish Dance in Tamp perform a light jig at O'Keefe's O'Keefe's Restaurant in Clearwater on on the eve of St. Patrick's Day.  The girls practice four days a week after school. They have five performances scheduled for St. Patrick's Day.

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MARTHA RIAL | Times (3/16/2009 Clearwater) Irish dance students (left to right) Bridget Monahan, 10, of Land 'O Lakes, Brooke Daley, 9, of Tampa, and Maddie Loper, 10, of Tampa, from Stephen Scariff School of Irish Dance in Tamp perform a light jig at O'Keefe's O'Keefe's Restaurant in Clearwater on on the eve of St. Patrick's Day. The girls practice four days a week after school. They have five performances scheduled for St. Patrick's Day.

4000 Miles: Preview : Amy Herzog's Obie Award-winning drama, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, charts the relationship between a grandson and his feisty grandmother in her Greenwich Village apartment. Preview night performances are $15 advance; pay what you can at the door. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

St. Patrick's Day Extravaganza: Lucky Dill Deli will host a week long event celebrating its 25th anniversary and St. Patrick's Day with Irish-inspired food and drink, 10,000 pounds of corned beef, Leprechauns, balloon art and more. 8 a.m., Lucky Dill Deli, 33180 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Free admission. (727) 789-5574.

Irish Festival: O'Keefe's cranks it up another notch and turns St. Patrick's Day into an Irish Festival with tons of green beer, Shephard's pie, Irish drinks, bagpipers, face painting, dancers, a dueling piano show and and more. 5 p.m., O'Keefe's Tavern and Grille, 1219 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Free (Wed.); $5 after 5 p.m. (Thur.). (727) 442-9034.

International Cinema Series: The Plight: One of the relatively hidden gems of Tampa Bay's movie culture, this series goes beyond art house and multiplex programming to bring some of the world's most obscure yet important independent cinema. This year's lineup is no exception. This survival story features candid testimonies of Syrian refugees. 7 p.m., Eckerd College Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 864-7979.

Growing Up in Neverland: Gallery talk with artist Sandra Ramos.: The exhibit features seven renowned and provocative contemporary Cuban artists, who work in a variety of media to reflect the everyday concerns of the Cuban community. Many of the artists will be on-hand during the course of the exhibition to lecture, teach and create. Remains on display through March 18. 7:30 p.m., University of Tampa Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 N Boulevard, Tampa. Free. (813) 253-6217.

Murder for Two: A hilarious musical murder mystery, in which one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all the other roles, and they both play piano. Through May 1. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40. (813) 229-7827.

TO WATCH

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, 10 p.m., CBS. TV's infatuation with spin-offs continues. Gary Sinise stars as the head of a special international division of the FBI that comes to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.

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