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Things to do in South and Central Tampa

Published:   |   Updated: March 15, 2013 at 05:10 PM

Mahler masterpiece: The Florida Orchestra presents the Masterworks concert, Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde,” at 8 p.m. at the Straz Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place.

“The Song of the Earth” is a voyage through Mahler’s musical world of orchestra and song, as an expression of the desire to understand life’s heart-wrenching melancholic beauty. The concert closes with Haydn’s Symphony No. 45, “Farewell.”

There will be a pre-concert talk about the music and the composers one hour before curtain time in the concert hall.

Tickets are $15, $30 and $45 and may be purchased online at www.floridaorchestra.org or call 1-800-662-7286.

Seeing green: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will host the second annual Mayor’s River O’Green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.

The City of Tampa and Grow Financial will dye the Hillsborough River Kelly green between the Cass Street and Kennedy Boulevard bridges. The dye is non-toxic and biodegradable.

In addition to a bright green Hillsborough River, there will be entertainment, food trucks and activities at the park. The event is free. Tampa Downtown Partnership will sell alcohol, and proceeds will go toward programming at downtown parks

For details, go to tampagov.net/RiverOGreen.

No shoes, no problem: Country music superstar Kenny Chesney kicks off his “No Shoes Nation” tour with Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves at 5 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway. Tickets range from $69.50 to $250 plus service charges. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Holiday with Hepburn: Tampa Theatre puts the wrap on its Sex Symbols of the Silver Screen Series with a screening of “Roman Holiday,” starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, at 3 p.m. Frustrated by her tightly controlled life. Princess Ann (Hepburn) slips out of the embassy to enjoy a day in Rome, where she meets an American reporter (Peck).

Tickets are $9 or $7 for Tampa Theatre members and are available at the box office, at 711 N. Franklin St., or by calling (813) 274-8286.


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