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St. Patrick’s Day is noth­ing with­out phys­i­cal ex­er­cise, of course, so Sun­day’s in­au­gu­ral Sham­rock Run through the Him­marshee District in down­town Fort Laud­erdale is des­tined to be a tra­di­tion. The 4-mile event, which will be­gin at 3 p.m. in front of the Him­marshee Pub­lic House (201 SW Sec­ond St.), en­cour­ages plenty of green-tinted ir­rev­er­ence. But there are sev­eral short dashes for young leprechauns be­gin­ning at 4 p.m., so please, sir, wear some­thing un­der that plaid skirt. Reg­is­tra­tion: $30 ($15 for kids runs), and in­cludes a Guin­ness or green beer, and a serv­ing of green eggs and ham. Info: Sham­rock­Run.com.

‘Beau­ti­ful’ dreamer

For what seems like for­ever, singer­song­writer Diane Ward has de­fined an­other kind of South Florida sound, her voice, smoky and rich, equally at home with the jazzy, gen­tle bal­lad and the full-throt­tle rock an­them. On Satur­day, fans and friends will gather at Luna Star Café to wit­ness her new al­bum, “Beau­ti­ful Ways,” a fear­lessly joy­ful 10-song collection that rep­re­sents a come­back af­ter Ward’s treat­ment for breast cancer. Pro­duced by long­time friend Jack Shawde, the al­bum in­cludes ap­pear­ances by Deb­bie Duke, John Yar­ling and Ni­cole Yar­ling. The re­lease party will be­gin at 8 p.m. with quick sets by lo­cal fa­vorites Jim Ca­ma­cho, Paul Roub and Brian Franklin, with the Diane Ward Band per­form­ing at 9 p.m. All that said, you never know who may show up. Luna Star is at 775 NE 125th St., in North Mi­ami. Info: 305- 799-7123, Luna StarCafe.com, DianeWard.com.

Speak­ing of qual­ity lo­cal mu­sic, Rus­sell Mof­sky brings the retro ro­bot-movie, sur­f­gui­tar fuzzbucket noise of Gold Dust Lounge to the (mostly jazz) se­ries at the Betsy Ho­tel (1440 Ocean Drive, Mi­ami Beach) next Thurs­day at 8 p.m. No cover, just cool. Info: 305-531-6100, TheBet­syHo­tel.com.

Not over La­Mon­tagne

Tick­ets go on sale noon Fri­day for rus­tic ro­man­tic Ray La­Mon­tagne’s July12 tour stop at the Fill­more Mi­ami Beach, where he’ll be joined by in­die siren Jenny Lewis, for­merly of Rilo Ki­ley. La­Mon­tagne’s new sin­gle, “Su­per­nova,” de­buted with a bang this week, pre­dict­ing good things from the al­bum of the same name due this spring. Re­served seats cost $47.50 and $37.50 at the box of­fice, Live­Na­tion.com and at 800-745-3000.

He’s your daddy

On April 8, one-time “Full House” star Bob Saget will pub­lish “Dirty Daddy: The Chron­i­cles of a Fam­ily Man Turned Filthy Co­me­dian,” which is ei­ther a mem­oir or self-help book. But read­ing Saget is sec­ond to see­ing Saget dirty him­self, which you can do at the Palm Beach Im­prov on Fri­day (8 and 10:30 p.m.) and Satur­day (7 and 9:45 p.m.). Tick­ets: $32 (two-drink min­i­mum). Info: 561-833-1812, PalmBeach.Im­prov.com.

Giv­ing back

The chill Mi­ami tav­ern Black­bird Or­di­nary (729 SW First Ave.) will hold the in­au­gu­ral Bar­back Olympics on Sun­day to raise money for one of its own, Anthony Aguero, who is try­ing to cover med­i­cal costs as­so­ci­ated with cancer treat­ment for his son, Alexis, a 19-year-old Barry Univer­sity stu­dent. The city’s top bar­backs will com­pete for prizes and brag­ging rights be­gin­ning at10 p.m. Sug­gested do­na­tion is $25. Info: 305-671-3307, Black­bir­dOr­di­nary.com, Go­FundMe.com/Sup­port­Alex­isAguero.

Mouse drop­ping

The Mod­est Mouse tour, but­tress­ing the ru­mor of a long-awaited fol­low-up al­bum to 2007’s “WeWere Dead Be­fore the Ship Even Sank,” comes to the Fill­more Mi­ami Beach on May14, with tick­ets on sale 10 a.m. Fri­day. Ad­vance gen­eral-ad­mis­sion seats will be $40 at the box of­fice, Live­Na­tion.com and at 800-745-3000, or $42 at the door.


Co­me­dian Bob Saget will per­form at the Palm Beach Im­prov on Fri­day and Satur­day.

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