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By D Magazine |

AN EVENING WITH LAUREN BACALL March 11. Genuine stars can be hard to find in this city-we know. Contrary to some local opinion, bumping into Gennifer Rowers on the dance floor at Sipango is not a celebrity spotting. The real thing: Legendary Lauren Bacall gives a one-woman, retrospective monologue of her life and career in her unmistakably sexy, smoky voice on stage, in person. VIP party follows. McFarlin Auditorium, SMU. 214-768-3691.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADES March 14 and 15. Depending on how functional you need to be the following day, pick your party:

●GREENVILLE AVENUE PARADE, MARCH 14,11 a.m. Last year this reputedly raucous parade drew 700 participants and about 40,000 spectators to the streets. (One year it also attracted a DPD Riot Squad.) Floats start moving at Blackwell and Greenville and proceed south to Yale Boulevard.

●DOWNTOWN DALLAS PARADE, MARCH 15 Around noon, an Irish Festival kicks off this parade at Pegasus Plaza. The parade starts at 2 p.m. at Harwood and Main streets and runs to the West End with a post-parade party at Dick’s Last Resort.

MONET: “A TURNING POINT” Opens March 29. The next time you’ve got the blue: and feel like spending the weekend nursing pints of Haagen-Dazs or Heinekens, head to the Dallas Museum of Art ant see how Claude Monet used his emotional downtime. The never-before-seen- in-Dallas exhibit showcases 30 of the Impressionist’s works that he painted while suffering from depression and severe financial constraint, including the breathtaking “Poplars, Pink Effect.”Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. 214-922-1200.

FRANK MCCOURT March 26. The best-selling author reads selections from his critically acclaimed memoir, Angela’s Ashes, winner of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. Presented by Arts & Letters Live. Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. 214-922-1219.

OSCAR! March 15 and 18. The Meyerson becomes a giant movie theater as the Turtle Creek Chorale pays tribute to the past 25 years of Oscar-winning songs. Stunning music, classic films, no popcorn. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. 214-526-3214.

BELOW THE BELT Through March 29. In what could be construed as a lighthearted jab at Dallas’ corporate citizens, Kitchen Dog Theater presents a savagely funny comedy about big business and small betrayal. Absurd to the end, the play follows the lives of three lonely men who struggle to gain superiority, respect, and a decent place to sit. McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. 214-953-1055.

DALLAS BLOOMS Opens March 7. The Dallas Arboretum’s annual makeover leaves garden lovers breathless. This year’s edition, “A Wonderful World of Flowers,” promises the usual spectacular beauty. 8525 Garland Rd. 214-327-8263.

PEKING ACROBATS March 27 and 28. In the true spirit of Chinese carnival (we’ll have to take their word for it), the Peking Acrobats are back by popular demand to perform daring demonstrations of agility and grace. This gravity-defying troupe will leave you wondering, “How do they do that?” McFarlin Auditorium, SMU. 214-528-5576.

INTERNATIONAL BALLET, 1998 COMMAND PERFORMANCE March 6. Definitely Dallas’ dance event of the year. This one-night-only ballet extravaganza spotlights some of the most talented dancers in the world, from The Royal Ballet-London, The New York City Ballet, The American Ballet Theatre, and Le Jeune Ballet De France, performing pas de deux from Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Flames of Paris, and other classics. Music Hall at Fair Park. 214-528-5576,

DALLAS VIDEO FESTIVAL March 5-8. When the Blockbuster routine starts to sour, check out the Dallas Video Festival, with 250 screenings. It’ll keep you occupied for four days. The annual event features “Sessions from West 54th,” a PBS music show; a film on the Black Panthers; and “I’m So So,” a documentary about the postmodern Polish movie maker Krzysztof Kieslonski, best known for his film trilogy Red, White, and Blue. Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. 972-263-1709.