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St. Paddy's Day events, from the cultural to the convivial (including the big parade this weekend)

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Check out the glory of Erie past at the California Historical Society's Irish history event March 16

Serving from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Parkside Tavern, 1940 Taravel, SF. (415) 731-8900, www.parksidetavernsf.com

 

FINANCIAL DISTRICT ST. PADDY'S STREET PARTY

Wonderbread 5 provides rockin' live tunes during happy hour, and pub Royal Exchange keeps the suds a flowin' at this al fresco rager in FiDi.

Thurs/17 3 p.m.–2 a.m., free. Front between Sacramento and California, SF. www.royalexchange.com

 

ST. PATRICK'S NIGHTLIFE

DJ Nako puts the spin on St. Patrick's, and the swanky science museum plies you with green-themed activities at the shamrock edition of its bangin' night at the museum's weekly event.

Thurs/17 8–10 p.m., $12. California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse, SF. 1-888-670-4433, www.calacademy.org

 

DELHI TO DUBLIN

Can you hold your finger cymbals and Guinness stein in the same hand? Try. This multicultural Celtic bhangra group always brings the jams — its St. Paddy's Day gig in clubland is sure to be the most high energy dance party this side of Riverdance.

Thurs/17 9 p.m., $15. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. (415) 625-8880, www.mezzaninesf.com

 

CULANN'S HOUNDS

Didn't get enough of the folk rock Hounds at the March 12 Civic Center Plaza festival? Check out the SF group's headlining gig ensconced in the wooden glory of the Great American Music Hall. Renée de la Prada's dulcet voice soars over the accordions and violins of her band.

Thurs/17 7:30 p.m., $20. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. (415) 885-0750, www.gamh.com

 

BISS ME I'M IRISH ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY

Celebrate the Irish infiltration into every corner of the globe with the hip-hop-cumbia-reggaetón punch of La Gente, which headlines this diverse lineup, otherwise composed of female singer-songwriters bringing it in the keys of punk, rock, and pop.

Thurs/17 9 p.m., $10. Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market, SF. (415) 861-5016, www.cafedunord.com

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