Finn McCool’s St. Patrick’s Day Party. Finn McCool’s block party features music by the Maggie Belle Trio and the NOFD Pipes and Drum Band, plus free Irish food and a miniature parade. There’s a prize for the best decorated potato. 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 17 at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub, 3701 Banks St., (504) 486-9080; www.finnmccools.com
Danny O’Flaherty. Even Germanic Deutsches Haus is going green for a day. Irish-born musician Danny O’Flaherty performs ballads and traditional music from the Emerald Isle. Tickets are $20 for non-members. 6 p.m. March 14 at Deutsches Haus, 1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie. (504) 522-8014; www.deutscheshaus.org
Irish Extravaganza. St. Alphonsus Church, 2025 Constance St., (504) 524-8116; www.stalphonsusneworleans.com — The final event in the Fun Under the Frescoes concert series features the Crescent City Celtic Band with guest singer Chef Matt Murphy, the McTeggart Irish dancers and bagpiper Kevin Bacon. Tickets $10, including three drinks. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Hidden Histories of New Orleans: The Irish. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; www.louisianastatemuseum.org/museums/the-old-us-mint — Historian and author Laura Kelley gives a free lecture on the history and influence of Irish culture in New Orleans. (See Words for more events with Laura Kelley.) 6 p.m. Thursday.
Jim Monaghan's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Molly's at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., (504) 525-5169; www.mollysatthemarket.net — Revelers march and ride in carriages in the annual parade that begins and ends at Molly's at the Market. 6 p.m. Friday.
Parasol's Block Party Celebration. Parasol's Restaurant & Bar, 2533 Constance St., (504) 302-1543; www.parasolsbarandrestaurant.com — Parasol's hosts a St. Patrick's Day block party with green beer, drink specials, corned beef and cabbage and "Irish sundae" potato salad. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Tracey's St. Paddy's Day Party. Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar & Restaurant, 2604 Magazine St., (504) 897-5413; www.traceysnola.com — Tracey's hosts an all-day party with a DJ, drink specials and corned beef and cabbage. The Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade concludes at Tracey's. 11 a.m. Saturday.
St. Patrick's Day bar crawl. Bourbon Heat, 711 Bourbon St., (504) 324-4669; www.barcrawls.com/neworleans — Barcrawls.com hosts a holiday crawl in the French Quarter. Tickets start at $10. Noon Saturday.
Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade. Irish Channel, Felicity and Magazine streets — The Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club's annual parade proceeds from the corner of Felicity and Magazine streets through the Irish Channel and Garden District. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Shamrockin' Run. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www.shamrockinrun.com — The eight-kilometer St. Patrick's Day run stretches from the National World War II Museum to Audubon Park and offers more than $70,000 in total prizes. The post-race party includes food and Guinness beer. Registration $50 day of race. 9 a.m. Sunday.
Metairie Road St. Patrick's Day Parade. Metairie — Metairie's St. Patrick's parade proceeds down Severn Avenue and Metairie Road from Archbishop Rummel High School. Noon Sunday.