Weekend: St. Patrick's Day

Corned beef, folk music, and frosty pints shall reign.

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    St. Patrick's Day is Sunday, March 17. Where will you raise a pint, an Irish Coffee, an Irish tea, or a cheer? Find spots around SoCal.

    ERIN GO BRAGH: St. Patrick's Day is on a Sunday, which means you can probably fit in more activities than usual. A few picks? There's the eating of corned beef at Magee's at Farmers Market, there's the drinking of beer (but no green, so don't ask) at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena, there's the sipping of Irish Coffee at Tom Bergin's Tavern on Fairfax, there's the watching of a parade in Hermosa Beach (on March 16, not 17, note), there's the listening to music at LA Live, there's the playing of darts at Molly Malone's, there's the imbibing of the Bacon Paddy cocktail at the Langham, there's the applauding of traditional dance at One Colorado, and there's the snacking on a Dubliner cupcake from Crumbs. Can you do it all?

    SANTA MONICA AIRPORT ARTWALK: You probably know there's a strong arts community based at this landing-take-off junction, but, if not, this free walk-around is the ideal way to get acquainted. Plus, how many artwalks happen at an airport? Yep, it's pretty unique when planes neighbor paintings. Saturday, March 16

    GRAFFITI RUN: The color-splashed 5K trend is going strong and hoofing it at the Fairplex on Saturday, March 16. You'll want to wear white or something light, the better for all of those tossed hues to show. Oh, and the ASICS LA Marathon? No dye in the mix but plenty of stories with each step. That's on Sunday, March 17.

    NEW ENDEAVOUR PHOTOS: Did you see about a thousand photos of the space shuttle in the fall and yet find you can't get enough? Specifically of its epic drive through LA? Others feel the same. Over 80 snapshots are now on display in a new show at California Science Center.

    GIANT WISTARIA VINE: It's probably our region's most famous leafy, flowery growing thing. We're talking about the Sierra Madre wistaria vine, which is now well over a century old and weighs 250 tons. The Guinness Book of World Records has noticed -- it's called the world's largest flowering plant. Because it is on private property, it is only open to public viewing one day a year. And that day? Sunday, March 17. Seeing is free, the shuttle up has a fee.

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