1. With Music: You can get your holiday rolling with the Rockin’ Road to Dublin, an animated blend of Irish rock and dance. It will be shaking things up at the Carpenter Theatre on Thursday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32-$52, depending on how hard you want to celebrate. dominionartscenter.com.
2. With Dancing: The Camel plays host to four bands, including the great world brass of Black Masala (Washington), Of Tomorrow, the Andrew Rohlk Trio and Schwa, on Friday, March 17. Doors open at 8 p.m., $5 in advance or $7 at the door. thecamel.org. … Or if you’re looking for funky clovers in the club, head to the Broadberry for the Big Payback and Dance Candy, 9 p.m., $10-$12. thebroadberry.com.
- Black Masala
3. With Family: The St. Paddy’s Palooza offers the usual family-friendly festival suspects, including games, music and snacks, plus stuff for adults. Don’t get confused if there’s an unusual number of bald event-goers. This event partners with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a charity dedicated to childhood cancer research. Check it out at Innsbrook on Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. innsbrook.com.
4. With Tradition: The Greater Richmond Pipes and Drums will bounce around town with their St. Patrick’s Day tour, gracing locals with traditional Irish music and bagpipes. Hear the group at O’Toole’s, Rosie Connelly and Keagan’s. A full schedule is available at grpd.us.
5. With lots of Guinness: Discounted, in fact. Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint is venerating Ireland with specials on Irish beer, plus green beverages a-plenty. March 17 and 18 starting at 11 a.m. jackbrownsjoint.com. … F.W. Sullivan’s also will sling drinks all day in honor of St. Patrick. Friday, March 17, from noon-2 a.m. sullysrichmond.com. … And of course there’s classic Irish fun at Siné Irish Pub and O Toole’s Restaurant & Pub.