HPIM1232_optSeems St. Patty’s Day has cast a green shadow over the weekend. For a list of parties you don’t want to miss, click here.

Of course, there’s the parade on March 16, although I’m sure you’ve already decided whether or not you will go. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade this year. The parade, hosted by Greenville Avenue Area Business Association, begins at 11 a.m. at Greenville and Wellons to SMU Boulevard. Arrive early and stay late for the pre/post-parade activities. All proceeds go to the GAABA Scholarship fund. Participants are encouraged to take the DART. Check out dallasstpatricksparade.com for more. As always, the parade is free of charge.

Wine-bottles-on-shelfFoodies, wine lovers and curious culinary consumers, you’re invited to the ninth annual Savor Dallas, starting tonight until Sunday, March 17. The event, featuring cuisine from more than 60 of the Dallas area’s top chefs plus 400 premium wines and imported beers, kicks off at Trinity Groves at the foot of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge on March 14. After a few days at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and other venues, the festivities will wrap up at the Dallas Arboretum March 17. Call 888.728.6747 for more. Price ranges from $35-$300.

The Dash Down Greenville 5K is almost full, so better sign up now. The run raises money for the North Texas Food Bank. It starts at 8 a.m. Think green, and check out the website for more.

WebIn other green news, Wayne Greene is playing at White Rock Coffee on Friday. I’m not sure if they meant to make a connection between his last name and St. Patrick’s Day weekend, but it was too easy. Granada Theater is hosting a St. Patty’s Day party on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out the website for more.

This is the second Thursday for Mockingbird Station’s March of Music. Devin Leigh is playing tonight at 7 p.m. As the Mockingbird Station peeps say on their website, “Grab a blanket or a chair, chill out on the Mezzanine and listen to some seriously good music.” Sounds like a fun time to me!

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