St. Patrick Parade
Much of Baltimore will go happily green over the next few days, thanks to the impending (on Friday) St. Patrick's Day. Throughout the area, green beer is flowing, leprechauns are showing up and "Erin go Bragh" is on everyone's lips. But the most public celebration comes today, with the 62nd Baltimore St. Patrick Parade. Expect plenty of music, dancing, marching and maybe even a four-leaf clover or two. The parade kicks off at 2 p.m. at the Washington Monument, Charles and Monument streets, then heads south and east to Pratt Street and Market Place. Don't forget your green headwear. irishparade.net.
A celebration of all the great things that 3.14159, etc. has wrought. Pies in the face, pies dropped from the roof, pi carried out to 10,000 decimal places, pie-eating contests, even a free pie slice (courtesy of Dangerously Delicious Pies) for everyone who shows up. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday (3.14, get it?) at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. $18.95-$24.95 museum admission. mdsci.org.
It's a veritable Celtic-music fest, courtesy of Jack Everly and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra SuperPops. Includes tunes from "Braveheart," "Titanic," "Brigadoon" and "Finian's Rainbow," plus — and you knew this was coming — "Danny Boy." 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. next Sunday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. $33-$99. Also 8 p.m. Thursday at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. $35-$99. bsomusic.org.
Baltimore-based visual and performing artist Sidney Pink's latest installation takes audiences through "a dreamlike environment of light and sound, while viewing a series of improvised movement," designed to recall "art happenings of the 1960s." 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday at the E.M.P. Space, 307 W. Baltimore St. $10. facebook.com/empcollective.
From "I Got You Babe" to "If I Could Turn Back Time," expect all the hits. See how much, more than 50 years on, Cher's still got it. 8 p.m. Friday and March 19, 20, 23, 25 and 26. $109.09-$570. mgmnationalharbor.com.
'The Taming of the Shrew'
For more than 400 years now, the bold Petruchio has been hard at work, taming the headstrong Katherina. Did playwright William Shakespeare have any idea that women's liberation was a few centuries down the road? Go ahead, debate among yourselves, but be sure to take in this Chesapeake Shakespeare Company production of one of The Bard's most rousing comedies. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with shows continuing through April 9. $19.50-$49.50 (In previews at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $15.) 7 S. Calvert St. chesapeakeshakespeare.com.
'Beauty and the Beast'
Emma Watson is Beauty, Dan Stevens the Beast in Disney's live-action version of their 1991 animated fairy tale. In theaters Thursday.
Get a look at, even try out, scores of what could be the next big thing in tabletop games. More than 120 game designers are set to be on hand, along with guest of honor Zev Shlasinger, founder of Z-Man Games. Noon-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Free, advance registration. unpub.net.
Robert Osborne tribute
Turner Classic Movies celebrates the life of its longtime host, the veteran Hollywood chronicler who died Monday, with 48 straight hours of his interviews with notable moviemakers, from Luise Rainer and Peter O'Toole to Liza Minnelli and Debbie Reynolds. 6 a.m. Saturday-6 a.m. March 20 on TCM. tcm.com.
'Off the Shelf: Modern & Contemporary Artists' Books'
An exhibition of rarely seen books by artists from Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso and Raoul Dufy to Jasper Johns, Wassily Kandinsky and Fernand Léger — 130 books in all, culled from the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, and many never exhibited before. On display through June 25. artbma.org.