This week, we're looking at a grab-bag of entertainment — some shows capture the St. Patrick's spirit, some don't but we won't hold it against them. Here's a rundown:
On Monday, "futurepop" duo VNV Nation performs a three-hour set at Rams Head Live ($20).
On Wednesday, local funk-jammers Pigeons Playing Ping Pong play the 8x10 ($8). There's also a free 21+ Expansive Eye and Melaphyre show at the Ottobar starting at 9 p.m.
On Saturday, Dr. Dog performs at Rams Head Live ($25). We'll have a feature on the Philadelphia rock act soon. Soul Jam, featuring the Whispers and the Stylistics, comes to 1st Mariner Arena ($46.50-$73.50). Pop genius The-Dream (songwriting credits include Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" performs his own solo hits at the Fillmore Silver Spring ($25). Rappers DDm, EZE Jackson and the Get 'Em Mamis perform at Golden West Cafe ($7). The Ottobar's St Patrick's Day party features Egg Babies Orchestra ($10).
Ticket prices do not reflect any additional surcharges and taxes.