Saint Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that we have to look up to remind ourselves what it is exactly we’re celebrating. SF likes to celebrate most holidays with a drink or five, and lucky for us, St. Paddy’s is the day when that’s very much encouraged. This week, it’s all about getting your party on, your rock on, and your eat on:

WE DON’T WANT TO MISS:

IRISH BANK ST. PATRICK’S DAY BLOCK PARTY
Thursday, March 17, 11:30 a.m. to midnight
There’s a ton of activity and craziness during the Financial District’s Block Party, but we’re opting for Irish Bank on account of the Bushmills Irish pipe band from 11:30 to 1 and the Bog Savages, who will be playing traditional and Irish Celtic rock from 1 to 4. It’s all free before 3 and $5 after that. But with St. Patty’s being a nationally recognized day off of work, you should have no problem getting there in time. Wait, we don’t get that day off?
The Irish Bank

ALSO WORTH CHECKING OUT:

THE NEUROVOLTAIC ORCHESTRA’S ALBUM RELEASE PARTY AT MADRONE
Wednesday, March 16, 9 p.m.
We caught up with this talented trio (who are now a quattro)way back when, and since then, they have been very, very busy working on their very first album. The album is called Machine Nature, and they’ll be performing it in two sets at Madrone for free!
The Neurovoltaic Orchestra

TALES OF FOOD REBELS AND FARMING PIONEERS
Monday, March 14, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Here in California, we’re lucky to live smack dab in an area where a bounty of fresh food is always growing, and the city has a plethora of restaurants like Weird Fish and Radius who are taking advantage of it. During this discussion, you’ll hear from Author Mark Winne, about his new book and see a slide show of farmer portraits by Anne Hamersky. The event will be followed by a sampling of fresh, local farmer’s market faire. It’s free, but be sure to RSVP.
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