Friday, March 13: Gustology opens its doors for a fundraiser. Join the Lukemia Lymphoma Society for an Open House inside our favorite cocktail school. Stop in for a quick lesson on making a Rosemary Salty Dog and a cucumber martini and enjoy complimentary Ranger Creek beer and sangria. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the LLS. $25, 6-9pm, 1856 Nacogdoches Road, 892-1292, gustologist.com.
Friday, March 13: The Boardwalk on Bulverde hosts its annual Fest of St. Patricks with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Susan G. Komen of San Antonio. Join Treats on Streets, Gracie’s Kitchen, Wheelie Gourmet, Smoke “The Truck”, Gilbo’s Grill, Vietnamese Cuisine, Kitchen Cabin and The Crawfish Wagon for mobile snacks, George Killan brews live music and more. Free admission, 6-11pm Friday, noon to 11pm Saturday, noon to 8 pm Sunday, 14732 Bulverde Road, 402-2829, boardwalkonbulverde.com.
Saturday, March 14: Ken Moore will be at Missions Untapped serving up beef and Italian sausage-on-a-bun plates complete with an onion/pepper mix or nacho cheese and jalapeño. Pair with one of the cold brews on tap. $6 per plate, noon-4pm, 8123 Broadway, Suite B, 320-0486.
Saturday, March 14: It's crawfish season. The Point Park & Eats helps you celebrate with the fourth annual Crawfish Boil & Bananas Foster Extravaganza featuring Where Y'at Food Truck and Chef Bully (a featured winner on Spike's Frankenfood. Join Slider Provider, Pork U, Sweet Christies BBQ and Chocollazo for a mudbug party and wash it down with Abita Beer. Free admission, prices vary, 24188 Boerne Stage Road, 251-3380, noon to 10pm, facebook.com/thepointpark.
Saturday, March 14: The St. Patrick's Day celebrations kick off with Murphy's St. Patrick's Day Festival on the River Walk at the Arneson River Theatre with jams from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The festivities end with a parade on Sunday from 4:30-6pm along the SA River, which will be dyed green for the occasion. For more information, visit thesanantonioriverwalk.com/about/the-paseo-del-rio-association.
Tuesday, March 17: The Hangar will host a St. Paddy's Day bash on their outdoor patio with giant Jenga, Connect 4, Cornhole and more along with specials on Irish favorites. Free admission, 11am-2am, 8203 Broadway, 824-2700, facebook.com/TheHangarSA.
Tuesday, March 17: Over at The Flying Saucer, Irish fans will be treated to $4 Irish pints, bangers and mash and live music. $3 for non U.F.O Club members, free for members, 11am-1am, 11255 Huebner Road, 696-5080, facebook.com/sabeerknurd.
Tuesday, March 17: Back in Gustology land, the cocktail school will host a special St. Patrick's Day class. Learn how to create a Black Velvet, Irish Martini and a Jack Rose. $30, 6:30pm, 1856 Nacogdoches Road, 892-1292, gustologist.com.
Tuesday, March 17: Head to Folc for a Champagne Happy Hour with bubbles via Paul Georg, a small producer in the Cote des Blancs region. Chef Luis Colon will pair the bubbly with Folc faves. $25, 6:30pm, 226 E Olmos, 822-0100, folc-restaurant.com.