The Great Hunger and Ethnic Cleansing of Ireland in the 19th Century. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190; www.jefferson.lib.la.us — Casey Stewart presents the lecture about the Irish Potato Famine. 7 p.m. Monday.
Downtown Irish Club Parade. BJ's Lounge, 4301 Burgundy St., (504) 945-9256; www.facebook.com/bjs.bywater — Walking groups parade through Faubourg Marigny and the French Quarter. 6 p.m. Friday.
Irish Parade. Molly's at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., (504) 525-5169; www.mollysatthemarket.net — Carriages and walking groups parade through the French Quarter for St. Patrick's Day. 6 p.m. Friday.
Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade. Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie — A parade celebrating St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day rolls. Noon Sunday.
Parasol's Block Party Celebration. Parasol's Restaurant & Bar, 2533 Constance St., (504) 302-1543; www.parasolsbarandrestaurant.com — The Irish Channel bar hosts one of the city's best-known St. Patrick's Day parties with green beer, food and more. 11 a.m. Friday.
Pay What You Can Day. Cafe Reconcile, 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 568-1157; www.cafereconcile.org — Guests pay what they can at a three-course luncheon celebrating St. Patrick's Day. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
St. Patrick's Day at Fulco's. Fulco's Bar, 519 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-9329; www.facebook.com/fulcosbar123 — There is live music and traditional food at the bar's 47th annual St. Patrick's Day party. 1 p.m. Friday.
St. Patrick's Day Block Party. Annunciation Park, 1500 Annunciation St. — The Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club presents its block party featuring food, drinks and music. Proceeds benefit St. Michael Special School. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
St. Patrick's Day Block Party. Finn McCool's Irish Pub, 3701 Banks St., (504) 486-9080; www.finnmccools.com — The annual block party features live music, the "Irish Olympics," a limerick writing contest, karaoke and more. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.
St. Patrick’s Day Crawfish Boil. House of Blues, Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com — There’s all-you-can-eat boiled crawfish, beer and live music at a St. Patrick’s Day party. 3:30 p.m. Friday.
St. Patrick's Day Golf Cart and Bicycle Parade. Indian Hills Resort, 2484 Gause Blvd W, Slidell, (985) 641-9998 — The clothing-optional club celebrates St. Patrick's day with a parade at 1 p.m. followed by an Irish-themed potluck. There also is karaoke. Registration varies. 10 a.m. Saturday.
St. Pat's Happy Hour Boil. The Upper Quarter, 1000 Bienville St., (504) 266-4823 — A St. Patrick's Day party and crawfish boil includes corned beef and cabbage. 6 p.m. Friday.
St. Pork-rick's Day. Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., (504) 525-5515; www.therustynail.biz — A fundraiser benefits Hogs for the Cause and includes a crawfish boil and raffles. 5 p.m. Friday.
Tracey's Block Party. Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar & Restaurant, 2604 Magazine St., (504) 897-5413; www.traceysnola.com — A block party celebrates St. Patrick's Day with green beer, corned beef and cabbage. 10 a.m. Friday.
Where Y'acht's St. Patty's Day Ball. One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., (504) 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net — The yacht rock band hosts a St. Patrick's Day party with themed cocktails. Tickets $12-$15. 9 p.m. Friday.