HPIM1232_optLet’s cut to the chase — the brunt of weekend action is happening nearby, on the lower half of Greenville Avenue. 

St. Pat’s celebrations:

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade Saturday. The parade, hosted by Greenville Avenue Area Business Association, begins at 11 a.m. at Greenville and Wellons to SMU Boulevard. Arrive early and stay late for the pre/post-parade activities. All proceeds go to the GAABA Scholarship fund. Participants are encouraged to take the DART. Check out dallasstpatricksparade.com for more. As always, the parade is free of charge.

The Dash Down Greenville 5K is almost full, so better sign up now. The run raises money for the North Texas Food Bank. It starts at 8 a.m. Think green, and check out the website for more.

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church celebrates 50 years of churching/schooling with a mass at 10 a.m. followed by festivities featuring Irish food, drink and entertainment.

Buy a pint and enjoy some free live music at the Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House. Watch Kirby Brown perform  at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and local country music favorites Boys Named Sue perform at 11 p.m. Patrons wearing a green Goodfriend t-shirt will receive a special discount.

Grab the pooch, take in scenic views of White Rock Lake, and soak up some rays on the patio at the Lake House Bar and Grill. The restaurant is hosting their St. Paddy’s party from noon to 5 p.m. White Rock Dog Rescue will host dog adoptions and offer a dog agility course with goodie bags for those who participate. At 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Krav Maga DFW will give self defense demonstrations.

Wine bottles on shelf 240x194 This weekend: St. Pattys Day parade and other green thingsFoodies, wine lovers and curious culinary consumers, you’re invited to the ninth annual Savor Dallas, starting tonight until Sunday, March 17. The event, featuring cuisine from more than 60 of the Dallas area’s top chefs plus 400 premium wines and imported beers, kicks off at Trinity Groves at the foot of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge on March 14. After a few days at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and other venues, the festivities will wrap up at the Dallas Arboretum March 17. Call 888.728.6747 for more. Price ranges from $35-$300.

In other green news, Wayne Greene is playing at White Rock Coffee on Friday. We’re not sure if they meant to make a connection between his last name and St. Patrick’s Day weekend, but it was too easy.
When you are ready for some quiet time, shop the used book sale at the Audelia Library Saturday.