History Lecture

What: John Scott Cowan, an expert on defense science, will discuss three different narratives of the War of 1812.

When: 9:30 a.m. March 14

Where: Charleston Library Society, 164 King St., downtown Charleston

Price: $15 nonmembers, $10 members

More Info: 723-9912 or www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org

'Luck of the Irish' Animal Adoptions

What: Charleston Animal Society will let adopters draw their price for adult dog adoptions from a "pot of gold" in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

When: Noon-6 p.m. March 14

Where: Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston

Price: Various

More Info: 747-4849 or www.charlestonanimalsociety.org

St. Paddy's Day Bash

What: This St. Patrick's event will feature Irish food, green beer, jousting, tricycle racing, prizes and more.H

When: 4 p.m. March 14

Where: The Celtic Knot Pub, 208 W. 5th North St., Summerville

Price: Free

More Info: 261-0258

Friday Night Tasting

What: Guests will sample a selection of wines from Portugal.

When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 14

Where: The Wine Shop of Charleston, 3 Lockwood Drive, downtown Charleston

Price: $5.50

More Info: 577-3881 or www.thewineshopofcharleston.com

Free Friday Family Fest

What: The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry will offer a free kids' event with dinner, face paining, St. Patrick's-themed crafts and more.

When: 5-8 p.m. March 14

Where: Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St., downtown Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 853-8962 or www.exploreCML.org

Charity Wine Tasting

What: Participants will sample four wines to benefit a featured local charity or non-profit.

When: 6-8 p.m. March 14

Where: Ted's Butcherblock, 334 East Bay St., downtown Charleston

Price: $5

More Info: 577-0094 or www.tedsbutcherblock.com

'Pieces for Autism'

What: More than 30 pieces of art designed by celebrities and national and local artists will be auctioned to benefit Autism Speaks.

When: 6:30-9 p.m. March 14

Where: Embassy Suites, 337 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $25 advance, $35 at the door

More Info: 251-895-8473 or www.masterpiecesforautism.org

Gordon Estate Wines

What: Jeff Gordon of Gordon Estate Winery will present selection of wines.

When: 6:30 p.m. March 14

Where: Total Wine and More, 1820 Ashley River Road, Charleston

Price: $5

More Info: 763-7034 or www.gordonwines.com

'Music Down in my Soul'

What: The School of the Arts vocal department will present a concert of spirituals and gospel music.

When: 6:30 p.m. March 14

Where: Charleston County School of the Arts, 5109 W. Enterprise St., North Charleston

Price: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors

More Info: 469-5292 or www.soavocal.com

'Camille Redouble'

What: A screening of "Camille Redouble" about a girl given the chance to relive her teen years, presented by the Alliance Francaise.

When: 7 p.m. March 14

Where: MUSC Basic Science Building, 173 Ashley Ave., downtown Charleston

Price: $5 nonmembers, $3 members and students

More Info: 235-6447 or www.a-f-charleston.com

Charleston Tells

What: Local storytellers will present folk, ghost and traditional Lowcountry tales.

When: 7-10 p.m. March 14

Where: Wragg Square Park, 342 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $15 evening pass, $45 festival pass

More Info: 805-6930 or www.facebook.com/charlestontells

'The Foreigner'

What: Rumors begin to fly when a mysterious foreigner arrives in a rural Georgia town in this comedy.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 14

Where: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St., downtown Charleston

Price: $34.50 adults, $32.50 seniors, $22.50 students and military

More Info: 577-7183 or www.charlestonstage.com

'The Other Place'

What: A successful neurologist's husband files for divorce, her daughter elopes with an older man and her health begins to suffer.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 14

Where: Woolfe Street Playhouse, 34 Woolfe St., downtown Charleston

Price: $30 adults, $27 adults, $20 students

More Info: 856-1579 or www.woolfestreetplayhouse.com

Symphony Concert

What: The Charleston Symphony Orchestra will perform Stravinsky's "The Firebird" along with works by Vaughan Williams, Elgar and Strauss.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 14

Where: Sottile Theatre, 44 George St., downtown Charleston

Price: $25 adults, $20 students

More Info: 723-7528 or www.charlestonsymphony.com

'The Playboy of the Western World'

What: An Irish village treats a young man as a hero until they discover his stories may be less than true.

When: 7:30 p.m. March 14

Where: South of Broadway Theatre Company, 1080 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston

Price: $18

More Info: 745-0317 or www.southofbroadway.com

'Sugar Bean Sisters'

What: Two eccentric spinster sisters try to be abducted by aliens in a Florida swamp near Disney World.

When: 8 p.m. March 14

Where: The Footlight Players, 20 Queen St., downtown Charleston

Price: $25 adults, $22 seniors and military, $15 students

More Info: 722-4487

'Pippin'

What: Midtown Productions presents a dinner theater performance of this musical about a young prince searching for the secret of happiness.

When: 8 p.m. March 14

Where: Midtown Cabaret Theatre, 2816 Azalea Drive, North Charleston

Price: $30-49.50

More Info: 795-2223 or www.midtownproductions.org

Taste of Black Charleston

What: Local chefs, caterers and restaurants will offer food and beverage samples to benefit Teacher's Supply Closet.

When: 8-11 p.m. March 14

Where: South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, downtown Charleston

Price: $75

More Info: www.blackpagessouth.com

'Improv Jam'

What: Theatre 99 ensembles will perform an improv comedy show.

When: 8 p.m. March 14

Where: Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $10

More Info: 853-6687 or www.theatre99.com

'On a Roll'

What: Three headlining comics will perform a stand-up comedy show.

When: 10 p.m. March 14

Where: Bushido Japanese Restaurant, 1975 Magwood Drive, Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 573-2440 or 442-5719