Free Parks Day

What: Charleston County Parks will offer free admission and parking as well as special tours and activities.

When: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 16

Where: Charleston County Parks

Price: Free

More Info: 795-4386 or www.ccprc.com

'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: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 16

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

Price: Various

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

'Magical' Purim and Italian Dinner

What: This Italian Purim dinner will feature a professional magic show and costume contest.

When: 11:30 a.m. March 16

Where: Joe Pasta, 428 King St., downtown Charleston

Price: $10 adults, $5 kids

More Info: 884-2323

Swamp Celebrity Competition

What: Cypress Gardens will host an open mic competition with cash prizes in different age categories. The Charleston Hot Shots and the V-Tones will also perform.

When: Noon March 16

Where: Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner

Price: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 kids ages 6-12, free for kids under 6 and contestants

More Info: 553-0515 or www.swampcelebrity.blogspot.com

Benefit Oyster Roast

What: This oyster roast with live music and refreshments will benefit the Folly Beach Exchange Club.

When: 1-4 p.m. March 16

Where: Bowens Island Restaurant, 1868 Bowens Island Road, Charleston

Price: $22

More Info: 509-2429

'Music Down in my Soul'

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

When: 1:30 p.m. March 16

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

Charleston Area Tarot Society

What: Participants will learn about Tarot cards and their meanings as well as the basics of performing a reading.

When: 2 p.m. March 16

Where: Unity Church of Charleston, 2535 Leeds Ave., North Charleston

Price: $5 general, free for new participants

More Info: 364-3997 or www.charlestonareatarotsociety.com

St. Patrick's Weekend

What: Blu Restaurant and Bar will host a weekend-long St. Patrick's Day celebration with live Irish music, a special menu and more.

When: 2 p.m. March 16

Where: Blu Restaurant and Bar, 1 Center St., Folly Beach

Price: Free

More Info: 588-6658 or www.blufollybeach.com

Genealogy Workshop

What: Wevonneda Minis will discuss the Genealogical Proof Standard at this meeting of the S.C. Genealogical Society.

When: 2:30-4 p.m. March 16

Where: Masonic Center, 1285 Orange Grove Road, Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 767-3775 or www.charleston.scgen.org

Outdoor Yoga Party

What: Sola Yoga and Gather Yoga will host an outdoor Vinyasa flow session with live music followed by refreshments from Verde and King of Pops.

When: 3 p.m. March 16

Where: Cannon Park, Calhoun St. and Rutledge Ave., downtown Charleston

Price: $10

More Info: 401-996-0112

'The Other Place'

What: A successful neurologist feels her life falling apart when her husband files for divorce and her daughter elopes with an older man.

When: 3 p.m. March 16

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

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

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

'Embracing Pangaea'

What: College of Charleston Theatre and Dance faculty and students will perform a dance concert.

When: 3 p.m. March 16

Where: Emmett Robinson Theatre, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip St., downtown Charleston

Price: $15 general, $10 seniors and students

More Info: 953-5604 or www.theatre.cofc.edu

'The Foreigner'

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

When: 3 p.m. March 16

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

'Sugar Bean Sisters'

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

When: 3 p.m. March 16

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: 3 p.m. March 16

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

Price: $30-49.50

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

'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: 3 p.m. March 16

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

Price: $18

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

St. Patrick's Eve Concert

What: This chamber concert with Irish and Celtic music will benefit the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

When: 4 p.m. March 16

Where: 678 Marsh Point Drive, James Island

Price: $55 nonmembers, $50 members

More Info: 762-4269 or www.csolinc.org

'Medora'

What: A screening of 'Medora,' a documentary depicting a crumbling Indiana town through the eyes of a high school basketball team.

When: 4 p.m. March 16

Where: Park Circle Film Society, 4280 Jenkins Ave., North Charleston

Price: Free

More Info: 628-5534 or www.parkcirclefilms.org

St. Paddy's Day Bash

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

When: 4 p.m. March 16

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

Price: No Cover

More Info: 261-0258

St. Patrick's Celebration

What: Taylor Music Group will perform traditional Irish music followed by refreshments and a buffet.

When: 4:30 p.m. March 16

Where: Lance Hall, Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St., downtown Charleston

Price: $30

More Info: 270-6649 or www.taylormusicgroup.net

Music in the Magazine

What: This chamber concert will feature Colonial-era music.

When: 6 p.m. March 16

Where: Powder Magazine, 79 Cumberland St., downtown Charleston

Price: $60

More Info: 722-9350 or www.powdermag.org

'Earth Will Swallow You'

What: A screening of "The Earth Will Swallow You," a documentary following Widespread Panic on a national tour, followed by live music by 54 Bicycles.

When: 6 p.m. March 16

Where: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., downtown Charleston

Price: $10

More Info: 853-2252 or www.charlestonmusichall.com