St. Patrick’s Day. The one time a year when everyone breaks out the one green article of clothing they own and pretends they’re Irish. It’s one of the best days of the year, on par with Cinco De Mayo, when everyone pretends they’re Mexican.

We’ll have a round-up of St. Patrick’s Day events later, but for now, some big ones are St. Patrick’s Day in Charleston, the St. Paddy’s Day Block Party and Parade, the Paddy O’Pardy, and St. Patrick’s Day at Poe’s.

Now on to the non-Irish events.

Did you know that there’s going to be an entire contest dedicated to English bulldogs this Saturday? Gosh, I hope there’s a puppy category. I think my heart would explode.

If you’re up for a drive to Edisto, you can catch the end of Edisto Eats, the Learning Through Loggerheads Festival, which has a chef’s challenge, an oyster roast, and more.

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey will be serving breakfast at Cork on Friday morning. I’m not a North Charleston resident, but I may sure pretend to be for a free meal.

Rev up the Harley for Bikers 4 Water, a motorcycle ride benefit for Water Missions International.

Help the Charleston International Film Festival raise some money at a live auction at Middleton Place, hosted by Tom Crawford.

The Callen-Lacey Center has an oyster roast.

Catch a Charleston Battery pre-season game, or one of the South Carolina Stingrays’ matches. There’s also the Palmetto Swamp Fox Adventure Race, which covers 60 miles, plus the Shamrock SUP Race, Wake and Flake, and a Capers ECOrun.

The Charleston Crafts Artisan Market will take over the Windermere shopping center, and Pinewood Prep has a consignment sale. The South Carolina Spring Native Plant Society hosts a sale for those of you with green thumbs.

Theatre 99 has Improv Smackdown and Improv Riot.

Do you think Love is in the Air? The Charleston Men’s Chorus sure does.

The Charleston Ballet Theatre will close its 25th anniversary season with a performance, and the College of Charleston school of the arts presents Looking Back, Moving Forward.

Theatergoers will enjoy Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, In The Next Room: The Vibrator Play, Inga Binga, The Trip to Bountiful, and Wait Until Dark.

As your enjoying Park Circle’s Irish festivities, take a quick break at the Show Your Colors art show.

Did you miss seeing Melancholia on the big screen? You can see it on a slightly smaller one at the Olde North Charleston Picture House. It’s definitely better than watching it on your TV. And the Green Film Series continues with Tap Out.

Get some insight into this year’s Young Contemporaries juror at Julie Heffernan’s lecture. 

Try out some special Sweeteeth chocolates as they pair up with Holy City Brewing for a tasting.

goat. sheep. cow hosts an Antica Cantina le Lodole Wine Tasting.

Lyle Lovett will perform with John Hiatt, and the Moody Blues have a show too.

And you can get into Ravenel Caw Caw Interpretive Center, North Charleston Wannamaker, Mt. Pleasant Palmetto Islands, and James Island county parks  for free on Sunday as part of Customer Appreciation Day.