Holidays are great. Especially ones that encourage drinking for the sake of drinking. So wear green, slam a few pint of Guinness and pretend you're Irish for the weekend. St. Patrick would approve.
Local Black and Tans
Local breweries have created some innovative black and tans in honor of St. Patty's day and Whole Foods will be pouring samples from 4 to 6 p.m. all week. Here's when to expect your favorite brewery: GoodLife 3/13, Three Creeks Brewing Co. 3/14, 10 Barrel Brewing Co. 3/15, Deschutes Brewery 3/16. Whole Foods Market, 2610 NE Highway 20.
St. Patrick's Day Party at Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards
Your $10 entry fee will get you a full Irish meal. Wine, beer and sangria available for purchase. $10. 6 p.m. Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, 70455 NW Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne.
St. Patrick's Dinner Dance
A buffet dinner followed by dancing to the big band music of The Notables. $12. 6 p.m. Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Rd.
St. Patrick's Day Party with Irish Infused Hilst & Coffey
Local staples Hilst & Coffey get into the holiday spirit and put an Irish twist on their set. All ages. Free. 6:30 p.m. River Rim Coffeehouse, 19570 Amber Meadow Dr., Ste. 190.
Five-Pint Mary at Kelly D's
The first of a thousand sets for the Celtic band this weekend. 21+. No cover. 8 p.m. Kelly D's Irish Sports Bar, 1012 SE Cleveland Ave.
St. Pattie's Day Run
Burn off some of those Guinness calories in a 5k or 10k run on the Peterson Ridge Trail system. Beer tasting and music by the Sisters High School Jazz Band after the race. 6 p.m. Sisters Athletic Club, 1001 Desperado Trail.
St. Patrick's Day Festival of Redmond
Two-day festival celebrating all things Irish. Music from MoWo and entertainment from the High Desert Celtic Society Dancers are just the tip of the blarney stone. All proceeds from the festival benefit Healthy Beginnings. Bring the whole family, but fret not, there's still a beer garden. 5 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday. Centennial Park. SW 7th Street, Redmond.
A Celtic Journey
Celtic entertainment, bagpipes, singers and musicians and a performance by the Dillon-Moore Academy of Irish Dance. $4-$7. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bend High School, 230 NE 6th St.
Lava City Roller Dolls St. Patty's Benefit
Music by The Rum And The Sea and Subliminal. This event will feature a kilt contest so be sure to dress in your best 16th century pleated skirt, and don't forget your underwear. 21+. No cover. 8 p.m. The Horned Hand, 507 NW Colorado Ave.
Fruition and The Giraffe Dodgers
Gypsy grass St. Patty's day bash. 8:30 p.m. Liquid Lounge, 70 NW Newport Ave.
Bend's St. Patrick's Day Dash
A family 5K fun-run with prizes for best costume. Event benefits the Boys & Girls Club. Register online at bendstpatsdash.com. Music from, who else, Five-Pint Mary will kick off the race. $15-$30. 10 a.m. Deschutes Brewery & Public House, 1044 NW Bond St.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration at GoodLife
A full day of beer and music by Bend 'N Strings, Burnin' Moonlight, Grit 'N Grizzle, Wild Rye, Laurel Brauns, Extra Blue, Irene Goodnight, Rusty Rails and yup, you guessed it, Five-Pint Mary. All ages. No cover. 12 p.m. GoodLife Brewing, 70 SW Columbia Dr.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Live music, bagpipers, McMenamins Irish Stout, Irish Coffee cocktails, leprechauns, Irish food specials and more. Music by Jerry Joseph, Moon Mountain Ramblers, Sweatband, Tune Dawgs, the triple-booked Five-Pint Mary. All ages. Free. 1 p.m. McMenamin's Old St. Francis, 700 NW Bond St.
St. Patty's Day with Laurel Brauns
Folk, alternative, chamber pop and Americana. Oh, and beer. 21+. $5. 9:30 p.m. Silver Moon Brewing, 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Bend Fire Pipes and Drums
This crew of kilted firefighters will be playing a full day of shows, catch them at any number of spots around town. 9 a.m. Deschutes Dash, 1 p.m. McMenamins, 5 p.m. Deschutes Brewery, 5:45 D&D, 6:30 JC's, 7:15 Summit Saloon, 8 Sidelines, 9:30 p.m. back to McMenamins!