Weekend Plans: What to Do 3/9-3/12 Start your St. Patrick's Day early with these festive events.

By STYLE Staff



THURSDAY 9

Theater: Undercurrent Festival
For their “Theatre For Now”-themed festival, Single Carrot will put on four concurrent plays in three weeks: race-based solo performance “The Bitter Game,” right wing exploration “MOM BABY GOD,” Baltimore tale “Kids on Bikes” and video-game metaphoric “You Are the Hero.”
Ticket prices vary, and festival passes are available. March 9-30 at Single Carrot Theatre.

FRIDAY 10

Comedy: Impractical Jokers
Watch as the cast of TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” takes the stage in Impractical Jokers: Santiago Sent Us. Combining stand-up, mischief, mayhem and previously unseen videos, their new show promises to be riotously entertaining.
Tickets: $52-$334. 7 p.m. at the Modell Performing Arts Center.

Music: Todd Marcus
Jazz composer/arranger/bass clarinetist Todd Marcus imparts a straight-ahead, driving sensibility to his instrument, one usually associated with a more avant-garde approach.Marcus leads groups as small as a duo and as large as a nine-piece orchestra, but for this three-date performance, he’ll front a quintet, quartet and trio on separate occasions, each with a different program.
Tickets: $15-$25. March 10-12 at Theatre Project.

SATURDAY 11

Party: Swanktacular
This benefit for the Baltimore Rock Opera Society will feature portions of the group’s epic productions, musical collaborations with Occasional Symphony and a silent auction with a pair of Hamilton tickets (among many other awesome prizes.
Tickets: $60. 7 p.m. at the 2640 Space.

Lecture: Water — Tame or Toxic?
In this lecture from IMET, the Toxicology Education Foundation presents on such topics as “toxicology, water pollution, drinking water contamination, toxic and poisonous marine organisms, water overdose, seafood contamination, and more.”
Free. 2 p.m. at Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET).

SUNDAY 12

Event: St. Patrick’s Day Parade and 5k
Festivities for the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade begin, somewhat counterintuitively, with the Shamrock 5K race, which launches at Charles and Franklin streets at 1:15 p.m., immediately followed by a post-race fête with awards and prizes. The actual celebration of all things Hibernian—floats, costumed revelers, marching bands and affiliated blarney—begins at 2 p.m. at the Washington Monument and wends its way south on Charles to Pratt and Light streets. Vendors and eateries along the route will cater to your beverage and snacking needs.
Registration and fee required for 5K race. Parade: free.

Art: Off the Shelf
Intimate objects, artists’ books often combine visual works with the written word: poetry, prose and various narrative/non-narrative forms. Off the Shelf: Modern & Contemporary Artists’ Books gives viewers a rare peek at 100 such works, including ones by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Grace Hartigan, David Hockney and Ed Ruscha.
Free. March 12 to June 25 at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Art: Guerrilla Girls
At this special event, BMA Senior Curator Kristen Hileman will lead a discussion with the artist and activist Frida Kahlo, a member of the Guerrilla Girls.
Free. 3 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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