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St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.

(photo courtesy of the Inge Zuelich, Picturing the Americas)

Treats & Eats

1. Since today is St Paddy's, it's only fitting that we include a good 'ole Irish outing for yah to check out after the parade! If you're into celebrating the Irish way (with booze), check out Genuine Liquorette, where they're serving up their signature Cha-Chunker, St. Paddy's style - as an Irish Car Bomb: TimeOut describes it as "starting with adding an Irish cream liqueur to a can of Guinness, before dunking a mini bottle of Jameson into it". If you're hoping to make it to work on Friday, check out Oddfellows instead: "Sam Mason's madcap creamery joins forces with Clontarf and Knappogue Castle for a three-scoop flight of Irish-whiskey–infused ice creams. Work your way through a Dead Rabbit Irish coffee-inspired variety, a straightforward whiskey version and a burnt marshmallow creation topped with Little Boo Boo Bakery's spiked marshmallows." 

2. After St. Paddy's, life must go on... and we recommend drowning your sorrows, in a healthy way, at the 11th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival at The Brooklyn Expo Center (also where BK Pour was held this autumn!). With favorites - Harney & Sons, Health-Ade Kombucha, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, and Cafe Grumpy, you really can't go wrong sampling all the vendors. You can also check out some seminars, or view the famous Latte Art Throwdown. *note: They're also doing an electronics drive: "Bring your extra, old, and/or unused small electronics (iPads, tablets, laptops, cell phones, etc) for Cup for Education's drive to raise money!"

Sights & Sounds

1.The Fifth Annual Greenpoint Film Festival is Mar 17th-20th. The festival website states "The Greenpoint Film Festival is produced by Woven Spaces, Inc, a Brooklyn-based non-profit arts organization designed to create art/community projects. Founded in 2011, the festival is inspired by the regenerative opportunities in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, once labeled one of the most polluted places in the United States...The programs include a competitive film selection in all categories, features and shorts, (Documentary, Narrative, Experimental) as well as curated programs". Check out the schedule here!

2. Then on Sunday, March 20th, Puppetsburg presents a "VIB (very important baby) Red Carpet Event" at Donna, 27 Broadway, Brooklyn. 3pm doors/ 3:30 show. Puppetsburg is an Interactive, hipster puppet shows for infants-4yrs. They suggest you "wear your finest gear to crawl the red carpet & get stalked by Paparazzi" after which the ch-idlers will be entertained by a truly original and unique puppet show while you stuff your face with 2 free tacos and a free adult beverage! There's also free Oddfellows ice-cream all included in the price of the ticket for the munchkins. Fun for the whole family! Buy tickets on the website to save on the price at the door.