Erin Express: You don’t have to be Irish to hop on the Erin Express this Saturday afternoon. Jump from bar to bar in University City and Center City for free. Ten buses will be running to transport partygoers to Mill Creek Tavern, Smokey Joe’s, The Blarney Stone,Cavanaugh’s University City, Mace’s Crossing,Green Room, Gallagher’s on the Parkway, Drinkers West,T.A. Flannery’s, Bonner’s Irish Pub,Callahan’s Grille,Westy’s and Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse. Party from morning to night with specials on traditional Irish beers and food. Cavanaugh’s University City, 119 South 39th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104, 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
Craft Beer Express: With eight hours and eight great bars, who could say no to this Saturday’s Craft Beer Express? Pick up a $15 craft beer bus pass and head to a new spot every half hour. Buses will run from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. so you have plenty of time to visit all participating bars including Johnny Brenda’s,The Kite and Key, Standard Tap, The Institute,Brauhaus Schmitz,Devil’s Den,Jose Pistola’s and Sidecar. With specialty beers and new creations, try everything because there’s no work tomorrow. Pick up your tickets at Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19125, +21, $15, 11 a.m.– 7 p.m.
Inner Diaspora Project: Multi-talented musician, Ned Rothenberg, specializes in the sax, clarinet, flute and shakuhachi. His sound and influences range from jazz, rock, classical and world music. Rothenberg is joined by violinist Mark Feldman, cellist Erik Friedlander, acoustic guitarist Jerome Harris and tabla player, Samir Chatterjee this Saturday night at the Painted Bride Art Center. As part of his latest project, Inner Diaspora, Rothenberg expresses his radical views on Jewish culture through music. Members of the Painted Bride receive a special price. Register here for discounts on future shows. Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106, $12.50-$25, 8 p.m.
St. Patty’s Parade: Don’t miss one of the biggest parades in Philadelphia history this Sunday. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take to the streets at 12 p.m. The parade is over 200-years-old and celebrates Irish culture, music and clothing. Kids, teens and adults, grab a good spot on JFK Boulevard or the Ben Franklin Parkway and celebrate in your favorite green attire. St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130, 12 p.m.
Brewer’s Plate: Come to the 6th Annual Brewer’s Plate this Sunday night at the Penn Museum. The event features food and craft beers from the top independent restaurants within 150 miles of Philadelphia. Each ticket supports Fair Food, a non-profit that supports bringing local and healthy food to the marketplace. End your weekend with exclusive gourmet tastings, live music, gift bags and more. Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104, +21, $55, 5 p.m.