Thursday, March 13
If you’ve ever pondered the meaning of the phrase “body percussion,” you’ll get your answer tonight when local beat-making troupe Molodi hits Inspire Theater. They combine stepping, spoken word and theatrics into a stage show suitable for all ages. And since Inspire doesn’t open its doors often, take this opportunity to also admire the theater itself. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 kids. FRGLV.com.
Friday, March 14
There’s fine talent being fostered at the College of Southern Nevada. This weekend brings you an opportunity to witness aspiring actors in the One-Act Festival at the BackStage Theatre on the Cheyenne campus. 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5. CSN.edu.
Saturday, March 15
Dress your family in green for Henderson’s 48th annual Sons & Daughters of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. The festivities begin Thursday, but all the stops get pulled out today, starting with the 10 a.m. procession along Water Street. There will also be food trucks, rides and whiskey tastings (for the adults). HendersonLive.com.
Sunday, March 16
We don’t have our own Major League Baseball team, but we get to borrow two of them for Big League Weekend. The Las Vegas 51s’ parent club, the New York Mets, plays the Chicago Cubs in exhibition games Saturday and today. That should hold us over until the 51s start their regular season on April 3. Tickets: $35-$60, LV51.com.
Monday, March 17
Now that it’s legitimately St. Patrick’s Day, you can continue celebrating at the first annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Firefighter Fun Challenge. Festivities begin at noon with a parade at Fremont and Main streets. Then at 1:30 p.m., 32 teams of local firefighters battle it out in a wheelbarrow race, hose toss relay, tug-o-war and more. Hogs & Heifers Saloon, 201 N. 3rd St. For more ways to party, visit VegasSeven.com/StPatricksDays2014.
Tuesday, March 18
After all of your St. Paddy’s partying, you deserve to spend an evening in comfy theater seats. We recommend those at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall, where the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields performs at 7:30 p.m., with master violinist Joshua Bell directing the chamber orchestra. Tickets: $39-$150, TheSmithCenter.com.
Wednesday, March 19
It’s OK to admit that you love reality TV. It’s especially OK to admit that you love the effervescent Jenni Pulos, author and reality star from Bravo’s Flipping Out. She’ll sign copies of her latest book, Grin and Bear It: How to Be Happy No Matter What Reality Throws Your Way, at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. BarnesAndNoble.com.