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By March 16, 2012

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May the road rise up to meet you this weekend, as you enjoy the weather and St. Patrick's Day. Have a safe and wonderful weekend, and don't forget to wear green. Erin Go Bragh!

Burque Bop: Grown-up Music for Families
The third Friday of every month, the Harwood hosts live music at a time that's early enough in the day for kids to enjoy it along with their grownups. Anyone's welcome to listen to the rotating artists, and dance to the great sounds. This month, hear Darin Goldston of the Memphis P. Tails. See him March 16--tonight!

Yjastros: The Spanish Room
The repertory flamenco dance company presents choreographies by nationally known artists. See them at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17.

Treasures of the Earth Show: Agates
The Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club will be putting on their annual show, with this year's theme will be agate. Find out about rocks, gems and more. Events include activities for kids, and more than 40 vendors selling minerals, rocks, fossils, jewelry, stones, and decor. March 16-18.

St. Patrick's Day
Find out where to go on and around the day that celebrates good luck, a bit of blarnery and lots of green cheer. Don't miss the Celtic Tenors, who perform tonight, March 16, at Popejoy Hall.

UNM Young Writer's Conference
Young writers aged 10 - 17 can learn how to get published with advice from professional writers. Explore genres such as graphic novels, journalism and more on Saturday, March 17.

National Quilting Day
The Botanic Garden Showroom and the Heritage Farmhouse will display quilts made by local artists, and quilters will be on hand to discuss designs and provide demonstrations. Saturday, March 17.

St. Patty's Day Food Trucks
Visit the Talin Market from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., where food trucks will be celebrating St. Patty's day with Irish specials. Enjoy food from Make My Lunch, Oz Patisserie, Good Food Eat here, The Zingaro and Seasonal Palate. Better go hungry on St. Patrick's Day, March 17.

Ultimate Home Showcase
Find information and vendors on home improvement, green building and lifestyle exhibitors, all in one place. The event takes place at New Mexico Expo this weekend, March 17 and 18.

Albuquerque Restaurant Week
Discover your taste buds during Restaurant Week, which begins this Sunday, March 18, and runs through March 25. Find special discount prices for a three or four course meal. Lunch and dinner options are available at well known local restaurants.

Showstopper American Dance Competition
The regional competition for Showstopper's dance championships take place at the Kiva. See them dance to win.

Anything Goes
The musical features the songs of Cole Porter. The comedy is set shipboard in the 1930s and begins March 16.

The Aquila Theatre presents Shakespeare's dark tale of ambition and power on the Popejoy stage, Sunday, March 18.

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