2. Hit the dance floor. Tonight at Branded Saloon hear the bluesy rock sound of Ace Carlson at 8 followed by the indie-rock band Driving Lights. 603 Vanderbilt at Bergen. Free.
3. Rock out. If you're more in the mood for the "fast, hard, hard rock n roll" of BC3 (the Brad Craig Trio), head to The Way Station. 683 Washington bet. St. Marks and Bergen. 10 p.m. Free.
5. Wax poetic. This weekend is Poetry 2013: Game Changers, BAM’s yearly showcase of the spoken word. The line-up includes Steve Colman, Tony Award-winning co-writer of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam and musical guests the Mighty Third Rail and DJ Reborn. 7:30 p.m. $15.
5. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Before you hit the bar tomorrow, there's a wealth of more virtuous (well less alcoholic) things to do, from a redheads-only striptease to Irish-centric cemetery tours, to bake sales and bagpipes on parade. See our picks here.