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Woodwinds at the library

Boston Philharmonic Orchestra in partnership with the Boston Public Library will present the MOSAIC (Musical Opportunities Supporting Arts in Communities) Concert Series from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway. MOSAIC concerts are free, fun and educational musical experiences for everyone. Each session includes discussion of the music, opportunities to ask questions, meet the musicians and a chance to try to play these instruments in the instrument petting zoo. This week will feature a woodwind quintet. Further information can be found at www.bostonphil.org or by calling 617-268- 0180.

Dance debut

World Music and CRASHarts will present the Boston debut of dance troupe “Ate9” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave. Award-winning dancer and choreographer Danielle Agami was part of Israel’s world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company before founding “Ate9.” Her innovative new work, “calling glenn,” is a creative piece for nine dancers that features music performed live on stage by Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche. A free pre-performance talk with Boston Dance Alliance executive director Debra Cash will be held 30 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets are $36 for members and $40 for non-members. Call 617-478-3103 or visit www.icaboston.org for more information.

Benefit luncheon

The Boys and Girls Club will host the 43rd annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at The Playwright Bar, 658 East Broadway. The fun-filled afternoon will include a St. Patrick’s Day themed brunch; Irish music; a complimentary mimosa, bloody Mary or beer; raffles; prizes and more. Proceeds will benefit the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $35. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 617-516-5442 or visit http://bgcdbrunch.eventbrite.com.

St. Patrick’s festival

Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., will host the annual St. Patrick’s festival from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. The festival will feature food vendors selling corned beef and cabbage and other delicious food, a cash bar and live Irish and rock ’n’ roll bands from the Boston area, including Kier Byrnes and Friends, Joshua Tree, the Dicey Riley Celtic Rock Band, Rick Express, the Colum Cille Pipes & Drums and more. A free shuttle will operate from South Station. Tickets are $25 and include a souvenir pint cup and one drink ticket. Early access passes will be available to enter one hour before doors open to the general public. This event is for those ages 21 and older. For more information, call 617-574-9551 or visit www.harpoonbrewery.com.

Shamrock splash

The Harpoon Shamrock Splash to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, meeting at the BCYF Curley Community Center, 1663 Columbia Road. Check-in will be at 11 a.m. with the splash at noon. The $20 fee will include Harpoon beer, burgers, a koozie and a chance to win a roundtrip JetBlue flight. There will be contests for best male and female costumes. Those who don’t want to splash but still want to come to the party can register before the event and join everyone on the beach. The top two overall fundraisers each win a round trip flight on JetBlue (must raise a minimum of $500) and everyone who makes a contribution (registration, donation or pledge) is entered in a raffle to win a round trip flight on JetBlue. For more details and to register, visit www.shamrocksplash.org.

Dance duo

Celebrity Series of Boston will welcome Monica Bill Barnes and Company in a dance performance “Happy Hour,” at District Hall, 75 Northern Ave., at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 12 to 16. Two men – played by women – bluster and seduce their way through an office party in this awkwardly hilarious and unexpectedly poignant immersive dance performance. Call 617-982-3213 or visit www.celebrityseries.org for a schedule of screenings.

Celebrating Ireland

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, is screening a series of films celebrating Ireland from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays during March. The library will host John Ford’s classic “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara on March 12; the drama “Brooklyn” starring Saoirse Ronan and Julie Waters on March 19; and the comedy “Waking Ned Devine” starring Ian Bannen and Fionnula Flanagan on March 26. Admission is free. Visit www.bpl.org or call 617-268-0180 for further details.