OK, first things first. Never, ever use the term St. Patty's Day to describe this holiday. Patty is a girl's name. In the Irish, the name of the Saint is Padraig, leading to the diminutive Paddy, often used to describe the Irish. Remember the Paddy Wagon? It was a police vehicle used to round up the drunk and rowdy, which often included a large number of Irish. Want more info and ranting on this subject? Check out Marcus Campbell's web site dedicated to the issue.
Now that you're prepared for something better than green beer and Lucky Charms, here are some musical events which should make your Saint Paddy's Day weekend something enjoyable.