1.Go Irish! Are your Irish eyes already smiling? Celebrate St. Patrick's Day a wee early by getting in the Celtic spirit this weekend! The 2011 Irish Festival has non-stop Irish music, singing, dancing, workshops lectures, cultural displays, children's contests, genealogy workshops, Irish language workshops and more Gaelic and Celtic fun! Of course, it all wouldn't be complete without the annual St. Patrick's Day parade through downtown Seattle! When: FESTIVAL = Saturday 12noon – 6pm & Sunday 10am – 6pm; PARADE = Saturday at 12:30pm Where: Irish Festival at the Seattle Center, Parade begins at 4th & Jefferson downtown Seattle Price: Free Click HERE for more info. (Image Courtesy: San Diego Shooter. Creative Commons) 2.Go Crawl! St. Patrick's Day is complete without a lot of beer! There will be 10 stops on this festive crawl! It will all kick off at Mick's Kelly's Irish Pub in Burien. Each stop, collect a stamp or sticker and you will be qualified for the grand door prize. The crawl will wrap up at the Georgetown Brewery's Big Top Beer Garden at 10:30pm for live Celtic music and prizes! Don't forget Leprechaun costumes are highly encouraged! The best will be given of course bragging rights and a prize! This is for 100% charity with no paid staff that benefits Highline Food Bank, B-Town's Hospitality House and Highline School's Foundation. When: Friday 5pm – 12midnight Where: Mick Kelly's Irish Pub is the start Price: $15 Click HERE for more info. 3. Go Curling "Stones", brooms and ice, have you ever combined the 3? Try curling for the first time! The Granite Curling Club invite all levels out on the ice, even novices get to join in on the game! When: Saturday 1pm – 5pm Where: East of Aurora Ave N. on N 130th Street in Seattle Price: $15 Click HERE for more info. 4.Go Dog! The Seattle Kennel Club is hosting the 130th and 131st Dog Show! Dogs will be tested for agility, obedience and confirmation. There is even a dog and person dance demonstration. You will have a chance to meet the breeds, get tips for experts, tsop by education booths and more! If you love dogs, this is your weekend! When: Saturday and Sunday 8am – 6pm Where: Qwest Field Event Center Price: Adults $10, Age 4-14 $5 Click HERE for more info. 5. Go Art! Finally something for teens! Teen Art Studios is free program that features a different professional artist every month. Teens receive focused instruction and get a chance to explore a new art form from cartooning to figure drawing to mixed media. This months' class is focused on portrait drawing. All skill levels are welcome! Here are some student reviews "It's a fun, cool place to learn . . . and there's pizza!" Jessica Kavanagh, 17 years "My favorite thing about TAS is spending time with friends." Sophia Yap, 15 When: Friday 6:30pm – 9:30pm (ARRIVE ON TIME) and Saturday 6:30pm – 9:30pm Where: Fridays at Gage Academy of Art on Capitol Hill, Saturdays at The 2100 Building in Rainier Valley Price: FREE ages 13-18 only Click HERE for more info.