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16 in ‘16 Irish Film Festival The 16th annual Irish Film festival presents more than 45 film screenings throughout the weekend, celebrating work from Irish filmmakers right before St. Patrick’s Day. (Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. to Sunday, March 13 at 11:30 p.m.; Somerville Theatre; $12-$85; all ages)

Space Oddity: A Bowie Tribute Under the Stars The music of David Bowie is celebrated with accompanying cosmic projections in the Planetarium at the Museum of Science. (Thursday, March 10 at 7, 8, and 9 p.m.; Charles Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Science; free; all ages)

Boston Beer and Cheese Fest If wine and cheese go together like peanut butter and jelly, then consider beer and cheese peanut butter and fluff. Taste offerings from 25 different breweries and cideries and 10 different local creameries all in one place. (Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m. to Saturday, March 12 at 9:30 p.m.; Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts; $50-$60; 21+)

Boston Lyric Opera’s Werther Massenet’s Werther, an opera about a dying artist looking back on his love life, comes to the Shubert Theatre through March 20. (Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. through March 20; Shubert Theatre; $40-$235; all ages)

Leprechaun Lap Put on some green and drink a few pints at various downtown bars. Who knows, you might even get lucky (by meeting some awesome new friends, of course). (Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m.; The Greatest Bar; $10; 21+)

Punk Rock Aerobics Get your sweat on and some aggression out while sticking it to the man. This 60-minute workout will be soundtracked by music from the Ramones, Motorhead, and many other guitar-fueled bands. (Saturday, March 12 at 12 p.m.; Middle East Upstairs; $10; all ages)


Steve Martin at the Museum of Fine Arts Comedian and art enthusiast Steve Martin will join artist Eric Fischl, New Yorker columnist Adam Gopnik, and MFA director Matthew Teitelbaum for a conversation about “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris,’’ an exhibit showcasing the work of the Canadian painter that Martin helped to curate. (Saturday, March 12 at 6 p.m.; Museum of Fine Arts; free; all ages)

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White Lightning Ball Do the Charleston to some local swing music while donning 1920s attire in an 1888 Larz Anderson carriage house. There will be dancing, moonshine, and access to the museum’s full vintage car and motorcycle collection. (Saturday, March 12 at 6 p.m.; Larz Anderson Auto Museum; $45; 21+)

Kathy Griffin at The Wilbur The multi-Emmy- and Grammy-winning comedian brings her “Like a Boss’’ tour to Boston for two shows in one night. (Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.; The Wilbur Theatre; $50-72; all ages)

Craicfest If you want to wear your green but stay away from the bar crawls, you can show your spirit by running in a 5K through North Point Park and earning that post-workout beer. (Sunday, March 13 at 9:30 a.m.; CambridgeSide; $40; all ages)

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