Thirst Wine Bar, 0315 SW Montgomery, #340, Thurs March 15, 5-7 pm, free

Thirst's complimentary Thursday wine tasting comes to you this week by way of Oregon's Patricia Green Cellars, with Cellar Master Jeffrey Wilson on hand to answer any pressing Pinot-related questions you might have. AH

St. Paddy's Blues and Brews Irish Fest, 65 SW Yamhill, Sat March 17, doors at 2 pm, music at 4 pm, $10

Unleash your inner (tiny, drunken, green hat-wearing) Irishman at the 10th anniversary of the St. Paddy's Blues and Brews Fest. Live music from New Orleans' bluesman Walter "Wolfman" Washington, the River City Bagpipe Band, and more. AH

Abernethy Elementary's Garden of Wonders Benefit Dinner, Lauro Kitchen, 3377 SE Division, Wed March 21, 5-9 pm, for more info

Lauro Kitchen hosts a benefit for Abernethy Elementary School's Garden of Wonders, a schoolyard gardening/cafeteria program aimed at helping kiddies understand where their food comes from. AH