The Paramount Theatre hosts a St. Patrick's Day show of Irish music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday featuring The Young Irelanders on their Wild Atlantic Way Tour. It's billed as a performance that will transport you to a part of the world untarnished by modernity and breathtaking in its beauty. Tickets: $27. 17 South St., Middletown. middletownparamount.com, 346-4195.
Catskill Distilling Co. and Dancing Cat Saloon holds a St. Paddy's Day Go Green Pop-Up event Saturday that includes local artisans showing and selling their works, corned beef and cabbage, cocktails and beer, a bonfire and a visit from a master falconer with his Eurasian owl. 1-6 p.m. 2037 State Route 17B, Bethel. dancingcatsaloon.com, 583-3141.
Three St. Patrick’s Day parades are set this weekend. In Jeffersonville, the parade starts at 1 p.m. Saturday with lineup at Lions Field. Also at 1 p.m. Saturday, folks in Monroe begin marching at Spill the Beans Café, Millpond Parkway. The event is billed as the state’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. At 2 p.m. Sunday, in the Hamlet of Wallkill, a parade steps off from Wallkill Middle School.
Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, a two-time Emmy Award winner who has been named by Comedy Central as one of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time, performs at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Bardavon. Anderson is a bestselling author, Humanitas Prize winner for his animated children's series, and has also won a Genesis Award for the show's depiction of the proper treatment of animals. Tickets: $34-$69. 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie. bardavon.org, 473-2072.
Chiara String Quartet performs a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday for the Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series: Debussy and Shostakovich from memory. The quartet's members have been performing full-time together since 2000 but this is their final concert season, as each goes off to pursue solo performance and teaching careers. They plan to reunite regularly. Sunday's show is at Village of Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge St. villageofmontgomery.org, 457-9867.