Saturday, March 17: The Brooklyn Brewery launched its newest beer, Local 1, which is brewed in a Belgian style not dissimilar to champagne. It’s also got a nifty new 750 ml bottle to make your Pabst-swilling friends feel like completely inferior drunks.
Sunday, March 18: Work up a thirst for one of Farrell’s styrofoam cups full of beer with Park Slope’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade starts at Prospect Park West and 15th Street and marches up Seventh Avenue to Union Street and back to the starting point.
The parade begins at 1 pm. Farrell’s (215 Prospect Park West at 16th Street) is open from 10 am until 2 am daily. For information call (718) 788-8779.
Tuesday, March 20: As part of the ninth annual MATA festival for young composers, tonight’s performance, “Solitary Confinement V,” features works by and for the solo performer, including Vincent Ho (pictured). Think of it as what geniuses come up with when they’re humming in the shower.
8 pm at the Brooklyn Lyceum (227 Fourth Ave. at Union Street in Park Slope). Free for children, $15 for adults. For information call (866) 469-2687.
Wednesday, March 21: Sick of being overlooked for the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest year after year? Now, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is giving you a chance to cram with “Greening Up Your Street.” a class designed to give your block a competitive edge.
5 pm at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (1000 Washington Ave. at Montgomery Street in Prospect Heights). Free, but reservations are required. For information call (718) 623-7200.
Friday, March 23: Culling DJs from Chicago, Milwaukee and Brooklyn, “Hot, Funky and Sweaty,” is a night of obscure soul and funk, with real records — no iPods behind the decks here. Get ready to dance and work up an appetite for one of the Lucky Cat’s famous homemade pizzas.
10:30 pm at the Lucky Cat (245 Grand St. at Roebling Street in Williamsburg). Free. For information call (718) 782-0437.