Social Cycling Austin presents Bikin' Betties, a weekly, beginner-friendly, all-ladies bike ride that ends with drink specials and fun activities (karaoke, minigolf, outdoor movies, etc.) Along the way, bond with other two-wheelin' ladies. Check the Facebook page for ride details. Mondays, 8pm.
Forget South by Southwest for a day and burn your bragh in honor of St. Patrick. Get an early start as Fadó opens its doors at 6am for pints and a traditional Irish breakfast. Come 2pm, the tent in front of Austin's Downtown Irish pub begins to fill up with live music, dance performances, and more. Wear green or prepare to be tarred and feathered. All ages until 4pm. 9am. $15 ($10, advance).
Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant, 214 W. Fourth, 512/457-0172
Have a taste of the unique Irish stout made just for this annual explosion of Eire accompanied by Irish stew and soda bread. Live music from Jeremy Steding & Liver Dance along with Silver Thistle Pipes & Drums bring your ears back to Ireland. 5-10pm.
North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery, 10010 Capital of TX Hwy. N., 512/467-6969
The resident experts here will present a tasting tour of seasonal beers, plus info on what to look for when tasting beer, ingredients used, and much more in this bargain class. Register by phone. 6:30pm. $10.
Central Market North Cooking School, 4001 N. Lamar, 512/206-1014
allows you or your organization to adopt one of the stops along Cap Metro's bus lines. In exchange for helping keep your stop tidy, Cap Metro will let you spruce it up (Keep Austin Beautiful will even provide landscaping tools) to reflect the personality of your neighborhood.