St. Patrick Catholic Church will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day party on March 17 from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Neil Rush Band, featuring members of the Kingsmen, Paul Revere and the Raiders and the Fabulous Wailers. Tickets are $15 per person at the door. 21 and over. The church is located at 1001 N. ‘J’ St.
Celebrate the opening of the groundbreaking exhibition “HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” as it makes its only West Coast appearance and final stop at Tacoma Art Museum. Things kick off March 17 at 2 p.m. with a revealing lecture, “HIDE/SEEK Revealed” with co-curator Dr. Jonathan D. Katz , and book signing with Katz and co-curator David C. Ward, National Portrait Gallery historian. Then party hearty 7-10 p.m. with live entertainment by Captain Smartypants (a Seattle Men's Chorus ensemble), food by Pacific Grill and drinks by The Mix (cash bar). Tickets at www.tacomaartmuseum.org.
The son of a legendary Mambo musician brings the sounds of Latin jazz bursting with energetic rhythms and contagious melodies for a new generation. This concert will have everyone dancing the Cha-Cha and the Mambo in the aisles! Tickets are on sale now for the performance for $34-$46. There is a free pre-show lecture at 3 p.m. before the 4 p.m. show at the Rialto Theater. Info: www.broadwaycenter.org.
Tacoma resident Megan Bostic will discuss her new novel “Never Eighteen” at 7 p.m. on March 16 at Garfield Book Company. It is located at 208 Garfield St. in Parkland, near the Pacific Lutheran University campus.
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 with special green enrichment treats and toys for animals. Sea Otters will play with green toys at 11:30 a.m., polar bears will enjoy green enrichments at noon, elephants will munch on green Jell-o at 1 p.m. and red wolves will explore green boxes at 2 p.m.