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EVENTS: March 13-19

Erin Express(es) and parade for St. Patrick’s Day, Neil Diamond, Boat Show


'Lafferty's Wake'

Red Room becomes an Irish pub when loved ones of the late Charlie Lafferty drop in to share memories, songs, laughs.

Society Hill Playhouse, 8 tonight & tomorrow, 2 p.m. Sunday, more times through April 12, $35, 215-923-0210,

Official Erin Express

School-bus-powered 16-bar crawl deposits drinkers throughout Rittenhouse and U. City.

Various locations, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

tomorrow, free,

NE Philly Erin Express

Nine pubs. Nine buses. One green vodka. Start where you like. End where you may.

Various locations, noon-7 p.m.

tomorrow (buses 2-8 p.m.), $6,

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Procession older than the country (first held in 1771) honors religious and cultural roots, with bands, uniforms, step dancers. Commemorative mass: St. Patrick's Church, 20th and

Locust, 9:15 a.m.

16th Street and JKF Boulevard to 26th Street and Ben Franklin Parkway, noon Sunday, philadelphia


Boat Show

The parking's free. The vessels - saltwater fishing, runabouts, jet skis, pontoons - ain't.

Greater Phila. Expo Center, Oaks, 1-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $8 (under 17 free),

Philly Seder

Pre-Passover gala offers global foods and entertainment from comic Joel Chasnoff, Yiddish gospel singer Anthony Mordecai Tzvi Russell and local jazz guys the Three J's.

Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St.,

6 p.m. Sunday, $150, 215-545-4400,


Musical we locals associate with Andrea McArdle brings Depression humor, shaggy dog, dome-topped rich guy and sassy "Little Girls" to back to Broad.

Academy of Music, Broad and

Locust streets, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Mar. 20, 2 & 8 p.m. Mar. 21, 1 & 6 p.m. Mar. 22, $20-$110.50, 215-893-1999,

'Swan Lake'

Expect packed houses for the last weekend of Christopher Wheeldon-choreographed take on a Tchaikovsky tradition.

Academy of Music, Broad and

Locust streets, 2 & 8 p.m. tomorrow, 2 p.m. Sunday, $20-$79, 215-893-1999,


Angaleena Presley

Cynical hillbilly first grabbed

attention as one-third of Pistol Annies.

Ardmore Music Hall,

23 E. Lancaster Ave., 7 tonight, $20, 610-649-8389,

Lyric Fest

Premiere by hot composer Kile Smith, paintings by Laura Pritchard and songs set to poetry continue Lyric Fest's imaginative season.

Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave., 7:30 tonight; Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce St., 3 p.m. Sunday, $25, 215-438-1702,

Phila. Gay Men's Chorus

Energetic ensemble gets its drag on for "Diva Sing-Along," audience-involved concert of greatest hits by Garland, Gaynor, gal stars galore.

Suzanne Roberts Theater, 480

S. Broad St., 8 tonight, 2 & 8 p.m.

tomorrow, $30-$55,

Philly POPS

"Night and Day," this accessible orchestra performs "American Song Book Then and Now" - Jerry Lee Lewis, Sinatra, Billy Joel - with Tony DeSare on piano and lyrics.

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, 8

tonight, 3 p.m. tomorrow & Sunday, $28-$129, 215-893-1999,


Renaissance wind band performs music heard at the court of Ferrara in the late 15th century, including works by Josquin des Prez.

Trinity Center, 2212 Spruce St.,

8 tonight; Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave., 8 p.m. tomorrow, $35-$40, 215-235-8469,

Gerald Delafose &

Zydeco Gators

Ya can't stand still when accordion master brings his snappy Louisiana gumbo.

TK Club, 500 E. Hector St., Conshohocken, dance lessons (no partner necessary) 7:30 tonight, music 8:30, $20, 215-402-7017,

Rocco DeLuca

Techno-shimmering band atmospherics and rustic yet edgy vocals articulate his "one against the many" pains and pleasures.

Kung Fu Necktie, 1248 N. Front St., 8 tonight, $12, 215-291-491,

G. Love & Special Sauce

Philly-spawned hip-hop-blues hybridizer returns to the street of his dreams. With Matt Costa.

TLA, 334 South St., 8:30 tonight, $25, 800-745-3000,

ZZ Top

Bearded boogie masters cough up Texas-sized hits.

Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St.,

9 p.m. tomorrow, $75 (tix from

postponed Oct. 17 date honored), 215-627-1332,

Neil Diamond

Before you catch Al Pacino's semi-veiled impression in "Danny Collins," see the original.

Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 8 p.m. Sunday, $39.50-$150, 800-298-4200,

-Compiled by Tom Di Nardo,

Lauren McCutcheon, Jonathan Takiff