Follow the link to see this week’s suggestions include watching March Madness and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. How are you planning to celebrate this weekend?

- The NCAA tournament is in full swing, and a host of games are being played Friday and this weekend. Head to your local sports bar, or organize a gathering of your own to watch March Madness. If you didn’t fill out your bracket before games started, you can always do it starting with a new round, so don’t despair!


- The big new movies this week are both R comedies. First is “21 Jump Street,” starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Also opening is “Casa de mi Padre,” Will Ferrell’s new comedy.


Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day, and we have a handful of suggestions as to how to celebrate this weekend:


- Irish food and beer top the list. If you’re a beer fan, head to your favorite pub (an Irish-themed one works well, of course) for some Guinness or Harp or another Irish favorite. You can also try some Irish food, or make your own at home. An easy dinner would be corned beef and cabbage and champ.


- Many towns hold parades and other special events for St. Patrick’s Day, so check the newspaper for listings.


- And if you want at-home entertainment, check out an Irish movie or book. Two good family-friendly movies that recently came out are “The Secret of Kells” and “Ondine.” Others to consider are “Michael Collins,” “The Commitments,” “Angela’s Ashes,” “Waking Ned Devine” and “Into the West.” As far as books, there are plenty of works to consider, including books by James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Tomie dePaola (for kids) and more.


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