Friday – SundayFriday the 13th at Ashland Theatre

Ashland Theatre is celebrating Friday the 13th all weekend with classic horror movie screenings, characters in costume, such as Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, and specialty cocktails that bubble and smoke. On Friday, it’s “Friday the 13th” (of course), Saturday is “Freddy vs. Jason” and Sunday is “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” Movies start at 8 p.m. at 205 England St. $8-$10. or (804) 401-7007

SaturdayShockoe Bottom Blarney Bash

Grab an alcoholic beverage — to go! — at Shockoe Bottom restaurants such as Havana ’59 or Rosie Connolly’s and take it to the 17th Street Market for the Blarney Bash with bag pipes by The Metro Richmond Police Emerald Society, Irish dancers and live music. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free entry; pay as you go. 100 N. 17th St.

SaturdaySt. Paddy’s Palooza

If you’ve got kids, head to St. Paddy’s Palooza, the family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day festival in Innsbrook. The main attraction (at least in our book) is the hot air-balloon cave with over 1,000 square feet of colorful, open space where kids can run and play with hundreds of beach balls. Hot air balloon-cave tickets $2-$5. Plus live music, Irish bagpipers and dancers, face painting, a rock wall, bounce house, pony rides, barrel train, food and adult beverages. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Innsbrook Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen. $5 suggested donation for entry; pay as you go for activities, food and drink.

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