Friday-Sunday – GalaxyCon
GalaxyCon is back in town with celebrity guests such as Evangeline Lilly, William Shatner, Harvey Guillén from “What We Do in the Shadows,” Chris Sarandon from “The Princess Bride” and many more. Expect lots of Q&As, meet-and-greets, photo ops, cosplay contests and video games. Times vary. Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third St. $35-$125. https://galaxycon.com/pages/richmond
Saturday – St. Paddy’s Day Celebration at Hardywood West Creek
If you want to belly up to the bar or tent at your favorite Irish pub for a pint of green grog, a buffet of corned beef and cabbage, and “Whisky in the Jar” with full crowd participation, then bless you, laddie. But if you want to stretch out and maybe bring the kiddos along, then head over to Hardywood for Irish music, dancing, food trucks and, of course, beer. Noon-8 p.m. 820 Sanctuary Trail Drive. hardywood.com or (804) 418-3548.
Sunday – Spring Fest at Three Lakes Park and Nature Center
Safe Space Market provides a venue for supporting BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and other underrepresented artists and makers — including more than 30 vendors in all. Live music from Pressed Orchid and food from Cocinita, Kudzu RVA, and Café Beignet. Social distancing and masks required when not eating or drinking. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 400 Sausiluta Drive. Free entry; pay as you go. safespacerva.square.site — Mike Ward