Coming up this week, a couple reminders that St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only reason to leave the house in March — which is nice, because the temperature’s going up and you can actually go outside without a heavy beer coat.

1. Monday, March 17 – Evacuation Day Party
Stoddard’s 4th annual #ThisIsStout party celebrates Evacuation Day with live music and a selection of stouts from local breweries and beyond. The holiday commemorates the retreat of British troops from Boston on March 17, 1776, which is a legitimate reason to celebrate and totally not just a reason for local pols to get St. Paddy’s day off, even if the governor signed the bill in green ink. (11:30 a.m., FREE, 21+)

2. Monday, March 17 – Erin Go Beehive
Looking for a more traditional St. Paddy’s Day party? At least, more traditional than just hitting your Bud Light with a few drops of green food coloring and calling it a day? The Beehive in the South End teams up with the Boston Irish Tourism Association for their Erin Go Beehive party featuring Irish dinner specials, whiskey cocktails, and live music from Galway’s Katie McD. (5 p.m., FREE, 21+)

3. Monday, March 17 – Deconstructing “The White Album”
Composer/producer Scott Freiman’s Looking Through a Glass Onion multimedia presentation at the Coolidge uses rare audio and video clips to examine the Beatles’ groundbreaking 1968 album. What music from today do you think we’ll be deconstructing in 35 years? Probably Pitbull’s “Timber (feat. Ke$ha)” if we’re lucky. (7 p.m., $20, all ages)

4. Tuesday, March 18 – Quiet Desperation Night
T.T. the Bear’s celebrates the upcoming season of Rob Potylo’s My38 CBS series about Boston artists with screenings of new episodes and performances by Potylo and The New Highway Hymnal. The series began in 2009 as a mockumentary and slowly turned into a documentary, kind of like how you used to mock “Timber (feat. Ke$ha)” and now you like it as much as the White Album.(8:30 p.m., $10, 18+)

5. Tuesday, March 18 – Boston Bike Party
Boston Bike Party collaborates with RAWRbikes (Really Awesome Women Riding Bikes) for its March Riot Grrrl event celebrating Grrrls who love music, parties, bikes, and Grrrrrrrrrrrl Power. Guys are welcome, too — but don’t try to sneak any dude artists onto the ride’s all-female playlist. (7:30 p.m., FREE, all ages)

6. Wednesday, March 19 – Women Techmakers at Google Cambridge
A different kind of girl power event: In conjunction with International Women’s Day, Google’s Cambridge office hosts this event featuring panel discussions with female technology leaders, networking opportunities, and plenty of food and giveaways. I know what you’re thinking and sorry, you can’t use the ping pong table. (6 p.m., FREE, all ages)

7. Wednesday, March 19 – “Celling Your Soul”
New England Institute of Art throws a launch party for professor Joni Siani’s new book, “Celling Your Soul: No App for Life” about the detrimental effects of our dependence on digital devices. You’re probably reading this on your phone right now, instead of interacting with your loved ones. I’d like to think I don’t have this problem, but yesterday I dropped my phone under the car seat, couldn’t reach it and had to breathe into a paper bag until we pulled over about eight minutes later. (7 p.m., FREE, all ages)

8. Thursday, March 20 – Boston Irish Film Festival
The world’s largest Irish Film Festival (outside of, you know, Ireland) smartly commences a few days after St. Patrick’s Day, when people are still jazzed up about all things Irish, but also aren’t drunk anymore. (The last time I got drunk at a movie it was Darren Aronofsky’s “The Fountain” which has to be the worst possible drunk movie of all time.) The festival runs through Sunday at the Somerville Theatre. (7 p.m., $11, all ages)

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