8 things to do in Lake Travis and Westlake this weekend, March 16-19

St. Patrick's Day is Friday, and there are numerous events scheduled across the Austin metro area.

St. Patrick's Day is Friday, and there are numerous events scheduled across the Austin metro area.

Thursday, March 16


Sonesta Bee Cave hosts Texassissippi Two & Matt McDonald for SXSW

Meridian 98 at Sonesta Bee Cave hosts musicians Texassissippi Two on Thursday and Matt McDonald on Friday. Free. 7-10 p.m. Sonesta Hotel, 12525 Bee Cave Pkwy., Bee Cave. 512-483-5924. www.facebook.com/meridian98lounge

Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion

Presented by Southwest Airlines and benefiting Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, the one-day event showcases more than 40 artists alongside specialty pop-up shops, local food vendors and beverage purveyors. The lineup includes Willie Nelson & Family; Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real; Insects vs. Robots; Lily Meola; and Conor Oberst and Friends, featuring M. Ward and The Felice Brothers. $70. 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Willie Nelson’s Luck, Texas Ranch, 1100 Bee Creek Road, Spicewood. www.luckreunion.com

Friday, March 17


St. Patrick’s Day music at  LT Corner Pub

LT Corner Pub celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with live Celtic music by the duo of Jyl Hershman-Ross and Tom Delaney, starting at 6 p.m. Irish musicians Sara E. Cullen and Eunan Gallagher perform at 8 p.m. The night's menu includes corned beef, cabbage and Reuben sandwiches. Free entry. 6-11 p.m. 1310 RR 620, Ste. B12, Lakeway. 512-961-5674. www.ltcornerpub.com

WORTH THE TRIP! St. Patrick’s Day Party in downtown Austin

The all-day festival takes over Fourth Street and includes multiple venues, food tents and live music throughout the day. $15 (ticket). 6 a.m. (Kegs and Eggs), noon-midnight (street party), midnight-2 a.m. (Fado Irish Pub). Fadó Irish Pub, 214 W. Fourth Street, Austin. 512-457-0172. www.fadoirishpub.com

WORTH THE TRIP! St. Patrick’s Day at Rock Rose

Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with 82 beers on tap (including green beer), Irish and American comfort foods, live music on an outdoor stage, an Irish jig-off and bagpipes. $10 (cover charge begins at 1 p.m., price increases throughout the day). 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Jack & Ginger’s Irish Pub, 11500 Rock Rose Ave., Austin. 512-350-3738. www.jackandgingers.pub

Saturday, March 18


Lakeway blood drive

Lakeway Civic Corporation and We Are Blood conducts a blood drive. Appointments can be made online but walk-ins are welcome.  Free. 8 a.m.-noon. Lakeway Church, 2203 Lakeway Blvd., Lakeway. 512-261-9055. www.inyourhands.org

WORTH THE TRIP! Texas Night Sky Festival

The second annual Texas Night Sky Festival aims to increase the appreciation of the night sky and the world with science activities and speakers. There are also school projects and exhibits about good lighting. Free.  2-10 p.m. Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Event Center, 1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs. 512-858-4725. www.texasnightskyfestival.org

Sunday, March 19


Lone Star Farmers Market

Open every Sunday, over 40 local vendors offer fresh greens, homemade food and baked goods. The dog-friendly venue also features music, kids activities and samples. Free.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shops at the Galleria, 12611 Shops Pkwy., Bee Cave. 512-924-7503. www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com