If you can't wait for St. Patrick’s Day next weekend, there’s plenty of Irish fun for a warmup in the week through March 13. You could join the Green Beer Races, hear a performance of button accordion and fiddle, or have a pint of Guinness while listening to pub tunes.

You could catch the world premiere of a play at Classic Theatre of Maryland, enjoy a local band in an intimate setting or watch movies with others or by yourself during the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. Then, of course, there’s Valentine’s Day on Wednesday.

You could learn about early Maryland history through the eyes of a mapmaker, celebrate Black History through one family’s story, see flying Italian dancers or catch a national tour for singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz in Annapolis through Feb. 7.