Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend

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Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade. Free until you start drinking. Ceremonies officially begin at 10 a.m. March 12, with Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave. The Brian P. Kelly Memorial two mile run begins at 11 a.m. in front of the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 North Washington Ave., and the parade kicks off at 11:45 a.m. at the intersection of Mulberry Street and Wyoming Avenue.

Parade Day at the V Spot. $5 cover starting at noon. Doors open at 9 p.m. on March 12 at the V Spot Bar, 906 Providence Rd., Scranton. From noon until 3 p.m. RJ Scouton from Stealing Neil will be dishing out live entertainment, followed by DJ Huff from 3 to 7 p.m. and Light Weight from 8 p.m. to midnight. The V Spot will not be increasing prices on any drinks or shots during parade day.

St. Patrick’s Parade Day at Cooper’s. No cover. Start your parade day off right with an all you can eat breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 North Washington Ave., Scranton. Live entertainment includes E.J. the DJ from 9 a.m. to noon, Jack Bordo and Jim Cullen from noon to 2 p.m. and The Wanabees from 3 to 7 p.m. Outside decks will be open, and E.J. the DJ and The Wanabees will be performing live in the ship.

We’re Funnier When You’re Drunk. $7. After the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade winds down, head to Afa Artists for Art, 514 Lackawanna Ave for some laughs. Improvisational comedy group, Here We Are in Spain will perform a “vaguely Irish” themed show. The show starts at 8 p.m., and Improv Beyond will be featured as an opening act.