High Desert Harp Ensemble Celtic music, 4-7 p.m., Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St., 988-4226, no charge.
Brainpower & Brownbag Lecture
The lunchtime series continues: The History of New Mexico’s Territorial Penitentiary, by Charlie Zdavesky, noon-12:45 p.m., Meem Community Room, Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, 110 Washington Ave., bring your lunch, 476-5090, no charge. New Mexico Museum of Art Docent Talks Susan Rothenberg, 12:15 p.m., 107 W. Palace Ave., $9, NM residents $6, ages 16 and under no charge, $1 discount for students, NM residents over 60 no charge, 476-5072.
Valerie Martínez The Santa Fe poet laureate ends her reign with a poetry reading and celebrates her book This Is How It Began, noon-1 p.m., Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201W. Marcy St., 955-6707, no charge.
ON THE TOWN
(See Page 55 for addresses)
¡Chispa! at El Mesón John Gagan’s jazz session, 7:30-9:30 p.m., no cover.
Cowgirl BBQ Happy St. Patrick’s Day with Margaret Burke and friends, 9 p.m., $3 cover.
BugGirl, rock, 9 p.m., $5 cover.
La Fiesta Lounge at La Fonda
Bill Hearne Trio, honky-tonk, 7:30 p.m., no cover.
La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa Savor, Cuban music, 6:30 p.m., no cover.
Los Mayas Roberto Gonzales and Fernando, guitar, 6:30-10 p.m., no cover.
Santa Fe Brewing Company On the Spot Trio, jazz and funk, 7:30 p.m., $5 cover.
The Silver Starlight Lounge Rebecca Adams, Brandy Herbert, and Gayle Kenny, jazz, 7-9 p.m., no cover.
Tin Star Saloon The Bus Tapes, alt. folk, 9 p.m., $5 cover.
Vanessie David Geist and Julie Trujillo, vocals and piano, 7 p.m., no cover.