What You're Doing Today (and Tonight): March 15

St. Pat's Parade part two, a high-style brunch and a Japanese beer dinner

SHAMROCKIN': You hit the downtown St. Patrick's Day Parade yesterday, which means it must be time for the South Side Irish Parade today. The more raucous of the two processions steps off at 12PM at 104th Street and Western Avenue; the parade continues south to 115th Street, with a slew of Irish bars that lines the west side of route. Free.

YEAR OF THE DIVA: Bring your fabulous self to The Spot's free-wheeling "Diva Brunch," where guests will feast on such menu items as "Don't Waffle This Wig" and "Strip Those Eggs," while hostess Scooty and pianist JoJo, plus a variety of musical guest stars, entertain. Seatings at 11AM and 1PM, $35 per person includes live entertainment, one selection from brunch menu, unlimited mimosas or bellinis and coffee or tea.

LUCK OF THE JAPANESE: Inventive seafood restaurant L20 hosts an unorthodox St. Patrick's Day dinner featuring seven courses prepared by celebrated chef Laurent Gras paired with selections from Japan's popular Hitachino Nest Brewery. 6PM, $195 per person.

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