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Weekend Express: St. Patrick's parade, sportsmen's expo, tattoos

Published March 14, 2014 10:28 pm

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St. Patrick's Day Parade • This year's parade, with the theme "Gift of the Gaels … A Legacy of Legend and Myth," will feature 130 entries. The grand marshal is John Welsh, Hibernian Society founder, the society's first president and one of the Four Fathers of Salt Lake City's modern St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade will be followed by a Siamsa, a celebration of food and entertainment in the Gateway Grand Hall. Information, http://www.irishinutah.org.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

Where: The Gateway mall, 400 W. 100 South

Admission: Free

25th annual Leprechaun Lope Fun Run • The annual lope ends at Memory Grove to let runners make the walk to The Gateway mall in time for the parade. Information, http://www.irishinutah.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=144:leprechaun-lope-fun-run&catid=1&Itemid=19.

When: 8:30 a.m., 10K starts; 8:40 a.m., 5K starts; 8:50 a.m., two-mile fun run starts

Where: State Capitol to Memory Grove

Registration: $35

St. Paddy Fun • Learn about snakes and go on a St. Patrick's Day treasure hunt for "gold." Dress in green for $1 off general admission. Information, http://www.hoglezoo.org/event_registration/?ee=141.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave.

Admission: Adults $11.95; seniors (65 and older) $9.95; children ages 3-12 $8.95; children 2 and younger free

International Sportsmen's Exposition • Fishing, hunting and outdoor products, seminars and demonstrations. Information, http://www.sportsexpos.com/attend/2014/saltlakecity/.

When: Noon-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Where: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St.

Admission: $12 (youths 16 and under free)

Brain Awareness Day • Take part in educational hands-on activities aimed at teaching the importance of brain safety. Activities include Mindball, a game where electrodes are taped to participants' foreheads so they can move a ball with their thoughts. Information, brain.utah.edu/communities/sfn-intermountain/brain-awareness-week.php

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South

Admission: Free

Robotics finals • Dozens of robots created by almost 2,000 teenage engineers from nine Western U.S. states and Alberta, Canada, will compete at FIRST, the For Inspiration and

 Recognition of Science and Technology regional robotics competition. Winners go on to the national championship next month in St. Louis. Information, http://www.utfrc.utah.edu/.

When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Maverik Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City

Admission: Free

SLC International Tattoo Convention • Tattoo vendors, contests and more. Information, http://www.slctattoo.com/.

When: 3-11 p.m. Friday; noon-10 p.m. Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday

Where: Salt Palace Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5 (main entrance is on 300 West)

Admission: $20 adults, $5 children 12-17, children under 12 free; $40 for a three-day pass