Weekend Express: St. Patrick's parade, sportsmen's expo, tattoos
St. Patrick's Day Parade • This year's parade, with the theme "Gift of the Gaels â¦ 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
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
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
Robotics finals • Dozens of robots created by almost 2,000 teenage engineers from nine WesternÂ U.S. states and Alberta, Canada, will compete at FIRST, the For Inspiration and
Â 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
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