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Weekend best bets: Mountain West basketball, Elvis Costello, Flogging Molly and Ozomatli

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UNLV forward Chris Wood runs into Wyoming guard Jerron Granberry during their Mountain West Conference tournament game Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend is upon us with plenty of festivities and food and drink specials across the Strip.

But if green isn’t your color — or you’re looking for something a little different — there’s still plenty else to keep you entertained.

Here’s a look at our weekend best bets:

    • Tonight: Boys and Girls Club’s ‘Lions & Wine Oh My!’ Benefit

      It’ll be a “rip-roaring” good time at Lion Habitat Ranch tonight at this free event benefiting Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada co-sponsored by Wirtz Beverage and Coca-Cola. Explore the ranch that is home to more than 50 lions while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beverages, music and a raffle. The 21+ up event is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    • Tonight - Sunday: Mountain West Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center

      The teams of the Mountain West Conference — featuring our own Runnin’ Rebels (who defeated Wyoming this afternoon) — face off this weekend in a slate of games that promises to deliver for fans of every team. Times and prices vary — visit TheMW.com for more information.

    • Elvis Costello.

      Saturday - Sunday: Elvis Costello & The Roots at Brooklyn Bowl

      British pub rock veteran Elvis Costello teams up with “The Tonight Show’s” beloved house band to celebrate Brooklyn Bowl’s grand opening at The Linq with an evening of eclectic rock tunes culled from their 2013 album collaboration “Wise Up Ghost.” Tickets are $70. Shows start at 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday.

    • LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 24:  Flogging Molly performs at The Pearl concert theater at The Palms Casino Resort on September 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Isaac Brekken/WireImage)

      Saturday: Flogging Molly and Ozomatli at Boulevard Pool

      For a St. Patrick’s Day shindig slightly off the beaten path, head to the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool for a night of rowdy tunes by Celtic punks Flogging Molly and L.A. Latin world fusion rockers Ozomatli — and be sure to bring your dancing shoes. Tickets are $36, and the show starts at 8 p.m.

    • Simon Peck reaches for a quickdraw as he ascends to the top of a boulder while climbing at Calico Basin, which is located right before entering the Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area in Las Vegas Saturday, July 6, 2013.

      Tonight: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at Clark County Library

      The annual traveling film festival returns to Las Vegas with a selection of top short films showcasing mountain culture, outdoor sports and other adventures that get up close and personal with Mother Nature. The free screenings begin at 7 p.m.

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