Things to do in Atlanta March 13th-16th

It's March Madness! And...I don't just mean because of all the basketball going on this weekend, but because this weekend is jam packed with things to do around this great city of Atlanta. The extra hour of daylight is not going to be wasted this weekend, I can tell you that much. With St. Patties Day only a few days away, thus making this the "big party" weekend, there are plenty of bar crawls, local pub parties and even a parade to get us all in the Irish spirit. Not in the mood to drink green beer with 200 of your closest friends? There is still plenty of comedy and excitement to choose from. Thursday, March 13 SEC Basketball Tournament . Don't miss the 2014 Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at the Georgia Dome March 12-16. The SEC's postseason men's basketball tournament is sure to be filled with spirit and excitement!

Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks . Don't miss the Atlanta Hawks take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m. on March 13 at Philips Arena. That Which Survives . When the Civil War began, the country wasn't the only thing being torn apart. Families and life-long friends were ripped one from the other. After the war they began the long, difficult process of finding their loved ones. Wench author, Dolen Perkins-Valdez's new research focuses on people who survived the war and their efforts to reestablish their loves and lives. We'll host an engaging conversation with Perkins-Valdez entitled That Which Survives: Love Lost and Found in the Shadow of War (1861-1865). Friday, March 14 Free Night Hike - Dunwoody Nature Center . While the Nature Center usually closes at sundown, this fall visitors will have the rare chance to connect with nature after-hours allowing for a completely different sensory experience as the nocturnal animals take over, and nature truly runs its course. Our hikes will start at 7 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. followed by cocoa, stargazing, and a warming fire.

Hairspray The Musical ! Atlanta Workshop Players is putting on the musical Hairspray! The cast is wonderful and the production is unrivaled. The play is for all ages and is fantastic entertainment for an eventing! Or a matinee to fill a bored afternoon. Please come and appreciate some fine arts! Official Atlanta Saint Patrick's Day Weekend 2014 Bar Crawl . Bar crawlers unite! Kick off the weekend at our Mugs 'n Hugs Saint Patrick's Day Weekend mini bar crawl! Going down on Friday, 3/14, enjoy happy hour in style at the best bars in Atlanta from 5pm to close! Register at Black Bear between 5pm and 10pm to get your BarCrawls.com wristband, cup, map, and Saint Patrick's Day swag. If you're feeling extra green, check out our 3-Day Pass to get access to over 5 bars on 3/15 and 3/17 as well! Saturday, March 15 B.A.D. Extreme Obstacle 7K Challenge . The B.A.D. Obstacle Challenge is a Worldwide Adventure and Obstacle Course Challenge. The race will consist of a 7k (4.4 mile) course that boasts 25+ unconventional, but achievable obstacles that are truly challenging with the course specifically designed to be set within the confines of Stone Mountain Park. Harlem Globetrotters at Phillips Arena !

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years, all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Don't miss the "2014 Fans Rule" World Tour coming to Philips Arena on March 15! St Patrick's Day Parade . The 2014 festivities will kick off at 11:45 am, with special pre-parade performances by local Irish Dance Groups and Irish Musicians. The performance will take place on Peachtree Street - directly in front of the VIP Reviewing Stand. At noon, the parade officially steps off on Peachtree Street in Midtown. The 2014 parade will feature more than 2,000 dancers, musicians and Irish enthusiasts, as well as huge parade balloons, floats, marching bands, clowns, animals and one of the world's largest Irish walking flags. Chelsea Handler.