ST. PAT’S POLITICS
Boston Mayor Tom Menino at the annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
New England Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko in a fashion show at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston benefiting the Big Sister Association.
GOOD TIMES ROLL
Boston Celtics Chris Wilcox and Paul Pierce at the Truth Strikes Again celebrity bowling night at Kings Dedham to raise money to promote healthy lifestyles.
Kalie Lounds, Tharyn Grant, and Quinn Eureka, all of Boston, at Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain for the local liquor distillers’ showcase Distill My Heart.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade makes its way down East Broadway in South Boston.
On the last day of winter, a man leaps over an icy puddle in the Back Bay.
Jason and Todd Alstrom, founders of the online Beer Advocate, at the Extreme Beer Fest at the Cyclorama in the South End.
BOSTON, NOT AUSTIN
Hugh Guiney of Boston at the SXSW Rejects 2013 party at the Mass Ave Tavern in Boston.
Photographs: St. Pat’s by Pat Greenhouse/Globe staff; Fancy and Good by Bill Brett; Bottoms, Brew, and Boston by Laurie Swope; Color by Yoon S. Byun/Globe staff; Just by John Tlumacki/Globe staff