LIVING Picks: To-do for the week

Spend an elegant evening at the Ash Lawn Opera Spring Gala, celebrate St. Paddy's at Starr Hill to help fight MS and more in this week's Living Picks. Spend an elegant evening at the Ash Lawn Opera Spring Gala, celebrate St. Paddy’s at Starr Hill to help fight MS and more in this week’s Living Picks.

Nonprofit

Ash Lawn Opera Spring Gala

Enjoy dinner, drinks, a silent auction and a performance by baritone Aleksey Bogdanov and soprano Rebecca Nathanson.

Sunday 3/20. $175, 6pm. Farmington Country Club, 1625 Country Club Cir. 293-4500.

Health & Wellness

Fix-a-Leak Family 5K

Wrap up the Environmental Protection Agency’s Fix-a-Leak Week with this family-friendly race.

Saturday 3/19. $7-15, 10am. Pen Park Natural Trail, 1400 Pen Park Rd. 970-3877.

Festvial      

St. Paddy’s Day celebration

The festivities feature a St. Piggy’s Day culinary throwdown, special beer releases, live music and games to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Saturday 3/19. $17-20, noon. Starr Hill Brewery & Tap Room, 5391 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. 823-5671.

Food & Drink

Soupapalooza

Sample soups from Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, Revolutionary Soup, Threepenny Cafe and Tin Whistle, vote for your favorite and enjoy a full serving of the soup of your choice.

Saturday 3/19. $10, Noon-4pm. Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, 422 E. Main St. 202-7728.