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Eddie A. Perez

Weekend preview: Happy St. Patrick's daze!

Weekend preview: Happy St. Patrick's daze!

This is the weekend when, overflowing glass in our hand and wacky slogan on our chest, we brave the crowds and the lines and the boisterous pageantry, to cloak ourselves in another culture, to down strong drinks, taste exotic dishes and dance badly to unfamiliar rhythms.

Happily, one of our favorite local singers, Sarah Packiam, born outside Dublin in County Wicklow, will be right in the middle of it. And we’ve got the perfect T-shirt to wear to her show, the one that says “Kiss Me, I’m Cuban!”

Packiam will be among the long list of performers at the annual Calle Ocho Festival 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday in Little Havana, a lineup led by Chino y Nacho (named Kings of Carnaval 2015),...