Orchard Place Spelling Bee (March 5): Adult spelling bee and benefit for Orchard Place at Wooly's, 504 E. Locust St. 5:30 p.m. $10. Go to woolysdm.com.
PechaKucha Night (March 6):Speakers discuss their passion illustrated by 20 images at Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Parkway. 7 p.m. Go to facebook.com/pkndsm.
Black Maria Film + Video Festival (March 12 & 15): Traveling film festival at the Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave. 6:30 p.m. March 12 and 1:30 p.m. March 15. Go to desmoinesartcenter.org.
Leprechaun Chase 10K (March 14):St. Patrick's Day-themed run at Principal Park, One Line Drive. 10 a.m. $30. Go to lc10k.com.
RuPaul's Drag Race (March 15): Drag queen show at Wooly's, 504 E. Locust St. 10 p.m. $30. Go to woolysdm.com.
WWE Raw (March 16): John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose and others at Wells Fargo Arena, 730 Third St. 6:30 p.m. $15-$105. Go to iowaeventscenter.com.
St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 17): Parade through downtown Des Moines starting at noon. Free. Go to friendlysonsiowa.com.
Annalibera (March 20): Record release show at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St. 9:30 p.m. $5. Go to vaudevillemews.com.
Wanda Sykes (March 21): Stand-up comedy at Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave. 8 p.m. $38-$120. Go to hoytsherman.org.
Bubble Ball (March 28):Childserve fundraiser featuring works by local designers made from bubble wrap at Capital Square, 400 Locust St. 6:30 p.m. $125. Go to childserve.org.