There are many variations on traditional Irish step dancing, including the reel, several types of jigs, and the hornpipe. Salsa, however, is not a reel, a jig, or a hornpipe; it’s an Afro-Cuban fusion of Son, Mamba, Rumba, and other traditional dance styles that definitely do not trace their roots back to the Celtic isles. Nevertheless, the folks at Lynchburg Salsa will ease into the St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a St. Patty’s Salsa Night at Riverviews Artspace (901 Jefferson St.). We tend to favor the colloquial “St. Paddy’s Day,” but we get the point. Green outfits are encouraged for the dance, which gets underway with lessons at 8 p.m. and social dancing from 9 to 11 p.m. Admission is $5 and you do not have to bring a partner. Click here for more info or call (434) 847-7277.