St. Patrick’s Day Weekend – Twin Cities

* We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. Before attending these local events though, please confirm details with the venue. Event details are subject to change.

Friday, March 14th, 2008

An Irish Journey: Songs from the Emerald Isle with Classic Sounds

7:30 p.m. at the James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul. Price: $14.

O’Gara’s 67th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

KQ92 will be on location with prizes/giveaways, food/drink specials, St. Patrick’s Day entertainment, plus O’ Gara’s 17th Annual Parade (world’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade). 164 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul. www.ogaras.com/events.html

Kip’s

Kick-off St. Pat’s weekend with the unfurling of the Irish Flag, bagpipers, and a St. Pat’s special happy hour buffet. 9970 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-593-1995.

O’Donovan’s Weekend Tent Celebration

Wild Colonial Bhoys performing. 10:00 p.m. start. Comprised of an American and a Canadian, the Wild Colonial Bhoys have been a powerhouse on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Irish music scene since they formed in late 2003. Named for three things: their upbeat sound, their roots, and Glasgow Celtic Football Club, the Bhoys have a different take on Irish music. They play shows with just two acoustic guitars and two voices. Yet the sound is surprisingly full. 700 1st Ave. N., Mpls, 55403. 612-317-8896, www.odonovans.com.

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Irish Heritage at the Hill House

A family event. 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Price: $4-$8. James J Hill House, 240 Summit Ave. St. Paul.

An Irish Journey: Songs from the Emerald Isle with Classic Sounds

7:30 p.m. at the James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul. Price: $14.

St. Paul’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 42nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at noon. The parade route starts at Fourth and Sibley Streets and heads West on Fourth Street, ending at Rice Park.

6th Annual Finnegan’s St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

Eight pub crawls are organized for Saturday March 15th! Join one by signing up online. www.finnegans.org/sitepages/pid97.php

The Happy Gnome

Live music by the Sweet Colleens starts at 6 p.m. Price: $5. 498 Selby Ave, St. Paul, 651-287-2018.

The Cabooze

Listen to Murphy’s Empty Shot “Irish Drinking Band” featuring members of Wookiefoot. 917 Cedar Ave S, Mpls., 612-338-6425.

Kieran’s Irish Pub

Hear some of the best local talent on three stages. Enjoy the 1600-square-foot heated tent on the patio; the festivities in the main bar, The Lifeboat Lounge; and the music in the banquet space, The Titanic Lounge. 330 Second Ave S Mpls., 612-339-4499.

Kip’s

Enjoy an authentic Irish buffet all day, plus plenty of live entertainment. 9970 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-593-1995.

O’Gara’s 67th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

KQ92 will be on location with prizes/giveaways, food/drink specials, and St. Patrick’s Day entertainment, plus O’ Gara’s 17th Annual Parade (world’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade). 164 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul. www.ogaras.com/events.html

Whiskey Junction St. Pat’s Day Party

Enjoy Irish folk rock by Machinery Hill & Brass Messengers, plus more (9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.).

Station 4 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration

Free breakfast at 8 a.m. Music starts at 9:30 a.m. w/ Misplaced. Continues with the Rockin Hollywoods at noon; Nice Peter at 3:30 p.m.; Paul Mabon @ 5 p.m.; Running Down Renee at 8:30 p.m.; Corpse Show Creeps 11 p.m. Age: 21+. Cover: Free. 201 Fourth St E, St. Paul, 651-298-0173.

Rock Bottom Minneapolis

With support from the Brewer’s Society to Eliminate Green Beer, enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day weekend with progressive drink specials and giveaways. Saturday: $4 pints of RB Irish Stout and $4 Irish carbombs, plus the Jameson girls will have free stuff from 8 p.m.-10 p.m.

Keegan’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Tent Party

Weekend-long musical acts. Saturday, hear Erin Rogue at 5 p.m., plus Drunk & Disorderly at 7:30 p.m. 16 University Ave. NE, Mpls.

O’Donovan’s Weekend Tent Celebration

Wild Colonial Bhoys performing. 10:00 p.m. start. Comprised of an American and a Canadian, the Wild Colonial Bhoys have been a powerhouse on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Irish music scene since they formed in late 2003. Named for three things: their upbeat sound, their roots, and Glasgow Celtic Football Club, the Bhoys have a different take on Irish music. They play shows with just two acoustic guitars and two voices. Yet the sound is surprisingly full. 700 1st Ave. N., Mpls, 55403. 612-317-8896, www.odonovans.com.

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

An Irish Day of Dance

A family event at the Landmark Center. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Price: $5. 75 W 5th St. St. Paul.

Irish Heritage at the Hill House

A family event. 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Price: $4-$8. James J Hill House, 240 Summit Ave. St. Paul.

Saint Paul St. Patrick’s Day Human Race

Since 1973, the St. Patrick`s Day Human Race has been a way to rejoice in the end of winter, the coming of spring and, of course, St. Patrick`s Day! 8K run at 12:20 a.m.; 5K run/walk at 11:40 a.m.; 1â„4 mile youth run at 12:40 p.m.; 1â„2 mile youth run at 12:45 p.m.. University of St. Thomas Field House, Summit Ave/Cretin Ave, St. Paul.

The Happy Gnome

Live music by It’s Alive — Firkin Fest: 50+ Firkins tapped at 12 p.m. 498 Selby Ave, St. Paul, 651-287-2018.

Kieran’s Irish Pub

Hear some of the best local talent on three stages. Enjoy the 1600-square-foot heated tent on the patio; the festivities in the main bar, The Lifeboat Lounge; and the music in the banquet space, The Titanic Lounge. 330 Second Ave S Mpls., 612-339-4499.

Kip’s

A traditional Irish brunch is available from 7 a.m. — 3 p.m., with entertainment for all, including karaoke at 7 p.m. 9970 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-593-1995.

O’Gara’s 67th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

KQ92 will be on location with prizes/giveaways, food/drink specials, and St. Patrick’s Day entertainment, plus O’ Gara’s 17th Annual Parade (world’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade). 164 Snelling Ave N, St. Paul. www.ogaras.com/events.html

Rock Bottom Minneapolis

With support from the Brewer’s Society to Eliminate Green Beer, enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day weekend with progressive drink specials and giveaways. Sunday: $3 pints of RB Irish Stout and $3 Irish carbombs.

Keegan’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Tent Party

Weekend-long musical acts. Sunday, hear Advanced Irish Session and traditional music from 6 p.m. to close. 16 University Ave. NE, Mpls.

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Minnesotans for a United Ireland 34th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Ceili

Irish music and dancing, 6:30 p.m. Price: $8. Randolph Heights Elementary School, 348 Hamline Ave. S, St. Paul.

Boiled in Lead 25th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Day Concert

With the Minnesota Police Pipe Band, Lehto & Wright, Wild Colonial Bhoys, Brass Messengers, Sweet Colleens and more. 4:00 p.m. Price: free. $10-$12 after 7 p.m. First Avenue, 701 1st Ave. N, Mpls.

Gaelic Storm

7:30 p.m. at the Guthrie Theater. Price: $32.50-$37.50. 818 2nd Street South, Mpls.

The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Held Monday on the Nicollet Mall, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The parade route will start at Nicollet and 13th Street and run until it reaches 5th Street. www.mplsstpats.org.

18th Annual Irish Ceili Dance

With Barra. 7:00 p.m. Price: $9.50. CSPS Hall, 383 Michigan St., St. Paul.

3rd Annual Thin Lizzy Tribute Night

With Jailbreak and Bastard Saint. 9:00 p.m. Price: $5. Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S, Mpls.

St. Patty’s Day at Nomad’s

Free beer until someone pees. Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave. S Mpls.

Brit’s Pub

The parade goes right past Brit’s front door and for the first time, Brit’s will have a huge beer tent on the Rooftop Garden level this year. Bagpipers and happy hour between 4.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. No cover charge.

Kieran’s Irish Pub

Hear some of the best local talent on three stages. Enjoy the 1600-square-foot heated tent on the patio; the festivities in the main bar, The Lifeboat Lounge; and the music in the banquet space, The Titanic Lounge. 330 Second Ave S Mpls., 612-339-4499.

Kip’s

The day starts at 10 a.m., and is filled with great food, entertainment, and plenty of activities so you can celebrate until the wee hours of the morning. 9970 Wayzata Blvd., St Louis Park, 952-593-1995.

Wearin’ O’ the Green

Kids can head to Heritage Library for a special Irish-themed storytime. 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 952-891-0360. Ages: 3-5. www.co.dakota.mn.us

Whiskey Junction

Live music by The Lost Marbles Band. Drink deals: $2 Summit; $3 Heineken. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. 901 Cedar Ave., Mpls. 612-338-9550.

Station 4

Open at noon. Live music starts at 6 p.m. Alpensterne at 8 p.m., 32nd Day rounds out the night. Celebrity bartending with the MN Rollergirls, featuring Savage Animal & more! Age: 21+. Cover: Free. 201 Fourth St E, St. Paul, 651-298-0173.

Rock Bottom Minneapolis

With support from the Brewer’s Society to Eliminate Green Beer, enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day weekend with progressive drink specials and giveaways. Monday: $2 pints of RB Irish Stout and $2 Irish carbombs, plus the Jameson Girls will have free giveaways from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Enjoy $3 corned beef sandwiches from 7 p.m. to close.

Keegan’s St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Tent Party

Live music by Locklin Road, Minnesota Police Pipe Band, Erin Rogue, and Drunk & Disorderly (1-3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.). Keegan’s Irish Pub – 16 University Ave. NE Mpls.

Triple Rock

Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band, performing live in the old bar at 7 p.m. Age: 21+. Cost: free. Come down to raise a pint and shed a tear as a whole bunch of people in kilts make a whole lotta noise at the T-Rock this St. Patrick’s Day.

* We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. Before attending these local events though, please confirm details with the venue. Event details are subject to change.

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