St. Patrick's Day festivities

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St. Patrick's Day is a time for festivities. And despite being a holiday that celebrates Saint Patrick, one of the patron saints of Ireland, the Irish and non-Irish alike participate (especially in the beer drinkin'). Around the Q.C., lots of St. Patty's Day events are in store. Check out this guide for up-to-date information.

Wed., March 11

ST. PATRICK’S DAY GLASS NIGHT. The Flying Saucer will feature its annual St. Patrick’s Day commemorative glass. There is a small charge for the glass, in addition to the cost of beer. Glasses available starting at 7 p.m. The Flying Saucer, 9605 N. Tryon St., Ste. A. 704-717-8179.

GREEN WEEK AT BLACKFINN. Live Irish music and food and drink specials, including $1.50 Burgers, $2 ML’s and $8 ML Pitchers. Wed., March 11. BlackFinn American Saloon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

Thurs., March 12

CELTIC CROSSROADS. Hailing from Ireland, the septet group known as Celtic Crossroads dishes out traditional Irish music set with musical sides of Celtic folk rock, bluegrass and gypsy-inspired song crafts. In its intimate live shows, instruments like the harp, guitar, flute, whistle, violin, banjo, accordion, bass and drums are combined for a number of Irish dance tunes, while Irish step dancers also take to the stage, from time to time, for some serious foot work. Celtic Crossroads will perform at Davidson College's Duke Family Performance Hall on Thurs., March 12. $8-$20. 8 p.m. Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College, 207 Faculty Dr. (Davidson). 704-894-2192. www3.davidson.edu/cms/x31892.xml.

GREEN WEEK AT BLACKFINN. Go Green at BlackFinn and enter to win an eco-friendly car. Thurs., March 12. BlackFinn American Saloon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

Fri., March 13

GREEN WEEK AT BLACKFINN. Make Friday the 13th your lucky day and enter to win a trip for two to Ireland. Fri., March 13. BlackFinn American Saloon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION AT COMET GRILL. Featuring music by The Lenny Federal Band and drink specials on Irish drinks. Fri., March 13. Comet Grill, 2224 Park Rd. 704-371-4300. www.myspace.com/thecometgrill.

Sat., March 14

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE AND CHARLOTTE GOES GREEN: ST. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL. The free (yeah, I said free) event will feature live Irish music, Irish dancers, children's play areas and more. But, bring some cash in case you want to splurge on any Irish merchandise, food or beverages. Sat., March 14. The festival will be located on Tryon Street, between 1st Street and 3rd Street. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at Tryon Street and 9th Street. It marches south to Tryon and 3rd streets. For more information, visit www.charlottestpatsday.com.

GREEN PARTY AT PAVILION AT EPICENTRE. This party will feature drink specials and special performances by Ceol na Gael Irish Pipe Band, Walsh Kelley Dancers, The Belfast Boys, and headlining act Black 47. Sat., March 14. 4 p.m. Pavilion at Epicentre, 210 E. Trade St. www.pavilionatepicentre.com.

THE BELFAST BOYS AT COMET GRILL. Belfast natives Alyn Mearns, Jimmy Brown (former members of Airspace) and Adrian Rice comprise the three-piece act known as The Belfast Boys. Hear them play classic Irish tunes at this headlining performance. Drink specials on Irish drinks. Sat., March 14. 9:30 p.m. Comet Grill, 2224 Park Rd. 704-371-4300. www.myspace.com/thecometgrill.

RICK AND BENNETT'S 9TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PUB CRAWL. Get your drink from pub to pub during RockHouse Events large pub crawl. Enjoy drink specials and a commemorative T-shirt and koozie. Check-in is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Dixie's Tavern. Sat., March 14. $20-$30. Dixie's Tavern, 301 E. 7th St. For more information, visit www.rockhouseevents.com.

BREWTOPIA: A FESTIVAL OF BEER. Grapevine Wine Shop/Wine Bar presents this event, which will feature more than 60 beers, food and live music from Powerhouse. Sat., March 14. $20-$25. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Grapevine Wine Shop/Wine Bar, 1012 Market St. Fort Mill, S.C. (Located in Baxter Village, near Charlotte) 803-802-9989. www.grapevinewinebar.com.

PARTY WITH THE IRISH, DROWN THE SHAMROCK: ST PATRICK’S DAY AT CONNOLLY’S IRISH PUB. Featuring real Irish 20 oz. pints and Irish whiskey, Irish dancing, Irish music and bag pipers, corned beef and cabbage and a heated tent in the parking lot at Connolly’s. Sat., March 14. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Connolly’s Irish Pub, 115 E. 5th St. 704-358-9070. www.connollysirishpub.com.

SHAMROCK ’N’ ROLL. First and last stop on bar crawl. Freaturing $2 beer of the month and DJ’s (including DJ Arthur Bruthers, DJ Jazzy Jimmy, and DJ Van Dam) rocking indoors and outdoors. 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Parking lot event 12:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Dixie’s Tavern, 301 E. 7th St. 704-374-1700. www.dixiescharlotte.com.

GREEN WEEK AT BLACKFINN. Irish celebration in the EpiCentre. Drink specials at BlackFinn all day. Sat., March 14. BlackFinn American Saloon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

GREEN WITH NV. Featuring green drinks at leprechaun prices and music from DJ SupaDave. Sat., March 14. Ladies 21 and up get in free until 11 p.m. Doors open at 9 p.m. NV Lounge, 20924 Torrence Chapel Rd., Cornelius. www.nvlounge.net. www.myspace.com/nvnightclub.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION. 1300 Southend Tavern will offer drinks specials, green beer and a special menu with corn beef and cabbage with potatoes. Sat., March 14-Tues., March 17. 1300 Southend Tavern, 1300 South Blvd. 704-372-2980. www.1300southendtavern.com.

BIG BEN PUB GOES IRISH TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY. Offering menu with traditional corned beef and cabbage platter or corned beef on rye, in addition to a full Irish breakfast/brunch special served until 2 p.m. Also offering green beer and live music from Piper Dave McKenzie at 6 p.m. and Billy Mulligan Duo at 8 p.m. Sat., March 14. Big Ben British Restaurant & Pub, 801 Providence Rd. 704-334-6338. www.bigbenpub.com.

Sun., March 15

GREEN WEEK AT BLACKFINN. Irish feast with Irish cuisine and beer specials. Sun., March 15. BlackFinn American Saloon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION. 1300 Southend Tavern will offer drinks specials, green beer and a special menu with corn beef and cabbage with potatoes. Sat., March 14-Tues., March 17. 1300 Southend Tavern, 1300 South Blvd. 704-372-2980. www.1300southendtavern.com.

BIG BEN PUB GOES IRISH TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY. Offering menu with traditional corned beef and cabbage platter or corned beef on rye, in addition to a full Irish breakfast/brunch special served until 2 p.m. Also offering green beer. Sun., March 15. Big Ben British Restaurant & Pub, 801 Providence Rd. 704-334-6338. www.bigbenpub.com.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION AT COMET GRILL. Featuring live music from Wicked Powers at 12 p.m. Drink specials on Irish drinks. Sun., March 15. Comet Grill, 2224 Park Rd. 704-371-4300. www.myspace.com/thecometgrill.

Mon., March 16

GREEN WEEK AT BLACKFINN. Hurley’s Birthday Party with party favors and drink specials. Mon., March 16. BlackFinn American Saloon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION. 1300 Southend Tavern will offer drinks specials, green beer and a special menu with corn beef and cabbage with potatoes. Sat., March 14-Tues., March 17. 1300 Southend Tavern, 1300 South Blvd. 704-372-2980. www.1300southendtavern.com.

BIG BEN PUB GOES IRISH TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY. Offering menu with traditional corned beef and cabbage platter or corned beef on rye, in addition to a full Irish breakfast/brunch special served until 2 p.m. Also offering green beer. Mon., March 16. Big Ben British Restaurant & Pub, 801 Providence Rd. 704-334-6338. www.bigbenpub.com.

Tues., March 17

ST. PADDY’S DAY AT MCHALES IRISH PUB. 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day Party features drink specials all day long, an all-you-can-eat buffet, live music and giveaways. Tues., March 17. $10. 12 p.m.-12 a.m. McHales Irish Pub, 1820 Gold Hill Rd., Fort Mill, S.C. 803-548-2151. www.mchalesirishpub.com.

PARTY WITH THE PROS, DROWN THE SHAMROCK: ST PATRICK’S DAY AT CONNOLLY’S IRISH PUB. Featuring real Irish 20 oz. pints and Irish whiskey, Irish dancing, Irish music and bag pipers, corned beef and cabbage and a heated tent in the parking lot at Connolly’s. Tues., March 17. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Connolly’s Irish Pub, 115 E. 5th St. 704-358-9070. www.connollysirishpub.com.

ST. PADDY’S DAY BASH AT HOWL AT THE MOON. Featuring drink specials, including $2.75 green beer, $3.75 UV flavors, $4 Get Lucky Bombs and more. 5 p.m. Tues., March 17. Howl At The Moon, 210 E Trade St., Ste. 340. 704-936-4695. www.howlatthemoon.com.

SHAMROCKS & SHENANIGANS. Whisky River celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with drink specials, including $3 green BL bottles, $3 Lucky Leprecon Shots and more. Party bus will pick up at the “U” and U Village. 18 and up. Tues., March 17. 9 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E Trade St., Ste. 208A. 704-749-1097. www.whiskyrivercharlotte.com.

ST. PATTY’S DAY BEER DINNER. Featuring beers from around the world paired with three courses and live music by guitarist Ansel Couch from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Time Sharp of Carolina Craft Importers will be in attendance to describe brews. $35. 6:30 p.m. Tues., March 17. Passion8 Bistro, 3415 Hwy. 51, Fort Mill, S.C. 803-802-7455. www.passion8bistro.com.

ST. PAT’S DAY BAR CRAWL. Presented by Suite and Whisky River. Some venues require membership. 18 and up. Tues., March 17. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-7878. www.suitecharlotte.com. Whisky River, 210 E Trade St., Ste. 208A. 704-749-1097. www.whiskyrivercharlotte.com.

GREEN WEEK AT BLACKFINN. St. Patty’s Day Party thrown by Elevate Magazine. Tues., March 17. BlackFinn American Saloon, 210 E. Trade St. 704-971-4440. www.blackfinncharlotte.com.

ST. PADDY’S BLOWOUT. Featuring live music, a DJ, 50 cent green beer and shot specials. Tues., March 17. 8 p.m. Buckhead Saloon, 201 E. 5th St. 704-370-0687.

ST. PATTY’S DAY CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT. Celebrate St. Patty’s at Buckhead Saloon. Registration for cornhole tournament is at 6 p.m. and tournament starts at 7 p.m. First place prize is $150, second place $50 and third place will receive prizes. Tues., March 17. Buckhead Saloon, 201 E. 5th St. 704-370-0687.

SENOR PATRICK’S DAY AT LA PAZ. Offering $2 green margaritas and $2 green landsharks. Tues., March 17. La Paz, 1910 South Blvd. 704-372-4168. www.lapazcharlotte.com.

ST. PATTY’S DAY AT TAVERN ON THE TRACKS. Offering corned beef and cabbage and drink specials, including $2.50 Killian Pints, $3 Guinness, $4 Jameson and $5 Car Bombs. Tues., March 17. Tavern on the Tracks, 1411 S Tryon St., Ste. B. 704-372-0782. www.tavernonthetracks.net.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT NV. Featuring live music from Black Glass and drink specials, including $1 off on all green drinks. Tues., March 17. No cover charge. NV Lounge, 20924 Torrence Chapel Rd., Cornelius. www.nvlounge.net. www.myspace.com/nvnightclub.

THE UPTOWN CABARET’S ST. PATTY’S PARTY. Where everybody gets lucky with $4 16 oz. Long Necks, $5 Irish Mint Kisses, $6 Car Bombs, dinner (served until 10 p.m.), and dancers. Tues., March 17. Uptown Cabaret, 108 E. Morehead St. 704-344-0802. www.uptowncabaretclubs.com. www.myspace.com/uptowncabarett.

ST. PATTY’S DAY AT WILD WING CAFÉ AT EPICENTRE. Featuring live music from Simplified and shamrockin’ drink specials. Tues., March 17. Wild Wing Café, 201 E. Trade St. 704-716-9464. www.wildwingcafe.com.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT WILD WING CAFÉ AT UNIVERSITY. Featuring live music from U-Phonik and shamrockin’ drink specials. Tues., March 17. 711 W. Mallard Creek Church Rd., 704-708-9453. www.wildwingcafe.com.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT WILD WING CAFÉ AT SOUTH CHARLOTTE. Featuring live music from Crash Box and shamrockin’ drink specials. 2132 Ayrsley Town Blvd., Ste. D. 980-297-7000. www.wildwingcafe.com.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION. 1300 Southend Tavern will offer drinks specials, green beer and a special menu with corn beef and cabbage with potatoes. Sat., March 14-Tues., March 17. 1300 Southend Tavern, 1300 South Blvd. 704-372-2980. www.1300southendtavern.com.

BIG BEN PUB GOES IRISH TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY. Offering menu with traditional corned beef and cabbage platter or corned beef on rye, in addition to a full Irish breakfast/brunch special served until 2 p.m. Also offering green beer and live music from Piper Dave McKenzie at 6 p.m. and Reggae Don at 8 p.m. Tues., March 17. Big Ben British Restaurant & Pub, 801 Providence Rd. 704-334-6338. www.bigbenpub.com.

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