Plan your St. Patrick’s day now

Soak up Celtic sounds and lap up the green suds at these bars and eateries all over town

= Kid Friendly event

Thursday, March 14

ENA’S TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION 8 pm. The Ceili Cottage, 1301 Queen E.

Friday, March 15

LISDOONVARNA MATCHMAKING DAY Meet with the matchmaker, singles mixer, Irish karaoke, drinking songs, Gil-Can dancers. Come and flirt in the yurt. 4 pm to close. Ceili Cottage, 1301 Queen E.

ST. PADDY’S DAY Top 40s, pop, rock, funk, R&B and jazz played by Replay. Unicorn Pub, 175 Eglinton E.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND Beer sampling, pulled-port sliders and live music. Fri 5 pm to close, Sat noon to close, Sun noon to 6 pm. Beer Academy, 75 Victoria.

Saturday, March 16

ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S PARTY DJ Rick Toxic plays the biggest party on the Annex Strip. Green beer and giveaways. 9 pm. $10. Annex Wreckroom, 794 Bathurst.

EVE OF ST. PATRICK’S DAY Rock with the Stormalongs, Static & Snow, Highschool and Sweetheart. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. Cameron House, 408 Queen W.

EVE OF ST. PATTY’S DJ Dave Campbell rings in St Pat’s at midnight with green beer, shamrocks and shenanigans. Brant House, 522 King W.

FOLK ST. PADDIES DAY The Lemon Bucket Orkestra and their Balkan-Gypsy-klezmer-party-punk craziness entertain. Doors 9 pm. $10 Tickets at La Palette, 492 Queen W or Sunrise Records, 336 Yonge. Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor W. 416-532-1598.

IRISH SPRING DJ Shawn Riker and DJ Josh Karmin. Doors 10 pm. $10-$20. Fly, 8 Gloucester. 416-410-5426.

KISS ME! I’M GAY & IRISH DJ Davinci spins top 40, house, mashups and anthems. 10 pm. Wayla Bar, 996 Queen E. 416-901-5570,

KISS ME – I’M IRISH DJ Aadil spins at this pre-St Patty’s Day celebration. Cobra Lounge, 510 King W.

THE MARTIAN AWARENESS BALL Marcus and Mary Margaret O’Hara present the St Patrick’s Day 35th anniversary party. $10. Horseshoe, 370 Queen W. 416-598-4753.

PAINT THE TOWN BLACK Live music with Brian MacIntyre 9 pm. Brogue Inn Irish Pub, 136 Lakeshore E, Mississauga. 905-275-8444.

ST. PADDY’S EVE Duel Exhaust play from 7 pm. Fairbank Royal Canadian Legion, 1A Ramsden. 416-783-1350.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY LOFT PARTY DJs Natural Animal, Gray Moonen, James Redi, DJ Cal, Kid MK, Kill Them with Color, PBJ and Andrew Green, plus food, real redheads and more. 2 pm till 1 am. $20, adv $10-$15 Burroughes Loft Building, 639 Queen W.

ST. PARTY’S DAY Traditional Irish dancing and dance lessons, music by the Magic of Ireland, DJs and beer in a massive heated tent. Today and tomorrow. $20. Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore W.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION High-energy Celtic world beat quartet Rant Maggie Rant perform. 8:30 pm. $27.50, adv $25. Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas W.

ST. PRACTICE DAY Riff Raff entertain at this party with Varsity tents, green decorations and an Irish menu at this practice run for the big day. Fionn MacCool’s Esplande, 70 The Esplanade. 416-362-2495.

ST. PRACTICE DAY Tribal oyster-eating feast-off at 4 pm, and a local limerick contest with a “schucker” theme at 8:30 pm. Noon to 1 am. Ceili Cottage, 1301 Queen E.

Sunday, March 17


MUSIC THERAPY NIGHT BENEFIT ST. PATRICK’S DAY BASH Mike Evin, Amanda Mabro, Chris Assaad, Don Kerr, Rachel Sermanni perform at this benefit. Doors 7 pm. $10. Rivoli, 332 Queen W.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY 5K RUN/WALK Run or walk to raise funds for Achilles Canada to help people with disabilities participate in mainstream athletics. 10 am. $50. Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner.


BOBBY CAMERON Irish folk and rock. 10 pm. Hemingways, 142 Cumberland. 416-968-2828.

CELTIC CEILIDH Live music with Sandy MacIntyre & Steeped in Tradition and guests. Noon to 4 pm. Brogue Inn Irish Pub, 136 Lakeshore E, Mississauga. 905-275-8444.

CELTIC WORLD MUSIC SUNDAY AND ST. PATRICK’S DAY Carideas perform throughout the service. 10:15 am to 11:30 am. Free. St John’s United Church, 2 Norbert. 416-491-1224,

ELECTRIC SHAMROCK DJ Jed Harper. $12-$23. Cobra Lounge, 510 King W.

GET LUCKY AT KITCH St Patty’s Day Party with food, drink and prizes. 6 pm to 2 am. Kitch, 229 Geary.

GORDON’S ACOUSTIC LIVING ROOM: ST. PATRICK’S DAY 8 pm. Free. Free Times Cafe, 320 College.

LET THERE BE CRAIC! The Mere Mortals perform from 3 pm, and Gil-Can dancers at 6 & 8 pm. 11 am to 2 am. $10, benefit for Gil-Can World Champs Irish Dance Team. The Ceili Cottage, 1301 Queen E.

THE MAHONES Celtic punk rockers play this St Patrick’s Day and Trash Palace party. Doors 9 pm. $15-$20 ( Tattoo Rock Parlour, 567 Queen W.

QUIZ QUIZ BANG BANG – ST. PATRICK’S DAY TRIVIA Test your knowledge on all things Irish, from U2 to leprechauns. 7:30 pm. Free. Go Lounge, 1718 Queen W.

ST. PADDY’S Cellist Helen Money and SchoolCraft perform. 8:30 pm. $8. Hard Luck Bar, 772A Dundas W. 416-833-9302.

ST. PATRICK’S Entertainment by Ray Robinson, Lisa Banton, Omar Lunan and comedian Jay Martin. Doors 5:30 pm. $10. Seven 44, 744 Mt Pleasant. 547-222-7178,

ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION Entertainment by Michael Danckert, Dave Matheson and Mark Kersey. 4 to 8 pm. Monarchs Pub, 33 Gerrard W. 416-585-4352.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY Live bands and a DJ at this party with traditional Irish food, party tents, satellite bars and green party fare. 11 am till close. Fionn MacCool’s Esplanade, 70 the Esplanade. 416-362-2495.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY BRUNCH The Bellwoods Trinity perform. 11 am to 2 pm. $10-$16. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE The annual parade celebrating all things Irish starts at Bloor and St George, heads E on Bloor to Yonge, S on Yonge to Queen and W on Queen to University. Noon. Free.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY Vino, Shellz, Blind Senses, Vanessa Vane, Timy Tats, DJ Delirous, DJ Maltease and MC Estreme entertain. Doors 9 pm. Rockpile, 5555 Dunas W.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY Profits & Losses play. 4 pm. Free. Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen E.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY SLÁINTE The Hibernia Project with Irish music by Daev Clysdale and Gino Beaupré. 7 pm. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635.

ST. PATTY’S Party at indoor and outdoor stages, with Irish dancers and music by the Meteors, Esben Svane, Poor Angus, North Atlantic Drift and Freedom Train. 11 am to midnight. $5. Lake Affect Lounge, 1 Port E, Port Credit. 905-274-8223,

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