St. Patrick’s Day Planner: Where to get some Irish action

T.O. celebrates St. Paddy at entertainment hot spots all over town


indicates kid-friendly events

Thursday, March 8

THE LONESOME WEST by Martin McDonagh (Toronto Irish Players). Play about a young priest trying to resolve violent disputes between two brothers following their father’s death. Runs to Mar 10. $20, stu/srs $18 opening night $50. Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley. torontoirishplayers.com.

Older LGBT Social – St Patty’s Day Celebration Social gathering for LGBT people 55 and over. 2 pm. Free. Senior Peoples’ Resources in North Toronto, 140 Merton. 416-481-0669 ext 287.

Friday, March 9

St Patrick’s Day Luncheon (Ireland Fund of Canada fundraiser) Irish entertainment by Sean McCann and the Committed. 12:30 pm. $250. Metro Convention Centre, 255 Front W. 416-367-8311, irelandfund.ca.

st pat’s irish menu Colcannon pie, lamb stew, corned beef and cabbage and other Irish treats offered until April 29. Fionn MacCool’s, 70 the Esplanade and other locations. 416-362-2495. esplanade.fionnmaccools.com.

TORONTO IRISH FILM FESTIVAL Screenings celebrate the best of Irish cinema. Today and tomorrow. $15, opening gala $20. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. torontoirishfilmfest.com.

Sunday, March 11

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. topatrick.com.

PARADE day FAMILY DAY Leprechaun dress-up, face-painting and family activities. Noon-11 pm. Free. Ceili Cottage, 1301 Queen E. 416-406-1301, ceilicottage.com.

Monday, March 12

St Patrick’s Shenanigans The Ceiligrass Boys play bluegrass from 7:30 pm for this party. The Ceili Cottage, 1301 Queen E. 416-406-1301, ceilicottage.com.

Friday, March 16

DEATH OR CANADA Film screening and discussion with historian Gerald Whyte on the journey of Irish immigrants in 1847. 7 pm. Free. Ralph Thornton Centre, 2nd flr, 765 Queen E. 416-886-5052.

Irish Ceili Traditional Irish group dances for all ages with instruction. 8 pm. $5-$12. Christ the Saviour Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 823 Manning. info@set-dance.ca.

the mahones The Irish punks perform. Doors 9 pm. $12. Tickets at Horseshoe, Rotate This and Soundscapes. Horseshoe, 370 Queen W. horseshoetavern.com.

Rocky Road To Dublin Randy Vancourt, Paul Gibson and Daniel Giverin perform. 8 pm. $25, stu $20. Lower Ossington Theatre Green Door Cabaret, 100A Ossington. randyvancourt.com/Dublin.html.

TEICA ARTS & LETTERS DAY Limerick contest, painting challenge, auction and prizes. From 4 pm to close. Free. Ceili Cottage, 1301 Queen E. 416-406-1301, ceilicottage.com.

Saturday, March 17

ANNEX WRECKROOM BASH The Doozies perform from 8 pm, followed by DJs RickToxic and Lexx dB from 10 pm. Green Beer, beer Olympics competition and tons of giveaways. 794 Bathurst. 416-536-0346, theannexwreckroom.com.

Arjun & Dave Cover band performs at this party from 10 pm. No cover. The Rovers Pub, 570 Bloor W. 647-977-6455.

the better half trio Music from 3 to 7 pm. Brunch offered from 11 am to 2 pm. The Roy Public House, 894 Queen E.416-465-3331, theroy.ca.

CHILDREN’S WISH FOUNDATION BENEFIT Reception with Irish band and David Cavan Fraser from 6 pm. God Made Me Funky, Soul Motivators, DJ Goldfinger and Splattermonkey play at this benefit concert From 10 pm. $25-$50 (gettickets.com). Planet Storage, 1655 Dupont. planetstorage.ca.

colin ryan & greg wyard Ryan plays from 2 to 7 pm, followed by Wyard at 9 pm. Murphy’s Law, 1702 Queen E. 416-690-5516.

Down East Kitchen Party Sandy MacIntyre & Steeped in Tradition perform Celtic music for this party. 6 pm. $30. Royal Canadian Legion, Upstairs Ballroom, 35 Front N, Port Credit. 905-274-7177.

family Brunch Family event with Irish music from the Bellwoods Trinity, a puppet show and more. 11 am to 2 pm, no cover. Gladstone Hotel, Melody Bar, 1214 Queen W. gladstonehotel.com.

Jukebox: St Patrick’s Rock And Soul Dance Party The Gillespie Brothers and Circle Research spin rock, funk and soul. Doors 11 pm. $10. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen W. thedrakehotel.ca.

extreme metal Massacre Nephelium, Malignancy, Fragile Existence and Accursed Spawn play. Doors 8 pm. $10. Hard Luck Bar, 772A Dundas W. facebook.com/events/ 236988413058942.

Lauren Malyon St Patrick’s Day concert. Doors 10 pm. Virgin Mobile Mod Club, 722 College. facebook.com/laurenmalyonmusic.

MADISON’S St Patrick’s Day party Huge party with bands Big Fog, the Make Barnes Band, Dan Kosub Duo, Reuben O-Dell, Mark Feldman, Mike Walmsley and others playing on five floors. 14 Madison. madisonavenuepub.com.

Mischief DJ Deko-Ze, DJ Baby Joel and Floh spin at this party. 10 pm. $10-$20. Fly, 8 Gloucester. 416-410-5426.

propheT’s, losses and heligan’s wake $6. The Sister, 1554 Queen W. 416-532-2570.

RANT MAGGIE RANT Party with the high-energy Celtic World Beat quintet. 8:30 pm. $25-$27.50. Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas W. 416-531-6604.

Steam whistle’s st paddy’s day party Irish entertainment with Poor Angus, the Woodgate-Shamrock Academy of Irish Dance, Brogue and the Celtic Dance Company of Canada. 2 pm to midnight. $15. The Roundhouse, 255 Bremner. steamwhistle.ca

ST PATRICK’S DAY AT THE COTTAGE Live music with the Mere Mortals, dance performances and more. 11 am to close. $10. Ceili Cottage, 1301 Queen E. 416-406-1301, ceilicottage.com.

St Party’s Day Bash All-day St Patrick’s celebration with music by U2 tribute band Desire, Irish Imposters, Fallen Ground and others plus food and more. 11 am. $15-$20. St Lawrence Market N, 92 Front E. tinyurl.com/stpartyday17.

DJ BILL WILLIAM Spinning from 9 pm, traditional Irish drinks and Irish oysters on the half shell. Auld Spot, 633 College. 416-645-0285, auldspot.ca.

St Pat’s Way Back! Butter the Butcher spins the best in 80s & 90s beats. Tota Lounge, 592 Queen W. bosno.info.

Shane McShane & the Shenanigans St Pat’s Party. 7:30 pm. No cover. Dominion On Queen, 500 Queen E. 416-368-6893.

singles party Music by Irish band the Spice Of Life, green beer and munchies. 6 pm. $30, adv $20. Whistler’s Pub, 995 Broadview. 416-203-3434, meetmarketadventures.com.

Sodom: The Green Party DJ Sumation spins. Doors 10 pm. $5-$10. Goodhandy’s, 120 Church. 416-760-6514.

Sunday, March 18

tenth anniversary achilles st patrick’s day run/walk 5K run/walk to benefit the Achilles Track Club, a running club to benefit disabled people. Post-race libations and Irish eats. 10:15 am start outside Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner. steamwhistle.ca.

TRANzAC’S St Patrick’s Day Show Cairdeas (Irish for friendship) members Marsala Lukianchuk, Steafan Hannigan and Saskia Tomkins play this party. 7:30 pm. $20. Tranzac Southern Cross, 292 Brunswick. 416-923-8137.

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