fri mar 14 + sat mar 15
Celtic Celebration with The Barra MacNeils Presented by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Also featuring dancers from the Casey O’Loughlin Academy of Irish Dance. At Jack Singer Concert Hall, Epcor Centre. 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday. $25 – $90. 403-571-0849, cpo-live.com.
sat mar 15
Fionn MacCool’s St. Patrick’s Adam Chiasson and Irish dancers. Monday, March 17: Staggered Pints and The HubCaps, plus performances by Irish dancers. At Fionn MacCool’s, 255 Barclay Parade S.W. (Eau Claire). 403-517-6699.
Hang the DJ presents Everything’s Gone Green St. Paddy’s Weekend Edition At Dickens Pub, 1000 9th Ave. S.W. No cover until 10 p.m.; $5 after 10 p.m. dickenspub.ca.
Leapin’ Leprechauns and Irish Dancers Enjoy a variety of St. Patrick’s Day-themed events for the whole family. Find the five sneaky leprechauns hiding in the market and win a pot o’ gold prize, and watch Irish dance performances. At the Calgary Farmers’ Market, 510 77th Ave. S.E. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 403-240-9113, calgaryfarmersmarket.ca.
Reso-nite 003 St. Patrick’s Day Party With DJ Brad Fernandez, DJ Yelow, Pixel Junkeez, Ray Fernando, Apex Duo and Mixtures. At Bronco Smokehouse & Saloon, 130, 1011 1st St. S.W. Doors, 10 p.m. $10. broncoyyc.ca.
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance Enjoy Irish-themed food, green beer and music by Russ Eldon. At the Royal Canadian Legion No. 264, 1910 Kensington Rd. N.W. $5 cover. 403-283-5264, kensingtonlegion.ca.
sat mar 15 + mon mar 17
St. Patrick’s Weekend at Bottlescrew Bill’s Saturday: Shotsfired. 8 p.m. to midnight. $5 cover. Monday: Claymore. 11 a.m. to midnight. No cover. At Bottlescrew Bill’s and Buzzards, 140 10th Ave. S.W. 403-263-7900, bottlescrewbill.com.
sat mar 15 to mon mar 17
St. Patrick’s Weekend at Murdoch’s Bar & Grill Saturday: The Village Sessions (Celtic music). Sunday: Danny and Big Jim from Fraid Knot. Monday (5 p.m.): John Campbell. 60, 1935 37th St. S.W. 403-242-7474, murdochsbar.com.
sun mar 16
The Original St. Patrick’s Day Road Race Run either a 5 or 10 km race. Afterwards, enjoy a post-race meal and prizes. Grand-prize recipient will win their weight in beer. Starts and finishes at Central Memorial High School, 5111 21st St. S.W. 9 a.m. $15. calgaryroadrunners.com.
St. Patrick’s Day Eve Family Ceili Presented by the Irish Cultural Society of Calgary. A céilí (or “ceilidh”) is a social gathering where good company goes hand-in-hand with the liveliest of traditional Irish music. Family-friendly event with performances by Inisheer. At Bunratty Hall, Irish Cultural Centre, 6452 35th Ave. N.W. 2:30-6 p.m. Adults, $10; children, $5. 403-288-8641, calgaryics.org.
St. Practice Day For those who prefer to party on a Sunday. At Jamesons Irish Pub, 1230 17th Ave. S.W. 403-984-9445, jamesonspubs.com.
mon mar 17
The Garter Girls St. Patrick’s Day Show Featuring the Garter Girls Burly-Q Revue performance-art collective. At Voodoo Lounge, 720 16th Ave. N.W. 9 p.m. $18 – $20. thegartergirls.com.
Palomino St. Paddy’s With Celtic music from 12 p.m. to close, including Bitterweed Draw, Uncle Touchems, Hiram King and others. 109 7th Ave. S.W. No cover. 403-532-1911, thepalomino.ca.
Party Like the Irish Traditional Irish breakfast from 10-11 a.m., Irish dancers, bag-pipes, live music, face painters and a lot of beer. At Jamesons Irish Pub (two locations), 3790 Brentwood Rd. N.W. and 1230 17th Ave. S.W. jamesonspubs.com.
Shillelagh’s St. Patrick’s Featuring live music, Irish dancers and prizes. At Shillelagh’s (two locations), 3575 20th Ave. N.E. and 323, 1851 Sirocco Dr. S.W. shillelaghspub.com.
St. Paddy – Celtic Day/Punkstraviganza Night Live Celtic band (4-6:30 p.m.) in the afternoon, then DJ Braveheart, Racket, X-Ray Cat, Hagface, The Nancees and DJ Sleazy Ryder at night. At The Drum & Monkey Public House, 1201 1st St. S.W. 3:30 p.m. Free. drumandmonkey.ca.
St. Paddy’s Day at The Shamrock Hotel Music and Irish entertainment with the Calgary Fire Fighters Pipe Band, Random Passage, Fun in the Front Seat, G.G. Irish Dancers and Low Tide. 2101 11th St. S.E. Doors, 10 a.m. (rush seating). 403-290-0084, shamrockhotel.ca.
St. Patrick’s Day at The Ship and Anchor Entertainment including the River Jacks, Fire Next Time, The Shillelaghs, Berkley Shea, Big Jim Lewis and Sab O’Forte. 534 17th Ave. S.W. 11 a.m. Free. shipandanchor.com.
St. Patrick’s Day Mass With a performance by the Calgary Irish Cultural Society choir. At St Mary’s Cathedral, 219 18th Ave. S.W. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 403-288-8641, calgaryics.org.
The Young Folk Presented by Stampede City Sessions. The Irish folk rockers in a special St Patrick’s Day performance. With Gavin Glass and Micheal MacLennon. At Webber Academy Performing Arts Centre, 1515 93rd St. S.W. 6:30 p.m. General, $35; students, $25. stampedecitysessions.com.
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