St. Patrick's Day 2017 events
|By City Pulse Staff|
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 >> ST. PATRICK’S DAY BLOCK PARTY AT ELLISON BREWERY Ellison Brewery invites the whole neighborhood out for a day of $5 beer specials, live music from the Jonestown Crows, Irish food from MEAT Southern BBQ’s new food truck and more. Mug Club members are invited to come at 7 a.m. for a free breakfast. 9 a.m.-midnight. Ellison Brewery & Spirits, 4903 Dawn Ave., East Lansing. (517) 203- 5498, ellisonbrewing.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18 >> CORNED BEEF DINNER AT GROVENBURG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH This St. Patrick’s Day, you may find yourself seeking more sustenance than green beer can provide. Grovenburg United Methodist Church offers a community corned beef dinner, including veggies, a drink and dessert. 5-7 p.m. $10/$5 children 5-11/FREE for children under 5. Grovenburg United Methodist Church, 1368 Grovenburg Road, Holt. (517) 648-5730.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18 >> JACKSON IRISH FESTIVAL A variety of Irish tunes echoes through the streets of Jackson the day after St. Patrick’s Day. The family-friendly festival kicks off with storytelling and Celtic harp and pennywhistle music at the Jackson District Library’s Carnegie branch. Bagpiper Gary Blohm continues the festivities in a public parade that anybody can join. The afternoon offers with more music and activities, closing out with a concert by Irish music band the Outside Track. See website for details and locations. (517) 782- 3221, jacksonsymphony.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 >> ST. PADDY’S PUNK- ROCK 2017 AT MAC’S BAR On St. Patrick’s Day, some go for bagpipes — others go for punk rock. Michigan-based rock/punk bands Frames Janco, Frank and Earnest, the Century Soundtrack and Here After Six provide an evening of alternative St. Patrick’s Day entertainment. 8 p.m. $8. Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 484-6795, macsbar.com.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 >> NO DAMN GREEN BEER PARTY AT LANSING BREWING CO. You won’t find any food coloring-tainted Bud Light at Lansing Brewing Co.’s second annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. The No Damn Green Beer Party features live music from Lansing-based performers Drew Hale, Jen Sygit & the Lincoln County Process and Dragspel. The Pog Mo Thoin Irish stout makes an appearance again this year, and revelers can pair it with traditional stout-braised lamb stew or not-so-traditional Irish sushi. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Lansing Brewing Co., 518 E. Shiawassee St., Lansing. (517) 371-2600, lansingbrewingcompany.com.
MARCH 17-19 >> CLADDAGH’S ST. PADDY’S DAY PARTY The Claddagh Irish Pub celebrates its Irish roots with two days of live music and Irish food specials. Early birds can stop by Friday at 7 a.m. to enjoy a “kegs and eggs” breakfast while being serenaded by local musician Bobby Standall (8 a.m.-11 a.m.). The day continues with jams from Rob Klajda and Mike Lynch (noon-4 p.m.) and the New Rule (6 p.m.-11 p.m.). The festivities continue Saturday, with music from Limerick (2-5 p.m.) and Life Support (7-11 p.m.). Claddagh Irish Pub, 2900 Towne Center Blvd., Lansing. (517) 484-2523. claddaghirishpubs.com/lansing.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 >> ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT THE GREEN DOOR The Green Door’s musical lineup starts at 1 p.m. with Buddy Popps and continues with Dragspel (4:30 p.m.) and the Hot Mess (8:30 p.m.). The bar also offers Irish beer and liquor specials all day. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. The Green Door Blues Bar & Grill, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-6376.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 >> ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT CRUNCHY’S Partiers can fuel up for a day of Irish festivities with breakfast at Crunchy’s. Tickets ensure early entry between 7 and 10 a.m. for a breakfast buffet, which comes with a complementary T-shirt. For the late arrivals, Crunchy’s will have green beer and food/drink specials all day. 8 a.m.-2 a.m. $15 Crunchy’s, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-2506, crunchyseastlansing.com.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 >> ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT COACH’S Coach’s celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with classic green-tinted beer. The pub also offers corned beef and cabbage to pair with your beverage. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Coach’s All- American Pub & Grill, 6201 Bishop Road, Lansing. (517) 882-2013, coachspubandgrill.com.
MARCH 16-18 >> ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT THE UNICORN The self-proclaimed “only Greek Irish bar in town” offers a plethora of drink specials for St. Patrick’s Day, including specials on domestic beers, Irish car bombs, Jameson and Bushmills. Frog & the Beeftones play live music every evening Thursday through Saturday. 9 a.m.-midnight. Unicorn Tavern, 327 East Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-9910.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 >> WHISKEY RELEASE PARTY AT AMERICAN FIFTH SPIRITS Can you say “I Wish Riskey” five times fast? That’s the name of American Fifth Spirits’ newest Irishstyle whiskey, set to be released at the distillery’s St. Patrick’s Day party. The tasting room also offers a limited edition cocktail menu. Noon-midnight. American Fifth Spirits Tasting Room, 112 N. Larch St., Lansing. (517) 999-2631, americanfifthspirits.com.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 >> WHISKEY’S OF THE WORLD TASTING AT THE STATE ROOM Whiskey is often associated with Ireland, but the brown liquor is produced all over the world. Friday, the State Room offers a sampling of whiskeys from Ireland, Scotland, Canada and the United States. Call for reservations. 6:30-8 p.m. $49. The State Room, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. (517) 432-5049, kelloggcenter.com/ stateroomrestaurant.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 >> ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY AT THE ALLEN MARKET PLACE The Ten Pound Fiddle promises authenticity at its St. Patrick’s Day Party, including live traditional music and locally-brewed non-green beer. Partygoers can fill themselves up at a huge dessert table with baked goods made from scratch. Monday’s Supper, which features Irish Music Award nominees Siusan O’Rourke and Zig Zeitler, provides the soundtrack for the festivities. 7:30 p.m. Allen Market Place, 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. tenpoundfiddle.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 >> ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY AT ROCKY’S ROADHOUSE Local rock band Headband helps locals headbang through St. Patrick’s Day with a party at Rocky’s Roadhouse in Holt. There is no cover for the evening. 8 p.m.-midnight. Rocky’s Roadhouse, 2470 S. Cedar St., Holt. (517) 649-2698.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 >> STOUT TASTING AT DUSTY’S CELLAR Okemos bistro Dusty’s Cellar invites beer fans to savor the dark, rich tastes of ten different stouts on St. Patrick’s Day. The tasting is a walk-around event with “beer friendly” snacks available. During the week, Dusty’s Wine Bar offers specials on Irish food. 6:30 p.m. $15. Dusty’s Cellar, 1839 Grand River Ave., Okemos. (517) 349-5150, dustyscellar.com.