10 things to do this week to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

From seeing Irish tenors to attending Southie’s biggest parade.

BosTen is your weekly guide to events and cool happenings in and around Boston. This week’s roundup focuses on ways to put on some green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Sláinte!

Traditional Irish Music Session at The Druid

The Druid regularly hosts traditional Irish music ensembles, but there’s no better time to take in some Celtic sounds than on the week of St. Patrick’s Day. Head to the Druid, order a pint, and relax. (Tuesday, March 15 at 9 p.m.; The Druid; free; 21+)

St. Paddy’s Day Comedy Show


Limelight Studios near the Theater District hosts an evening of St. Patrick’s Day comedy featuring headliner Will Noonan who has appeared at The Oddball Comedy Festival, on NPR’s This American Life, and much more. (Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Limelight Stage and Studios; $5; 18+)

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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration at Assembly Row

Starting on St. Patrick’s Day, the family-friendly shopping experience at Assembly Row in Somerville will turn into one big raffle experience—patrons will each have five different ways to earn tickets. Erin’s Guild will also perform an Irish music set at American Fresh Brewhouse on Friday. (Thursday, March 17 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, March 20 at 11 p.m.; Assembly Row; free; all ages)

St. Patrick’s Day at the Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum in Easton is making St. Patrick’s Day fun for kids, too. Leprechaun-themed arts and crafts, classic stories, and a special scavenger hunt are just a few ways that the museum is celebrating. (Thursday, March 17 at 10 a.m.; The Children’s Museum in Easton; $9; all ages)

Poe’s Kitchen at The Rattlesnake

Chef Brian Poe presents his “Double Date with St. Patrick and Brian Poe,’’ mixing Southwestern flavors and Irish classics for dishes like the Jalapeño Spiked Corned Beef Taco. (Thursday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m.; The Rattlesnake; prices vary; all ages)


St. Patrick’s Day Variety Show

Traditional Irish folk songs, stories, and dancing fill the back room of The Burren. Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello are among the many performers, and the night includes an Irish feast of corned beef and cabbage. (Thursday, March 17 at 1 p.m.; The Burren; $25; all ages)

Katie McD at The Beehive

Galway native and Berklee grad Katie McD performs a night of authentic Celtic music while the kitchen at the Beehive serves up Irish-American dishes like Grilled Lamb and Colcannon Mashed Potatoes and Finnan Haddie Smoked Fish & Chips from Chef Gregory Torrech. (Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m.; The Beehive; prices vary; all ages)

Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill

Emmet Cahill was once one of the many voices behind famed touring act Celtic Thunder. Now, in time for Ireland’s biggest holiday, the tenor is coming to Irish Social Club in West Roxbury to hit a few notes. (Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m.; Irish Social Club of Boston; $30; all ages)

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Green Briar St. Patrick’s Day Party

Charles River Rugby is hosting its fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day party, complete with live music, cheap beers, a photo booth, and much more. Suggested donations will help benefit the local men’s and women’s rugby teams. (Saturday, March 19 at 12 p.m.; The Green Briar; $10 suggested donation; 21+)


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Southie St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a chance to honor our veterans, wear some green, and show your Irish pride. The march will feature floats from various community groups and plenty of bagpipes. (Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m.; South Boston; free, donations accepted here; all ages)


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