March 16, 2018

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Wearin’ ‘O the Green Festival
In celebration of the great St. Patrick as well as Irish and Celtic traditions and culture, a parade of dancers, bagpipes, musicians and more march through downtown Raleigh and afterwards continue a day of fun with a full line-up of live music and performances in Raleigh’s City Plaza. Saturday; 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.832.1231

Milk Bar’s 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party
Like last year, they’re hosting an epic St. Patrick’s Day Block Party on the street in front of their garage doors filled with beer, food, and live music! This year, they’re honored to put on this party with CASA as this festival will benefit their cause. CASA has been providing homes to individuals experiencing poverty and disability for over 25 years. Saturday, 12 pm; 410 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27601

Doherty’s Irish Pub & Restaurant’s Block Party
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2018 at the triangle’s neighborhood Irish pub! The party will have live music, great food, cold beer and more. Later in the day there will be Irish dancers and live bag pipes on the outdoor stage. The after party kicks off in the pub at 10 pm! Saturday, 3 pm; 1979 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27519; 919.388.9930 (also partying in Apex: 5490 Apex Peakway, Apex, NC 27502; 919.387.4100)

St. Paddy’s Day Beer Mile
Rogue Alpha Athletics has partnered with Fortnight Brewing are hosting the St. Paddy’s Day Beer Mile. Experience Fortnight Brews 4-10oz at a time while you run, jog, walk, or crawl the 1 mile-ish course. This is a great way to support local business, drink beer and exercise all at the same time. Don’t like to run? No worries! Hang out and drink some beer. 454 Grill will be there serving brunch/lunch before and after the run! Saturday, 11 am; 1006 Southwest Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27511

3rd Annual Shamrock Shuck
Celebrate with live music (including bagpipes), and an oyster roast provided by Anets Katch on the lawn. For non-oyster eaters they’ll have two food trucks throughout the day: Bam Pow Chow 12-4 pm and Wandering Moose 4-9 pm. All 20 taps will be going in the tap house as well as an additional 8 beers on tap outside in the beer tent. The lawn festivities will end at 7 pm but the tap house will remain open until 12 am. Free (must purchase shucking ticket before); Saturday, 12-10 pm; 616 N 1st Ave, Knightdale, NC 27545

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Taylor’s Wine Shop
Taylor’s Wine Shop will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with $3 Drafts of Carolina Shamrock Ale. Also take 10% off all beers marked with a Shamrock. Free; Saturday, 10 am-9 pm; Taylor’s Wine Shop, 10005 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

St. Pat’s Day at Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
It’s your lucky day if your name starts with a P-A-T! They are celebrating all the Pats! They’re looking for: Patrick, Patricia, Patunia, Patel, Patterson, Patsy, Pattie, Patrina, Patrice, Patten, Patwin…you get the gist. Any lucky duck with a P-A-T – first, middle, or last gets a $5 gift card (which equals a beer)! Saturday, noon-midnight; 219 Hood St, Durham, NC 27701

St Patrick’s Day at Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub
This year the party is going to be bigger and better than ever! Live Music starting at 12:30 pm and going into the night! No cover until 9 pm. Saturday; 427 W. Main St, Durham, NC 27701; 919.682.3061

St. Paddy’s Day at Bull City Ciderworks
Spend St. Patrick’s Day at Bull City Ciderworks with Slow Ryed Cider, a scavenger hunt, local eats from Sympathy for the Deli and special cider Jell-O shots! Saturday; 113 South Elizabeth St, Durham, NC 27701

St. Paddy’s Day at Big Boss
Big Boss Brewing is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with food trucks, live tunes and a brand new Nitro stout. Saturday, noon; 1249 Wicker Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604; 919.834.0045

St. Paddy’s Day at London Bridge Pub
London Bridge Pub will open its doors early to show live Premier League (Soccer) matches and offer food through Mad Chef Catering, including fish and chips, corn beef and cabbage as well as shepherd’s pie. Saturday, 10 am; 110 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.838.6633

St. Patrick’s Day Party at Lonerider Brewing Company
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the outlaws! Get lucky with a special keg of Irish Red Ale, brewed just for this party. Put on all your green and come drink a few Irish brews! There will be live music by Orange Echo and food truck by Johnson’s BBQ. Saturday, 2 pm; 8816 Gulf Ct, Raleigh, NC 27617; 919.442.8004

St. Paddy’s Day at Watts and Ward
The craft cocktail bar will open early and will feature live music starting at 7 pm. Saturday, 11 am; 200 South Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.834.2720

Kegs & Eggs at Carolina Ale House
Start your St. Patrick’s Day off right at Carolina Ale House’s 2nd Annual Kegs & Eggs event! Enjoy ice cold green beer with a delicious breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, fruit, and our scratch-made corned beef hash. There will also be live music by The Nostalgics until 2 pm. Your ticket includes one breakfast plate and one pint of green beer. $10; Saturday, 10 am-2 pm; Carolina Ale House, 500 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

St. Patty’s Beer Dinner at Cellar 55
Enjoy four Courses with four beers paired to perfection! Cellar 55 will be hosting this event with Hook and Cleaver Market on Broad of Fuquay-Varina. The menu includes a Beef Stuffed Yukon Gold and Chive Boxty with Wild Mushroom Medley a Horseradish Piquant Sauce paired with a Guinness; Shepard’s Pie with Gaelic Ale Demi, Pearl Onions, Rainbow Carrots, a Whipped Parsnip Puree and Dubliner Cheddar Gratin paired with Southern Pines – Malty by Nature; Corned Beef and Cabbage Sausage with a Spicy Mustard Cream Sauce and Garlic Braised Leeks and Grilled Soda Bread paired with Deep River – Mango Tango; and Chocolate Carmel Oatmeal Porter Cheesecake with a Crème De Menthe Sauce Auglaize and Toasted Marshmallow Square paired with Breakside – Salted Caramel Stout. $43; Saturday, 6:30 pm; Cellar 55, 1351 East Broad St, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

St. Patty’s Day at Patrick Jane’s Gourmet Pizza Bar
Enjoy Irish music performed by the unequaled Tom Neuhauser & Ewe’s Tree Irish band, local Irish styled craft beer, Guinness and Chef Kevin Patrick’s Irish menu including a St Patrick’s pizza and Irish desserts. There will also be a basket of Irish cheer up for raffle and prizes for Best Dressed Irishman/Woman. Saturday; 1353 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511; 919.388.8001

St. Paddy’s Day Festival at Lafayette Village
Enjoy traditional Irish music, food and dance in a spacious outdoor setting at Lafayette Village’s annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on the village green. Saturday, noon; 8450 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615; 919.714.7447

12th Annual Raleigh St. Pat’s Pub Crawl
As part of your paid registration, you receive a St. Pat’s Pub Crawl Souvenir T-Shirt, a shooter at each bar, exclusive access to our bars (covers included), and a 12 oz. beer (for those who arrive prior to 3:30 pm). You’ll also get a chance to win your very own Lucky Charms or meet that elusive “leprechaun”, who may let you check out their Pot O’ Gold! $30-$45;  Saturday, 3 pm; Downtown Raleigh

St. Paddy’s Day Festival at Hiberian Pub
Hibernian on Glenwood South and Shop Local Raleigh are hosting a St. Paddy’s Day party! Enjoy live music, Irish Dance groups, great food and drinks at this street festival! Hibernian in North Raleigh (8021 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615; 919.803.0290) will feature live music from 6-8:30 pm with a DJ playing late into the night. Saturday, 12-11 pm; 311 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603; 919.833.2258

St. Paddy’s Day at Raleigh Beer Garden
The Raleigh Beer Garden will feature live music from in the beer garden event tent with a DJ going till 2 am inside. Saturday, 5 pm; 614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603; 984.232.8074

St. Patrick’s Day Painting Workshop
During the Painting 101 Class, you will learn how to makeover your furniture and home decor items using Fusion Mineral Paint. This hands-on experience will have you mastering layering, distressing, and finishing techniques. Learn about paint types, surface preparation, paint application and finishing to assure a lasting finish on painted furniture, home décor and more. All supplies included, just wear clothing that is “paint ready”. You are welcome to bring your own spirits (wine/beer), glasses will be provided. Saturday, 2:30-4 pm; 225 East Main St, Clayton, NC 27520

St. Patty’s Day with Goats
Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day here at Spring Haven Farm! The farm will be full of fun, shamrock glow, and springtime cheer as the goats, baby pigs, horses and other animals will be available to interact with and enjoy. Feel free to bring your own beer/wine and enjoy some time in the “Bier Garden” listening to some music and enjoying the day. There will be sweet treats to eat and drink and kids can get their face painted and take a ride on the Tractor Train Express. Be sure to take a hayride through the farm and discover some interesting local facts. Tasty snacks, drinks, farm fresh eggs and animal food can be bought at the farm stand! $10, kids 3 and under are free (all farm activities are included in the price) Saturday & Sunday, 1-5 pm; 5306 Homer Ruffin Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516; 919.401.1806

“Hair of the Dog” Downtown Dog Walk
If you partied hard on St. Patrick’s Day, a little hair of the dog will help you out! Join Second Chance Pet Adoptions at Bond Brothers for a Downtown Dog Walk. When you return to Bond Brothers, indulge in some lunch from the Crispy Gyoza food truck and visit with some adoptable dogs. There will also be raffle prizes, including a pair of Bose SoundSport headphones, a Puppy Pawty basket, and Second Chance swag! Your pup will be rewarded with a homemade gourmet treat from Bone Appetit Bakery. They’ll be donating a portion of their proceeds from the event to Second Chance animals. On top of that, treat yourself to a 45-minute brewery tour with samples ($10/participant) because they’ll have pet sitters on hand to play with your pup while you enjoy the tour. $10 (suggested donation); Sunday, 12:00 pm; 202 East Cedar St, Cary, NC 27511

Culinary Tour of India: Kerala Cuisine
This is a pop-up multi-course meal features the cuisine of Syrian-Malabar, from the Indian region of Kerala. The menu will feature seafood and hand-milled rice, as well as cassava, with vegan options. The event is a fundraiser for The Curryblossom Foundation, which will fund education and practical projects for the advancement of the community. $50, $15/optional wine pairing; Sunday, 5-9 pm; Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe, 431 West Franklin St, #415, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Scrappy Hour
The Scrap Exchange will launch new creative classes for adults in the Design Center in conjunction with 3rd Friday openings in the Cameron Gallery (6-9 pm). The new “Scrappy Hour” classes are designed as a fun way to create unique DIY projects in a social setting. You are invited for an evening of crafting along with your favorite BYOB beverage (beer or wine only). The Scrap staff will provide snacks, materials and loads of creative inspiration. Classes will be taught by local artists and feature projects using locally-sourced reuse materials. The first class, “Upcycled Bags” will be taught by local reuse artist and longtime crafter, Sarah Pai. Sarah is well versed in everything from upcycling clothing and bags to making custom wedding decorations. $25 (if you register before the day of the event, you will receive a $5 voucher, per ticket, to use in one of The Scrap Exchange stores); Friday, 6:30-8:30 pm; 2050 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707; 919).688.6960

Coffee Class
Learn more about your favorite beverage, taste different coffees side by side, and hone your skills at brewing a better cup at home. You will get a 20% discount on brewing merchandise and retail coffee on the day of the class. $15; Saturday, 4-5:30 pm; Buggy Town Coffee, 201 South McNeill St, Carthage, NC 28327

Live Drum Asana Yoga Flow – Spring Equinox – Bond Brothers Beer
Join Yogi Greg Whitt from Drum for Change for a live drumming practice outside next to the lake. There are also fire pits for Vinyasa Sacred Soul Elements Flow led by Owner Jennie Wise & Firefly & Asura Yoga Academy Lead Teacher William Stephenson. Drumming was the earliest form of tribal communication and has been used to celebrate significant ceremonial and ritual gatherings in many primitive cultures. Feel the vibrations of the drums as you connect breath, heart, mind, and spirit of your body. $25, $30/day of (includes one beer); Friday, check in: 6:30 pm, flow: 7 pm; Firefly Hot Yoga, 302 Pebble Creek Dr, Cary, NC 27511

Sunday Funday Yoga at NRBC
Join in a lil Sunday Funday yoga flow at Neuse River Brewing Company. The brewery used to be an ol’ repair shop for fire trucks, so it’s a pretty cool space. Weather permitting, you will be outside, but NRBC has plenty of room indoors if it’s not great weather. Have fun, drink some drinks and feel better about ourselves after doing it all. Bring your own mat. $10 (includes a ticket for one beer); Sunday, 11 am; Neuse River Brewing Company, 518 Pershing Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Spa Night!
The Duchess of Brows and Pacha Essentials is hosting girl’s night of fun, personal care, meditation, giveaways and more. This is a child-free event and they encourage you to come with no makeup and ready to relax. Enjoy light refreshments, wine and spa treatments! RSVP Today and bring a friend! Free; Saturday, 5 pm; The Duchess of Brows Studio, 181 Wind Chime Court, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27615; 919.809.5671

Drag Bingo
Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina Presents Drag Bingo! Queen Diva, Vivica C. Coxx cordially invites you to engage in a “Spice Spice and More Spice” take a trip down memory lane as we flash back to the 90’s! Don’t miss this spectacular show, great bingo prizes, fun for the entire family. $15 – $25; Friday, doors: 6 pm, games: 7 pm; Durham Armory – 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

CMF38 March Raleigh Drag Brunch
Join in the CMF38 March Raleigh Drag Brunch at Five Star Chinese Restaurant and Bar! The show features Ebony SummersAlexandra VittzEmory Starr and Andrea Carlisle along with music by DJ Freddie. $20; Sunday, doors: 11:30 am, show: 12:15 pm; 511 West Hargett St, Raleigh, NC

Fantastic Realm Film Fest
These are the movies of your childhood that fired up your imagination, made you laugh and cheer. The iconic imagery in these movies became the stuff of your daydreams. The Retro Film Series invites you back to enjoy your favorite, most-cherished movie memories in 3-D in theaters. Friday-Sunday; 309 W. Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701; 919.560.2736

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