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Have some entertainment with your drinking this St. Patrick's Day.

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Shane MacGowan (and the Pogues), we hardly knew ye.   

Dropkick Murphys
Roseland Ballroom; 3/10–3/11 at 8 p.m.; 239 W. 52nd St., nr. Broadway; 212-247-0200; $30.50
The bawdy Celtic punk-rockers are currently on their annual St. Patrick's Day trek, this year promoting their latest Going Out in Style, which features an unlikely (but awesome) collaboration with Bruce Springsteen. Look for bagpipes and songs about booze.

Joe Hurley's 12th Annual All-Star Irish Rock Revue
Highline Ballroom; 3/12 at 6:30 p.m.; 431 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-414-5994, $20-$25
It’s the twelfth year that pop aficianado Hurley and his rag-tag group of accomplices (this time including everyone from Tami Lynn to Joe Piscopo) perform hits from the Great Irish Songbook. Represented on the bill will be Thin Lizzy, Undertones, and, of course, U2.

Booga Sugar
Bowery Ballroom; 3/12 at 8 p.m.; 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111; $20–$28
A couple of reasons why you should hit the St. Patty's Day shindig thrown by these eighties-revivalists (besides the fact that the opener is the Violent Femmes’s Gordon Gano): (1) They call themselves the “quintessential party band” and (2) it's a benefit for the Thomas P. Cloherty Education Fund. Oh, actually, (3) it’s on Saturday, so start celebrating early and make a week of it.

Show and Tell
Union Hall ; 3/14 at 7:30 p.m.; 702 Union St., at Fifth Ave., Park Slope; 718-638-4400; $5
"Irish Stories" is this month's theme for the regular storytelling event, comprised of performers from "This American Life," McSweeney's, and more, and promising tales of "comedy, tragedy, and ultra-violence." Also, potatoes. Lots of potatoes.

The Pogues
Terminal 5; 3/15–3/17 at 8 p.m.; 610 W. 56th St., nr. Eleventh Ave.; 212-260-4700; $65
It might be the last time to catch the Irish rock band led by the capricious Shane McGowan, as they’ve said this six-city tour will be their last on our continent. Fittingly, they’re around for St. Patty's Day. And even more fittingly, they love alcohol!


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