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.
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.
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!
Dead Kenny G’s
Brooklyn Bowl; 3/17 at 6 p.m.; 61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg; 718-963-3369; $5
For the record, Kenny G is alive and well despite the musical protests of this Seattle punk-jazz trio, who have opened for Primus and Gogol Bordello.
Radio City Music Hall; 3/17 at 8 p.m.; 1260 Sixth Ave., nr. 50th St.; 212-247-4777; $48–$78
An enlightening experience when the Gaelic damsels sing divinity-drenched, Charlotte Church–esque octaves while twirling and stepping across the stage. Simple folk songs are whipped into forceful, stirring symphonies.
Public Assembly; 3/17 at 8 p.m.; 70 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg; 718-384-4586; $20
Shake it like a leprechaun when dance party mavens MeanRed take over Public Assembly and turn it into a boozy den of revelry, where $20 gets you a night of all-you-can-drink whiskey and beer and dancing till you drop. Which may be sooner than you anticipate (see: all-you-can-drink), but if you’ve got the stamina, they’ll keep the doors open until 2 a.m.
St. Patrick’s Day for Sinners
The Bell House; 3/17 at 8 p.m.; 149 7th St., nr. Second Ave., Gowanus; 718-643-6510; $10
Sinners in the sense that you eschew the green beer and public drunkenness that stigmatizes the holiday, and also in the sense that you’re a fan of watching naked ladies, as the lineup includes an all-redhead edition of the ladies of Wasabassco Burlesque.
Comedy has a great deal to do with luck, so fingers crossed for Christian Finnegan, who hosts a themed comedy show at the 92YTribeca with a lineup including Chappelle’s Show co-creator Neal Brennan and Sam Morril. Or pull up a blarney stone for Kathy Griffin, whose Broadway show runs through 3/19 (she counts because she’s a redhead). Or lastly, if the fighting Irish is your thing, share your corned beef and cabbage with the cast of the improv smackdown Cage Match: Policemen vs. Leprechauns at the UCB. We’re rooting for the little guys.