Beyond the Bar Crawl

This lady knows how to have fun. Photo: Steve Vidler/Corbis

1) How about some tunes? At B.B. King Blues Club and Grill on Sunday catch socially conscious Celtic rockers Black 47, who, fun fact, take their name from the darkest year of the Irish Potato Famine.

2) Or go classical on Saturday when the Celtic Tenors celebrate Irish music in the Bronx, with a performance by Irish step dancers.

3) On Sunday, U2 tribute band Mullen fakes it at Webster Hall and will be there “With or Without You” (sorry).

4) Or immerse yourself in authenticity at the Irish Arts Center Annual St. Patrick’s Open Day, with a harp orchestra, films, dance, and more. Fun for the whole family.

5) Cartoon (and alcohol) fiends can keep it lowbrow all weekend with a themed Spoons, Toons, and Booze brunch at Nitehawk Cinema, featuring all the four-leaf clovers, rainbows, and more.

6) While the more athletic among us can walk it off on Saturday at Big Onion’s Irish New York tour, exploring the former “Little Ireland” of the LES and the role of Irish immigrants in New York city.

7) Exercise your funny bone at Sean Donnelly’s Irish Show at Carolines

8) … Or swing by the Stand for their holiday-themed Invitation to a Beheading, with Bonnie McFarlane, Colin Jost, and more.

9) Committed to staying sober? There’s a family-friendly daytime party for that on Saturday.

10) While on Sunday on Water Street, the Dead Rabbit feeds the masses with whiskey specials, live Irish music, tap dancing, and free beef stew.

11) Okay, fine, here’s a bar crawl.

12) When you’re done day drinking, dance it all off at the St. Patty’s Day Sunset Saturday party beginning at 5 p.m. at PH-D at the Dream Downtown, which this weekend will be led by a special leprechaun.

13) Or join the rest of the sinners on Sunday at the Bell House for the Wasabassco’s St Patrick’s Day burlesque revue. Break out the dye for this one: Redheads get in free. Sláinte!

Beyond the Bar Crawl