March 16O'Toole's Tinker's Dam starts the celebration early, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., free. 233-1781.
March 17Capital Ale House (Downtown) The two ale houses compete for festivity honors with performances by Cigar Store Indians and St. Andrews Legion Regimental Band Pipes and Drums, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 643-ALES.
Capital Ale House (Innsbrook) On the other side of town, the Jangling Reinhardts, Tinker's Dam and the St. Andrews Legion Regimental Band Pipes and Drums perform, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., free. 780-ALES.
O'Toole's Tinker's Dam (which really gets around this time of year) and Glen Crone perform, 11 a.m.-2 a.m., free. 233-1781.
Positive Vibe Café Enjoy Leprechan Stew and music by Russell Lawson and Liz Nance, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free. 560-9622.
Rare Olde Times This pub really comes alive this time of year with shepherd's pie, Irish stew, and music by Suas and Uisce Beatha, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., free. 750-1346.
Sin é The Bottom starts in with the green beer at noon for a St. Patrick's Day party to get ready for the real one the following day, free. 649-7767.
The Tobacco Company An Irish food buffet and the Jimmy O Band get rolling at 5 p.m., free. 782-9555.
March 18Sin é The Bottom is serious about St. Patrick's celebrating, with fish and chips, corned beef and music by Dave Pollard, Wonderground and the Ray Pittman Project, 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m., free. 649-7767.
Shamrock the Block Y101 hosts a concert at the 17th Street Farmers' Market featuring performances by 4Play, 11:1, The Fontanas, Speed8Limit and Sin Sity, noon-6 p.m. Free. 330-5700.
March 25-26Irish Festival You've had a week to recover, now find your roots all over again in Church Hill with two days of Highland dancing, a parade, Guinness on tap and music by the Janet Martin Band, Susan Greenbaum, Wrinkleneck Mules, Gery Gerloff, the Poisoned Dwarves, Tinker's Dam (but of course) and more, starting at 10 a.m. $2. 648-0504.
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