St. Pat's Happenings in the Area

From The Daily Local News

Saint Patrick’s Day is on Tuesday, March 17, which spreads out the Irish cheer both this weekend and into next week. Here are some of the area events:

The Kimmel Center’s Innovation Studio, Broad and Spruce streets, Philadelphia (215-731-3333 or presents Frank McCourt’s musical celebration, “The Irish … And How They Got That Way” through March 29. Tickets are $47. Shows are Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Call or visit online for more information.

Downtown Philadelphia, 16th Street and JFK Boulevard, will be the starting point of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15 at noon. The parade dates back to 1771 in the city. It will have 180 grpups, including bands and floats, with grand marshal James J. Coyne Jr. It will be broadcast on CBS-3 on March 15 from noon to 3:30 p.m. An encore will air on The CW Philly 57 on March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visit

The Blarney Stone, 1227 West Chester Pike, West Chester (610-436-5222), will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Party with irish foods, the McDade Stepdancers, a DJ and prizes on March 17. There will be a heated tent to hold the crowd. Activities begin at 11 a.m. and should continue until closing time at 2 a.m.

Brownies 23 East, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (, will hold a St. Patrick’s Day party with the Irish rock band Blackthorn on March 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be a live broadcast from the show with WMMR-FM and Matt Cord. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered in advance at the Web site.

McKenzie Brew House, Route 202, Chadds Ford (610-361-9800 or, holds a St. Patrick’s Day Party with The Acoustics on March 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Ron’s Original Bar and Grille, 74 E. Uwchlan Ave., Exton (610-594-9900), offers a special Irish meal and beer selection with live acoustic Irish music by Big Romeo on March 17 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The West Chester Golf and Country Club, 111 W. Ashbridge St., West Chester, presents a “St. Patrick’s Day Beef, Beef, Beer and Boogie” on March 14 at 7 p.m. There will be Irish foods, beer, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $40. Proceeds benefit the Chester County Hospital. Call 610-430-2906 or visit

The Towne House, Veterans Square and Baltimore Pike, Media, presents live music and stories by Joseph Kinsolving, “The Irish Balladeer,” on March 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Then Kinsolving scoots across town to John’s Grille, 116 S. Monroe St., Media, for a show at 8:30 p.m. on March 17. There will be an open buffet from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10.

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