The following is a select listing of music, restaurant and bar activities planned at various Valley venues on Wednesday, March 17, unless otherwise stated. Call the telephone numbers listed for details.
Family Fun Night, March 12
Fountain of Life International
1055 E. Hearn Rd.
No cover. Entertainment by Irish band Afan. Celtic dancing. Irish food, green drinks, games and "best green outfit" contest. Call 602-993-5780.
Irish Book Reading, March 15
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe
No charge. 7 p.m. Members of the Arizona Readers Theatre will read selections from Irish books. Call 480-730-0205.
Irish Faire, March 13
1250 N. Central Ave.
$5 admission. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Two music venues, Irish step dancing, bagpipes, crafts and children's games. Call 602-280-9221.
Irish Parade, March 13
Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Park Central Mall on Central Avenue in Phoenix. Parade travels from Thomas Road south to Hance Park and Roosevelt Street. Call 623-939-1183.
Open House at the Irish Cultural Center, March 13
1106 N. Central Ave.
No admission. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come and get a sneak peek at the new Irish Cottage, patterned after an 1850s Irish farmhouse, which will house a museum and gift shop celebrating the heritage of the Emerald Isle and Phoenix's sister city Ennis, Ireland. Call 602-258-0109.
"Run for the Green" Old-Fashioned Barrel Racing
Arizona Horse Lovers Park
19224 N. Tatum Blvd.
$20 entry fee. 7 to 9 p.m. Call 602-534-4656.
St. Patty's Day Throwdown
Tempe Beach Park
Mill Ave. and Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe
Gates open at 2 p.m. The shamrocking lineup includes Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Blue October, The Rising, and The Clare Voyants. The Barenaked Ladies headline the 21-and-over show. For indie music lovers, the biggest thrills of the day come courtesy of The Thrills and Howie Day. Call 480-784-4444 or dial up www.ticketmaster.com for tickets, $15.
3131 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 125
Four-course St. Patrick's dinner. $45 includes beer, tax and gratuity. Call 602-956-6900.
801 S. Power Rd., Mesa
No cover. Green beer, drink specials and corned beef and cabbage dinner. Call 480-854-8670.
Casey Moore's Oyster House
850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
No cover. Call 480-968-9935.
College Street Deli
706 S. College Ave., Tempe
Corned beef hash, beer-batter pancakes and green eggs and ham breakfast 7 to 10 a.m. Call 480-966-9254.
Copper Canyon Grill & Brew Pub
5945 W. Ray Rd., Suite 13, Chandler
No cover. Food and drink specials from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Call 480-705-9700.
7133 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
$100 cover for six-course menu paired with Brogan wines, beer and Irish coffee. Call 480-946-3111.
Desert Sweet Shrimp
3202 E. Greenway Rd.,
Buckets of shrimp, drink specials and corned beef and cabbage dinners. Giveaways every hour from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 602-493-4860.
8706 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria
No cover. Corned beef and cabbage, green beer and drink specials. Call 623-979-5353.
The Dubliner Irish Pub and Restaurant
3841 E. Thunderbird Rd.
Call for cover. Irish food specials, Celtic dancing, bagpipes and live Irish bands. Call 602-867-0984.
2398 E. Camelback Rd.
No cover. From 4 p.m. on, $2 pints of green beer, $3 Blarney Stone Sours, $4 shamrock martinis, Guinness and Bailey's specials. $5 corned beef and cabbage. Call 602-957-3214.
1989 W. Elliot Rd., Chandler
$10 cover for outdoor festival. $5 to $10 cover inside (call for details). Irish breakfast inside, most entertainment outside including three bands, Irish artwork, crafts and caricature drawings. Call 480-722-9434.
Four Peaks Brewing Co.
1340 E. Eighth St., Suite 104, Tempe
No cover. Irish breakfast. First 50 breakfast customers get free event shirt. Drink specials until 1 a.m.. Call 480-303-9967.
George and Dragon English Restaurant and Pub
4240 N. Central Ave.
No cover. Drink specials. Call 602-241-0018.
Jilly's American Grill
7301 E. Butherus Dr., Scottsdale
No cover. Irish food and drink specials. Half off everything from 10 p.m. to close. Call 480-368-8663.
13825 N. 32nd St., Suite 32
No cover. Live music. Call 602-992-1007.
John O'Henry's Fine Dining
909 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe
No cover. Vocals, sax and piano by Harry Mathews, 5 to 9 p.m. Food and drink specials. Call 480-730-9009.
Johnson's Bar and Restaurant
401 W. Clarendon Rd.
Dinner and drink specials. Call 602-279-6446.
3114 E. Camelback Rd.
No cover. Corned beef and cabbage. Drink specials all night. Call 602-955-6616.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
2575 E. Camelback Rd.
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. No cover. Live band performance at 4 p.m. Specialty drinks, Irish food. Call 602-468-1200.
Native New Yorker
All Valley locations, visit aznativenewyorker.com for the one nearest you
No cover. Corned beef and cabbage dinner, drink specials. Call 480-464-4383.
2601 W. Dunlap Ave.
$3 donation (charity to be determined). Food and drink specials. Entertainment by the Clare Voyants from 5 to 8 p.m. and the McMorrows from 8:30 p.m. to close. Call 602-997-7714.
2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa
Food and drink specials, giveaways, bikini and wet tee shirt contest, 30-foot rock-climbing wall. Parking-lot party starts at 3 p.m. with live music by Chuck E. Baby, 4 Turns Left, and 68 Guns. Call 480-756-6069.
501 S. Mill Ave., Suite 301, Tempe
No cover for ladies, $5 cover after 9 p.m. Food and drink specials. Call 480-967-3060.
3215 E. Thomas Rd.
No cover. Traditional Irish food and standard pub food specials. Drink discounts. Live Irish and blues music. Call 602-522-0669.
Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub and Restaurant
906 E. Camelback Rd.
No cover. Celebration starts at 6 a.m. with a live "Beth and Bill" Channel 3 broadcast. Two bands, bagpipers, food and drink specials. Call 602-241-1916.
1010 W. Southern Ave., Mesa
$10 cover. Huge outdoor tent party including live bands, Irish food and drinks, bagpipers, jugglers and balloon artists. Call 480-844-1290.
401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Outdoor festival with live entertainment and promotions 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Performances by Blackwood, Keltic Cowboys, and Wild Angels. Call for cover charge, 480-929-9500.
2710 W. Bell Rd.
Arizona's premier pizzeria and sports grill. Food and drink specials. Call 602-789-7979.
Séamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub
18 W. Monroe St.
$5 donation to the Arizona Animal Welfare League. Irish coffee specials in the morning along with Irish step dancing and Irish crafts. Traditional Irish food and whiskey cake all day and night. Entertainment by Shamrocks in the Wind, Blackwood Band, and O'Carroll's Gate. Call 602-253-6081.
Superstition Skies Bar and Seafood Grill
945 E. Scenic St., Apache Junction
No cover. Irish food, green beer and Jell-O shooters all day. Call 480-982-5726.
The Vine Tavern and Eatery on Campus
801 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
No cover. Irish food and drink specials. Call 480-894-2662.
The Vine Tavern and Eatery
2808 E. Indian School Rd.
No cover. Drink specials and Irish food including Reuben sandwiches, shepherd's pie, Irish stew and Dublin dip. Call 602-957-9806.
The Vine Tavern and Eatery
4855 E. Warner Rd., Ahwatukee
$3 green High Life pints. Call 480-893-6525.
The Vine Tavern and Eatery
975 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe
No cover. Irish food specials and $3 pints of green beer. $4 pints of Guinness. Call 480-730-6313.
Cabana's Beach Bar Bladder Buster
6810 E. Fifth Ave., Suite 100, Scottsdale
$5 cover. 1 cent beers starting at 9 p.m. Drink specials all night. Call 480-421-9055.
Carlin's Grog Shop
6070 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
Call for cover. Bagpipes, Irish band, DJ and promotions. Call 602-547-9370.
230 W. Fifth St., Tempe
Call for cover. Ladies and redheads free. Salsa dancing and cabbage bowling. Entertainment by DJ 2%. Call 480-966-8200.
430 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe
$5 for over 21, $10 for 18 to 20. Drink specials. Entertainment by Big Chino and KISS FM. Call 480-894-0533.
Coyote Hill Bar & Grill
12417 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
2 miles west of Glendale Arena
Giveaways, food and drink specials. Call 623-536-7711.
Crabby Don's Bar and Grill
3861 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert
No cover. Roasted pig, drink specials, giveaways all day. Call 480-558-7540.
6463 S. Rural Rd., Tempe
No cover. Entertainment by The Top Cats. Call 480-345-1332.
940 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler
No cover. DJ and "name that tune" trivia contest. Call 480-812-1177.
537 E. Camelback Rd.
No cover. Guinness, Jameson and Bailey's drink specials. Call 602-274-3067.
Hidden House Cocktail Lounge
607 W. Osborn Rd.
No cover. $1 corned beef and cabbage dinner from 5 p.m. to close. Drink specials. Call 602-266-1763.
Hoot & Howl Grub and Pub
55 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear
No cover. Irish sing-along, corned beef and cabbage, green beer, contests, prizes, giveaways. Call 623-932-3580.
Jet Lag Lounge
7908 E. Chaparral Rd., Scottsdale
No cover. Irish food and drink specials. Entertainment by Doc Chaney and Friends. Call 480-941-9144.
701 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
$3 cover. Drink and Irish food specials. Entertainment by Gloritone. Call 480-966-3147.
Maloney's on Campus
955 E. University Dr., Tempe
Phoenix Firefighters Benefit
Proceeds donated to the United Phoenix Firefighters Association. Call for cover information. Tent party from noon to 1 a.m. Drink specials, giveaways, entertainment by The Chadwicks, Metal Head, and Chalmer's Green. Free ride home courtesy of Guinness. Call 480-894-2224.
The Mason Jar
2303 E. Indian School Rd.
$10 cover. Entertainment by bands Norma Jean, Under Oath, Beloved, Dead Poetic, and Haste. Call 602-954-0455.
McDuffy's Sports Bar
230 W. Fifth St., Tempe
Call for cover. Ladies and redheads free. Green beer, drink specials, giveaways, contests and live bands. KDKB radio live from 2 to 7 p.m. Call 480-966-5600.
McDuffy's Wide World of Entertainment
15814 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
$5 after 7 p.m. Ladies free. DJ, dancing, giveaways and drink specials. Call 623-334-5000.
4312 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale
The party begins at noon with green beer for $2 and corned beef and cabbage for $4. Call 480-425-0111.
Murphy's Irish Pub
1126 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 5, Tempe
No cover. Hourly drink specials. Corned beef and cabbage dinner. Call 480-894-0103.
O'Mallys Sports, Spirits and Grill
3544 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix
O'Mallys opens the doors St.Pattys Day at 5:00am with a LIVE broadcast of Power 92's MG's Morning Madhouse live at O'Mallys. Stuntman Gringo Suave performing crazy St Pattys stunts. Mikee Mike spinning live. Serving up Green Eggs and ham.
Stop in for green beer, green eggs, POWER 92 giveaways and more!
Authentic Irish food and green beer served all day, Corned beef and cabbage, Irish Stew.
Giveaways and green beer all day and all night. Appearances throughout the day and evening by the Bud Girls, Bacardi Girls, Hennesy Girls,
The party continues until 1am.
DJ Foreplay aka Scott, DJ Rick Groove, DJ RK. Special Guest DJ AL3.
7220 E. First Ave., Scottsdale
No cover. Hip-hop and Latin dancing, Ping-Pong tournament, specials and giveaways. Call 480-990-0103.
5014 S. Price Rd., Tempe
$5 cover. Green beer and entertainment by Electrik Shock & Guests. Call 480-897-1466.
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
$3 cover, ladies free. Live bands. Call 602-265-4842.
San Felipe's Cantina
20825 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
No cover. Live DJ. Call 480-563-9495.
Sandy's Dirty Drummer
1400 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe
No cover. Giveaways, food and drink specials all night. Call 480-967-2622.
2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale
No cover. Jukebox, no "crappy" green beer. "Quality Irish booze at insanely low" prices. Call 480-947-8723.