7th Annual Bloomin' Beerfest
As Joyce wrote, "Love loves to love love," and on Bloomsday, we love to love beer. No, Bloomsday isn't a celebration of Irish independence or lepurchans, it's about celebrating the life of Irish author James Joyce and his novel Ulysses. The day takes its name from the work's main character Leopold Bloom, who on June 15th travels around Dublin and among other things, drinks. In honor of his adventure the Arizona Irish Cultural Center will host their 7th Annual Bloomin' Beerfest with specialty beers, live music and Ulysses readings throughout the night. Tickets cost $27 in advance online or $37 at the gate and includes activities plus 16 tickets, which can be used for beer and/or food. Admission for children under 12 costs $1, though the event is geared toward adults. The celebrations run from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday.