St. Patrick's Day '10 Event Listings

St. Patrick's Day in San Francisco isn't entirely about green beer and trashed frat boys. Okay, so it's mostly about green beer and trashed frat boys. But there is a wider variety of options than simply heading to the nearest O'Somebody's and powering down Guinness pints. From fun runs to church services, here's a brief rundown of events at which to get your Irish up. Find more music and calendar listings online at

The Black Brothers, Marla Fibish: Traditional Irish folk music. Wed., March 17, 8 p.m., $21.50, all ages. Freight & Salvage Coffee House, 2020 Addison (at Milvia), Berkeley, 510-548-7603,

The Bog Savages: Self-proclaimed "Irish rebel music." Wed., March 17, 8:30 p.m. Maggie McGarry's, 1353 Grant (at Vallejo), 399-9020.

Location Info


Freight & Salvage Coffee House

2020 Addison
Berkeley, CA 94704

Category: Coffee Shops

Region: Downtown Berkeley

Maggie McGarry's

1353 Grant
San Francisco, CA 94133

Category: Music Venues

Region: North Beach/ Chinatown

Great American Music Hall

859 O'Farrell
San Francisco, CA 94109

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Hayes Valley/ Tenderloin


853 Valencia
San Francisco, CA 94110

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Mission/ Bernal Heights

Thee Parkside

1600 17th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Potrero Hill

The Irish Bank

10 Mark
San Francisco, CA 94108

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: North Beach/ Chinatown

Elbo Room

647 Valencia
San Francisco, CA 94110

Category: Music Venues

Region: Mission/ Bernal Heights

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Culann's Hounds, Colm ó Riain, The Gas Men: Irish music ranging from the traditional to the modern. Sat., March 13, 9 p.m., $20-$25, all ages. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell (at Polk), 885-0750,

The Dog's Bollocks, The Barbary Ghosts: Sea shanties? Aye! Wed., March 17, 9 p.m., $5. Amnesia, 853 Valencia (at 20th St.), 970-0012,

Filthy Thieving Bastards, Duane Peters & the Great Unwashed, Capt. Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss: Punked-up acoustic tuneage with a distinct Pogues influence. Wed., March 17, 8 p.m., $10. Thee Parkside, 1600 17th St. (at Wisconsin), 252-1330,

St. Patrick's Day Block Party: With traditional music in the afternoon & DJ Pat in the evening. Sat., March 13, 1 p.m.; Wed., March 17, 1 p.m. The Irish Bank, 10 Mark (at Bush), 788-7152,

St. Patrick's Day with the Gas Men & Lucia Comnes: Traditional Irish folk music. Wed., March 17, 9 p.m. Plough & Stars, 116 Clement (at Second Ave.), 751-1122,

St. Patty's Punk Bash X: The Lewd, Undead Boys, Love Songs, Dopecharge, Fast Love, The Keeners: An annual tradition (because even black-and-blue punks like green beer). Wed., March 17, 6 p.m., $8. Elbo Room, 647 Valencia (at 18th St.), 552-7788,

Vagabondage: Singing to us from inside an inebriated accordion, this duo slurs sea shanties, murder ballads, and, well, to be honest, drinking songs. Wed., March 17, 8 p.m., $5. Beale Street Bar & Grill, 133 Beale (at Mission), 543-1961,

18th Hour: St. Pat's Cheese Release Party: Cowgirl Creamery releases a new cheese. Wear green! The cheese is not green, but it has a green rind. And stinging nettles, with stinging nettle leaves. Yum! Thu., March 11, 7 p.m., $5-$10. 18 Reasons, 593 Guerrero (at 18th St.),

Celtic Legends: A new Irish music-and-dancing spectacle under the direction of Riverdance's Michael Londra. Fri., March 12, 8 p.m., $25-$35, all ages, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs (at Fulton), Santa Rosa, 707-546-3600,

Darby O'Gill and the Little People: March's film of the month. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 1 & 4 p.m. Continues through March 27. The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio, 104 Montgomery (at Lincoln), 345-6800,

Irish Flag Raising at San Francisco City Hall Rotunda: Join Mayor Gavin Newsom as he raises the Irish flag over the city. Fri., March 12, 10:30 a.m., free, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett (at Grove), 554-5184,

Don Iwerks: Discusses the Nodal Point Camera invented by his legendary father, Ub, and the making of Darby O'Gill and the Little People. Sat., March 20, 3 p.m. The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio, 104 Montgomery (at Lincoln), 345-6800,

Ladies' Auxiliary Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner: After the parade and festival, a traditional dinner. Sat., March 13, 5 p.m., cost varies. United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco, 2700 45th Ave. (at Sloat), 661-2700,

St. Patrick's Day: Pipers Band, Irish dancing; dining room serves lunch and dinner. Wed., March 17, 11:30 a.m. United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco, 2700 45th Ave. (at Sloat), 661-2700,

St. Patrick's Day 5K: All-ages fun run sponsored by the Dolphin South End Runners. Sun., March 14, 9 a.m., $3-$5 (free for kids 10 and under), Crissy Field, Marshall (at Mason, in the Presidio),

St. Patrick's Day at Ireland's 32: It's an "Irish pub with ties to the IRA/Sinn Fein," so you certainly won't run into too many Protestants at this shindig. Wed., March 17. Ireland's 32, 3920 Geary (at Third Ave.), 386-6173,

St. Patrick's Day Mass at St. Patrick's Church: Led by Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco William Justice. Sat., March 13, 9 a.m., free, St. Patrick's Church, 756 Mission (at Fourth St.), 421-3730,

St. Patrick's Revenge: Third Annual Grab a Pint, Give a Meal Fundraiser: A joint benefit for Doctors Without Borders and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, with music by cover band Strong Like Bull. Sat., March 20, 8 p.m. Harrington's Bar & Grill, 245 Front (at Sacramento), 392-7595,

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