St. Patrick's Day Events

Annual Luncheon: The Hibernian Newman Club event features guest speaker U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan and comedy/cabaret by the Meehan Brothers, noon Monday, March 17, $65, 415-609-1860 (tickets). St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell (at Geary), 397-7000.

Black Brothers Tour 2003: One of Ireland's most popular musical families, 8 p.m. Monday, March 17, $15. Freight & Salvage, 1111 Addison (at University), Berkeley, 510-548-1761.

The Boogie Men: Irish band plays at after-parade party, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16. Durty Nelly's, 2328 Irving (at 24th), 415-664-2555.

The Celtic Meltdown St. Patrick's Celebration: Featuring local Celtic Bands such as the Wild Hunt, Sgian Dhu, and Blue on Green, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, $6. Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck (at Prince), Berkeley, 510-841-1424.

Culann's Hounds: San Francisco's own traditional Irish group, 6 p.m. Monday, March 17. Plough & Stars, 116 Clement (at Second Ave.), 751-1122.

Driving with Fergus: Traditional Irish concert, noon-1 p.m. Monday, March 17, free, 510-628-8490 (information). Oakland City Center Square, 12th St. (at Broadway), Oakland, 510-238-6952.

Gabriel Duffin, Pat Hamilton, & Michael Mullen: An evening of tradtional folk music and song, 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, $5. Johnny Foley's/Cellar, 244 O'Farrell (at Cyril Magnin), 954-0777.

An Evening with Ann Saddlemyer: The author of Becoming George: The Life of Mrs. W.B. Yeats reads from her book, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, $5, 415-362-5088 (information). United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave. (at Wawona), 661-2700.

Sandra Galvin: Live music, 1 p.m. Monday, March 17, free. Abbey Tavern, 4100 Geary (at 5th Ave.), 221-7767.

The Gasmen: Live music, 6 p.m. Monday, March 17, free. Blackthorn Tavern, 834 Irving (at 9th), 564-6627.

Gavin and Kimberly Guilfoyle Newsom: Mayoral hopeful hosts an evening of Irish food, dancing and music., 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, free, 415-731-6882 (information). United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave., 661-2700.

Ghirardelli Square St. Patrick's Day Celebration: Family-friendly event with Irish folk tales, traditional dance performances, and live music, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, free. Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point (between Polk & Larkin), 775-5500.

“Hibernia of the New Millennium”: Exhibition of art, sculpture, and installation art by contemporary Irish and Irish-American artists, Thursday, March 13, through May 8; Reception, 7-11 p.m. Thursday, March 13. Lola Gallery, 2517 Mission (at 21st St.), 401-6800.

Irish American Democratic Club Celebration: Celebrate 150 years of Irish-American political participation in the city., 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 13, $15-$25, (927-0542). The Chieftain Irish Pub, 198 Fifth St. (at Howard), 615-0916.

“An Irish American Literary Festival”: Readings by Kate McCafferty, Jacqueline Bishop, Nuala O'Faolain, and many more, 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, free. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4211.

“Irish Art and More by Sherry Sims”: Reception, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, March 15; through April 12, gallery open by appointment only. Whitney Young Cultural Center Mansion, 1101 Masonic (at Haight), 346-8323.

Irish DJs: Seamie, Keith O'Reilly, Pete Fraser, S.J. O'Littlewood, Greg Brosnan, Graham Moore, Ned Muldowney, Neal Crofton, Dahi, and more perform, noon-2 a.m. Sunday, March 16, and Monday, March 17, free. Anu, 43 Sixth St. (at Stevenson), 415-845-9891.

Live music & dancing: The Claddagh Band with Kevin Brennan and the Kennelly Irish Dancers, noon-10 p.m. Sunday, March 16, and Monday, March 17, day admission by reservation both days, $3 advance tickets for Monday after 5 p.m. Harrington's Bar and Grill, 245 Front St. (at Halleck), 415-392-7595.

Louise Crossan & Two's Company: Lunch served from 11:30, music by Louise Crossan & Band 12-4 p.m., Two's Company 5 p.m., 12 p.m. Monday, March 17. United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave. (at Wawona), 661-2700.

Pro-Am Bardathon: Literary karaoke and Best Bad Brogue competition, 7 p.m. Monday, March 17, free. SF Center for the Book, 300 De Haro (at 16th St.), 565-0545.

Rock & Reel: Live music, 2 p.m.-1 a.m. Monday, March 17, free. Ireland's 32, 3920 Geary (at Third Ave.), 386-6173.

The Shots, Heidi-Jane, & Jim Campilongo Electric Trio: Irish skiffle, fiddling reels, jigs, and more, 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, $6. Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St. (at Mission), 647-2888.

St. Patrick's Day Banquet: Irish Literary and Historical Society presents an annual banquet with Irish classical and folk music and speakers, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, $50, 567-2882 (information), reservations required. Marines Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter (at Mason), 877-771-6900.

St. Patrick's Day Block Party: One of the largest local celebrations, featuring traditional Irish music and food, 2 p.m.-midnight Sunday, March 16, and Monday, March 17, free. O'Reilly's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 622 Green (at Stockton), 415-989-6222.

St. Patrick's Day Community and Family Contra Dance: Dance lessons and live music, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 15, free-$10. UC Village Recreation Center, 1125 Jackson (at San Pablo), Berkeley.

St. Patrick's Day Festival: Live Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipes., noon-10 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, March 16, noon-9 p.m. Monday, March 17, free. Buena Vista Cafe, 2765 Hyde (at Beach), 474-5044.

St. Patrick's Day Parade: Annual celebration with live music, dance, and traditional Irish cuisine culminating at the Civic Center, noon Sunday, March 16, free, 675-9885 (information). Market & Second St.

St. Patrick's Day Party: Door prizes, DJ Pat, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday, March 17, free. Mad Dog in the Fog, 530 Haight (at Fillmore), 626-7279.

Street Party: Bagpipers, corned beef and cabbage, Irish dancers, noon-2 a.m. Monday, March 17, free. The Dubliner, 3838 24th St. (at Church), 826-2279.

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