Stouts, Soda Bread and Song: St. Patrick’s Day in Somerville

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Seeing green? Good, because St. Patrick’s Day is here! There is no shortage of ways to celebrate this Friday—whether you’re Irish or not. We’ve rounded up festivities around the ‘Ville.

  • Aeronaut Brewery is stretching the celebration out over two days—and for a good cause! They’re fundraising for the Irish International Immigrant Center with Irish music, dancing, theater, poetry and STOUTS! Get ready to celebrate For the Love of Ireland on Friday from 7:30 to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Take in some Irish theater at the Rockwell, which is showing Jimmy Titanic presented by Tir na Theatre. Catch the play between March 15 and March 19.
  • Anna’s Taqueria is bringing back its limited edition cabbage and corned beef burrito on Friday. Grab this multi-cultural grub at any of Anna’s seven locations. (You can even order a whole bunch for your office to get the party started before you all head out for green beer.)
  • With four shows throughout the afternoon and evening, The Burren will have all kinds of Irish fun on Friday. Head in for their St. Patrick’s Day Variety Show, which will be accompanied by a traditional Irish meal of either corned beef and cabbage or Guinness beef stew with soda bread. There’s also a vegetarian option!
  • For some live music, head over to Thunder Road for the Sons Of Businessmen St Patrick’s Day Party. We even heard they’ll be opening with some Irish tunes to get the party started.
  • Olde Magoun’s Saloon will open early—10 a.m.—to make sure you do the holiday right. Friday night, head there to enjoy live music by Ronan Quinn from 4 to 7 p.m. The Saloon will serve traditional Irish food all weekend, including a full Irish breakfast, shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage and Irish boiled bacon dinner.
  • American Fresh Assembly Row wants you to Keep Calm and Shamrock on with the Buzz at the beer garden. With live music and lots of beer!
  • For more fun in Assembly Row, head over to Muse Paintbar for a Celtic Magic class. And for a full rundown of what’s happening along the Mystic on Friday, check out this shamrock-laden map:

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  • And after the weekend is out, don’t forget to check out the Irish Film Festival Boston at the Somerville Theatre from March 23 through March 25.

Is your business or organization doing something to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day? Add your event to this list by submitting it to our online calendar or contacting Kate Douglas at kdouglas@scoutmagazines.com.

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