St. Paddy’s Day weekend warrior edition

149294646Erin go bragh! It doesn’t matter if you have green in your veins or not, Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day.

There’s something for everybody: green beer for you college kids, traditional Irish music for those who miss the Emerald Isle and even some Irish-inspired physical activities.

So grab your shamrock, put on your favorite green shirt and enjoy yourself. And may the luck of the Irish be on your side this St. Patrick’s Day.


The Fiddlers of Inishbofin – Ah, the fiddlers of Ireland. What better way to prepare yourself for St. Paddy’s Day then to watch this musical comedy about (you guessed it) the fiddlers of Ireland? Come to the Burren (247 Elm St.) at 7:30 p.m. for this play. Tickets cost $25 and all proceeds benefit breast cancer research.

Humor from my Pen – The Center for Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave.) presents a weeklong show of 30 cartoons by Cuban artist Gerardo Hernández, one of the five Cuban political prisoners held by the U.S. since for the last 25 years. Hernández is serving two life sentences and creates these cartoons to express his political thoughts. This event starts at 7 p.m. and is free.

A Benefit for the Somerville Museum and A Celebration of the Emerald Isle – Ah, the Emerald Isle. Come join this Irish celebration that will feature live Irish music by Roseanne Santucci and friends. Finger food and beverages will be served throughout the evening and guests will be invited to participate in a silent auction showcasing various products and services from Somerville and beyond. This event will be held at the Historic First Methodist Churcu (1 Summer St.) and starts at 7 p.m. tickets are $50.


Ward 6 Democratic Committee Caucus, Delegate Election – Amidst all the St Patrick’s Day celebrations, here’s a very important event. All Ward Six committee members and registered Ward 6 Somerville democrats are invited to attend and participate in the Call to Caucus for delegates to the Democratic State convention July 13th, 2013. This event will be held at the Somerville Community Baptist Church (31 College Ave.) at 10:15 a.m.

SLAM St. Patrick’s Local Artist Market – The popular Saturday Local Artist Market (SLAM) is going Irish on Saturday! The market will feature some Irish themed work as well as a wide range of painting, photography, jewelry, textiles and much more. All Irish themed, of course! The market starts at noon and is held at the Burren (246 Elm St.).

The Battery – The Somerville Theatre (55 Davis Sq.) presents a story of two former ballplayers that joing forces after a zombie breakout wipes out the vast majority of the population. Like a modern day odd couple, the pair finds themselves at constant odds at how to proceed. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $10.

Dead Man Walking – It’s a big weekend for the Somerville Theatre (55 Davis Sq.) and zombies, as they are also presenting this movie by Jake Heggie. “Dead Man Walking” receives its New England premiere 13 years after its critically acclaimed debut in San Francisco. Show times very and tickets cost $15-$25.


Boston Sports Clubs “ShamROCK Your Body” Free Fitness Class on St. Patrick’s Day – Need to get your sweat on during St. Patrick’s Day? Look no further. The Boston Sports Club is offering a free Celtic-themed functional training workout on Sunday. What is a Celtic-themed workout, you ask? Try Shamrock sit-ups, Irish twists and Kiss me Kettle bell swings. Still not sure what all that is? I guess you are just going to have to make your way to the Boston Sports Club (70 Station Landing) to find out.

Bars to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – We knew it was going to come out to this, no? Somerville has plenty of bars for you to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day – from Bull MCabe’s (466A Somerville Ave.) and its Irish breakfast buffet to Olde Magoun’s Saloon and its live music, you really can’t go wrong. For the sake of it, though, here’s a list of bars to celebrate the greenest of days. Be safe and enjoy!

Bull McCabe’s?- 466A Somerville Ave.?
The Burren -?247 Elm St.?
Daddy Jones?– 525 Medford St.?
The Independent?- 75 Union Square?
Joshua Tree – 256 Elm St.?Olde Magoun’s Saloon?- 518 Medford St.?
PJ Ryan’s -?239 Holland St.?
Precinct? – 70 Union Square
Sally O’Brien’s – 355 Somerville Ave.