St. Patrick's Day is Sunday and there is not a shortage of ways to celebrate and get your Irish on throughout the weekend.
Shamrock-n-Roll at The Playhouse - Sunday, March 17
The sixties and St. Patty's will collide at the Shamrock-n-Roll at The Playhouse Sunday. To celebrate the opening of "One Night With Janis Joplin" at the Pasadena Playhouse, bands like Dread Zeppelin, Cerny Brothers, Shillaly Brothers and Aquarius will perform free concerts in the Playhouse courtyard.
A Stone Brewing Company beer garden, food trucks, the Cherry Boom Boom 60s dancers, art show by Zona Rosa Caffe, Little Junebugs crafting and a photo opp with Janis Joplin's psychadelically painted 1965 Porsche are also in store.
The tasting will feature specialty craft beers from local favorites including Stone Brewing, Co., Eagle Rock Brewery, Great Divide and Coronado Brewing Co. Representatives from Stone Brewing Distribution will be in the café on Saturday, March 16, from 2 – 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, from noon to 4 p.m. Moviegoers can purchase a four-taster flight for $10, choose a flight paired with their favorite cafe menu item for $16 or purchase a single pint for $8. The café will also offer these specialty brewery picks throughout the weekend for guests unable to attend a tasting event.
If you're looking for a more luxurious, less raucous St. Patrick's Day setting, the Tap Room at the Langham Huntington Hotel has got your number, but still has something for those craving St. Patty's indulgence. Corned beef sliders, and a bacon "Paddy" whiskey cocktail are on the specials menu and upbeat jazz starts Friday and Saturday night at 9 p.m.
OLD TOWN ST. PATRICK'S DAY
For a rundown of places to go in Old Town for festive food, drinks and activities, check out this list provided by Old Pasadena:
Old Pasadena Happy Hour Week - through Friday, March 15
Enjoy extended food and drink specials at dozens of participating venues. More info
Irish Dancing & Live Music at One Colorado - Saturday, March 16, 3-7 p.m.
Family fun with a performance and dance lesson from Cleary Irish Dance, then traditional Irish music with the Straw Boys. More info
iPic March Specialty Cocktails - all month long
Celebrate the luck of the Irish and seriously green cocktails at the Salt Lounge before, during, or after your iPic Theater experience! More info
Lucky Baldwins Pub - Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17 Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Weekend at Lucky Baldwins! Proper pints of Guinness and Corned Beef & Cabbage served all weekend long! More info
The 35er Bar - Sunday, March 17 Voted Best Dive Bar year after year, the 35er is an Old Pasadena tradition! Where else would you want to drink green beer and eat corned beef tacos? More info
Kings Row Gastropub - Sunday, March 17
Party at the Row with live music all day, and of course, Guinness on draft for $5. More info
Pasadena Senior Center - Sunday, March 17, 2-4 p.m.
The annual St. Patrick's Day Tea Dance promises a festive time of food, music, dance, and friendship. More info
Vertical Wine Bistro - Sunday, March 17 Chef Laurent has prepared a very Irish menu for St. Patrick's Day. Choose from Corned Beef or Guinness Stout Marinated Steak. More info
Remember to be safe and don't drink and drive!
Where are you celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Pasadena? Tell us in the comments section below!