St. Patrick’s Day Bar Happenings
1) St. Patrick’s Day is a good time to have a taste of Ireland’s native waters. (Guinness, Harp, and Murphy’s brews are some good ones as are Tullamore D.E.W. and Jameson Irish whiskies.) Have an old Irish toast, such as “May you be in heaven a full half hour before the devil knows you’re dead,” in any of several happenin’ Irish pubs including Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle, McArdle’s, Murphy’s Taproom, McFadden’s, and ,Riley’s Pour House. For those who don’t imbibe or are designated drivers (thank you!), enjoy a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, a soft drink, or a cup o’ hot tea. (RH)
One of the most popular spots to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle. With a tent connected to the pub, the celebration space is doubled. Irish bands and performers hold court all day and night in both spaces beginning at noon and going until about midnight. Mullaney’s will be featuring the top bands on the Pittsburgh Irish music scene including: Mark Guiser, Whiskey Limerick, and Guaranteed Irish. 2329 Penn Ave., Strip District.
2) Ignacio is one of the fighters for humanity in a post-apocalyptic world where androids have taken over. If that storyline is not compelling enough for you, Disassembly is a sci-fi animated production, influenced by video games, with the soundtrack/script created by Feralcat; a Pittsburgh artist, saxophonist, composer, and producer. Tonight (8 p.m.) and tomorrow (11 a.m. and 8 p.m.) New Hazlett Theatre, 6 Allegheny Square East. North Side.