St. Patrick's Day celebrations slated Friday through Sunday with something for everyone
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, March 14, 2013
3/14/13 at 4:58 AM
Here's a roundup of 10 (OK, 11) of our favorite St. Pat's get-togethers:
What: St. Patrick's Day Swing Dance
Where: Jazz Depot inside the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 111 E. First St.
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Note: All ages. General admission tickets are $10, available at tulsaworld.com/jazzhalltix and by calling Bettie Downing at 918-281-8609. Pam Van Dyke Crosby will present swing, cha-cha, salsa, tango, rumba, foxtrot and more.
What: St. Patrick's Day 5k and fun run
Where: Brookside; starting line is 4320 S. Peoria Ave.
When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday
Note: Presented by Runners World Tulsa. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma and Tulsa Running Club. St. Patrick's Day-themed dress is encouraged. Learn more at tulsaworld.com/stpatsrun
What: Two-day St. Patrick's Day Blowout
Where: Indoors at Arnie's Irish Bar, 318 E. Second St., and outdoors and under the tent on the corner of Second Street and Elgin Avenue
When: 2 p.m.-close on Saturday and 1 p.m.-close on Sunday
Note: Food trucks include The Dog House, Lone Wolf Banh Mi, Gyros by Ali, Andolini's Pizza, Lola's Gypsy Caravan and Bubba's BBQ. Music includes Dustin Pittsley, Steve Pryor, Paul Benjaman, Jesse Aycock, Chris Combs, Wink Burcham, John Moreland, Sibling Harmony, Sodhouse, The Fiddlers, Cairde na Gael and Larkin. Check the official website at tulsaworld.com/arniesbar for band schedule and other information, or call 918-583-0797.
What: McNellie's Everybody's Irish Party
Where: James E. McNellie's Public House, 409 E. First St.
When: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday
Note: Don't forget your green for access to the Guinness Gig Rig, drinks, Irish pub fare and music.
What: St. Pat's Street Party on Cherry Street
Where: Kilkennys Irish Pub, 1413 E. 15th St., inside and outside
When: Noon-2 a.m. Sunday
Note: Music from Tulsa Honors Orchestra, NSU Jazz Ensemble, Kilkenny Road, Tulsa Metro Pipe Band, Timothy O'Brian Celtic Cheer, Big O Show, Sam & the Stylees and Cairde na Gael. There also will be face painting, Irish fare, beer and T-shirts for sale. All ages. No cover. For reservations or more information, call 918-582-8282.
What: Patrick's 23rd annual Drinkin' O' the Green
Where: Patrick's Pub & Grill, 6520 E. 91st St.
When: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday
Note: Must be 21. Featuring corned beef and cabbage dinner with green beer on tap. Dinners usually are gone by late afternoon. A collectible cup with draft beer purchase also will be available.
What: Baker St. Pub & Grill St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Where: 6620 S. Memorial Dr., indoors and outside underneath a tent
When: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday
Note: St. Pat's dress is encouraged. Green beer and pub food with live music from The Stars, The Sellouts, Hi-Fidelics and Uninvited Guest. Music starts at 3 p.m. Includes giveaways and other events. Call 918-286-2227 for more information. No cover.
What: St. Paddy's Day Gone Way Past Crazy
Where: Ole Memorial Lounge, 1133 S. Memorial Drive
When: 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday
Note: Sing along with Cowboy Up Karaoke and live music from Rickett Pass and Billy Joe Winghead. The menu will also feature chili, corned beef and cabbage, and a chocolate fountain. No cover. Must be 21.
What: Irish music and song
Where: Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main St.
When: 6 p.m. Sunday
Note: Family-friendly. Music group Vintage Wildflowers presents a program of Irish music and song celebrates the music and culture of the Emerald Isle. $5 adults, $2 per child, available at the door.
What: Pokey LaFarge in concert
Where: OK Mozart's house-concert series at Frank Phillips Club, 206 SE Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville.
When: All-ages. Doors 6:30 p.m., showtime 7 p.m. Sunday.
Note: Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show, available at OK Mozart offices and tulsaworld.com/pokeytix His music is a genre-defying blend of American music, including a creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, folk, country blues and Western swing. Loves It will open. Beer, wine and light appetizers are included. All proceeds benefit OK Mozart.
What: Ben Kilgore gets Irish
Where: Full Moon Cafe Cherry Street, 1525 E. 15th St.
When: Music starts at 9:30 p.m. Sunday
Note: Tulsa-raised music star Ben Kilgore brings his rootsy brand of pop to the Full Moon for this St. Patty's night party. Also, get in on green Jello shots, Irish car bombs and other drink specials. Call 918-583-6666 for table reservations. No cover. Must be 21.
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Tulsa Police are stepping up patrols over the holiday weekend, so please don't drink and drive. The Tulsa Police Department and ABLE Commission will focus this year on the Cherry Street, Brookside and downtown areas to help curb drunken driving and related injuries and accidents. A command post also will be set up in the Blue Dome District.
If you need a ride, look for the Missy's Keys4Cabs sticker at any venue you're in. Drivers get a free ride home with this program. For more information and participating restaurants and bars, visit tulsaworld.com/keys4cabs There are member venues in each of the districts that TPD will be patrolling, including Arnie's Bar, McNellie's Public House, Full Moon Cafe, and dozens of other locations. Talk to your bartender to fill out a voucher for the free cab ride home. That's it. It's free, and it could save a life, including your own.
Also AAA offers its Tipsy Tow program in the Tulsa area, which starts noon on Sunday and runs until 4 a.m. Monday. Patrons may call 800-222-4357, press 4 and ask the dispatcher for the Tipsy Tow program.
AAA will tow one car (and a guest) to your residence, as long as it's within a 15 mile radius of where the vehicle is picked up. The service is free, and you don't need to be a AAA member to use it.
Revelers line up outside Arnie's Irish Bar during the annual St. Patrick's Day celebration, which keeps on growing. This year, it's set for Saturday and Sunday on the corner of Second Street and Elgin Avenue in the Blue Dome District. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World file
Larkin headlines the St. Patty's bash at Arnie's on Sunday. NATHAN HARMON / Courtesy