St. Practice Day at B.D. Riley’s. You thought you could do St. Patrick’s Day the right way without any practice? Apparently you thought wrong, but B.D. Riley’s is here to coach you through it. They’ll have live music all day to fuel your vigorous training. Details: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. B.D. Riley’s (204 E. 6th St). No cover.
St. Patrick’s Day Ceili. Central Market pairs with the Irish Dance Center for a Ceili, a popular form of folk dancing in Ireland. The performance will be set to traditional Irish music by the Tea Merchants. Perfect for those who can’t celebrate on a Tuesday. Details: Sunday, 3 p.m. Central Market (4001 N. Lamar Blvd). Free.
15th St. Patrick’s Day Festival. The Celtic Cultural Center of Texas hosts their annual festival celebrating Irish culture. Expect local Celtic musicians and performers, Irish language workshops, and corned beef. Don’t count on any leprechauns or green beer. Free parking for those wearing green. Details: Tuesday, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Shoal Crossing Event Center (8611 North Mopac). $15 gate/$12 adv for adults.
North by Northwest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. With a specially cask-conditioned version of head brewer Kevin Roark’s much loved Irish Stout as well as his Red Zeppelin Irish Red Ale, savory Irish stew and soda bread and a little folk music, NXNW will be serving up an authentic celebration at both their north and south locations. Details: Tuesday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. North By Northwest Restaurant and Brewery (10010 N. Capital of Texas Highway, 5701 W Slaughter Ln. Ste. D)
Fado Irish Pub Austin St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Bash. Fado’s is not holding back for their St. Paddy’s Day celebration – their doors open at 6 a.m. for Kegs & Eggs. They’ll have giveaways, Jason and Deb of 101x, multiple bars, food tents, and live entertainment all day and night. They’ll even shut down 4th St to expand the party. Details: Tuesday, 6 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Fado Irish Pub (214 4th St). $15 after 2 p.m. or buy tickets in advance.
Opal Divine’s St. Patrick’s Day. All three locations will start the day at 7 a.m. with an Irish breakfast, followed by live music until late into the night. They’ll keep bellies full with food specials and their selection of craft beers and Irish whiskies. The event is family friendly, but dogs should be left at home. Details: Tuesday at Opal Divines Penn Field, Davenport, and Marina. Times vary by location. No cover.
St. Patrick’s Day Party on the Patty-O. An outdoor celebration with all day drink specials on green beer and other festive beverages, live music, and DJ showcases. Details: Tuesday, 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakeasy (412 Congress Ave). No cover.
St. Patrick’s Day at B.D. Riley’s. You’ve prepared yourself with St. Practice Day, and now it’s time for the main event. Enjoy live music from seven bands, including Sean Orr’s Celtic Band capping the night. Delve into the menu of Irish favorites that surely pair well with Guinness. Details: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-1:30 a.m. B.D. Riley’s (204 E. 6th St). No cover.