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St. Patrick's Day celebrations

It's St. Patrick's Day. Here's where to celebrate.

March 18, 2011
  • A marcher plays the bagpipes on Flower Street in the Los Angeles St. Patrick's Day parade from years past. The parade was canceled, but there are still plenty of St. Patrick's Day celebrations going on around Southern California.
A marcher plays the bagpipes on Flower Street in the Los Angeles St. Patrick's… (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

Casey's St. Patrick's Day The Irish bar — one of the prideful and proper in Los Angeles — closes down Grand Avenue for a celebration that will include music from the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band, DJs and live music from a U2 cover band. Casey's, 613 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. 6 a.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

St. Patrick's Day Festival This is a big whammy of Irish pride featuring a mini-parade, Irish food and drink, the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band (busy day for these guys), appearances by the Los Angeles Kings Ice Girls and the Los Angeles Laker Girls and more. L.A. Live, Nokia Plaza, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles. 4-8 p.m. Free. LALive.com/stpattysday

Leprethon! Horror fans celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a triple feature of schlocky terror comedies: "Leprechaun 3," "Leprechaun 4: In Space," and "Leprechaun in Da Hood." Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. 8 p.m. $12. Cinefamily.org

Molly Malone's Like any self-respecting Irish bar, March 17 just means more of what they do best: Serving the booze and hosting red-faced musicians to sing the classics of County Cork. First band starts at noon; last one, 11:30 p.m. 575 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles Cover charge after 1 p.m. (323) 935-1577.

"This Is Ireland" A multimedia expression of Irish music, culture and history with Pierce Brosnan, Celine Byrne, Roma Downey, Storm Lee, Gayle Levant, Sam McElroy and others. Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles. 8 p.m. $38-$88. UCLALive.org

St. Patrick's Day Festival Celebrate St. Patrick's Day two days in a row with green beer, corned beef cabbage, live Irish music, and more. California Theatre of the Performing Arts, 562 W. 4th St., San Bernardino. Thu-Fri 4 p.m. Free. (909) 885-5152.

Lola's The popular nightspot will serve Irish-inspired dishes and drinks on St. Patty's Day. You can fill up on Irish potato soup, beef stew and whiskey bread pudding, among other dishes, and wash them down with a "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" martini, a pint of Guinness or a mug of Irish coffee. Lola's, 945 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (323) 654-5652, LolasLA.com

Villain's Tavern This is an English-style pub, but who's splitting hairs when they have drink specials so generous they can blot out memories of years of troubles? Also, there will be live music to go with those $8 Guinness-Jameson shots. 1356 Palmetto St. Mischief starts at 5:30 p.m. (213) 613-0766.

St. Patrick's Day Beer Fest Three locations are offering suds, Irish dancing ladies, live bands, DJs and other celebrations for your smilin' Irish eyes. Egyptian Theatre courtyard, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. Also at Pig N' Whistle and Maui N' Sons. 6-9 p.m. $10-$20. CaliforniaNightlife.com

Magnolia Bakery For those with a sweet tooth, the bakery will be offering its classic chocolate and vanilla cupcakes topped with festive green decorations. Magnolia Bakery, 8389 W. 3rd St., (323) 951-0636; MagnoliaBakery.com

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