Weekend listings 3/13-3/15

Mary Mattingly

Whether you’re ethnically Irish and proud, or have no idea what a Blarney Stone is, one thing is for sure- everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. For the 21-and-up crowd, this weekend abounds with drink specials and rowdy fun. From the infamous street party Irish on Ionia to the many pubs located in downtown Grand Rapids, everyone is sure to find something to their liking. For those who will be celebrating in a more sober fashion, there is no shortage of events to check out. LaughFest continues through Sunday, as will the GVSU International Festival.

For those choosing to indulge this weekend, please drink responsibly. No one likes the idiot who decides to get behind the wheel and drive after having a few.

**3/13 Laughter Yoga. 7 p.m. @ Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. Free admission.

**3/13 College Stand-Up Showcase. 7 p.m. @ McFadden’s Pub. Free admission.

**3/13 Full Frontal Nerdity. 7 p.m. @ The Pyramid Scheme. Free admission.

*3/13. Comedy with Yousef Erakat a.k.a FouseyTube. 6-8 p.m. @ the Loosemore Auditorium. LIB 100/201-approved.

3/14. Subject To Change Improv Comedy Show. 7-8 p.m. @ the multipurpose room of the Mary Idema Pew Library. $2 admission.

**3/14. The Kickback Improv. 7 and 9 p.m. @ Dog Story Theater. Free admission.

denote with shamrock 3/14 Irish Ceili & Ice Cream Social. 7-9:45 p.m. @ 24 Fountain Street NE in downtown Grand Rapids. $10/person.

3/14 Duke’s Ball. 7-10:30 p.m. @ the Grand River Room. LIB 100/201- approved.

3/14 Exploring the Music of William Henry Pommer. 8-9:30 p.m. @ the Cook-DeWitt Center. Free admission.

shamrock GRPD pancake breakfast, live music, drink specials and bagpipers throughout at the day @ the B.O.B. Starts at 9 a.m.-no cover charge until 9 p.m. www.thebob.com.

shamrock Breakfast, $3 green beers and live bagpipers @ Flanagan’s. Doors open at 8 a.m. and cover will be charged as it gets busier. www.flanagansgr.com.

shamrock 3/15 Grand Rapids St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Starts at 11 a.m. @ the corner of Monroe St. and Lyon St. before heading down Monroe Center and ending at Veterans Park

shamrock 3/15 Irish on Ionia. 7 a.m.-11 p.m. on Ionia Street. Tickets are $15 at the door. www.irishonionia.com

shamrock 3/15 St. Patrick’s Day Party and Reubens @ St. Adalbert’s Aid Society of downtown Grand Rapids. www.fifthstreethall.com.

*3/15 Fête de la Francophonie. 1-5 p.m. @ the Loosemore Auditorium. LIB 100/201-approved.

*3/15 Soul Food Café. 7-9 p.m. @ the Pere Marquette Room.

**3/15 Our Diversity Show! 8 p.m. at the Wealthy Theatre. $7 admission.

shamrock 3/17 Doors open @ 7a.m. at McFadden’s for an Irish breakfast and a live DJ will start at noon. www.mcfaddensgrandrapids.com.

shamrock 3/17 Mulligan’s opens @ noon

*Part of the Intercultural Festival

**LaughFest event