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Events Guide: St. Patrick’s Day parties in Las Vegas

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Lucky the Leprechaun (Las Vegas resident Brian Thomas) talks to the audience after playing beer pong with Peepshow star Holly Madison at O’Sheas on March 17, 2010.
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It’s that time of year again where everyone is Irish and the green beer flows. Though Las Vegas isn’t Dublin, the food and drink specials on and off The Strip will have you thinking you are a Son of Erin.

Tuesday, March 15:

Tilt Your Kilt Karaoke at McFadden’s: Hosted by 107.9, DJ Squirrel leads karaoke, Desert Skye Pipes & Drums is at 6 p.m., Celtic music is performed by Darby O’Gill and the Little People at 9 p.m., and drink specials include $4 green beers, $4 shots of Jameson, $10 pitchers, $5 cherry and grape bombs and Guinness, Killian’s and Bass specials.

Wednesday, March 16:

St. Patty’s Eve Extravaganza at Ghostbar: Snitch presents a St. Patty’s Eve Extravaganza at Ghostbar featuring residents DJ 88, DJ M!keattack and Dave Fogg.

St. Patrick's Day at O'Sheas

Holly Madison Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

“Cheers to Green Beers” at McFadden’s: McFadden’s and KOMP 92.3 host “Cheers to Green Beers” with $4 green beers all day, as well as Guinness, Killian’s and Bass specials, $4 shots of Jameson and music from Finnegan’s Wake starting at 9 p.m. Plus, hardcore partygoers still around at 3:17 a.m. are eligible for a spectacular McFadden’s giveaway in honor of March 17.

Thursday, March 17:

St. Patty’s Party at Crazy Horse III: Crazy Horse III celebrates everyone’s favorite drinking holiday with Budweiser and Bud Light beer buckets for $20 and Irish-inspired shots of Jameson and Irish Car Bombs for $5.

Erin Go Bra-gh 3 at Blush: Blush celebrates St. Patrick's Day in its own special way with Erin Go Bra-gh 3, sponsored by Jameson. The top three sexiest females wearing green will win more than $5,000 in cash and prizes.

St. Patty's Party at PBR Rock Bar: Bartenders will be serving traditional drink favorites, including green beer, margaritas and daiquiris. Specialty drinks will be sold in either 80-ounce Green Guitars for $35, 100-ounce Super Yards for $38 or the 64-ounce Green Super Beers for $24. Other drink specials include $5 draft beer, 2-for-1 Bud Light commemorative bottles and specials on Irish Car Bombs.

With a Bible & a Gun at the House of Blues Courtyard: House of Blues at Mandalay Bay is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebration featuring With a Bible & a Gun on the Courtyard Stage for three nights. The L.A.-based quartet specializes in Johnny Cash classics, and they’ll be performing free shows.

Shamrock-A-Rama St. Patrick’s Day Festival: The Arts Factory’s Irish festival offers drink specials including $4 green beer, $4 shots of whiskey and $5 Irish iced teas and Irish car bombs. “Mother Effing Shots” specials begin at 7 p.m., and guests have to swear to receive their specially priced shots. Bar + Bistro offers corned beef and cabbage, as well as favorite bar bites including chicken wings, chicken strips, fries and more. Entertainment includes The Dirty Panties and My First Roden and comedy from Drunken Irish Priest, Rob Cole and Filthy Irish Jokes.

Shamrock Shindig at Silverton: Veil Pavilion at The Silverton goes green for the Shamrock Shindig featuring a cabbage and potato eating contest at 7 p.m., a Miss Sexy St. Patty’s Day contest, music by Joshua Tree and drink specials including $1 beers, $10 pitchers, free green Jell-O shots while they last and beer pong.

Grand opening of Ri Ra: Ri Ra Irish Pub at Mandalay Place officially opens its doors for business on St. Patrick’s Day. The day begins at 10 a.m. with a parade through the property featuring bagpipers and Irish dancers. Ri Ra will be serving an authentic Irish cocktail, the Fat Frog, a unique blend of vodkas and Irish flavors, and The Chancey Brothers and Boston’s Erin OG will provide the music.

St. Patrick’s Day at J.C. Wooloughan: On St. Patrick’s Day, doors open at 10 a.m. Traditional bagpipes launch the entertainment lineup at noon with John Windsor, Nick Manterra & Fidler, Vegas U2, Cletus & the Sweat and The Wild Celts providing music throughout the day. The Backyard opens with entertainment starting at 2 p.m. with The Wild Celts taking the stage at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub or can be reserved by calling 702-869-7725.

St. Patrick’s Day with House of Pain at Tao: Irish-American hip-hoppers House of Pain will celebrate the holiday at Tao. If you lose your confidence on the dance floor, remember to just "Jump Around."

Gold at the End of the Rainbow at Moon: What’s better than green beer on St. Patrick’s Day? Free green beer! Listen to a traditional Irish band while you sip on complimentary Miller Lite from 11 p.m. to midnight. Bring all your friends because the person with the largest entourage all wearing green wins $2,500.

St. Patty’s Day at Blue Martini: Enjoy live music by Acoustic Soul and great drink specials. Ladies receive a Guinness, green martini and Jameson and ginger ale open bar from 4 to 6 p.m., and men get half off Jameson and Guinness all night long.

St. Patrick’s Day at Green Valley Ranch: Enjoy green beer for $3 a glass or $4 Jameson specials at GVR’s Ovation or Quinn’s Irish Pub. Enter the beer pong tourney for a shot at prizes and enjoy live entertainment, including Irish rockers Darby O’Gill and the Little People, who take the stage at 10 p.m.

Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival: Henderson is hosting the 45th annual Southern Nevada Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival March 17-20. The family-friendly event includes a parade, carnival, entertainment, car show and more. The parade is 10 a.m. Saturday.

St. Patrick’s Day Bash at McFadden’s: X107.5, KLUC 98.5 and MIX 94.1 kick off the celebration bright and early at McFadden’s with “Kegs and Eggs.” Early risers can enjoy all-you-can-drink-and-eat kegs and eggs from 7 to 11 a.m. for $20. The first 21 people to arrive receive a free beer for the 21 Shotgun Salute Beer Chug. An Irish breakfast will be served all day for $10. A “Mid-day Mind Eraser” open bar keep partygoers going from 2 to 4 p.m. for $20. Each quest receives a McFadden’s souvenir yard glass with admission, along with $4 green beers, $6 Jameson shots, $5 green injection shots, $3 green Jell-O shots and green beer bongs and Guinness, Killian’s and Bass specials.

St. Patrick's Day Parade 2009 in Henderson

St. Patrick's Day Festival 2009

The “Build Your Own Green Bikini” contest offers a $1,000 cash prize, plus an Epiphone guitar custom painted by Jason Oberly. Entertainment includes Irish dancers Bread and Circus from 2 to 6 p.m., the bagpipe band McFadden’s Desert Skye Pipes & Drums all day, as well as DJ Ted from 7 a.m. until close.

Green eggs and ham at Rhumbar: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green eggs and ham burritos and mojitos at Rhumbar while watching March Madness on all the big screens and listening to the sounds of DJ Pony P. Drink specials include $30 for six Miller Lites and a souvenir cooler, 6 Milagro Tequila Bloody Marias or Stolichnaya Green Bloody Marys.

Beer garden at Mandalay Beach: Mandalay Bay is staging a two-day celebration starting Thursday from noon until 5 p.m., including complimentary admission to a DJ set at Mandalay Bay Beach. Guests also can listen to the music and purchase a $39 all-you-can-drink pass, which grants entry to Moorea Beach Club Beer Garden. The schedule includes performances by Darby O’Gill and The Little People, Vegas U2 and The Wild Celts, along with a DJ.

St. Patrick’s Day party at Minus5: Minus5 Ice Bar celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with an ice luge in front of the lounge. Green shots will be served throughout the evening, and the entire ice bar will be green.

Celtic Feis at NY-NY: Celtic Feis returns to New York-New York featuring a full weekend of Irish entertainment, music and, of course, beer. The party kicks off at 11 a.m. on St. Patty’s Day with a bagpipers parade, followed at 11:30 a.m. with live music along the Brooklyn Bridge performed by Sin E Ri Ra. The Celtic Rockers take the stage from 5 to 9 p.m., and Sin E Ri Ra return to close the party from 9:30 p.m. until 2:15 a.m.

Irish music at Nine Fine: Nine Fine Irishmen Pub kicks off its festive atmosphere from noon until 4 p.m. with Irish favorites Mike Bowman followed by Frank Joseph, and concludes with The Limey Barstewards from 9:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.

St. Patty’s Day fundraiser at Murphy’s Law: Murphy’s Law Bar & Grill is celebrating the luck of the Irish with an all-day block party with food and drink specials, live music, games, giveaways and green beer. Murphy’s Law is partnering with HELP of Southern Nevada to raise money for those in need. Enjoy $3 green beers, with the first one free with a boxed or canned good donation for HELP. Other drink specials include Guinness, Harp, Magner’s Cider, Smithwick’s, Jameson shots, Irish Leprechaun shots and Murphy’s Stout, each for $5. Food specials include bacon ranch fries, Banger on a Bun, corned beef and cabbage soup and Irish Car Bomb Brownies ’n’ Creme, each for $5. Guests can receive a free shot of Feckin Irish Whiskey with the purchase of any Murphy’s Law shirt. DJ Wes and DJ Kram will spin Irish favorites and dance music beginning at 4 p.m., and the Jameson Girls, Guinness Girls and mascot Pint the Guinness will get guests in the mood with Irish giveaways and fun activities.

St. Pat’s Party at The Fitz: Downtown Las Vegas revelers can enjoy Irish whiskey, green beer and food specials, a strolling Irish musical duo, dancing DJs, St. Patrick’s Day souvenirs and great giveaways, including Fitz staycations and a trip to San Diego. KMXB Mix 94.1 will do a Happy Hour live broadcast from The Fitz.

Drink specials at Zeffrino: Zeffrino in The Canal Shoppes at The Venetian is going Irish for the day. Guests can enjoy a Lucky Leprechaun Martini featuring Stoli Citros, Apple Pucker and Midori. Irish Coffee and Jameson drinks also are available for $5.

St. Patrick’s Day party at P.J. Clarke’s: P.J. Clarke’s at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will make a $10,000 donation and provide 20 percent of all T-shirt sales from March 17-20 to the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education in Las Vegas.

St. Patrick’s menu at Yard House in Town Square: Yard House will feature entrees including corned beef brisket, shepherd’s pie and a grilled corned beef sandwich. Green beer and specialty cocktails such as the Get Lucky Lemon Drop, Lucky Leprechaun, Pot of Gold and Celtic Mojito will be featured specials.

St. Patty’s menu at Miller’s Ale House: Miller’s Ale House is featuring corned beef and cabbage, Irish nachos and a corned beef reuben.

O’Sheas Block Party: Peepshow and Holly’s World star Holly Madison will take on Lucky the Leprechaun in a beer pong rematch. Enjoy music from Joshua Tree, Limey Bar and Sin City Sinner, plus go-go dancers in Irish-inspired outfits. Drink specials include $3 Bailey’s and Jameson shots, $4 Miller/Coors draft, $5 Guinness draft, $6 Heinekens and $8 for all other drinks. Food specials include 2 for $5 corned beef kraut sliders and 2 for $5 Guinness beef sliders.

St. Patty’s Day Pub Crawl at the Fremont Street Experience: The Golden Gate Hotel, Fremont Casino , Binion’s, Fitzgerald’s, Four Queens and Hennessey’s are offering drink specials in honor of the holiday. Enjoy entertainment from fiddlers, Tempest, Hardwood Hotties, Whiskey Galore, Carl Ferris, Vegas U2, Dream Team Divas and the Red Not Chili Peppers.

St. Patrick’s Day celebration at McCormick & Schmick’s: The 12th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration includes lunch specials beginning at 11 a.m. Guests can enjoy Happy Hour and dinner specials with live music from 6 to 9 p.m., as well as the annual “Kiss a Stranger at McCormick & Schmick’s.

Corned beef eating contest at Hash House A Go Go: Guests can participate in a corned beef eating contest beginning at 2 p.m. at the Sahara location of Hash House A Go Go. Happy Hour food and drink specials are from 2 to 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 20:

Post-St. Patrick's Day brunch at Simon: If you had to work during the St. Patrick's festivities or you partied a little too hard and need recovery food, Simon at Palms Place is offering post-St. Patrick's Day brunch featuring green eggs and ham, pistachio pancakes, corned beef hash, Lucky Charms treats and shamrock shakes.

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