Weekend Event Picks: Shamrock The Block, Tony Bennett at the Altria, Southern Women’s Show, and more

Weekend Event Picks: Shamrock The Block, Tony Bennett at the Altria, Southern Women’s Show, and more

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, and there are no shortage of ways to celebrate it. Here are our top picks, along with a couple other things to check out this weekend including Tony Bennett at the Altria and the Southern Women’s Show.

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St. Patrick’s Day events

The Rosie’s St. Patrick’s Day Back Lot Party starts at 10 a.m. at Rosie Connolly’s Pub, 1548 E. Main St. Attendees will hear live music from the Cary St. Ramblers, Andy Cleveland and Glenn Sutor, the Greater Richmond Pipes and Drums and the Metro Richmond Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. Irish dancing will be performed by the Baffa Academy of Irish Dance. Guinness and Jameson will be plentiful.

Shamrock The Block will take place in Scott’s Addition along N. Boulevard between W. Broad Street and W. Leigh Street Saturday from 11:00 AM through 6:00 PM and will include live bands, a kids zone, vendors, food, beer, and more

At O’Toole’s Restaurant & Pub, 4800 Forest Hill Ave. Music will start at 11:30 a.m. Artists include the PressGang, Danovic’s, Pugh’s Mahoney and the Hullabaloos.

St. Patrick’s Day with the Donnybrooks starts at noon at the Rare Olde Times Public House, 10602 Patterson Ave. in Henrico County, and will include a performance by a Celtic string band, the Donnybrooks.

St. Patrick’s Day at The Circuit, an arcade bar at 3121 W. Leigh St., starts at 1 p.m. Attendees can participate in a guitar hero tournament, enter a raffle for prizes and hear live music with artists F1NG3RS, 8-Bit Mullet and Don Chirashi.

St. Patrick’s Day Turn-Up with Vibe Riot starts at 7 p.m. at the Castleburg Brewery and Taproom, 1626 Ownby Lane. The bands Vibe Riot and Jaewar will provide an uplifting concert featuring a funk rock soul band and special guests.

A St. Patrick’s Day celebration starts at 10 a.m. at Keagan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2251 Old Brick Road in Glen Allen. Musicians are performing live. The artists will include the Greater Richmond Bagpipes and Drums, Bobby Baine and DJ Lix. Green beer will be served.

A Silly Supper St. Patrick’s Day starts at 5 p.m. at Hutch Bar + Eatery, 1308 Gaskins Road in Henrico. The gathering will offer rainbow crafts and green food for kids and cocktails and green beer for adults.

Other area events

Southern Women’s Show returns to the Richmond Raceway Complex – The Southern Women’s Show returns today, March 16th, through the 18th at the Richmond Raceway Complex, bringing with it an array of celebrity appearances, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, and the latest in health, fitness, and beauty, plus hundreds of vendors and boutiques filled with spring styles, trendy jewelry, home décor, gourmet treats, and lots more. Nationally known designer, author and TV host Vern Yip, best known from HGTV and TLC’s “Trading Spaces,” appears on the James River Air Fashion & Entertainment Stage March 17th to share design advice and stylish living inspiration. Tickets and more info here.

Tony Bennett performs at the Altria Theater – With worldwide record sales in the millions and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes nineteen Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture. He’ll bring his crooning voice to the Altria Theatre this Saturday, March 17th, and tickets are still available for the 7:30 PM show, which start at $55. More here.

Editor’s note: Capital News Service reporters contributed to this report.

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