FRIDAY MARCH 15
8pm. Oi! The St-Patrick Weekend @ Coop Katacombes, 1635 St-Laurent. When St-Patrick’s Day lands on a weekend (the luck of the Irish is at work here, for sure) some people will just wanna rage. Hard. All weekend. Katacombes presents an amazing line-up of metal and Celtic punk bands for your St-Patty’s mosh-pit purposes from Friday March 15 to Sunday March 17. Tickets are roughly $30 and single-day/two-day passes are available. Check out ticket information and the full line-up of acts here.
8pm. Stars @ Theatre Corona, 2490 Notre-Dame West. Canadian indie lovelies Stars will grace a Montreal stage two evenings in a row this weekend, because they just know how much we love them. Tickets are $27 and available here for both dates. Check out the awesome cover art/photo for their latest EP “You Guys Are Awesome” here (they love Montreal just as much, clearly!)
SATURDAY MARCH 16
11am. Disco Déjeuner w/ John Lee @ Nouveau Palais, 281 Bernard West. Stray from your regular Saturday breakfast location and check out Nouveau Palais’ music n’ mimosas (there better be some mimosas!) brunch event, featuring tunes by John Lee. Brunch will be served until 3pm.
10pm. Guilty Pleasures // Dirty Gold // St-Patrick’s Day Edition @ The Blue Dog Motel, 3958 St-Laurent. Dance up a green-beer-induced storm at Blue Dog this weekend, featuring hip-hop, party tunes and cheap beer. No cover.
SUNDAY MARCH 17
St-Patrick’s Day Pre-Parade Breakfast @ several Montreal Irish pubs. Did you know that several downtown Montreal Irish pubs serve an annual breakfast on St-Patrick’s Day morning to fill your belly with food before you inevitably fill it with booze? McLean’s, Hurley’s, McKibbons (both locations), Ye Olde Orchard (downtown), Madhatters and Irish Embassy will all be serving up something hot in the wee hours. Breakie usually starts at 7am or 8am and lasts until noon or 2pm depending on the location. What are your feelings on black pudding and fried tomatoes? Go establish an opinion.
12pm. St-Patrick’s Day Parade @ St-Catherine Street, East from du Fort to Aylmer. Montreal’s 189th St-Patrick’s Day Parade will no doubt bring out the masses of semi-still-drunk youth (so, you and I), children, grandparents, newscasters, green and gold mascots and Montreal celebrities. Stash a flask and a pair of Raybans (it’s supposed to be sunny – fingers crossed!) in your pocket, grab a coffee and head down early for a good parade vantage point. If you stick near Crescent and Bishop, the pubs are only mere steps away if you get bored. This is an annual and truly wonderful Montreal tradition that everyone should experience at least once (and preferably with Jamieson on hand)!
9pm. Lipster Sundays @ The Royal Phoenix, 5788 St-Laurent. I have a feeling you may be flat on your back in a ditch by the time evening rolls around (St-Patrick’s Day, etc.) but on the off-chance that you want to eat poutine and sing karaoke – which you can definitely do while drunk, now that I think about it – head up to the Royal Phoenix for their weekly karaoke sesh and beer specials!