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SINGIN' IN THE GREEN : The Irish group Danú performs March 11, to get everyone in the mood for the big day.

Green Day

All things Irish: bagpipers and green beer sighted in valley. Most of the events take place on March 17, but at some places the fun starts a few days early.

By Richard von Busack



A Stanford Lively Arts concert with traditional Irish group. Wed, Mar 11, 8pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford University, $36-$40, 650.725.2787.

Four Shillings Short

The renowned Celtic group performs several concerts. Fri, Mar 13, 8pm, at Claddagh Irish Pub and Restaurant, 1300 First St, Gilroy, 408.848.5050; also Sun, Mar 15, 4-8pm, St. Catherine's Catholic Church, 17400 Peak Ave, Morgan Hill, $10, 408.779.0542; also Tue, Mar 17, noon-3pm, Claddagh Irish Pub.

Shay and Michael Black

The Celtic Society presents the singing siblings from Ireland's first family of song. Mon, Mar 16, 7:30pm. $18/$20. Theatre on San Pedro Square 29 N. San Pedro St, San Jose, 408.847.6982.


Alex's 49er

Serving up a traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage for 1 cent, plus $2 drafts all day. Tue, Mar 17, 2pm until it's gone. 2214 Business Circle, San Jose, 408.279.9737.

The Bank

The Irish bar will serve up corned beef and cabbage, Big Daddy BBQ plus $3 green beer and Guinness on Tap. Plus free karaoke at 9pm. Tue, Mar 17. 14421 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, 408.867.5155.

The Blank Club

Celebrate the Irish holiday with the Cold Chillin' Djs. No cover. Tue, Mar 17, 9pm. 44 S. Almaden Ave, San Jose, 408.292.5265.

Blinky's Can't Say

In honor of St. Patrick, the cafe is serving up corned beef and cabbage all day, plus $2 specials on draft bud. Tue, Mar 17. 1031 Monroe St, Santa Clara, 408.985.7201.

Blue Pheasant

Indulge in a special St. Patrick's Day menu Tue, Mar 17. 22100 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, 408.255.3300.


Drink specials, entertainment and more. Tue, Mar 17. 1209 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale, 408.245.2800.

Britannia Arms Almaden

A St. Paddy's Day feast, featuring Irish food, pipers and live music from D Fuze at 9pm. Tue, Mar 17. 5027 Almaden Expwy, San Jose, 408.266.0550.

Britannia Arms Cupertino

A celebration with a themed Irish menu. 1087 S. De Anza Blvd, San Jose, 408.252.7262.

Britannia Arms San Jose

A party in honor of the Irish saint, featuring the Monte Sereno/Los Gatos Pipe band, Irish dancers, corned beef and cabbage, drink specials and DJ AS-IS. Tue, Mar 17. 173 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose, 408.278.1400.

British Bankers Club

The BBC will be serving corned beef and cabbage, green beer and Irish drink specials. Plus live entertainment. Tue, Mar 17. 1090 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, 650.327.8769.


Celebrate with corned beef and cabbage plus other Irish favorites and drink specials. Tue, Mar 17. 1710 W. Campbell Ave, Campbell, 408.374.5777.


The dive bar has drink specials all day long. Tue, Mar 17. 98 Almaden Ave, San Jose, 408.995.6220.

Cardiff Lounge

Celebrate St. Patrick with Irish drink specials. Tue, Mar 17. 260 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell, 408.374.7477.


Music with Element and drink specials. Tue, Mar 17. 3197 Meridian Ave, San Jose. 408.995.6220.

C.B. Hannegan's

The pub hosts its annual daylong St. Patrick's Day fest, with live music, Irish food and alcohol. Tue, Mar 17, 11am-midnight. $50. 208 Bachman Ave, Los Gatos, 408.395.1233.

C & J's Sports

A St. Paddy's day feast, with corned beef and cabbage, green beer and Irish Car Bombs. Tue, Mar 17. 1550 Lafayette St, Santa Clara, 408.423.9013.

Dive Bar

Green beer, plus specials on Guinness. DJ Otrebor and more. Wear green and get your first green beer free. Tue, Mar 17. 78 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose, 408.288.5252.


College Bash with hip-hop, '60s rock. 99 E. San Fernando St, San Jose, 408.998.9998.

Fibbar Magee's

Corned beef and cabbage served all day, plus Irish dancers (at 3:30pm) followed by DJ and dancing. Tue, Mar 17, 11:30am. $5 between 5-7pm; $10 after 7pm. 156 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, 408.749.8373.


Leprechaun stew, plus $6 Irish Car Bombs. Tue, Mar 17. 2135 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View 650.965.1162

Gugliemo Family Winery

An annual celebration. Sat, Mar 14, 5-9pm. 1480 E. Main Ave, Morgan Hill, 408.779.2145.

Johnny V's

A St. Paddy's Day punk show with Toast the Wrap, the Obsessors, Electric Children and the Yes Go's. Tue, Mar 17, 9pm. Free. 31 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose, 408.947.8470.

Katie Bloom's Irish Pub

The pub hosts live music. Tue, Mar 17, 11am-1:30am. 369 Campbell Ave, Campbell, 408.379.9687.


Mikey Miles and Danny the Hurricane. Tue, Mar 17. 300 Orchard City Dr, Campbell. 408.379.6340.

Loft Bar and Bistro

Irish food, plus drinks specials. Tue, Mar 17. 80 S. Second St, San Jose, 408.291.0677.

Los Gatos Brewing Company

A traditional Irish feast of corned beef and cabbage. Tue, Mar 17. 130-G N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, 408.395.9929.

Melt Lounge

Featuring a leprechaun look-alike contest and drink specials. Tue, Mar 17. 544 Emerson St, Palo Alto, 650.325.6358.

Molly Magee's

Corned beef and cabbage, plus dancing until closing. Tue, Mar 17; opens 3pm. $5 between 5-7pm; $10 after 7pm. 241 Castro St, Mountain View, 650.961.0108.

Murphy's Law Irish Pub

With live music, traditional Irish food and more. Tue, Mar 17. 135 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, 408.736.3822.

Normandy House Lounge

Entertainment and more. Tue, Mar 17. 30 Washington St, Santa Clara, 408.244.1937.

O'Flaherty's Irish Pub

Live music and Irish drinks. Tue, Mar 17. 25 N. San Pedro St, San Jose, 408.947.8007.


A parking lot party serving up hot corned beef and cold beer, plus music. Tue, Mar 17. Corner of Montgomery and San Fernando, San Jose, 408.998.4566.

Poor House Bistro

Live music from Anthony Paule Blues Band. Tue, Mar 17, 6-9pm. 91 S. Autumn St, San Jose, 408.292.5837.

Rosie McCann's

An outdoor celebration: bagpipers and music. Tue, Mar 17, 10am-9pm; indoor area open till midnight. $25 entry; $12 buffet. 355 Santana Row, 408.247.1706.

Royal Oak Pub

Pre-party on Sat, Mar 14, then on Tue, Mar 17. WIth Irish dancers and live music. 1240 Coleman Ave, Santa Clara, 408.588.1111.


Green bar. Tue, Mar 17. 3546 Flora Vista Ave, Santa Clara, 408.244.6909.

Sonoma Chicken Coop

Music by Cele De, plus Irish food and drink specials. Tue, Mar 17, 11am-9pm. 200 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell, 408.866.2699.


Stephens Green

Bagpipers Mar 13 and music Mar 15 (with Martin Lacey) and 17 (with Rosin the Bow and DJ Cesar). Fri, Mar 13, 9pm, Sun Mar 15, 4pm and Tue, Mar 17, 5pm. 223 Castro St, Mountain View, 650.964.9151.

Teske's Germania

Dancing. Sat, Mar 14, 7-11:30pm. 255 N. First St, San Jose, 408.292.7464.

Trial's Pub

Irish drink specials. Sat, Mar 14. 65 N. First St, San Jose, 408.947.0497.


Charmed with DDP and the Leprechaun. Sat, Mar 14. 8 S. First St, San Jose, 408.279.4444.

VooDoo Lounge

Live music from the Uglies, Talky Tina and More. Tue, Mar 17, 8pm. $5. 14 S. Second St, San Jose, 408.286.VODO.

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