Green Card Party
Head down to Amalia's for a free "green card" (yeah, we get the joke... it's a Mexican restaurant) that gives you the right to purchase beers for a mere dollar and receive other food discounts. The party features a performance at 7pm by local funny man Jim Mortenson, the winner of 2010's Central Oregon's Last Comic Standing. 7pm, Amalia's, 915 NW Wall St.
Mt. Bachelor St. Patty's Day Scavenger Hunt
If ever there is a day you're going to find a pot of gold, it has to be St. Patrick's Day and Mt. Bachelor plans to assist you in striking the jackpot. Bachelor has little pots o' gold hidden all over the mountain and clues will be given out a few days in advance on their Facebook page. If the luck of the Irish isn't with you, at least you can enjoy live music in the Clearing Rock Bar. 10am-4pm Thursday, Mar 17. Mt. Bachelor.
Harp Hall Annual St. Patty's Day March & Party
There are indeed two different parties at the Domino Room this year, and that might be a bit confusing, so let's spell it out for you. From 7:30-10 p.m, the D-Room will host the always colorful Harp Hall party, which features the music of Five Pint Mary and the Bend Fire Pipes and Drum Band. It's free for all Harp Hall members in good standing and $5 for the rest of you. Check out the next blurb for news on the other party. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
ActionDeniro Productions St. Patty's Day Party
After the Harp Hall crowd vacates, the hip-hoppers take over the Domino Room for this show that features a solid lineup of local and regional performers, including Bend's own Cloaked Characters and Brad Jones & Friends, in addition to Drinking with Clowns. $8/adv or "Come In Costume," $10/door. 21-plus. 10pm. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
at Kelly D's
Bend's only real Irish pub is sure to attract some revelers, or a lot of revelers, and it helps that one of Central Oregon's more fun-inspiring bands, Necktie Killer, in on hand with their ska attack. Harley Bourbon is also on the bill. Music kicks off at 7pm. No cover, 21-plus. Kelly D's Irish Sports Bar, 1012 SE Cleveland (off of Highway 97).
The Sweet Harlots -
Irish Drinking Song
Source columnist Laurel Brauns and her band, The Sweet Harlots, are going to party down at the Silver Moon and want you to sing along with them as they belt out some classic Irish drinking songs. Don't worry if you don't have a fine Irish brogue, no one's going to care after the first few rounds are downed. Silver Moon has a special brew on tap, too: O'Seanigan's Irish Red. 8:30pm. Silver Moon Brewing Co., 24 NW Greenwood Ave.
Want to watch a movie about an Irish band that doesn't play Celtic music? The Commitments, the 1991 film adaptation of the novel of the same name tells the story of a group of unemployed Dubliners who form a soul band. The band battles clashing egos while bringing soul music to the people of Ireland in this screening presented by BendFilm. $5. 8pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
St. Paddy's Day Bash
Rise Up is keeping the green-spirited fun going into Saturday with this show featuring the awesomely dynamic rhymes of Blackalicious, one of Northern California's most innovative hip-hop acts. Gift of Gab will probably turn your brain upside down with his super-quick rhymes and wildly clever lyrics. $13/adv at Bendticket.com, $15/door. 8pm. Century Center, 70 SW Century Dr.
St. Patrick's Weekend
If you're not the sort of person who can be out late on a weeknight (there are a lot of us), McMenamins is here to help by extending its celebration far beyond merely Thursday, but continuing on through Friday and Saturday. Here's a rundown of the free music happening in three different locations on the campus. Thursday: Boxcar String Band, 5:30pm; Brush Fire String Band, 6:30pm, Moon Mountain Ramblers, 8pm; Parson Redheads, 8pm, The Mother Hips, 10pm. Tune Dawgs play Irish fiddle starting at 5pm around property. Friday: Tune Dawgs, 5pm. Tentareign, 5pm. Mosley Wotta 7pm. Saturday: Josh Hart Project, 5pm. Eric Tollefson Band, 7pm.