Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with music, film, dinner and dancing
03/01/2016 10:40:16 AM EST
NORTH CHELMSFORD -- St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St., will host a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner buffet with a BYO beer and wine on Saturday, March 12, in the Church Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. for hors d'oeuvres prior to the buffet. Dinner guests will be treated to a recital from an Irish step-dancing troupe followed by a musical performance from Drew Jubinville on the bagpipes. Each paid ticket will be entered into a door prize drawing. Suggested donation is $18 per person, $34 per couple, and $15 per person in a group of six or more. Call to reserve your spot or purchase tickets by Sunday, March 6. Take-out available. Purchase tickets at the rectory during the week and after Mass on weekends. Call 978-251-8571, or Jane at 978-649-3404 for information.
DRACUT -- The Ancient Order of Hibernians AOH Division 19 and LAOH Division 1 and St. Patrick's Irish Cultural Committee invite everyone to their annual St. Patrick's Day dinner dance on Saturday, March 12, at Lenzi's Millhouse, 810 Merrimack Ave. Cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. Music will be provided by The Silver Spears Irish Band.
Makem & Spain, March 4, in Andover
- ANDOVER -- The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., hosts Irish folk group Makem and Spain on Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. The group encorporates a host of various instruments and three male vocals, who use precise three-part harmonies. Tickets at the door are $35. Advance tickets are $32; seniors, students, and college employees are $30 at http://www.merrimack.edu/calendar/.
- SOMERVILLE -- The Irish Film Festival Boston, now in its 16th year, will take place Thursday, March 10, through Sunday, March 13, at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square. For a complete list of this year's films, schedule and special events, visit
The Irish Film Festival, March 10-13 in Somerville
The evening includes door prizes, a raffle table and $5,000 jackpot. Tickets are $37 per person available through the Lowell AOH, or Cathy Gauthier (LAOH) at 978-251-8923 or through the Irish Cultural Committee.
WALTHAM -- Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present its 18th annual edition of "A Little Bit of Ireland" -- a feast of Irish music, folk dancing and light-hearted comic blarney -- for three performances only during St. Patrick's Day weekend, March 12-13. This annual musical celebration includes a cast of 100 with a live orchestra and was conceived and directed by Reagle's producing artistic director Bob Eagle. To purchase tickets, starting at $32, or for information, visit
Traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at St. John the Evangelist in North Chelmsford March 12
com">www.reaglemusictheatre.com, call 781-891-5600, or visit the theater box office at 617 Lexington St.
STURBRIDGE -- Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an Irish-themed weekend of song, stories and history during its Celtic Celebration weekend March 12-13, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Daytime activities include Irish music, step dancing, stories and more. The Irish band Full Gael will also perform a Celtic music concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 (concert tickets are $12 per person; $10 for Old Sturbridge Village members). Details of the weekend's many activities and performances are available at www.osv.org.
LEXINGTON -- Hailed as "America's Irish Tenor," singer Ronan Tynan performs at Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave.
Full Gael at Old Sturbridge Village, March 12
, on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m., presented by Spectacle Management. The famed singer, who was introduced to international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, is beloved for his unique voice and irresistible appeal. In concert, Tynan performs a blend of favorite Irish melodies, classical arias and popular hits. Tickets start at $49 at https://bluefrog.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=18.
WORCESTER/CAMBRIDGE -- For a decade now, A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with WGBH radio host Brian O'Donovan has been a welcome addition to the region's Irish celebrations each March, blending music and dance of the Gaelic nations, while putting a spotlight on some amazing performers.
Ronan Tynan in Lexington, March 13
This year's production includes performances on Thursday, March 17, 7:30 p.m., at Worcester's Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., and at Sanders Theater at Harvard University on Saturday, March 19, at 3 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m. Visit www.wgbh.org for tickets and information.
St. Patrick's Day Sojourn with Brian Donovan