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Just say no to green beer, green beads and anything poured from an ice luge.

Why deal with the craziness at pubs on March 17? Enjoy Irish music, parades, pints and pub quizzes before the holiday arrives.

The snow put a damper on some of today's St. Patrick's Day celebrations, but patrons didn't let the weather slow them down.

Sip pints in a pub, listen to traditional music or celebrate Purim the Irish way.

This week's picks include Dacha's new happy hour, a dance party dedicated to divas and early St. Patrick's Day events.

What are you doing for St. Patrick's Day? Check out our list of music and specials at dozens of Irish pubs and restaurants.

Skip the St. Patrick's Day bar crawls to celebrate Irish music, theater and dancing.

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