The Feast of Saint Patrick is upon us, and every fellow knows what that means — refusing to indulge in crude ethnic stereotyping and instead upholding the noble history and proud traditions of the Irish people with extraordinary displays of sobriety, pacifism, and public decorum.
So begin your bout of responsibility and strict religious propriety on Friday at the Wicked Monk [9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets] at 11 pm, where you can see the Canny Brothers Band perform their trademark mellow blend of Celtic music and classic rock.
Saturday, head to another restrained and quietly dignified occasion at Kitty Kiernan’s [9715 Third Ave. between 97th Street and Marine Avenue] for “The Wakehouse,” a sing-along musical about an Irish wake — featuring classic folk tunes from the Emerald Island with a rock ’n’ roll edge.
And the fun on Sunday doesn’t end after Mass. You can pay a visit to O’Sullivan’s Pub [8902 Third Ave. at the corner of 89th Street] for a set of authentic Irish ditties performed by guitar and tin whistle duo the Brooklyn Bards at 4 pm.
Wrap up your three-day weekend of designated driving on the feast day itself, with a hearty meal of corned beef and cabbage and a special performance by British Invasion cover band the London Fogg at the Lonestar Bar and Grill [8703 Fifth Ave. near the corner of 87th Street] at 3 pm.