The Crowded Kitchen Players present a farce set in Ireland, Pints Pounds and Pilgrims, at the Unicorn Theater, 417 Front Street, Catasauqua, PA, this weekend, March 10-12, and next weekend, March 17 – 19, 2017.
-A humble Irish arts festival on a tiny island off the coast of Connemara finds itself in the cross-hairs of competing theater companies and their feuding stage directors from London, England and Hoboken, New Jersey.
-When the Inishbofin Arts Festival finds that the play it has commissioned, “A Bad Year for Potatoes”, is a dismally skewed portrayal of Irish family life, and when the director of that play threatens to sue if any attempt is made to brighten the show’s bleak outlook, the Festival director reaches out to an American dinner theater that specializes in bawdy bedroom farce, such as the perhaps excessive ly racy “Don’t Dress for Dinner”
.-And when the two companies find themselves scheduled to perform their respective plays at the Festival at the same place and hour, dramaturgical warfare breaks out on the cramped stage of the Bayside Public House, Island of Inishbofin, County Galway.
-And when the two companies find themselves scheduled to perform their respective plays at the Festival at the same place and hour, dramaturgical warfare breaks out on the cramped stage of the Bayside Public House, Island of Inishbofin, County Galway.
The Bethlehem Parade of Shamrocks (Bethlehem, PA) begins on Saturday, March 11th at 1 p.m. at Tenth Avenue and West Broad Street, continuing east on Broad to Main Street and ending under the Hil-To-Hill Bridge.
We are honored to have your favorite local high school and middle school bands, community groups, pipe bands, dancing groups, local dignitaries, and businesses participate in the parade. Enjoy the festive celebration, then stay after the parade to enjoy some of the great restaurants and shops Bethlehem has to offer.
This month is a great time to check out McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA. The food is wonderful, and the live music will be extra special this month. And just down Route 100, for the 43rd year, live Irish themed music will be featured March 16-19, 2017 as part of the Bally Hotel Irish Wake. Sunday is set aside for families with children’s activities, food, dancers, and free kids’ arts and crafts, ending with “kids karaoke.”
On Friday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day!), the public is invited to the annual Grace Notes Studio Piano Party, 7 p.m. at Keh’s Hall, Perkiomen School, 200 Seminary Avenue, Pennsburg, PA. No tickets are required to enjoy some celtic songs, among other music, that will be played by the students. The wearing of green is encouraged (although no green beer will be served on this occasion!).
Harleysville’s own Burning Bridget Cleary will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by giving a concert at ArtsQuest Musikfest Cafe, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA. Tickets may be purchased in advance, or at the door before the 7:30 p.m. performance. Doors open at 6 p.m., for those who wish to enjoy dinner before the show.
Perkasie’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration begins with a parade, which steps off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Pennridge South Middle School, Fifth Street, Perkasie, PA adn ends at the Sellersville Fire Company Picnic Grove behind the firehouse. Following the parade, in the park, between noon and 4 p.m., there will be Celtic games, live music by McGirr & Alberts, a “Celtic Kids Corner,” Irish dancing, Men in Kilts contest, a Soda Bread Bake-Off, and a beer tent.
Allentown’s 60th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled for Sunday, March 19th, 2017, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Allentown Fairgrounds (17th and Chew Streets, Allentown, PA), going through the west end of town; west on Liberty, north on 19th, west on Tighlman, south on 25th Street and then circling back via Liberty Street to the Fairgrounds.