How to Be Irish in Philly This Week
If you think that a typical Irish event involves music, dancing, singing, eating and drinking, you’d be right. And that’s a fair description of a “Wren Party,” a traditional Irish get-together that celebrates. . .well, maybe “celebrates” isn’t the right word to describe a tradition that once involved killing a bird and carrying its carcass from door to door, begging for handouts. Sounds too much like a holiday envisioned by Wes Craven, even though a saint was involved. Anyway, today it’s just a lot of singing and dancing and fun-having, and there’s one scheduled for December 26 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Glenside.
Not to your taste? How about checking out 2U, the U2 Tribute Band in concert at the Sellersville Theater? They’re not Bono Lite either. They out-edge The Edge (do his friends call him “The?”).
And you still have time to pick out your costume for the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at the Irish Center. It’s a great deal: For $50 a person, there’s an open bar, dinner, dancing to the music of Vince Gallagher and John Kelly, and, since you’ll be wearing a mask, you can make a fool of yourself and no one will be mocking you the next day. At least, not by name.