How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

A bit of a slow week, but what there is promises to help you keep your New Year’s resolution to be a better-informed Irish person.

Tonight, starting at 8, John Byrne and band members will perform at a new venue, the Living Room at 35 East, 35 East Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore.

Also tonight, Seamus Kelleher fans can catch him at O’Mare’s Irish Pub, 10253 Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. His show also starts at 8.

One quick note for those of you who were hoping to catch the Seamus Egan Project at the Michener Art Museum tonight in Doylestown … the show is sold out. Sorry about that.

Here’s fun, family-friendly entertainment for the little ones on Sunday: Children’s Story Hour at the Irish Immigration Center of Greater Philadelphia, 7 South Cedar Lane in Upper Darby. The program focuses on Irish myths and legends, and includes an arts and crafts session. The story hour is geared toward kids 3 to 8. Starts at 3 p.m.

Also at the Irish Immigration Center … on Monday night from 6 to 7 p.m., you can start to shed those unwanted pounds as the Center’s Biggest Loser contest hosts its first weigh-in session. Hang in there and lose big, and you could win big, too, with cash prizes at the end of the eight-week program. Tickets are 50 bucks. Tickets here.

Next Friday, the 18th, Jamison Celtic Rock performs at Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 39, 7229 Tulip Street in the Tacony neighborhood of Philadelphia. The show’s open to the public and starts at 9 p.m. No cover charge!

That’s it for this week, but we also thought we’d pass along word about the Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade—yes, we’re already thinking about St. Patrick’s Day. There’s a fundraiser Sunday the 20thfrom 3 to 7 p.m. at Hanrahan’s Irish Pub, 690 Burmont Road in Drexel Hill. Join the crowd for the NFL Conference championship games. Admission is $30 at the door. There’ll be food, bottle and draft beer, wine and well drinks, plus door prizes, a 50/50 and musical entertainment. Go and support this great parade.

See ya next time.

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