How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

One of the most exciting highlights of the Philly Irish calendar is set to step off this week. It’s Dancing Like a Star, a great competition to benefit the Delaware County Gaels Youth GAA Club. Details on that in a few moments.

But before that happens …

There’s a fundraiser Saturday sponsored by one of the dance teams—Team Red, a/k/a Tommy Higgins and Heather Crossan—at McKenna’s Kitchen and Market, 1901 Darby Road in Havertown. It’s a delectable brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and part of the proceeds will go to the Delco Gaels and helps Team Red in Dancing Like a Star. Go and strap on the old feedbag for a worthy cause.

Later that day, from 7 to 11 p.m., support the Officer Daniel Boyle Scholarship Fund at its annual social, held at FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road in Philly’s Great Northeast. Tickets are available at the door and cost $40. This is yet another terrific cause: helping to support scholarships to help needy children in Philadelphia go to high school.

On Thursday, the Irish traditional supergroup Téada takes the stage at Sellersville Theater, 24 West Temple Avenue in Sellersville. You won’t want to miss this one. The show starts at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30. (We recently interviewed the band’s leader Oisín Mac Diarmada. Check it out here.) Tickets are $21.50 to $29.50. Purchase tickets here.

Now, this week’s main event. Dancing Like a Star showcases the high-stepping skills of some of the area’s local talent. This is one fun night.

It’s at the Springfield Country Club, 400 West Sproul Road, in Springfield, Delaware County, on Friday, February 22, starting at 7:30 p.m. For your $50 admission, you get a buffet dinner and unforgettable entertainment. Cash bar starts at 8, and the main event—the dance competition—starts at 9. For more details, contact Lorna Corr at 610-322-2787 or Carmel Bradley at 610-864-3095. Tickets available online here.

Once again, our calendar is rapidly filling up with events for March. This will be a St. Patrick’s month to remember. We’re still happy to add your Philadelphia-area Irish event, and we’ll do it for nothing, just out of the goodness of our hearts. Bear in mind that our calendar is consistently one of our most popular features, so if your event isn’t there, you’re missing out. If you’re having a charity do, if you’re hosting a concert, if your band is playing a gig, if your pub has a St. Patrick’s Day special—you can think of more, I’m sure—let us know. Submit your event here.It’s easy. And did we mention it’s free?

See you peeps next week.

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