Friday, March 2: The Irish Cultural Centre in Canton will present a short play about The Legend of St. Brigid’s Cloak at 6:30 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to participate in the production. Calling all actors, musicians, artists, and singers to help put the show together. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-821-8291.
March 2-3: Bualadh Boston 2018, an Irish Literary Festival, will take place Friday and Saturday at the Back Bay Harvard Club. Presented by the Irish Writers Centre, Poetry Ireland, and the Consulate General of Ireland, the festival includes three events featuring some of the finest contemporary Irish writers and poets, scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m., and Saturday at 5 p.m. All events will take place at the Harvard Club in the Back Bay. Tickets are free but those interested in attending are encouraged to book them online at eventbrite.com.
Monday, March 12: USA Boxing will kick off its USA vs IRL Northeast Boxing Tour with an event at 7 p.m. at Royale Entertainment Complex in Boston’s Theater District. The showdown will feature 12 bouts featuring some of the best amateur boxers from the United States and Ireland. General Admission $20, ringside $35. More information at usaboxing.com.
Tuesday, March 13: Dublin Irish Dance will perform a show starting at 7:30 p.m. at Rhode Island College in the Roberts Hall auditorium. In a performance titled “Stepping Out,” an all-star cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the New World with a Gala Celebration of Irish Music and Dance. For tickets visit www.ric.edu/pas or call (401) 456-8144.
Thursday, March 15: The Irish American Partnership will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast from 8-10 a.m. at the Boston Harbor Hotel. This year’s breakfast will feature keynote speaker Irish Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring, T.D., as well as guest speaker Dr. Maeve Liston, Coordinator of the Irish American Partnership’s STEM Program. Reserve seats online at irishap.org.
Friday, March 16: Irish Network Boston will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day party from 6:30-9:30 p.m. inside the State Street Pavilion at Fenway Park. There will be Irish music, dancing and cheer, special guests, hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar throughout the evening. Members only event. Members are welcome to purchase one additional ticket for a guest. Register for the event or become a member at irishnetworkboston.net.
Saturday, March 17
Dorchester’s 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day Brunch will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish Hall, 800 Columbia Rd., Dorchester. The 2018 Dorchester Hall of Fame Inductees will include Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Finn, Sr. Barbara Gorham, SCH, The Marr Family. Special Guests: Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh. All proceeds to benefit Mary Ann Brett Food Pantry. $100 per person.
• New England Irish Harp Orchestra & Friends will present a St. Patrick’s Day concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Canadian-American Hall in Watertown. The concert will be followed by a Ceili. Tickets are $12 advance and $15 at the door. More information at neiho.org.
• The Charitable Irish Society will host their 281st St. Patrick’s Day Anniversary Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Seaport Hotel. This year’s dinner will feature guest speaker Hon. Michael John Ring, T.D., Irish Minister for Rural and Community Development. The dinner will also feature music and entertainment by Laurel Martin, Mark Roberts, Kathleen Guilday, and The Boston College Heightsmen. Cocktail reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7. Black tie optional. RSVP online by March 13th at charitableirishsociety.org.
• Murphy’s Boxing presents St. Patrick’s Day Clash 3, an event that will include a series of boxing bouts and a special acoustic set from the Dropkick Murphys. House of Blues. Doors open at 8. Featuring WBC Silver International Champion Danny O’Connor (29-3). Tickets and more information at murphysboxing.com.
March 17-18: The Burren Pub in Somerville’s Davis Square will host a series of St. Patrick’s Day Spectacular Variety Shows. Six performances Saturday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m., and one performance Sunday at noon. The show features trad tunes, ballads, stories, dancing, and includes a traditional Irish meal. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at burren.com.
March 17-18: The Reagle Players will perform their production “A Little Bit of Ireland” at Waltham High School. There will be two shows Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and one show Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets available at reaglemusictheatre.com or at (781) 891-5600. Tickets cost $5.50 online, $3 by phone, and free at the box office.
March 22-25: The 18th annual Irish Film Festival will showcase the very best of contemporary Irish cinema. This year’s festival will feature more than 35 Irish productions. All films will be shown at the historic Somerville Theatre in Davis Square. For more information and to buy tickets visit irishfilmfestival.com.
Friday, April 6: The Gaelic Players Association will host their 2nd annual Boston GPA Dinner on April 6th at the InterContinental Hotel. They are projecting to have over 500 attendees. Registration will be available soon on the GPA website.
Saturday, April 7: The Eire Society will host their annual Gold Medal Dinner on April 7th at 6 p.m. at the Seaport Boston Hotel. This year’s Gold Medal Award recipient is Dorchester native and President and CEO of the New England Council, James T. Brett. Brett, a business leader, legislator, and lifelong advocate for public policy issues, has dedicated much of his life to advocating for the physically and mentally challenged. Tickets are $150 per person. More information available at eiresociety.org/events/gold-medal/ or call 781-801-6316.
Sunday, April 15: Irish Hearts for Orphans will host their annual benefit dance from 3-7 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Quincy. The benefit will feature set dancing and local music from the Kenny Academy of Irish Dance, Comhaltas Ceoloiri Eireann, Erin’s Melody, and Noel Henry’s Irish Showband. This year’s honorees include Quincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch and Christine A. Koch,Rev. Daniel J. Finn Paul, and Patricia Mikus. The event will also feature a silent auction, refreshments and light sandwiches, and a cash bar. $20 suggested donation. Register online at nphusa.org/events/irishhearts.