Tonight Picks, St. Patrick’s Day Edition: Parties Across The City, Live Music And More

Happy St. Paddy’s Day, Philly! Whether you’re celebrating or not, the city buzzes with beer-fueled parties, live music, a free movie night and more.

It’s Thursday, March 17, which is better known as St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that’s full of beer, Irish food specials and Celtic music.

Bars like McGillin’s, Howl at the Moon and Fado celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live music and plenty of beer all night long — how’s that for early weekend festivities?

Beyond St. Paddy’s Day, up-and-coming musicians take the spotlight at the Foundry stage at the Fillmore tonight for Red Bull Sound Select, a curated concert that features emerging artists.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

St. Patrick’s Day at McGillin’s Olde Ale House

Count on green beer galore and a convivial atmosphere at Philly’s most historic Irish bar, which celebrates the holiday all day (and night!) long.

St. Patrick’s Day at McGillin’s Olde Ale House

When:Thursday, March 17
Where:McGillin's Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.mcgillins.com

St. Patrick’s Day Party! At Tin Angel

Celebrate soulfully at intimate music venue Tin Angel where John Francis and Irish-American friends sing the songs of Van Morrison.

St. Patrick’s Day Party! At Tin Angel

When:Thursday, March 17, 8 p.m.
Where:Tin Angel, 20 S. 2nd Street
Cost:$12

www.tinangel.com

St. Patrick’s Day Bike Ride

Be extra green on St. Paddy’s with this bike ride sponsored by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Meet at Eakins Oval and bike down Spring Garden Street to Yards Brewing Company for drinks and conversation.

St. Patrick’s Day Bike Ride

When:Thursday, March 17, 5:30 p.m.
Where:Eakins Oval, Philadelphia
Cost:Free

www.pecpa.org

Free Movie Night at Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market hosts a free screening of Little Shop of Horrors tonight at 7 p.m. Before the film, guests can enjoy happy hour at Molly Malloy’s from 6 to 7 p.m. During the film, a number of vendors will offer food to movie watchers.

Free Movie Night at Reading Terminal Market

When:Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m.
Where:Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th Street
Cost:Free

www.readingterminalmarket.org

St. Patrick’s Week Bash at Howl at the Moon

Since most people’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations end up with howling one way or another, it only makes sense to take advantage of the green draft beer, car bombs and 86-ounce Get Lucky Buckets at Center City’s singalong spot.

St. Patrick’s Week Bash at Howl at the Moon

When:Thursday, March 17
Where:Howl at the Moon Philadelphia, 258 S. 15th Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.howlatthemoon.com

St. Patrick’s Day at Fado

Fado is home to live music, beer and more St. Paddy's Day fun this evening. Live music starts at 2 p.m. and continues well into the night.

St. Patrick’s Day at Fado

When:Thursday, March 17
Where:Fado Irish Pub Philadelphia, 1500 Locust Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.fadoirishpub.com

Tangle Movement Arts Debuts RetroAct

Ten women take to the air as Tangle Movement Arts presents an acrobatic circus-theater show about female strength and bonds. The show opens tonight with an 8 p.m. performance.

Tangle Movement Arts Debuts RetroAct

When:Thursday, March 17, 8 p.m.
Where:Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street
Cost:$15-$20

www.tangle-arts.com

Lights, Camera, Sing! at the Prince Music Theater

In Lights, Camera, Sing!, the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus will perform famous Hollywood productions at the Prince Music Theater. From laugh-out-loud comedies to gay cult classics to rousing action spectacles and moving dramas, there will be something for everyone at this energetic event.

Lights, Camera, Sing! at the Prince Music Theater

When:Thursday, March 17, 8 p.m.
Where:Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost:$27.50-$60

www.pgmc.org

Red Bull Sound Select

Every month, the Red Bull Sound Select returns to celebrate up-and-coming musical artists in a curated show, which will take place at the Foundry tonight. Featured artists tonight include Good Old War, The Morelings and Gabriel Garzon-Montano. Registration is required for guaranteed entry to the concert.

Red Bull Sound Select

When:Thursday, March 17, 8 p.m.
Where:The Foundry at The Fillmore, 1100 Canal Street
Cost:$3 with RSVP

www.thefillmorephilly.com

Live Music Tonight

Peter Yorn at the TLA; Dr. Dog at the Fillmore and BARLEYJUICE at World Cafe Live.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, March 17
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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