Looking for someplace to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish? Here’s our St. Patrick’s Day roundup:
Thursday, March 17
• Children are invited to the St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt at Hands On!. This children’s museum is located at 318 North Main St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5.
• Hannah Flanagan’s (27 Biltmore Ave., Asheville) opens at 11 a.m. with a special Irish menu. A bagpiper performs during the afternoon. $5 cover after 8 p.m.
• Jack Of The Wood declared (via its website) St. Patrick’s Day to be a national holiday. Count on a special menu and two Irish-music bands. The Woodies perform from 4-8 p.m. (no cover) and Gypsy Dargle takes the stage at 8:30 ($7).
• The White Horse has live music all evening with the White Horse Irish Session players and The Wooly Jumpers (members of the Red Wellies) at 7 p.m.
• The festivities at Pack’s Tavern include drink specials and live music by Scott Raines and Jeff Anders (acoustic rock). 7 p.m.
• Brand-new pub The Altamont Brewing Company (1042 Haywood Road, West Asheville) announces that it will open on St. Patrick’s Day. “Grand opening on Thursday with the Freight hoppers! Advanced tickets go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday, March 15) for $5!” says the bar.
• O’Malley’s On Main (172 North Main St., Waynesville) hosts Irish folk group The New Celtic Knot Band.
• Pisgah Brewing presents musician Danny Barnes performs at 9 p.m. (free show).
Saturday, March 19
• St. Patrick’s Day March of the Leprechauns takes place on Main St. in Hendersonville. “It is a celebration of Irish heritage with entertainment and a costume contest.”
• Asheville on Bikes gears up for its fourth annual Bike of the Irish, a community ride. Meet at Asheville City Hall at 12:30 p.m. The ride begins at 1 p.m. and culminates at Wedge Brewery at 3 p.m.