The rain & gray skies this weekend set the perfect Irish tone for what’s sure to be an epic St. Patrick’s. So let those marathoners do their thing while we Celtophiles enjoy the best live music and dance over pints in Los Angeles–there’s even a Mexican Irish tribute band!

Saturday, 3/17/12

Casey’s 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival

From 6AM to 2AM, rain or shine — yes, I said 6AM. This is the biggest St. Patrick’s Day festival in Los Angeles and spans 2 blocks. Food, drinks, games and a U2 tribute band! 200 kegs of Guinness and several hundred pounds of corned beef will be on hand for revelers.

When: March 17, 2012 6AM-2AM
Where: Casey’s Irish Pub, 613 S. Grand Avenue  Los Angeles, 90017
Cost: FREE
Info: http://213nightlife.com/st-patricks-day

St. Patrick’s Day Festival

All afternoon beer, wine, spirits and food tastings accompanied by Irish music and dance at the The Factory in West Hollywood.

When: March 17, 2012 2 pm
Where: The Factory, 652 N. La Peer, West Hollywood, 90069
Cost: $35-65
Info: stpattysfest.com, 213-915-8003

St. Patrick’s Day Festival at One Colorado in Pasadena

A St. Patrick’s Day festival with children’s crafts, Irish dancers and live music at the One Colorado shopping and entertainment complex.

When: March 17, 2012 11 am and 8 pm
Where: 1 Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Cost: Free
Info: www.onecolorado.com

Erin Go Brown With the Mexican Pogues

LA’s best Latino Irish tribute band, Ollin, celebrates their 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Tribute to The Pogues by playing “Rum, Sodomy and the Lash” in its entirety plus other Pogues and Ollin Classics.

When: Saturday March 17, 2012, doors open at 8:30 pm, 21+
Where: The Satellite, 1717 Silverlake Blvd., Los Angeles, 90026
Cost: $10.00
Parking: street, valet
Info: www.thesatellitela.com/event/91423/

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