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Go Green, or Go Home

Being Irish is less about heritage than it is about embracing a state of mind.

For every O’Doyle and O’Brien having a whale of a time Saturday, there will be a dozen more Smiths and Johnsons adopting the Irish flag for the day.

And that’s fine by us.

Whether your blood runs green year-round, or for a mere 24 hours every March, this guide to Baton Rouge’s various St. Patrick’s Day celebrations is for you.

WHAT: Neon Glow Paint Party,

St. Patty’s Day Edition

WHEN: March 14, 9 pm

WHERE: The Varsity Theatre,

3353 Highland Ave., Baton Rouge, LA

NeonGlow Paint Party is bringing a piece of New Orleans to Baton Rouge.

Introducing an All-New Mardi Gras inspired Production, but this time GREEN for St. Patty’s Day, from Ampersand Events.

Featuring:

Mardi Gras & St Pattys Day Throws All Night Long

The NeonGOGOS float-bound

All New NeonGOGO performances throughout the Night!

Purple, Gold and Green Paint Theme

…and much more

For more information, visit http://www.varsitytheatre.com/newevents/neonglow-paint-party

WHAT: 2014 Baton Rouge

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

WHEN: March 15, 10 am

WHERE: Perkins Road Overpass and

surrounding areas

Top of the morning to ‘ya, laddie. Start your day bright and early with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, beginning at the Catholic Life Center near Hundred Oaks and Acadian and winding along Eugene, Terrace, and Perkins.

They don’t call it the “Wearin’ of the Green Parade” for nothin’. Don your greenest garb, or prepare to go home pinched and bead-less.

For more information, visit www.ParadeGroup.com.

WHAT: St. Patrick’s Day Bash

WHEN: March 15, 8:30 am

WHERE: Galatoire’s Bistro,

3535 Perkins Rd. #400, Baton Rouge, LA

Galatoire’s Bistro will kick off the St. Patrick’s Day revelries in true Louisiana fashion at 8:30 a.m. by serving Galatoire’s Bistro signature cocktails, including Brandy Milk Punch, Creole Bloody Mary, aluminum bottle beer for $4, and draft beer for $5. Louisiana festival favorites such as Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, Duck and Andouille Gumbo, Shrimp Remoulade and Pulled Pork Sandwiches served with fries will also be available.

Galatoire’s Bistro private and main dining room will be closed for lunch and dinner on Saturday, March 11, and will resume regular hours on Sunday, March 16. Guests and parade-goers alike can enjoy full service at Galatoire’s Bistro bar and patio and a featured a limited menu.

The celebration will keep rolling after the Wearin’ of the Green Parade with live music featuring, The Michael Foster Project beginning at noon, followed by three additional performances by The Chris LeBlanc Band at 1:30 p.m., The Rusty Yates Band at 3 p.m. and Hazy Ray at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.galatoiresbistro.com

WHAT: Schlitz-A-Palooza

WHEN: March 15, 8 am

WHERE: Schlittz and Giggles Perkins,

2355 Ferndale Ave., Baton Rouge, LA

Unlike any other St. Patty’s Day Parade party, SCHLITTZ-A-PALOOZA is an over the top all day experience for green wearers of all shapes and slices. With drinks flowing and pizza flying, our 4th annual SCHLITTZ-A-PALOOZA is the perfect place to grab all your friends, old and new, and spend all day with Good Vibes, and Great Pizza. Gates open at 8am. (Don’t worry, we won’t judge you if your green, light-up tutu isn’t sitting just right yet.) Tickets are $5 pre-sale, $10 at the door

WHAT: Happy’s Irish Pub’s

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

WHEN: Monday, March 17, All day

WHERE: 136 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA

(Happy’s Downtown);

11445 Coursey Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA

(Happy’s Coursey)

1009 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA

(Happy’s New Orleans)

Let’s be honest. After Saturday’s festivities, you’re sleeping all Sunday, and you’re not going in to work Monday.

Have some hair of the dog that bit you with Happy’s on Monday. Baton Rouge’s biggest and baddest Irish pub will feature live entertainment, boiled crawfish, and drink specials at all of their locations.

OTHER EVENTS

Phil Brady’s: St. Patrick’s Parade, March 15, music starts at 2 pm

Chelsea’s: St. Patrick’s Parade, March 15, 11 am

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