Saturday March 9th
The Friends’ of St Patrick annual Emerald Ball
Annual dinner and full evening of Irish entertainment. 5:00pm at Manoa Grand Ballroom at the Japanese Cultural Center, South Beretania St. Featuring Irishman of the Year James McCarthy. Cost $75.00 per person. Open to the public.
Tuesday March 12th
Irish Whiskey Tasting at O’Toole’s Celtic Room
Benefit for the Friends of St Patrick, this whiskey tasting will feature all Irish whiskeys of differing ages. $25, begins at 6:30 pm.
Call 521-4712, or contact Bill Comerford 223-3997 or bill@ejlounge for reservations.
Wednesday March 13th
Guinness Toast Finals
Every year from September 17th (halfway to St Pats) O’Toole’s Irish Pub hosts a monthly Guinness Toast Contest. Sponsored by Guinness and Paradise the contest concludes on Wednesday the 13th at 7:30pm. Come down and hear the finalists compete for a trip for two to Las Vegas.
Friday March 15th
Guinness Gives Back – Firefighter’s Benefit Bash
At Anna O’Brien’s, 6pm – close. A full night of Irish music from traditional ballads to country takes, to Celtic rock & punk. A Portion of every Guinness sold goes to benefit Oahu firefighters. Featuring Keiran Murphy, Hooligan’s Harp, Doolin Rakes, Church of Cash. Kick off St. Patrick’s Day weekend right! Guinness, Smithwicks, Harp, Kilkenny, & more available.
Sunday March 17th Saint Patrick’s Day
St Patrick’s Day Parade
The 46th Annual St Patrick’s Day parade sponsored by the Friends of St Patrick will take place on Sunday the 17th at 12 noon on Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki.
Friends of St Patrick Post-Parade Party
Immediately following the parade the Friends will be heading to Kelley O’Neil’s on 311 Lewers St to celebrate Erin’s favorite saint with live Irish music at 1pm featuring Celtic Waves & Jason Owens..
Downtown St Patrick’s Day Block Party
The biggest bash and the last place on the planet (this side of the dateline) to celebrate St Pats. Always a blast the block party starts at around 5:30pm as the Streets are closed on Nuuanu, Merchant and Marin Lanes. Murphy’s Bar and Grill takes to the streets with O’Toole’s to provide the highlight of every St Patrick’s Day. Live music will include the Doolin Rakes and Piranha Brothers on the streets. Libations by Guinness, Harp, Killian’s, Coors Light, Bud Light, Stella Artois, Coors Light, Jamesons and Barefoot Wines. Live music, great food, clothing and fun pervade the streets. Catch the full day of Irish Music at O’Toole’s “the Party within the Party.”
Here are the results – Finishing a respectable second place by a hair, Don’t Cross the Streams, the Ghostbuster themed team. They generously donated their share of the winnings to the charity. And far and away in first place after fully lapping the other teams – Dirty Birds Red Team! While some cried foul, the Birds moved fast all-round and nabbed the win!
Watch the replay here: