The Irish House celebrates St. Patrick's Day.
St. Patrick's Day is March 17, and for many bars across America that brings green beer, "Kiss Me I'm Irish" T-shirts and paraphernalia
patrons with four-leaf clovers painted on their faces. Locally, Dublin-born chef Matt Murphy has presented weeklong celebrations at his upscale pub The Irish House
(1432 St. Charles Ave., 504-595-6755).
Beginning Monday, March 9, the bar and restaurant hosts whiskey tastings, a bagpipe salute, trivia and live music. On Thursday, March 12 there will be even an Irish sea shanty sing-along. Friday brings the Dublin City Ramblers
, an Irish ballad and folk band. Tickets are $35.
Events continue through the weekend with dancing and a "sexiest Irish man" and "loveliest Irish lass" competition. On Tuesday, the big day, the restaurant hosts a Guinness Jazz Brunch, and promises live music from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., plus a live broadcast of events from the restaurant. For a full list of Irish Week events, click here