St. Patrick’s Day: Three Alternatives to Green Beer

Ms. Go Go loves a good pub crawl but the green hats and shamrock decor?   Not so much….

If you want to get out on March 17th but avoid the St. Patrick’s Day cliches, check out the following three events:



Even though Ms. Go Go eschews funny hats, in this offering they’re on the big screen along with the other,  usual cliches of St. Patrick’s Day in a special showing of GANGS OF NEW YORK at the ArcLight Theater in Sherman Oaks.   And if you must have a beer to help you gaze upon Daniel Day Lewis’s sideburns , the theater also promises St. Patrick’s Day-themed drinks at the Cafe/Bar. 

Gangs of New York

7:45PM, March 17th

ArcLight Theater,  Sherman Oaks

Sherman Oaks Galleria (corner of Ventura & Sepulveda)

Sherman Oaks 91403

To purchase tix:




If you prefer your St. Patrick’s Day with a shot glass of wry, check out The Bad Arm: Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer.   Billed as “an outrageous antidote to Riverdance“, Maire Clerkin’s one-woman comedy skewers her Irish/English upbringing and includes riffs on binge-drinking, “Wannabe Irish” and adolescent “snogging”.  Proceeds from this one night only benefit go to Save the Santa Monica Playhouse Campaign.

The Bad Arm: Confessions of a Dodgy, Irish Dancer

8:00 PM, March 17th

The Main Stage,

Santa Monica Playhouse

1211 Fourth Street

Santa Monica 90401

310.394.9779 ext.1

Tickets $17 (Note: No one under 15 will be admitted)




Want an Irish-free  St. Patrick’s Day?  Brad Colerick’s March 17th lineup at his weekly, Wednesday Wine & Song event features the series’ signature focus on Southern California singer/songwriters.  This week: SONGS OF SHILOH and MILO.  Sit in comfy, leather chairs in the back of Colerick’s South Pasadena WineStyles wine shop, sip vino supplied by the evening’s  sponsor Donati Vineyards,  listen to lyrical, narrative songwriting and gorgeous vocals, and pretend a certain, Irish saint and his beer-guzzling devotees don’t exist.

Brad Colerick and Donati Vineyards Present SONGS OF SHILOH and MILO

7PM-10PM, March 17th

WineStyles of South Pasadena

1007 Mission Street (Intersection of Meridian & Mission)

South Pasadena 91030 



Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Helen Black says:

    I love this blog!!! Ohanneson is both witty and brilliant! Makes me want to move back to LA…

    1. Thanks, Helen! Wish you were here since I can tell you’re a go go girl yourself! Do alert your SoCal pals because u know THEY want 2 go go 2…. ; )

      Ms. Go Go

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