There’s no getting around it; this weekend, the Big Deal event is St. Patrick’s Day.
Of course, Ms. Go Go has a few thoughts.
But if you want to start the weekend shamrock-free, well…that’s possible too.
This weekend, it’s all about the options.
Poetry Brothel? Yes, Please
Sure, some people like it rough-and-tumble.
But if you’re the sort of sophisticate who prefers your poetry with a little finesse, a soupcon of intimacy, and whole lot of je ne sais quoi, you’ll want to welcome the infamous Poetry Brothel to Los Angeles at their inaugural event.
Taking poetry out of the coffee house and into the house of ill repute, the Poetry Brothel creates the atmosphere of a high class bordello complete with enticingly dressed Poetry Whores, music, drinks, and private poetry readings available at $5 a pop.
All you need to do is sit back and let it happen.
POETRY BROTHEL OF LOS ANGELES — Fri, March 15, 8-10pm (doors open 7:30); $15 admission, $5 for private readings, CASH bar — Pieter Performance Space, 420 West Avenue 33, Unit 10, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Pork and Some Paintings
Not every bash this weekend involves green beer.
At the monthly Bacon Social, artists, photographers, musicians, and those who love them come together to celebrate creativity, drink adult beverages, and consume porcine products like Parmesan crusted BLTs with spicy chipotle aioli (Veggie and Turkey bacon available), chocolate cupcakes with maple-bacon frosting, bacon caramel corn with a dark chocolate drizzle.
So much better than green eggs and ham.
The Furious Seasons and the Barrelhousers keep it moving up in the joint. Artists include record cover designer Luka Fisher, Tom Cruz, a member of Slyde Handboards’ Art Syndikit, and David Hendrickson, whose inspiration comes from “camgirls”.
Obviously, this guy knows how to combine business and pleasure
BACON SOCIAL — Sat, March 16 @ 7pm; $7 admission (drinks/food separate); all ages — The Factory,654 South Myers Street (@ Jesse), LA 90023
Your Four Leaf Clover Sunday
There’s a strong possibility your Sunday will involve some drinking.
Accordingly, Ms. Go Go offers options across the city to minimize driving and maximize fun.
Hey, you just concentrate on getting lucky.
Casey’s 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival– Highlights include Lucky Charms until 10 a.m., 500 kegs of beer, whiskies served with pickle back shots, cover bands, and a closed off block of Grand Avenue to roam in. (The above link highlights St. Patrick’s Day specials at all of Cedd Moses’s DTLA joints.) 6am – 2am; FREE – $20 — Entrance at Wilshire & Hope
Tom Bergin’s Old Horseshoe & Thoroughbred Club – Established in 1936, Tom Bergin’s was closed for renovations during St. Pat’s Day last year. Irish coffee addicts wandered the streets, dazed and shaking and asking “Why?” In addition to all-day Irish breakfasts, the venerable bar has set a personal-best goal of serving one thousand handmade Irish coffees on St. Patrick’s Day. The imbiber of Lucky #1000 gets their own Shamrock Party. Ms. Go Go trusts you know what to do. 6am – 2am, 840 S Fairfax, LA
The Famous — Located in the gorgeous and historic Huntley-Evans building in Glendale, the Famous prides itself on serving hand-crafted cocktails identical to those served almost a century ago. St. Patrick’s Day highlights include Guinness & Ben Franklin punch and Thit Se Ar An Urlar, which is Gaelic for He Fell on the Floor. Already, you feel so at home. 6pm – 2am 154 S Brand, Glendale 91205
Finn McCool’s Irish Pub — Geraldine Gilliland’s pub — whose bar was transplanted from her stepdad’s Dublin drinking hole — is home to Westside Irish ex-pats. This Sunday, you’ll want to move in too. The party runs from the “crack of dawn (8 a.m.) to the wee hours of the morn” with St. Patrick’s Day shooters and specials, traditional Irish “boxty” breakfast served all day and night — you have to keep your strength up, after all — and Irish music by the Frisky Monkeys. So, Emerald Isle meets Emerald City. 8am – 2am, 2702 Main St, Santa Monica 90405; Free – $10
Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….