With St. Patrick's Day on a Saturday this year, it figures to be a green-clad party across the metro this weekend. You certainly won't want to miss the holiday fun at the annual Bricktown St. Patrick's Day Block Party. Admission is free, and there will be green beer, authentic Irish step dancing, live music and more on the corner of Sheridan and Oklahoma Avenue throughout the day and evening. Here are the scheduled performers:
- Noon - As the Crown Flies
- 2 p.m. - Flowers of Edinburough
- 4 p.m. - Avenue Brigade
- 6 p.m. - 100 Bones
- 8 p.m. - Drive
- 10 p.m. - Replay
And that's not all...
- On Saturday, downtown is the place to be for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Thousands will line the streets from 5th and Broadway to EK Gaylord and Sheridan into Bricktown for the festive parade, slated to begin at 1 p.m. There will be more than 80 parade entries, Shriners, dancers, clowns, animals, antique cars and more, and Patrick Rooney, Chairman and CEO of the First National Bank of Oklahoma, is the 2012 Grand Marshal.
- Be careful this St. Patrick's Day holiday, though. Don't forget that you have options rather than driving drunk. For example, AAA will be offering their Tipsy Tow service through Sunday. Or you can take a cab.
- Not interested in hitting the parties or the local pubs for St. Patrick's Day? Here's a perfectly unique holiday option... Oklahoma River Cruises is offering a St. Patrick's sunset cruise from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, with music, hors d'oeuvres, beverages and a limited cash bar. Make your reservation online.
- Spring Break events and activities continue this weekend as well. For example, Science Museum Oklahoma hosts "Bright Night of Star Wars" on Friday, a chance for kids to spend the night in the museum and learn about the "science of lightsabers" and the "forces of both Isaac Newton and Yoda."
- It's "Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music" at the Cox Convention Center, featuring Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all the Sesame Street friends. Get venue & ticket information.
- The international sensation "STOMP" is at the Civic Center Music Hall through Sunday. Get ticket information.
- Carpenter Square Theatre presents the comedy/drama "Aliens With Extraordinary Skills" through Saturday.
- The OKC Theatre Company has "Gypsy," the popular Stephen Sondheim musical, this weekend at the Civic Center Music Hall's Freede Little Theatre.
- In sports, the Thunder holds the lead in the Western Conference, but Friday night's visitors, the San Antonio Spurs, are close behind. Then Sunday we welcome Portland to the Peake.
- Oklahoma City Roller Derby raises money and awareness for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a charity committed to finding cures for childhood cancers, with a Saturday bout at the Farmer's Public Market.
- Visit Riverwind Casino in Norman for King Of The Cage PROHIBITED MMA Cage Fight Oklahoma on Saturday.
- State Fair Park has the Oklahoma Youth Expo, the world's largest junior livestock show, through Sunday. See the official site for more information.
- Catch Brian Gorrell & Jazz Company at the UCO Jazz Lab Friday night.
- And finally among the highlights, enjoy the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the OKC Museum of Art this weekend with three days of free admission, films, and programs. The includes a "Grease" sing-a-long, free screenings of old favorites like "Young Frankenstein" and "Casablanca" and musical guest Sugar Free Allstars.
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