As we gear up for St. Patrick’s Day weekend in San Diego, there are plenty of events to keep us entertained over the next few days.
On Friday, Cuties for a Cause presents A Night of Big Band and Burlesque benefiting Meals4Hunger at Queen Bee’s: Shake Before Us and Stalins of Sound play at the Whistle Stop; the Liquorsmiths, the Midnight Pine and Little Climbers hit the Hideout; Steam Powered Giraffe is having their Album Release Party at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel; Tiffy Jane and the Kicks, Tolan Shaw and Josh Damigo play at the Irenic; the Gods of Science (featuring members of Counterfit, Spare Change, Say Vinyl and Rochelle Rochelle) with the Beautiful View and Dead Satellites are at Soda Bar; and Common Sense with Striped and Lines play at the Belly Up. Plus, Shifting S.H.A.F.T. Night is at the Kava Lounge and Everlast from House of Pain hits Stingaree with a special DJ performance.
Start your Saturday with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival. The parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. on Sixth Avenue and Juniper Street. Later that afternoon into early evening, Lovelife presents Stretch, a Spandex Spectacular for Fabulous People, with headliner DJ Tennis at Hotel Palomar. The after party for this event is at El Dorado; shamROCK in the Gaslamp goes from 4 p.m. to midnight and features the Downs Family, Willy Joy, Whitenoize, Brady Spear, DJ Schoeny and more; SD Union presents Drumsound & Bassline Smith at the Merrow; Bang Bang features Droog and Justin Jay; ‘80s vs. ‘90s takes over the Whistle Stop; and Boogie presents Revenge of the Naughty Leprechauns at the Kava Lounge. At the Casbah, its Grampa Drew’s Flim Flam Review with Gary Hankins, Matt Molarius, Matt Strachota and many more acoustic performances from musicians from San Diego’s best bands including River City, Hills Like Elephants, Transfer, Trailduster, Champ, Bartender’s Bible, Diatribes, Crooked, Scarlet Symphony, Long and the Short of It, and the Midnight Pine.
On Sunday, Jake Bugg is doing a free, all-ages in-store performance and signing at M-Theory starting at 3 p.m. Later that night, Tool and Failure are at Valley View Casino Center for a sold-out show.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor!
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