Harvard Go Bragh! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Harvard Square
Friday, March 15, 2019 - Sunday, March 17, 2019 all-day
Harvard Go Bragh! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
in Harvard Square
March 15th – 17th, 2019
The Harvard Square Business Association welcomes you to Harvard Square to celebrate St. Patrick’s Weekend! Enjoy the greenest of the holidays with fresh takes on traditional Irish dishes, theatre, concerts and more! On March 17th, we’re all Irish!
American Repertory Theater
On the Korean island of Man-Jae, three elderly haenyeos—sea women—spend their dying days diving into the ocean to harvest seafood. They have no heirs to their millennia-old way of life. Across the globe on the island of Manhattan, a Korean-Canadian playwright, twice an immigrant, spends her days wrestling with the expectation that she write “authentic” stories about her identity. But what, exactly, is her identity? And how can she write about it without selling her own skin?
This daring new play by Celine Song (Amazon’s “The Wheel of Time,” Public Theater’s 2016/17 Emerging Writers Group) journeys beneath the waves under the direction of Sammi Cannold (Violet at A.R.T., Forbes 30 Under 30) and features Wai Ching Ho (Madame Gao from the Marvel TV universe), Emily Kuroda (“Gilmore Girls”), Jiehae Park (the author of peerless, recently produced at Boston’s Company One Theatre), and Jo Yang (“The Affair”).
American Repertory Theater, 64 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/american-repertory-theater, (617) 547-8300
Sunday, March 17th - Chlotrudis Awards
The first round of guests to be announced includes Marion Bridge director Wiebke von Carolsfeld, film composer Lesley Barber (Manchester by the Sea), and director/actor/producer Don McKellar (Sensitive Skin, Twitch City)! Follow the Chlotrudis Awards Facebook Event for additional updates.
For 25 years, the Boston-based Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film has been handing out awards to the most deserving indies released in Boston. Since 1996 when The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert took home top honors, these idiosyncratic cinephiles have been highlighting films outside the mainstream – often eschewing the more popular picks of the Oscars. This year, the most nominated films are Madeline’s Madeline with 8 nods and Luca Guadagino’s Suspiria with 6. They often welcome special guests at their awards ceremony and plans are currently brewing for this special anniversary show. Past guests have included Ellen Page, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kerry Washington, Hal Hartley, Geneviève Bujold, and more!
Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/brattle-theatre, (617) 876-6837
Beat Brew Hall
LOVE Saint Pattie's Day but HATE the crowds of green beer guzzlers? Join us for some Jameson on Tap with a splash of water, Corn Beef and Cabbage and Katy Mc'D for Irish music 12-4 PM. Ah, now that's the good craic.
Beat Brew Hall, 13 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/restaurants/beat-brew-hall, (617) 499-0001
Bob Slate Stationer
Share Happy St Patrick's Day wishes with friends and family with a special greeting card from Bob Slate Stationer.
Bob Slate Stationer, 30 Brattle Street, harvardsquare.com/bob-slate-stationers, (617) 547-1230
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston - Cambridge
HorseFeather Cocktail made with Jameson Whiskey, ginger beer bitters and lemon juice
Black and Tan Mixed Drink
1/2 Guinness and 1/2 Lager or Cider
Any one of our beers on draft will be green beer!
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston – Cambridge, 400 Soldiers Field Road, harvardsquare.com/doubletree-suites-hilton-hotel-boston-cambridge, (617) 783-0090
Eliot Street Café – Dunkin Donuts
Dunkin's Irish Creme-Flavored Coffees & Espresso Drinks Are Back, Along With These St. Patrick's Day Treats. Also back this year, the Mint Brownie Donut with a new look! Perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration, the Mint Brownie Donut is filled with mint chocolate brownie batter-flavored buttercreme, topped with light green dipping icing sprinkled with brownie crumbles. New this year, come in a for a sweet treat with some cream cheese icing, pick up a warm glazed cinnamon bun to start your day, or keep your day running with a little more fun!
Eliot Street Café – Dunkin Donuts, 65 JFK Street, harvardsquare.com/eliot-st-cafedunkin-donuts, (617) 354-5096
Grafton Street Pub & Grill
Grafton Street will be having St. Patrick's Day specials on both Saturday and Sunday. Friday 3/8 & Saturday 3/16 (both 8pm - 10pm): Jameson Tasting
They will be hosting a tasting event with Jameson, featuring some of their specialty Irish whiskeys. They will be sampling whiskey cocktails in their bar area, with representatives from Jameson on hand with giveaways of SPD gear.
Saturday 3/9 (7:30pm - 9:30pm): Guinness Glass Engraving
Guests drinking Guinness can personalize their pint having a name or message etched into the glass.
Grafton Street Pub & Grill, 1230 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/grafton-street-pub-grill, (617) 497-0400
Saturday, March 16 at 11:00am
Story Time and Craft Event – Everything is Coming Up Shamrocks
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with stories, crafts and snacks.
Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, https://harvardsquare.com/shops/harvard-cooperative-society-coop, (617) 499-2000
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
Dance Saturdays at the Sanctuary
March 16th – Indian Dance
Showcasing local, culturally diverse dance groups along with music, visual arts, and food for an immersive dance celebration
We invite you this spring for…
Ten Styles of Dance
Ten Cultural Experiences combined with Culinary Explorations and Curated Exhibitions
Tons of Reasons to come together and DANCE!
Events begin at 7:00pm
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, 400 Harvard Street, harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/jose-mateos-ballet-theatre, (617) 354-7467
If you wish for some St. Patrick level miracles for yourself, give a call today for some lucky and mischievous organizing in your home or office.
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~ Susan C. Guild, Author/Presenter
~ Winchester, MA
15% off your first organizing package if you contact us on 18 March (the day after the saintly day and when it’s observed in Ireland and Evacuation Day is observed in Suffolk County this year) and say “luck”.
Living Harmony, 24 Harvey Street, harvardsquare.com/services/living-harmony-llc, (617) 945-0704
Longy School of Music
March 15th 1.8 Percent – Neave Trio, Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm
1.8% is the frequency with which American orchestras program the works of female composers. Bucking this trend and in honor of Women’s History Month, the Neave Trio celebrates women composers of the past and present with a evening of Clarke, Beach, Chaminade, and Higdon. From the Romantic style of Cecile Chaminade to the “Fiery Red” of Jennifer Higdon, each of these pieces highlights its author’s individuality and distinct voice.
Long School of Music, 27 Garden Street, https://harvardsquare.com/services/longy-school-music-bard-college, (617) 876-0956
Exclusively for Saint Patrick’s weekend, we will be offering a special 10% off all Moleskine items in green (notebooks, bags, travel accessories).
Moleskine, 35 Brattle Street, https://harvardsquare.com/moleskine, (617) 714-4332
March 15th & 16Th
Welcome into the world of AcousticaElectronica: a 360-degree sensory adventure. From epic performances to intimate experiences, this night will awaken your heart and mind. It is a mashup of opposites: the classical and the electronic, the light and the dark, a trip to the theatre and a night on the dance floor. Come discover at this theatrical roller coaster filled with heart-pounding live music, contagious choreography, breathtaking aerialists, and an unforgettable night ending with a dance party.
The Experience begins at 10:30PM
Party till 2AM
OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, https://harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/oberon, (617) 496-8004
Sarah Blacker & New England Groove Association
March 16th, 7pm
With roots in the folk, rock, jam-band and funk scenes, Sarah Blacker and NE Groove Association fuse their vibrant musical worlds together to create an original, soulful sound.
The project, which often features special guests, is comprised of award-winning / internationally touring singer/songwriters/multi-instrumentalists, Sarah Blacker, Aaron Z. Katz, and Phil Selesnick on keyboards.
Aaron Katz with over 20 years of national and international touring, is the singer/songwriter/producer/drummer from the successful jam-band, Percy Hill. Percy Hill won the Jammy Award for ‘Album of the Year’ in 2000 and continues sell-out rooms on the jam club and festival scene. The band recently reunited after an 8-year hiatus, to sold-out shows at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME and The Paradise, Boston.
Sarah Blacker was named ‘Female Performer of the Year’ in the 2013 New England Music Awards and has built a devoted following both nationally and internationally via extensive touring, passionate singing and songwriting, and belief in the power of music. Her motto, #songssavelives speaks to her work as a Music Therapist, and her coming up on the jam-band concerts and festivals scene. She feels enthusiastic about re-connecting/moving with this fun-loving group of people, now as an accomplished musician and performer.
The trio just returned from JamCruise 15 (http://www.JamCruise.com) during which they performed at several locations and stages throughout the floating festival.
Passim, 47 Palmer Street, https://harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/passim, (617) 492-7679
All Green juices except the Pineapple Greens will be $2 on 3/17 only. Customers must show a social media post from Pressed Juicery about this offer in order to redeem.
Pressed Juicery, 1380 Massachusetts Avenue, harvardsquare.com/restaurants/pressed-juicery, (617) 354-0906
the red house
Jameson & The Red House Restaurant want to make it easy for consumers to #LoveThyBar this St. Patrick’s Day so we’re offering a free sampling with a Jameson expert for all our guests - you could call it the 'gold' at the end of our Restaurant Rainbow! So put on something festive and head down to our House this St. Patrick's Day between 2-4pm to taste your way through the Jameson's Irish Whiskey Family including Jameson Original, Caskmates IPA, Caskmates Stout and Black Barrel Whiskey! Check out this link to find out more.
the red house, 98 Winthrop Street, https://harvardsquare.com/red-house, (617) 576-0605
Atlas Soul - Assume The Position!
March 16th – 7:30pm
Atlas Soul is a - multiple award winning - band performing original music that celebrates polyrhythm & melodies rooted in the Afro-Mediterranean traditions organically punched with deep funk, jazz and intelligent hip hop.
Burning live performances with audience participation are their trademark!
They have played scores of major venues such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Festival International de Louisiane, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, NYC's Joe's Pub, Montreal Festival Nuits d'Afrique and more. They regularly sell out shows in the Boston area and beyond.
Atlas Soul's core is a quintet but they love to invite a special guest musician or add a full horn section depending on the show. They features two outstanding lead vocalist, Regie Gibson an award winning poet, a percussionist and a natural power house performer and Jacques Pardo from France, a saxophonist, guitarist, composer and the band leader. Drummer extraordinary Zeke Martin and bassist Steve Davis "The groove master" hold the rhythm section along with Greek-American virtuoso guitarist Perry Bakalos.
They have won or placed the Independent Music Awards four times - including the 2013 IMA vox poll in 2 categories - as well as winning accolades from many other music contests (too many to be listed here..)
Regattabar, Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, https://harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/regattabar, (617) 395-7757
March 16th - 8pm
After earning a reputation in school as a rabble-rouser, and graduating, the young Monk joined his father’s trio and toured with his dad until the elder Monk’s retirement in 1975. T. S. then launched into the music that had captivated him and his generation, R&B. He first toured with a group called Natural Essence and afterward, with his sister Barbara, formed his own band with which he had hits on two recordings, House Of Music and More Of The Good Life, where he played drums, arranged, and sang.
T. S. received the New York Jazz Awards First Annual “Recording of the Year” and ‘Downbeat’s’ prestigious 63rd Reader’s Poll Award for Monk On Monk, the “80th Anniversary Birthday Tribute to Thelonious Sphere Monk” featuring twenty guest artists including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Reeves, Nnenna Freelon, Howard Johnson, among others perform on the recording. Critics and the public lauded T. S. Monk as his father’s true musical heir, as andleader, and performer.
In 1992, Thelonious formed his jazz sextet and received raves from the moment they hit the stage and the studio. One of the most unique groups on the circuit, the T. S. Monk Sextet’s cohesive and driving style has been heard at the JVC Jazz at the Bowl festival, Sun Valley Center, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, and many of the legendary jazz clubs.
Scullers, Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston, 400 Soldiers Field Road, https://harvardsquare.com/arts-entertainment/scullers-jazz-club-doubletree-suites-hilton-hotel-boston, (617) 562-4111
March 16th - 10pm
Ages: 21 & Over
Doors Open: 10:00 PM
Door Price: $8.00
Award winning dance party SOULELUJAH moves to The Sinclair Restaurant on Sat. October 13th.
The Sinclair, 52 Church Street, https://harvardsquare.com/sinclair, (617) 547-5200