St Leo the Great parish 1920 N. 102 St is selling homemade Irish soda bread. Several varieties available. Usually have traditional bread with currants or raisins, but also cranberry, M&M, Reeses pieces, and others.
Suggested donation is $3.50 or more per loaf.
Benefits St Leo’s school.
A fresh batch is baked each Saturday for sale after weekend Masses.
Soda bread sales continue at the parish office daily from 8:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 5:00.
March 7 Omaha Pipes and Drums Free concert, 7 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 84th and Pacific
Free will offering. St. Andrews is a great supporter of Irish music.
March 8 Dicey Riley at the Brazenhead 7 to 10, no cover
The High Kings at Drexel Hall in Kansas City
March 10 St Patrick’s Day Gala
Omaha Irish Cultural Center’s 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Gala at the Paxton Ballroom at 1403 Farnam St
Includes dinner, speaker Maria Marron, Irish dancers and music.
This year’s guest speaker is Maria Marron, Dean of the College of Journalism
and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
She has a postgraduate diploma in education from University College in Dublin, worked in journalism and public relations in Ireland and served in administrative capacities at University College in Dublin.
Music by Eddie Delahunt.
Also appearing, Dowds Irish Dance Academy dancers.
Tickets $50 — limited this year, so please purchase early.
Tickets on sale now omahairishculturalcenter.com
March 10 Dicey Riley at the Dubliner at 9:30 $3 cover
March 11 St Patrick’s Day Parade
Starts at 10:00 AM
Come watch the bands, floats and costumed entertainers
Free parking at the Old Mattress Factory, 501 N 13 St, with free shuttle to and from parade courtesy of City Taxi
Post Parade Party at the Old Mattress Factory, 501 N 13 St immediately after the parade (approx. 11:30)
Music by Connor Dowling Parade Awards Irish Dancing Raffle Prizes Corned Beef Sliders by Just Good Meats and Rotellas $5 suggested donation includes raffle ticket Additional raffle tickets, $5. All proceeds benefit Irish Charities of Nebraska. Sponsored by the Reader and the Ancient Order Of Hibernians
March 11 Cherish the Ladies in Des Moines at 7:00 pm at the Hoyt Sherman Place Theater
Details at http://www.cherishtheladies.com/ and www.thecma.org
March 11 Dicey Riley at the Dubliner, $3 cover Doors open at 8 AM Dicey Riley plays noon to 4, 9:30 to 1:15
March 11, 7:30 PM & March 12, 2:00 PM Brigit St Brigit Theatre presents an Irish play Quietly written by Owen McCafferty.
Quietly is a story about what happened in a particular bar in 1974 as well as what happened in Northern Ireland from the late 1960s to the late 90s. It is a “powerful, “gripping” play about violence and forgiveness and the ‘spiritual lesson of time and healing. Venue – First Central Congregation Church, 421 South 36 St. Tickets General admission $25, Students, Seniors 65 yrs + and military $20 For tickets & reservations https://www.bsbtheatre.com/make-a-reservation
March 12 Rivertown String Band 5pm – 6pm
Open to the public, no cover
The Living Stage at Hotel RL, just a little north east of 72 St & Grover 3321 S 72nd St., Omaha
March 12 Irish Music Concert, 2:30
Music by Greenblatt & Seay & Friends
$10 adults, $5 students
Old Avoca Schoolhouse, 504 Garfield St. Avoca, Ne (The Village of Avoca is 3 miles east of Hwy 50 and 10 miles west of Hwy 75. It is 1 mile south of Hwy 34 (‘O’ St.). From Hwy 34 take the 13 C Spur (132nd St.) one mile south to the Avoca village limits. Turn left at the first paved road and go 2 blocks. The schoolhouse sits on the edge of the baseball field
in the northeast corner of Avoca.
March 12 Desmond Egan, Irish Poet at the UNO English Dept.
College of Public Affairs & Community Service, room 101 3:00 PM, free and open to the public
March 12 Madonna School Fundraiser at the Brazenhead Dicey Riley plays 6 to 9
March 12 Lincoln Irish Dancers’ 19th annual Ceili (social public dance)
from 6pm-9pm at Auld Rec Center, Antelope Park, in the heart of Lincoln,
Live music by Paddywhack
Introduction class and ceili will be called by Catherine Sherer Bishop.
There will be a free ‘basic steps’ intro class from 5:30-6:00pm.
Ceili (KAY-lee) in the Irish language means gathering or party where villagers get together in a home or pub to play music and dance. In Ireland they take an intermission with tea and scones. We serve an assortment of baked goods, including Irish soda bread.
A raffle of many authentic Irish and Celtic items.
If you don’t care to dance, then sit back and enjoy the music.
Tickets at the door: $10 for adults, $7 seniors/students 12 & up, $5 age 5-11 and free for children under 5. There is a family cap of $30.
Visit www.lincolnirishdancers.org and find us on Facebook.
March 12 the Shamrock Shuffle 5k at 10 AM
at the Railyard in Haymarket, 350 Canopy Street, Lincoln 402-477-6767
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a run and an unforgettable after party!
Dress up as your favorite leprechaun or just be ‘wearin’ of the green’!
Each registered participant will receive a shirt, free beer (for those 21 or over) and a commemorative medal. Awards overall and by age group.
An “after party” with Irish music, performance by the Lincoln Irish Dancers at 11am, a costume contest, photo booth, and many restaurants with food specials.
Preregistration is required for the run with a cost of $30.
March 13 7:30 PM The Brigit St Brigit Theatre presents Amhren (Ow-Rahn), Irish for a song which usually comes about from an old story or legend. This playful evening brings together the gifted musician and singer Jill Anderson with resident Irish storyteller Barry Murphy who will bring your favorite Irish songs and the lilt of the stories of from which they sprung. Venue – First Central Congregation Church, 421 South 36 St. General admission $25, Students, 65+ yrs, military $20 For tickets & reservationshttps://www.bsbtheatre.com/make-a-reservation
March 14 7:30 PM The Brigit St Brigit Theatre presents visiting Irish poet Desmond Egan Athlone-born Egan has been called the most acclaimed living poet in Ireland, and we are honored with this very special visit from him.Introduced by Hugh Reilly, Mr. Egan will read from his exquisite and elegantly-rendered poems. Venue – First Central Congregation Church, 421 South 36 St. General admission $25, Students, 65+ yrs, military $20 Tickets & reservations https://www.bsbtheatre.com/make-a-reservation
March 16 Dicey Riley (Note: Thursday, not their usual Wednesday date)
at the Brazenhead 7 to 10, no cover
March 17 St Patrick’s Day (Friday)
Archbishop Lucas Lenten dispensation-You can have corned beef and
cabbage without fear of losing your soul! But if you eat meat on St. Patrick’s Friday, you must abstain on March 18. (Reference: Catholic Voice, Feb 17 edition)
March 17 Irish Mass 11 AM
Sing-a-long at 10:30 AM
Holy Cross Church, 4810 Woolworth
March 17 Lots of music at the Dubliner, $5 cover
Doors at 6 AM Connor Dowling 9 AM to noon Dicey Riley 2 to 6 and 7 to 11
March 17 Omaha Pipes and Drums Check
their schedule on http://www.omahapipesanddrums.org/
March 17 Pog Mo Thon at Shamrock’s Pub, 5338 N. 103 St. noon to 8PM
Another band, TBA, from 9 to close.
March 17 General Guinness and the Stout Boys featuring Terry Keefe
at McFarland’s 710 P St. in Lincoln from 10:30-1:30. Music continues with three more bands starting at 5 and running until 1:30 AM
March 17 Lincoln Irish Dancers perform at the Parthenon Restaurant,
Edgewood shopping center at 56th and Highway 2 in southeast Lincoln.
Three shows, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30pm
Enjoy the fabulous Greek food or traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage.
Bagpipers and the Lincoln Irish Dancers with perform.
Advance reservations are highly encouraged. 402-423-2222
March 17 Maloney’s Irish Pub on N.72 St. Ninth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
NO COVER! Must be 21+ to enter.
Opens at 6 am. Heated tent and cold beer!
6am- 10am: Breakfast (Green Pancakes)
11-11 Corned Beef and Cabbage served $8/plate
Comes with Corned Beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots.
Noon-3 Steven Monroe will perform acoustic favorites in the tent
1-4 Budweiser Personalized Glass Etching
4-6 Bushmills giving away prizes. 7-9 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey giving away prizes. 7pm- Connor Dowling perform
March 17 The Brazenhead opens at 6 AM
Irish dancers, face painting, and that great Brazenhead food.
Music by Buttons, Keys, and Strings, 9:30 to 1:30
Ellis Island, 2 to 4:30 and 5 to 9
Funk Trek plays funky jazz instrumentals at 10
March 17 ️☘ 6 to 9, no cover
Rivertown String Band
American Legion Post 1, 78th and Davenport across the street from the Brazenhead.
March 17 Trinity Irish Dance Company of Chicago at the Lincoln Lied Center at 7:30
Terri Heckman will be giving the pre-performance talk at 7pm.
Tickets still available at www.liedcenter.org or call #402-472-4747.
March 17 7:30 PM
March 18 7:30 PM
March 19 2 PM Brigit St Brigit Theatre presents an Irish play Quietly written by Owen McCafferty. See above March 11 listing information.
Tickets & reservations https://www.bsbtheatre.com/make-a-reservation
March 18 St. Patrick’s Church Fundraiser, 6126 Morrill Ave, Lincoln
Kid’s carnival & games, raffle, lunch/dinner buffet, entertainment, open bar.
Irish Fun & Music beginning at 11am
11:00 Lincoln Irish Dancers will perform for 30 minutes and then teach an Irish dance to audience members. 12:00 Bill and Gwenn 1:00 Capital City Dance Shack 2:00 Lincoln Fire & Rescue Pipes and Drums 3:00 Paddywhack 4:00 Plain Label 5:00 Lincoln Ukelele Group
Irish Meal Corned Beef and Cabbage or Ham and Scalloped Potatoes
Food Served from 11:00am – 6:00pm
St. Patrick’s Gym/Social Hall
Adults – $9.00 Children – $6.00
Children’s Carnival St. Patrick’s School 11:00am – 4:00pm
Games, Face Painting, Balloons and Bingo
Fun & Dance Music by “Complete Music” 7:00 – 10:00 St. Patrick’s Gym/SocialHall Tickets at the door $2/person; $10/family; children under 3 free Under 17 years, must be accompanied by parent “Pot O’ Gold” $2,000 Raffle Tickets $1 Drawing at 10:00pm
March 18 Dubliner Dicey Riley at 9:30 $3 cover
March 18 McKinney’s Pub in the Haymarket in Lincoln (8th and P Sts.)
hosts the Lincoln Irish Dancers at 7pm.
March 18 Gaelic Storm at the Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines
For details see http://www.gaelicstorm.com/tourdates.html
March 19 Bill Staines House Concert at 3 PM at the home of Chris and Mindy Hunke, 1323 S. 51 St, Omaha
Tickets are $15 if you purchase in advance, or $20 at the door with a reservation. For tickets, go to: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UY9SZAZA48GB6
March 21 7:30
& March 23 7:30 The Brigit St Brigit Theatre presents
Turbulent Times: Growing Up In Belfast
Born in ’70 and ’72 in Belfast, Niamh and Cliona Murphy grew up in midst of the violent and dangerous “Troubles” there, that were still raging when they came to the US in their mid-late teens. Hear them tell their stories and answer questions in this fascinating and unusual first-person glimpse of what it was really like. Venue – First Central Congregation Church, 421 South 36 St. General admission $25, Students, 65+ yrs, military $20 Tickets & reservations https://www.bsbtheatre.com/make-a-reservation
March 21 Gaelic Storm
at Fitzgerald Theater, St Paul
For details see http://www.gaelicstorm.com/tourdates.html
March 22 Dicey Riley at the Brazenhead 7 to 10, no cover
March 22 Gaelic Storm
at the Englert Theater, Iowa City
For details see http://www.gaelicstorm.com/tourdates.html
March 24 Ellis Island is back!
Kick up your heels with dinner and dancing at 7 PM.
The Red Coach Inn, Red Oak Iowa. Only 70
minutes from Omaha
March 24-25 Reggie Shaw at the Dubliner 9:30 $3 cover
March 24 7:30 PM March 25 7:30 PM March 26 2:00 PM Brigit St Brigit Theatre presents an Irish play Quietly written by Owen McCafferty (See above March 11 for info)
March 25 Paddywhack in Stanton, 7 to 10 at the Uptown Cafe, 801 10th St
March 27 Class to learn Irish folk dance with the Lincoln Irish Dancers
Great exercise! Complimentary class on Irish Ceili dance from 6:30- 8pm. First Presbyterian Church at 17th and F Sts. Lincoln
Parking in back off of 18th St. or G St. and follow the signs once in the church. Singles welcome – All ages welcome – no prior dance experience required.
March 29 Dicey Riley at the Brazenhead 7 to 10, no cover
March 31, April 1 Wild Colonial Bhoys at the Dubliner 9:30 $3 cover
April 4 The 5-week beginner lessons from The Lincoln Irish Dancers starts 6-7pm (age 10 and over). Cost: $40 which includes an annual membership to LID. -Advanced class begins at 7pm (prior Irish dance experience required or permission by instructor).
Original new dances choreographed for LID will be taught during this class. A children’s class for younger ages 7-11 is from 5:30-6pm starting April 4.
Cost: $15, must pre-register for this class. Go to http://www.lincolnirishdancers.org/ for more information.
April 7 thru 9 Stephen’s Green at the Brazenhead
Friday, Saturday, 8 to midnight, Sunday 6 to 9
Cover $3 each, $5 for couples.
April 7, 8 Avourneen at the Dubliner, 9:30, $5 cover
May 2 Celtic Women at 7 PM
Topeka Performing Arts Center, Topeka, Kansas
Details at http://www.celticwoman.com/tour-dates/
A final bit of Irish wisdom as you recover from your celebrations!