Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Nevada County

May the luck of the Irish be with you, may you find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and may you find the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend in Nevada County!

Do an Irish Jig

‘Tis at 4 p.m. when the shenanigans begin on Sunday, March 17, at Seaman’s Lodge in Nevada City’s Pioneer Park, with an open session hosted by Strayaway. This year’s celebration proceeds benefit Sierra Harvest, who’s mission it is to “Educate, Inspire, and Connect Nevada County families to fresh, local and seasonal food.” Dinner, served from 5-6 p.m., will feature Guinness Stews, Hearty Veggie Stew, and the trimmings. BYOB, if you please.

After dinner, mistress of ceremonies Maggie McKaig, in her Irish alter ego–she also leads the Euro Balkan quartet Beaucoup Chapeaux–will attempt to manage to get the marvelous lineup of musicians on and off the stage in relatively good speed…as well as play her own set. In order of their likely appearance: the Buffalo Gals; Tom Wernigg; Maggie’s own “mob” with Sally Ashcraft, Sands Hall, Luke Wilson, and Tom Taylor; Ryan Laursen and Ethan Lewis; Scones and Jam; and last but certainly not least, Three Times Through.

Rock out

The Miners Foundry presents The Garcia Project, performing full, classic Jerry Garcia Band set lists from 1976-1995, plus special guests, Achilles Wheel Trio, in a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Sunday, March 17, 2019.  With precise arrangements and the proper instrumentation and feel for any and all given eras, The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled The Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss.  Local favorites Achilles Wheel Trio features Paul Kamm, Jonny Mojo, and Shelby Snow.  Food will be available for purchase, as well as a No Host Bar.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m.

Click HERE for more information and tickets

Monday Cabaret features “Luck of the Irish”

The theme for March’s Monday Cabaret is “Luck of the Irish.” The day after St. Patrick’s Day we cordially invite you, your friends, and leprechauns to a sexy, entertaining, and spectacularly lucky show on Monday March 18th. Featuring Nick Fedoroff, Scarlett Letter, Vixi Vale, Lord of the Prance, Whiskey Kiss, Le Cha Cha, Patty Le Melt, Deaja Girl on Fire, Rebel Rose, ChaCha Burnadette, Cybil Unrest, Guy Vigor and more. So grab your favorite person and throw on that green party attire from last night’s shenanigans and head over to the Nevada Theatre!

Photo by Kim Sayre Photography

Cocktails crafted by the Golden Era Lounge will be served in the lobby at 7 p.m. Music by Kate Haight & Company begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. the real fun begins with sensationally spicy acts and naughty fun featuring burlesque and cabaret dancers.

Tickets for every Monday Cabaret can be purchased online HERE, or at the door for $25 ($20 in advance).

Show is ages 21+

Delicious Eats

St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend, but not everyone wants to make the traditional corned beef and cabbage.  Why stay home when you can go out and celebrate the luck of the Irish?  Several of our local establishments are hosting St. Patrick’s Day specials, and all you need to make is reservations.

Alta Sierra Country Club

On Saturday, March 16, Timbers Bar and Grill located at Alta Sierra Country Club will host a St. Patrick’s buffet dinner.  The menu will include braised rabbit, corned beef, steamed cabbage, Irish scalloped potatoes, baked potatoes, Colcannon (cabbage and kale traditional Irish dish), Guinness flourless chocolate cake, and featuring beer from Grass Valley Brewing Company and Irish drink specials.  There is only one seating for this dining event, with cocktails being served from 5-6 p.m. and dinner beginning at 6 p.m.  This event is open to the public, but reservations are required.  Call 530-273-2041 to make your reservation.

Kane’s Bar and Grill

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is a tradition for Kane’s Restaurant and this year is no different.  The downtown Grass Valley staple will be hosting a weekend-long St. Patrick’s day event, which begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15 and continues through closing on Sunday, March 17.  Kane’s will be offering bar specials such as an Irish Car Bomb and an Irish Mule for $6, Irish Egg Roll appetizers for $9, Irish-themed entrees including corned beef and cabbage, shepard’s pie, or Guinness beef stew for $19.95 each.  They will also have a brownie with peppermint ice cream for dessert.  The regular menu will be available, as well.  For reservations, call 530-273-8111.

The Stone House

Head to The Stone House in Nevada City for some Irish-themed fun this St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17, with a day of celebration in store.  First, a “Lucky Brunch” will be offered from noon-3:30 p.m. with a special St. Patrick’s Day-themed menu.  Enjoy some Irish and Celtic music from 3-6 p.m. from local duo Z Cabaret, or come a bit later to catch the “Pot of Gold Country” variety show happening from 6-9 p.m.  In addition, The Stone House will be having an all-day special from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. of $5 Jameson and $15 for a Reuben sandwich and a beer.  To learn more, or make reservations, visit stonehouse.io or call 530-265-5050.