Besides the usual corned beef and cabbage with a Guinness on the side on the day we celebrate green pride or Irish culture (or both), Scout has found other ways for you to celebrate your inner Irish(wo)men. We have something you can do with your minis too.
Oh, and don’t forget to sport green apparel, or risk days of bruises from all of those pinches. Cambridge go bragh!
St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt with a Curious George Appearance
3 – 4:30 p.m.
The World’s Only Curious George Store, 1 JFK St.
The only proclaimed Curious George store in the world invites you to “find the gold at the end of the rainbow” … but more like follow the clues to find answers to riddles that are part of their St. Paddy’s Day treasure hunt (because knowledge is definitely more valuable than gold, right?). To top it all off, the friendly monkey himself will be at the shop to meet and greet all treasure seekers.
A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn
8 – 10 p.m. | $45, $35, or $25
Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St.
Don’t miss this opp to get your step-dance on. Presented by WGBH for its seventh year, the St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn returns to the Sanders Theatre with a line-up of world-class Irish inspired singers, dancers, and musicians from around the Celtic World.
Click here to see a list of all of the night’s performers.
Wolf’s 20th Anniversary Mardi Gras Ball *(18+ event)
9 p.m. | $12
T.T. the Bear’s Place, 10 Brookline St.
You might be thinking: What does Mardi Gras have to do with St. Patrick’s Day? Besides, Mardi Gras passed already. Well, both holidays do have something in common. Let’s just say on both holidays, the people celebrating get pretty bold. So join Shaun Wolf Wortis and his Legendary Vudu Krewe at this decadent, Southern-styled St. Paddy’s Day hoopla. (Singers, dancers, and other performers included.) Oh, and BEADS. Can’t forget about the Mardi Gras beads.
Bob Bradshaw & Flynn performance
8 p.m. | $15
Club Passim, 47 Palmer St.
Cambridge’s entertainment scene is wide, so be sure to catch Ireland natives, Bob Bradshaw and Flynn, play their melodic tunes at this club. Purchase tickets online.
But if you’re just looking for good eats, check these places out:
March 17 & 18
The Maharaja, 57 JFK St.
Get 25%-off lunch and dinner when you print and bring the St. Patrick’s Day invitation from their website.
SWEET CUPCAKES is going green!
Now – March 17
Sweet Cupcakes, Zero Brattle St.
If you bleed green and a have sweet cravings, then you may have met your match. Stop into SWEET for treats dressed in green—sprinkles, shamrock toppers, and more! Celebrate the tradition with SWEET’s own “Irish coffee” (a mocha mint chip cupcake)!
All of March
J.P. Licks, 1312 Mass Ave.
A nod to Saint Patrick this month, J.P.’s menu is including Mint Irish Lace, Thin mint, Irish Coffee, Leprechaun Brew and Orange Irish Sorbet.
Qdoba Mexican Grill
Now – March 17
Qdoba, 1290 Mass Ave.
If you find a Qdoba four leaf clover on your burrito foil, plate or to-go bag, you will get your entrée for FREE!
Finale Desserterie & Bakery
Now – March 17
Finale Desserterie & Bakery, 30 Dunster St.
Similar to SWEET, Finale is also serving St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes, whoopie pies, and special green tuxedo strawberries.
OM Restaurant and Lounge
March 16 & 17
OM, 92 Winthrop St.
Sapporro is donating beer and swag and hosting a chopstick challenge game. Prizes will be awarded to the winners! In addition, OM will be selling sapporro for $2 a pint in honor of the holiday.
Restaurant Week Boston
March 17 –22
At participating restaurants throughout Cambridge
Offering some of the area’s finest dining at affordable prices, restaurant week allows you to try a new restaurant or get back to an old favorite with prix fixe meals at the following prices:
- 2-course lunch $15.13
- 3-course lunch $20.13
- 3-course dinner $38.13
Click here to see Cambridge’s participating eats.