CANCELED: Annual St. Patrick’s Day Open House

Sat Mar 14, 2020
12:00pm to 4:00pm ET
All
Free
Irish Arts Center

Immerse yourself in Ireland's rich culture at The Irish Arts Center's annual free open house. Visitors of all ages can join in a céilí, check out Irish-flavored workshops — or simply grab a seat and delight in the day’s live music and dance performances.

SCHEDULE:

IAC DONAGHY THEATER
12–12:30pm
Music performance: Irish Arts Center Community Céilí Band

12:30–1pm
IAC student performances: From storytelling to set dance, a sample of IAC classes for all ages

1:15–2pm
Music performance: Liz Hanley (fiddle) and Brenda Castles (concertina)

2:10–3pm
Music performance: Old-time Appalachian-inspired string trio the Down Hill Strugglers

3:15–3:45pm
Screening: Selected shorts from RTÉjr and Herstory’s Who’s Your Heroine? Irish animation series.

IAC GALLERY
12–3pm
Enjoy tea, coffee and soda bread

12:30pm and 2:30pm
Cooking demonstration: How to make Irish soda bread

12–4pm
Art exhibition: Stephen McGinn's Unapproved Roads

PAL GYM
12–4pm
Arts and crafts

12:30–3:30pm
Irish instrument petting zoo: Test a fiddle, tin whistle, or bodhrán drum

PAL STAGE AREA
12:15–12:30pm
Music performance: Caitlin Warbelow (fiddle)

12:30–12:45pm
Music and dance performance: Jason Oremus (beatboxing) and Caitlin Warbelow (fiddle)

1–1:30pm
Music performance: IAC Community Céilí Band

1:30–2pm
Dance performance and lesson: Niall O’Leary School of Dance

2:15–3pm
Dance demonstration and lesson with live music: Céilí dance with Megan Downes, the IAC Community Céilí Band, Liz Hanley (fiddle), and Brenda Castles (concertina)

3–4pm
Dance demonstration and lesson with live music: Square dancing with Megan Downes, City Stompers, and the Down Hill Strugglers

PAL EDUCATION ROOM
12:15–12:45pm
Tin whistle sample class for kids

1–1:30pm
Beatbox workshop with Jason Erasmus of Hammerstep

1:45–2:15pm
Tin whistle sample class for adults

2:30–3pm
Irish language sample class for kids

3:15–3:45
Irish language sample class for adults
 

Photo courtesy the Irish Arts Center

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