Maybe you aren't as Irish as St. Patrick himself (who was kidnapped and sent to Ireland as a slave, escaped in 409 and returned to Ireland in 432, believing he had been called upon to spread the word of God) but on March 17, everyone's a little Irish.
So, check out these local St. Patrick's Day events and celebrations.
Curragh Irish Pub
The Scene: Traditional Irish food, live music by Joe McShane noon to 6 p.m., Anish at 6:30 p.m. and The Barry Fagan Band at 9 p.m. Two locations: 8266 Lincoln Ave., Skokie and 6705 Northwest Hwy., Chicago. For more info check out The Curragh Irish Pub St. Patrick's Day Madness!
Irish American Heritage Center St. Pat's Celebration
While not in Skokie, the Irish American Heritage Center St. Patrick's celebration includes music and dance. Mass is at 11:30 a.m., March 17, and performances run from noon through midnight. Near Edens Expressway at Wilson Avenue exit, Chicago.
The Scene: Featuring Randy's famous corned beef and cabbage dinners and corned beef and reuben sandwiches from March 15 - 17. Located at 8050 Lincoln Ave., Skokie.
The Scene: The bakery is offering green velvet cupcakes and shamrock cookies to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, according to a Facebook post from Downtown Skokie.
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