There’s still plenty of time to jump into the St. Patrick’s Day madness. Because the greenest of all the holidays falls on a Sunday this year, the partying started Friday and continues through today with these events:
n The Kenosha Area Pipes and Drums Association — a bagpipe band made up of Kenosha-area firefighters, police officers and sheriff’s deputies — wraps up its 15th annual, two-day “St. Patty’s Day Kenosha Krawl.”
Today’s Krawl stops are: 12:30 p.m. at DeRango’s, 2135 31st St.; 1:15 p.m. at Mike’s Donuts and Chicken, 701 56th St.; 2 p.m. at The Beer Gardens, 3501 14th Ave.; 2:45 p.m. at Gerb’s Tap, 2627 63rd St.; 3:30 p.m. at the Kenosha Yacht Club, 5130 Fourth Ave.; 4:15 p.m. at the Boathouse Pub & Eatery, 4917 Seventh Ave; 5 p.m. at Kaiser’s Pizza & Pub, 510 57th St.; 7 p.m. at Circa on Seventh, 4902 Seventh Ave.; and 7:45 p.m. at the Kenosha Moose Lodge, 3003 30th Ave.
The “Krawl” serves as a major fundraiser for the association. Taverns pay the band, and a boot is passed for donations. The group performs at each locale for about 40 minutes. The schedule is subject to change. For schedule updates, go to www.kapda.org.
n The Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave., has an Irish sing-along with Larry Hind from 1 to 4 p.m.
n Mike’s Donuts & Chicken and Chicken & Donut Bar, 707 56th St., celebrates the “Everybody’s Irish” season with seasonal concoctions (shamrock doughnut, anyone?) and Irish food specials. (The Pipes and Drums Association group stops there at 1:15 p.m.)
n Coins Sports Bar, 1714 52nd St., will host a St. Patrick’s Day Party today. Green beer will be served, along with corned beef and cabbage and Reuben sandwiches. The Celtic Gypsies perform from 3 to 6 p.m.
n Corned beef and cabbage dinners are served today at Spanky’s Bar & Grill, 2325 52nd St. There are also drink specials for patrons who enjoy that sort of thing. The staff at Spanky’s calls St. Patrick’s Day “Our favorite day of the year.”
n The Sunnyside Club, 7517 22nd Ave., also serves corned beef and cabbage dinners today.
n Fec’s Place, 5523 Sixth Ave., celebrates with its “beer of the month”: Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale.
n George’s Club Highview, 5305 60th St., serves up corned beef and cabbage with red potatoes and carrots starting at 11 a.m. every St. Patrick’s Day — until it’s gone.
n As you can imagine, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are a very big deal at Ashling on the Lough, 125 56th St., an Irish pub and eatery. Ashling opens at 8 a.m. today, serving Irish breakfasts and then a “St. Patrick’s Day Menu.”
Entertainment today includes the Cashel Dennehy Irish Dancers (8 a.m.), Celtic Gypsies (9 a.m.), The Pure Drops (1 to 4 p.m.), folk singer Jeff Ward (5 to 9 p.m.) and Matt Meyer and Mike Gierson (10 p.m. to 1 a.m.).
n The Kenosha Yacht Club, 5130 Fourth Ave., is serving Irish food and drink specials. (The Pipes and Drums group stops there at 3:30 p.m.)
n At 58 Below, 504 58th St., Jason Kent performs live music starting at 1 p.m. today.
n At Kaiser’s Pizza, 510 57th St., it’s no surprise the Pizza of the Month is a Reuben Pizza. (The Pipes and Drums stop there at 5 p.m. today.)
n The Kenosha Moose Lodge, 3003 30th Ave., is serving a St. Paddy’s Day Dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. today, with the Pipes and Drums performing at 7:45, wrapping up the two-day Kenosha Krawl.