The St. Patrick's Day party list: Where to drink and get your green on in Denver this weekend

Get your rest. We officially start celebrating St. Patrick's Day tomorrow. The party kicks off with KTCL's Keggs & Eggs at LoDos, and it continues after the parade on Saturday at ShamRock & Roll, our massive party at the Viewhouse with Bop Skizzum, Rachel & the Kings, Calder's Revolvers and Monroe Monroe. Elsewhere around town, Fado is hosting a two-day party on Saturday and Sunday, as is the Punch Bowl Social. Keep reading for a full rundown of all the St. Patrick's parties in Denver.

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Boettcher Concert Hall St. Patrick's Day Celebration with Colcannon and the Colorado Symphony, Sat., March 16, 7:30 p.m., $25-$88.

The Buffalo Rose St. Patrick's Irish Dance, Fri., March 15, 4:30 p.m., free.

City Hall Down & Derby: Shamrocks and Shenanigans - skating, drinking, dancing, Fri., March 15, 9 p.m., $5/$10.

D Note St. Patrick's Day Pre-Party Hoe Down, With Gipsy Moon and Indigent Row, Fri., March 15, 7 p.m., $7.

Dickens Opera House St. Patty's Day Party, In the Tavern: corned beef and cabbage specials all day. Bag pipers at 6 p.m., Irish dancers at 6:30 p.m. In the Opera House: $20 in advance gets you all you can eat corned beef and cabbage buffet, Irish dancers, bag pipers and Big Paddy. Guinness, green beer and Irish Car Bomb drink specials upstairs and down., Sun., March 17, 6 p.m., $20.

Dougherty's Neighborhood Restaurant and Pub St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Featuring live bagpipers, stepdancers, bands, authentic Irish cuisine and drink specials, Sat., March 16, 10-2 a.m.; Sun., March 17, 10-2 a.m., free.

Fado Irish Pub The Lost Weekend, outdoor festival with live music from the Clancy's, Big Paddy, the Indulgers, Celtic Steps, Under a Blood Red Sky and more, Sat., March 16, 8 a.m.; Sun., March 17, 8 a.m., $10/$15.

Herman's Hideaway St. Patrick's Day Funk'n Punk Ska Festival, with Nine Tenths of the Law, Crash, The Ruckus, Redline Alchemy, The A-Ok's, Be Like Max, The Brixton Guns, Sun., March 17, 4:30 p.m., $3-$5.

The Irish Rover St. Paddy's Celebration, with Celtic step dancers, Emerald Society Pipe Band and MileHighlanders Pipe Band, Sat., March 16; Sun., March 17, free.

Irish Snug Capitol Hill Hooley, with Chancer's Hooley, Reed School of Irish Dance, Conivan, Brian & Brendan Clancy, Ciorcal Cairde Irish Pipes & Drums, Denver and District Pipe Band, Bodha, Sat., March 16; Sun., March 17, free.

Katie Mullen's Craic Fest, with Pinch of Snuff, pipers and dancers, March 15-18, free.

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