3 Local March Events to Check Out

St. Patrick's Day celebrations, Harry Connick Jr., and the Miami Seaquarium's new camp are the talks of the town in this month's mix

Wild About Harry

Mr. Connick Comes to Miami.

Fans of handsome crooner Harry Connick Jr., get excited: Adrienne Arsht
Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and AEG are bringing the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning, Tony Award-nominated star to town. After 30 million albums sold worldwide and a music, film, television and Broadway career spanning three decades, he’s back in Miami this month to promote a new album, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter. On March 17, fans will be treated to an intimate performance of songs from True Love as well as the classics that span his remarkable career inside the Center’s Knight Concert Hall. Tickets are $75, $115 and $149 and can be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling 305.949.6722 or online at arshtcenter.org.


Camp it Up

At Miami Seaquarium’s Spring Camp this month.

Springtime brings excitement to Miami Seaquarium with the return of Spring Camp. Campers will learn about different kinds of ocean life through this year’s theme, “O-fish-ally spring!” The Park’s Spring Camp program offers students from kindergarten to high school the opportunity to learn about environmental issues facing our planet including pollution, invasive species, water conservation, habitat destruction and endangered species. The week-long camp includes one marine mammal show a day, at least one animal interaction a day, arts and crafts, interactive games, and much more. Spring Camp will take place March 23-27 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm for campers aged 5 to 15. Those who book online in advance pay only $195, but walk-in campers are welcome at $250/week. For more information, call 305.361.5705, ext. 526 or 207 or visit miamiseaquarium.com/camp.


You’re in Luck

Four-leaf clover or not, your St. Patrick’s Day celebration has to be at JohnMartin’s Irish Pub.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Original Party at JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant’s 30th annual Celtic celebration starting on Friday, March 13 (it’s no longer an unlucky day) and continuing over the weekend leading to the main event on Tuesday, March 17. The iconic Coral Gables pub will host a variety of Irish-themed activities throughout the weekend and St. Patrick’s Day, which will include, among other attractions, a bagpiper, prix fixe dinner, live music and kid-friendly activities on Sunday. Here’s the 5-day party schedule:

• The Official Kick-Off will be marked with an appearance by St. Patrick himself marched in by a bagpiper and drummer on Friday, March 13, at 6 pm, followed at 10 pm by Karaoke.
• The following day, Saturday, March 14, will feature live Irish music from 6-9 pm by Paddy Kelleghan accompanied by a prix-fixe dinner. The festivities continue with a late-night happy hour and a second live band, the Bridge, at 10 pm.
• Sunday, March 15, starts off with an Irish-style à la carte breakfast sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey; entertainment for children will include pony rides and face painting from noon till three in the afternoon. Starting at 8 pm, the pub will host its renowned open mic night for those who want to show off their incredible talents.
• To cure the Monday blues, the pub’s famous happy hour will be in effect from 4 pm–7 pm.

The big day, St. Patrick’s Day—Tuesday, March 17—will host an official St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the pub, a fully immersive Irish cultural experience with a bagpiper and JohnMartin’s own Dainfamous DJQ providing music all day starting at noon. “This annual tradition is our favorite part of the year and we are happy to host a day when everyone is a little bit Irish,” says Martin Lynch, co-owner of JohnMartin’s, who presents the event with partner John Clarke, both of whom were born in Ireland. The pub will feature delicious Irish beverages alongside its authentic Irish fare. The special St. Patrick’s Day menu will include bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, fish and chips and corned beef sandwiches. For more information, visit johnmartins.com.



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