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Shamrock the Block is March 14, 2015.
The Food’s the Thing: March 4, 2015
Shakespeare once wrote “’Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers,” and he would have known; Elizabethan feasts were a sight to behold, and dinners in the Bard’s day were full of roast peacock and spiced wine, while riddles filled the air. Learn about these bizarre and delightful dining traditions when Agecroft Hall presents Shakespeare’s Kitchen: Peacocks and Pageantry with Francine Segan, and laugh your way through the hilarious history of Elizabethan food. 7 p.m. at Agecroft Hall; $7 for students, $10 for non-students. Visit agecrofthall.com for details.
Rock Around the Block: March 15, 2015
Don your green for Shamrock the Block on Boulevard from Leigh to Broad streets. Full of family fun and entertainment, it offers something for everyone, with more than 20 food vendors including Carytown Burgers & Fries, Fat Dragon, Buz & Ned’s and Nacho Mama’s in addition to fair food, wine on tap and craft beer. This event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers free parking near The Diamond. More information can be found at shamrocktheblock.com.
Dublin Down: March 21-22, 2015
The people of Church Hill have brought out all the bells and whistles for the 30th Annual Church Hill Irish Festival. Head to Broad & 25th streets for two days of Irish-themed crafts, traditional Irish food, and four (yes, four) bagpipe bands, as well as two music stages and a dance stage. Catch the parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. and the Hill Topper 5K on Sunday. A $5 donation benefits the preservation of St. Patrick’s Church. Parking is free at 16th and Broad streets, with shuttles providing rides to and from the event. Visit churchhillirishfestival.com.