Think green: Spring is near and St. Patrick's Day is nearer
Things to do this weekend have an eye on spring and plenty of choices to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Caledonian Pipe Band is back out on the town for the second year in a row with their St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl.
Pipers will tour 12 destinations throughout St. Patrick’s Day. The first stop of the day is Brother’s Bar & Grill, 812 S. Broadway Ave., at 11:30 a.m. and ends with the group’s traditional final stop at Whistle Binkies by the Lake, 247 Woodlake Drive at 9 p.m.
It’s a marathon of music and the single biggest day of the year for the bagpipers.
If you go
What: Rochester Caledonian Pipe Band 2023 parade of pubs.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, March 17.
Where: 11:30 a.m., Brother’s Bar and Grill, 812 S. Broadway Ave; 12:15 p.m., Beetles, 230 20th Ave. SW; 1 p.m., VFW Post 1215, 2775 43rd St. NW; 1:45 p.m., Pappy’s Place, 1635 Highway 52; 2:30 p.m., Wildwood Sports Bar and Grill, 1517 16th St. SW; 3:15 p.m., Charlie’s Eatery, 1654 Highway 52; 4 p.m., Whistle Binkies Olde World Pub, 3120 Wellner Drive NE; 6 p.m., Five West, 1991 Commerce Drive NW; 6:45 p.m., Workshop, 1232 Third Ave. SE; 7:30 p.m., Eagles Club, 917 15th Ave. SE; 8:15 p.m., American Legion, 915 21st Ave. S.E.; 9 p.m., Whistle Binkies by the Lake, 247 Woodlake Drive.
LTS's St. Patrick's Day beer release
LTS Brewing Co. is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day event with the return of its popular Irish red ale, Coaster Wagon. The release will include Irish-themed party favors and live music.
If you go
What: Coaster Wagon release at St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
When: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, March 17.
Where: 2001 32nd Ave. NW.
Styx rocks Mayo Saturday
It was 51 years ago last month that rock band Styx signed their first record contract. Known for their blend of synthesizers, piano, guitar and upbeat riffs, the band brings its tour to the Mayo Civic Center on Saturday. Seats are still available if you want to enjoy "The Grand Illusion" of this classic rock band live.
If you go
What: Styx at the Mayo Civic Center.
When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 18.
Where: Mayo Civic Center, 30 Third Ave. SE.
How much: Tickets range from $45 to $322 at the Mayo Civic Center box office or online at ticketmaster.com .