Excited for St. Patrick’s Day? Can’t wait to get your hands on some good whiskey, beer and Shepard’s pie? The Craic Festival is the place for you. Presented by top Irish whiskey Tullamore D.E.W. (among many other great brands), The Craic Festival is celebrating its 15th year of showcasing new Irish bands and filmmakers in New York. For $20 a pop, you can educate yourself on Irish culture without leaving the country – and in many cases get a great open bar along with the movie!
The events during The Craic Festival are as follows; just in time to get you ready for St. Patty’s! Slainte!
· March 6th—Opening Night Gala, 7:30PM, Tribeca Cinemas, Tullamore D.E.W. & Heineken open bar 9-11PM ($20 for film & open bar): Broken, a 2012 British coming-of-age drama directed by Rufus Norris, starring Cillian Murphy
· March 7th – Men at Lunch, 7:30PM, Tribeca Cinemas, Tullamore D.E.W. & Heineken open bar 9-11PM ($20 for film & open bar): Men at Lunch is the untold story of New York’s greatest legend and one of the most iconic images of the 20th century – Lunch atop a Skyscraper – taken on the 69th floor of the Rockefeller Building in the autumn of 1932.
· March 8th – Gentleman Prizefighter, 7:30PM, Tribeca Cinemas, Tullamore D.E.W. & Heineken open bar 9-11PM ($20 for film & open bar): Before James J Corbett, sport, stage and screen were seen as unworthy for the betterclasses; but this Irishman changed the social values of a nation, and his rags-to-riches story and widespread fame helped create America’s first national hero.
· March 8th – The Tossers, 9:00PM, Mercury Lounge ($15 on Ticketmaster, $20 at door): After touring alongside groups like Shane MacGowan, Stiff Little Fingers, Clutch, Dropkick Murphys, The Reverend Horton Heat & Murphy’s Law, the Tossers showcased their own energetic live act with 2008′s Live on St. Patrick’s Day. The Tossers have continued to deliver for almost 20 years and are showing no signs of stopping.
· March 9th – Julie Feeney, 7:30PM, Mercury Lounge ($15 on Ticketmaster, $20 at door): Julie Feeney released her third self-produced album Clocks in Ireland in November 2012 and the album went straight into the Independent Irish Album Charts at No. 1 and was voted 'Best Album' 2012 in The Irish Times 'Album of the Year' category for The Ticket Awards as voted by The Irish Times readers
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