A week full of St. Patrick’s Day events

With St. Patrick’s Day on a Tuesday this year, there are a number of events and shows on the calendar leading up to the holiday. Whether you choose to go out the weekend before or the day of (lucky you!), you won’t need the luck of the Irish to find 21-plus fun across the state.

Get ready to rumble      

Check out some great boxing matchups on March 12 and donate to a good cause at the same time. The second annual Manchester PAL vs. Nashua PAL St. Paddy’s Day Rumble will feature multiple bouts including Manchester PD vs. Nashua PD; Manchester Fire vs. Nashua Fire; and MPAL vs. Nashua PAL. Food, drinks and alcohol will be available for purchase. Funds raised go to support PAL programs. MPAL and Nashua PAL serve 3,000-plus youth through sports, afterschool programs and positive interaction with Manchester & Nashua police officers.

Nashua Community College Gymnasium
505 Amherst St. • Nashua

Laugh your shamrocks off

Comedy gold at the end of the rainbow can be found in Portsmouth on March 14 courtesy of the Boston Comedy Festival. Comedian Jim McCue is becoming a Saint Patrick’s tradition in Portsmouth. Be part of this annual tradition that also features comedy and Irish dance provided by The Murray Academy and led by John Grimes from Riverdance.

The Music Hall
28 Chestnut St. • Portsmouth

Solve the mystery

Averill House Vineyard and Chef Wheeler del Torro present, The St. Patrick’s Day Murder Mystery, a four-course food and wine pairing event. On March 14, a small number of “detectives” will be able to join a one-night-only St. Patrick’s Day-themed murder mystery event with an international celebrity chef. The mystery of the four courses is always on theme and a surprise. Wear your holiday best and get ready for an evening of role-playing, intrigue and amusement.

Averill House Vineyard
21 Averill Road • Brookline
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Get in the mood

Start the St. Patrick’s Day celebration early with the Glengarry Bhoys. The Glengarry Bhoys, a hybrid of Canadian Highland Scots and French-Canadian musical idioms, has evolved into a sound that is weighty, authoritative and extremely entertaining. The Celtic-Stompers’ energy and good humor, as much a part of the show as their musicianship, crosses all cultures and ages.

Tupelo Music Hall
10 A St. • Derry

St. Paddy party

Head to O’Shea’s Irish Tavern & Cigar Bar on March 14 for its annual St. Paddy’s Day party. There will be live music all day, free tastings, raffles, prizes and more. The fun starts at 1 p.m.

O’Shea’s Irish Tavern & Cigar Bar
449 Amherst St. • Nashua
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Get your ‘Buzz’ on

Join Greg and the Morning Buzz during their broadcast on St. Patrick’s Day from Club Manchvegas Bar & Grill. Hang out and get to know the Buzz crew, enjoy an Irish breakfast, play games to win a ton of prizes, and get your drink on from 6 a.m. to noon.

Club Manchvegas
50 Old Granite St. • Manchester
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Get started early

Celebrate the best excuse for shenanigans at the Shaskeen. The day kicks off with breakfast at 5:30 a.m. and first pints at 6 a.m. Enjoy home-cooked meals, drink promotions and live music all afternoon and night, with an occasional bagpiper thrown in. Teddy and Laura from 96.5 The Mill will broadcast from the pub. The live music lineup includes The Gobshites and The Rebel Collective.

The Shaskeen
909 Elm St. • Manchester
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