Where will you follow your leprechaun to this year? With St Patrick’s Day falling on a Tuesday this year, events stretch across the previous weekend and into the week, onto the next weekend. This means there is an even better excuse to go drinking, and stay out drinking (responsibly …) for a couple of days. Beijingers don’t really need more of a reason to drink, but here they are anyway.

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Saint Patrick at Paddy O’Shea's
Paddy O’ Shea’s is one of the focal points of Irish drinking culture in Beijing, and is appropriately celebrating St Patrick’s Day for an entire week – starting off with a special St Patrick Quiz on Wednesday March 11, until the final celebration on Tuesday March 17 and even a Wednesday March 18 hangover edition, see event listing for more details. On the Tuesday, the actual St Patrick’s Day, the bar will stay open until the last person standing leaves. Wear an entirely green outfit to win drinks. Free. Paddy O’Shea’s

Friday March 13

Mountain Bango and Fiddle (Kirk Kenney + Chris Hawke)
Kirk Kenney, known from The Hutong Yellow Weasels, and visiting musician Chris Hawke perform and discuss the music of Tommy Jarrel and Fred Cockerham from the Round Peak region of North Carolina. They craftfully mis-joke, tell stories, and play music for an entertaining evening. Free. 9pm. La-Bas Bar

Saturday March 14

St Patrick’s Day
Great Leap Brewing has a great deal in honor of St Patrick: RMB 100 for any four beers. With any luck you might even catch George the Bagpiper as he makes his rounds through the pub (although we are not sure which location he will be visiting). RMB 100 for four beers. 12pm. All Great Leap Locations

Irish Ball
With the arrival of St Patrick comes, of course, the Irish Ball, including a pre-dinner champagne reception accompanied by local musicians, the Irish band Cuisle, and an opportunity to meet the Irish Ambassador to China, Mr Paul Kavanagh. There is a five course banquet, and entertainment throughout the night as well as a charity raffle and silent auction. RMB 1,100 per person, RMB 12,000 for table of 12. 6.30pm. Kempinski Hotel

Tuesday March 17

Saint Patricks Day Boozy BBQ Bingo
Home Plate Bar-B-Que is combining a pre-scheduled Boozy BBQ Bingo with Saint Patrick's Day  what is not to love? They are promising Bingo that would make your grandmother turn in her grave, and drink specials that will leave you in amazement when you find cash in your wallet the next morning. On top of that, tons of prizes and late night barbecue. Free. 8pm. Home Plate Bar-B-Que

The Punchline Comedy
A night of fun and laughter with The Punchline Comedy Club bringing some of Ireland’s best and brightest talent to Beijing, hosting Colin Murphy, Iran Morgan and Colum McDonnell. Not to be missed if you love your comedy. RMB 300. 8.30pm. The Local Bar and Grill

Luck of the Irish
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at Pentalounge with pool, foosball, and more. There will be Irish food and drinks with special themed snacks, draft beers and cocktails available at half price between 3pm and 11pm. Free. 3pm. Pentalounge

St Patrick's Day
Paint the town green with Eudora Station, all day green beer, snacks, and a green party atmosphere (whatever that might be)! Free. 9am-2am. Eudora Station Bar and Restaurant

Wednesday March 18

St Paddy Party with Blackwater
Beijing-founded Irish band Blackwater is back on stage after a successful Irish tour. Irish-born singer Desmond McGarry will bring his unlimited repertoire of traditional and pub songs with Zoe Wang on the accordion, and Nico Torrese on the guitar. Everyone wearing green gets a free shot of Jameson. Free. 9pm. Salud

The Punchline Comedy
A night of fun and laughter with The Punchline Comedy Club bringing some of Ireland’s best and brightest talent to Beijing, hosting Colin Murphy, Iran Morgan and Colum McDonnell. Not to be missed if you love your comedy and live in Shunyi. RMB 300. 8.30pm. Charcoal Bar

Saturday March 21

St Patrick’s Hidden City Game
The Hidden City Game is back! This time with a special St Patrick’s Day edition, so come shake off those winter blues with the Improbable Beijing Guidebook, Paddy O’Shea’s and Culture Yard. The Hidden City Game is an exciting and historical treasure hunt through Beijing’s hutongs, whether you want to come in a team of two, three, or four. Great prizes to be won! This session focuses on the mysteries of Dongzhimen and Ghost Street. RMB 40, RMB 20 (if you wear something green), free (if you wear all green). 2pm-5pm. Paddy O’Shea’s

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