Things to do for March 15, 2012

The Weekender

Hat Parties, Stone Carving and Mexican St. Paddy’s Day

The weekend will see you out there.

Thursday
Partying in a Hat Shop
HAT TRICK

Partying in a Hat Shop

Being born. A landmark day for anyone. Turning one is even bigger. Goorin Bros. is celebrating the big numero uno by way of an after-work party tonight featuring gratis cocktails by Ipswich’s Privateer Rum, a live DJ and a model-stocked fashion show. Yes, there will be hats.

Friday
Getting to Know New Irish Whiskey
PRE-PAT’S

Getting to Know New Irish Whiskey

You always start St. Paddy’s Day a little early. Like, by a day. So if you’re craving a taste of the Emerald Isle after work tomorrow, head to Gordon’s in Waltham for a tasting of five of Ireland’s newer whiskeys, including a 160-proof gem. Ah, the Irish.

Saturday
Alabaster. Chisels. St. Pat’s Day. Go.
BLARNEY STONE

Alabaster. Chisels. St. Pat’s Day. Go.

St. Paddy’s Day options: imbibe. Or, say, take a crash course in stone carving that involves you being given a lump of alabaster, tools (chisels, files) and essential know-how from a local sculptor. Just be sure to leave the tools before joining the party later. No phone calls that way.

Sweet Caroline’s. Now with Brunch.
HASHING OUT

Sweet Caroline’s. Now with Brunch.

A nice food base in your stomach before endless Guinness is always a good idea. And since Sweet Caroline’s launches their brunch on Saturday, you can establish a St. Paddy’s foundation with one of their omelets, raspberry french toast or housemade corned-beef hash. Considering what’s to come, you may want all three.

Irish Glory with a Mexican Twist
ST. PATRICIO’S DAY

Irish Glory with a Mexican Twist

Or if you skip brunch, you’ll probably be hungry by 5pm (amongst other things). Enter Zocalo, offering a Mexican twist on Irish classics. Think: corned-beef-and-cabbage tacos, fish and yucca chips, and Baby Guinness shooters made with Irish cream and Patrón coffee liqueur. Multiculturalism is a beautiful thing.

Mar 17, 5-11pm, Zocalo, 35 Stanhope St, 617-456-7849

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