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It is a bona-fide four-leaf clover — welcome to week four of Bay Ridge Nights’ exhaustive Saint Patrick’s Day coverage!

The 17th has passed, and the Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade marched off into the sunset last Sunday, but there is still some residual shamrock-ery to be had in the Ridge.

On Friday, get in touch with your Catholic roots — or form some new ones — with a Lent dinner and a show at the local parochial school. First, sail over to the Lock Yard (9221 Fifth Ave. between 92nd and 94th streets) for its papist-approved Friday night Lent special — three-cheese mac and cheese. Drinking is okay (encouraged, really), but resist the urge to nosh on a hot dog unless it is made of fish. After your meal, rush to Xaverian High School (7100 Shore Rd. between MacKay Place and 71st Street) for its 8 pm production of “Catch Me if You Can” — the dramatized story of a high-school-aged con-man who stole millions of dollars pretending to be a pilot, doctor, and lawyer.

Continue to assert your Irish pride on Saturday by booing British invasion revivalists London Fogg at Lonestar Bar & Grill (8703 Fifth Ave. between 86th and 88th streets) at 4 pm. Well, don’t actually boo the band — maybe just give the members a stern look and yell “Erin go Bragh” in between sets. They’ll get the message.

The Celtic tunes are strong on Sunday. Get to the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets) at 4 pm to catch this month’s last Irish Seisiun — a gathering of folk playing traditional Irish music.

And the jigs and reels don’t end when the Seisiun packs up. Trek to Irish Haven (5721 Fourth Ave. between 57th and 58th streets) for Irish trio the Lost Tribe of Donegal at 8 pm. This may be your last chance for a while to see someone playing an Irish bouzouki — a guitar and mandolin smashed into one — and we suggest you take it!

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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