Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner!
Does that mean you should you take the weekend off to rest up? No way! There are plenty of options at all levels of Bay Ridge revelry!
Friday night is a bit quiet in the neighborhood, but Saturday is rockin’. Take advantage of the beautiful weather this weekend — 62 degrees predicted for Saturday! — by heading to the outdoor patio of Red, White, and Brew (8910 Fifth Ave. between 89th and 90th streets), with a step inside to catch some farm-to-table tunes courtesy of Rock Farm. The four-piece plays from 4 pm to 8 pm, and during that rockin’ stretch you can take advantage of the bar’s bucket beer and cocktail specials.
Then fly on over to Three Jolly Pigeons (6802 Third Ave. between 68th Street and Bay Ridge Avenue) to catch local rockers Full Disclosure, who go on at 9:30 pm. The band’s wide-ranging repertoire takes you through the last four decades of rock and roll. And you can prep for St. Patrick’s day — Guinness will be handing out samples of its new Nitro India Pale Ale all night.
On Sunday take a break from the madness and check out Shiozaki Duo — violinist Alex Shiozaki and pianist Nana Shi — at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (7429 Fourth Ave. between Bay Ridge Parkway and 74th Street), part of the fantastic Art on the Corner concert series. The will play an international set of orchestral pieces by composers including Somei Satoh, Gabriel Fauré, and Aaron Copland. Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors and students).
And the Wicked Monk (9510 Third Ave. between 95th and 96th streets) is outdoing itself during the week of Saint Paddy, with its usual Irish seisun, or pub session, on Sunday, and another one on ol’ Padraig’s day. Also, the Irish bar hosts a show each night from Monday to Wednesday at 6 pm. Local favorite John Rafferty takes the stage on Monday, the traditional three-piece the Brooklyn Bards on Tuesday, and local solo-man Chris Decker on Wednesday.