The Lincoln City Cultural Center is serving up a double helping of St Patrick’s Day celebration this year, with a two-day party sure to satisfy even the most energetic emerald-clad reveler.
On both Thursday, March 16, and again on Friday, March 17, the center will present a traditional Irish dinner along with music and dance performances — offering double the chance to take part in an event that sold out in both 2015 and 2016.
Head chef and events manager Judy Hardy will be dishing up homemade corned beef and cabbage, served with carrots and potatoes, plus Irish soda bread and a surprise dessert.
The entertainment will begin at 7 pm, led by the Pipedance duo of Gary Burman and Nora Sherwood, with Burman on Irish uilleann bagpipes, flutes, whistles and guitar, and Sherwood on bodhrán and whistles.
Sherwood will also be performing sean-nós dance, an old style Irish dancing characterized by low-to-the-ground, impromptu footwork.
The pair will be joined by Jason Courtney on Irish bouzouki and Bobbie Lou Stirling on bodhrán and other instruments for a full quartet of Celtic sound.
Six performers from the Claddagh Dancers of Salem will take to the stage, alongside the growing local contingent, aka: Lincoln City Sean-nós, all dancing to live music by Pipedance.
Right before the performance, and during intermission, volunteers will be selling Northwest beers and wines, My Petite Sweet cookies, sodas and Mountain Man snacks.
Advance tickets are $30 for dinner and the show, with seating at 6 pm both nights. Show-only table seating is also available at $16 for adults or $5 for kids, with seating at 6:45 pm.
Tickets are $2 more on the night of the show. To purchase, go to lincolncityculturalcenter.org or call 541-994-9994.