Charlotte nightlife goes green this weekend. For St. Patricks Day, of course.
Southern Girls Night Out with Josh Turner at Coyote Joes (4621 Wilkinson Blvd.): Coyote Joes is converting into a womans cave with a fashion show, girly vendors and pampering, and a show from country hottie Josh Turner. 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and benefit the Salvation Army Center of Hope Shelter. 704-570-1037.
The Junior League of Charlottes March Money Madness at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille (911 E. Morehead St.): Feeling lucky? At this charity raffle, you can win up to $10,000 in cash while watching all the college basketball tournaments on 35 different TVs. 6 p.m. Tickets are $30, and that includes unlimited beer. 704-377-3808.
St. Patricks Day Kickoff Celebration at AZN in Piedmont Town Center (4620 Piedmont Row Drive): Free event with shamrock martinis and bar bites for $5. 5 p.m.-midnight. 980-819-9189.
Irish I could party like a Boston Terrier party at Lucky Dog Bark and Brew (19607 Statesville Road, Cornelius): You can bring your lucky dog to this St. Pattys Day party and benefit for the Boston Terrier Rescue Team of the Carolinas. My dog will be there, as we try to help find homes for her brothers and sisters. 7-10 p.m. No cover. 704-896-5550.
Rich and Bennetts 13th annual St. Patricks Day Pub Crawl: The worlds largest pub crawl, as documented by the Travel Channel. Thus will monopolize uptown Saturday starting at noon at Dixies Tavern (301 E. 7th St.). Even Cans:Recycled is opening for it (500 W. 5th St.). $20 in advance, $30 day-of. www.rockhouseevents.com.
Galway Hookers two-day St. Patricks Day event (17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius): The block surrounding the restaurant and Irish pub will be transformed into a celebration including live music, bagpipers, Irish step dancers, bar games, and more. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (also starting at 11 a.m. Sunday). Admission is free, though you can buy a $30 VIP ticket that covers either day and includes a spot in a VIP area, an Irish buffet, a Guinness collectible and a Galway Hooker T-shirt. 704-895-1782.
Shamrock N Roll at RiRa (208 N. Tryon St.): The closest you can get to Ireland in Charlotte, as theyll have six different Guinness mixes, plus Irish dancers, pipers and drummers beginning at 8 a.m., a traditional Irish session at 7 p.m., and a concert by Crashbox at 10 p.m. No cover. 704-333-5554.
Get Lucky St. Pattys Day Party at Lucky Lous Tavern (5124 Park Road): Here, they believe that God created liquor to keep the Irish from conquering the world. You can try your luck in the cornhole tournament and (sham)rock out to live music from Forty Cent Gas. Noon-11 p.m. No cover. 704-919-1282.
Brittney Cason is a writer who talks for a living at CBS Radio mornings on WFNZ, nights on WSOC.
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