St. Patrick’s day is just around the corner and this year’s annual festivities theme is “The Irish Rising!”
The St. Patrick’s day parade is on March 12 at 10 a.m.
There are many things that you can do including going to our pubs and getting green beer! This year there is an Irish Rising! Film Series presents old and new films that t ouch on the events 100 years ago that led to freedom.
Films include Ryan’s Daughter, A Terrible Beauty, Michael Collins and the classic Jimmy Cagney vehicle Shake Hands with the Devil. Screenings take place at 7:30 p.m. at Judge Memorial Auditorium and in Ogden.
A special treat will be an April 11 screening of the film Brooklyn (2015) and Q&A with Irish author Colm Toibin who wrote the book on which the film is based. The film premiered at Sundance in 2015 and is currently nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Calendar of Events: Website
Feb. 27—Night with the Irish Poets: Poetry of the Easter Rising, 6:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Cathedral
March 1—Membership meeting, 7:30 p.m.
March 5—A Terrible Beauty, Irish Rising Film Series, 7:30 p.m., Judge Memorial Auditorium
March 8—History of Irish Traditional Music, performance and lecture, Ogden
March 12—St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Gateway Center, Salt Lake City
March 12—Siamsa, after parade, The Complex, 536 W. 100 South
March 12—The Signatories 1916Dublin singer-songwriter Pat Waters, Easter Rising in story and song
March 17—St. Patrick’s Day luncheon, Memory Grove
March 31—Michael Collins, film, 7:00 p.m., Weber County Library
April 11–Brooklyn, film screening, Q&A with author Colm Toibin, Ogden
April 11–Irish author Colm Toibin on Irish national identity, Ogden
April 25–Michael Collins, Irish Rising Film Series, 7:30 p.m., Judge Memorial Auditorium
(Ogden events presented by Weber State University)
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