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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, March 17, 1988, Page 16, Image 16

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The Daily Tar HeelThursday, March 17, 19885 TOD o' the line m usic Irish festivities By RHYS WILLIAMS Staff writer Somehow, Chapel Hill has never struck me as a bastion of Irish blood. Boston? Without a doubt. New York? Certainly. But Chapel Hill? What the average UNC stu dent knows about the political situation in Ireland today could probably be written on the back of a postage stamp. St. Patrick's Day is different, of course. No matter that Irish green clashes with Carolina blue any problems of satorial elegance will disappear once the alcohol begins to flow. For those punters who want more than simple over indulgence, however, many of the local clubs are putting on Irish music for tonight, although the University has vetoed plans for U2 to play at the Cave; they felt that students would be too busy stud ying for their finals in May. in an act of deliberate defiance to the University, the Cave is going ahead with a St. Patrick's Day party beginning at about 9:30 pm, and on the off-chance that U2 does not appear, featured artists of the night will be Bob vasile, Fred Boyce. Zan Mcleod, and Jane Peppier. Plenty of traditional Irish fun is promised. Also tonight, Cat's Cradle is hosting Mary On The Dash's St. Patrick's Day party. The Cradle is presently threatening to intro duce Irish beer specials, but it will be interesting to discover if any true Irish Guinness will be on sale. It's stronger and thicker than its American cousin there are few better ways of spending an even ing than to sit in a British Pub and chew on a few slices of Guinness. The experience is well worth repeating over here. For those who are not so con cerned with Irish music, but simply want to sample the liquid side of the celebrations, Michael Klesh and Lisa Jo Tuchek will be playing country music at Pyewacket Res taurant; and at Under The Street in Durham, Danny Coleman will be playing traditional jazz any references to "Irish jazz" on fly posters around town are a less-than-serious attempt by the man agement to atone for the sin of forgetting that Thursday is St. Patrick's Day. Those rare students who can enjoy celebrations and parties without falling under the influ ence of alcohol have a choice between the Skylight Cafe and the Columbia Street Coffee Shop, neither of which serve alcohol. The Skylight is playing host to Barney Pilgrim and his Irish Jigs, and Columbia Street is resisting the urge to put on Irish music; instead, Tracy Drach and David Bennett will play a set of swing, blues, and originals. However, Columbia Street will be selling some Irish sodabread to patrons. The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, having had traditional Irish musi cians Patrick Street play during Spring Break, will be paid a visit by the Hancock Chamber Quartet, America's only trio of oboe, horn, and piano, and thus distinctly un Irish. Featuring Lisa Kozenko, Mar tin Webster, and Dana Burnett, the show will begin at 8 p.m. With so much emphasis on alcohol during St. Patrick's Day, it might well be impossible for anyone going out tonight to avoid cries of "Begorrah!," and "Brits Out! Brits Out of Ireland!," especially because so many punters feel the urge to drink until their faces are the same color as an Irish sham rock. There is, however, enough going on for everybody to be abie to celebrate Ireland's patron saint. Of course, the obvious question to ask is why is St. Patrick's Day more ceiebated than that of St. George, St. David, or St. Andrew? But that's another article. Maybe it will be answered during the celebrations for Bernie's Day. Bernie never made a saint, but he could drink St. Patrick under the table any day of the week. By CATHY McHUGH Omnibus Editor The Irish are known for their luck, their wit. their charm and their ability to imbibe. But, on this day of limericks and leprechauns, some traditional Irish proverbs can be aptly applied to several categories in the average college student's life. Think of them as wee gems of wisdom to brighten up your day. Dating: "There are finer fish in the sea than have ever been caught." "Marriages are. all happy It's Jiavidg-breakfast-together that causes all the trouble." "What's good for the goose is good for the gander." It's a perfect cliche, considering the malefemale ratio on this campus. Philosophy: "if you lie down with dogs youH rise with fleas." "firelight will not let you read fine stories, but ifs warm and you wont see the dust on the floor." "Humor, to a man, is like a feather pillow - it is filled with what is easy to get. and it gives great comfort." Sickness: "What butter arid whiskey will not cure there's no cure for." Remember that the next time you're thinking about going to Student Health. Studying: "YouH never plough a field by turning it over in your mind." And, naturally, Partying: "Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at SP SAL ioinrx n Jia Special Opening Hours Friday, March 1 8th and Sat., March 1 9th at 8am Fully Lined Skirtsuits Select from single and double breasted styles in shadow stripes and spring solids. 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Festivities begin at 5:00 pm : v; o First 100 ladies receive a complimentary green carnation . ' V v - S1.25 Killian s Irish Red Beer S 1.50 ' Irish Kiss" Cocktail Complimentary Irish stew served from 5:00 until 8:00 Get into the spirit with the wearin' of the green! Plenty of St. Patrick's Day surprises like bagpipes and a Late Night Outrageous Irish Outfit Contest with S 100 cash prize. MISS IT, -sir . , . Z : AT 5-00 94-Z will be broadcasting live from 5:00 until 7:30 and our WFUN DJ will provide all the great music to make this a really festive occasion NCAA Tournament gets underway inside tbe club! See it on wide-screen TV! WFI N & McCarthy s C Kroger Plaza Chapel Hill 929-WFl'N

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