Music and drinks have long been enjoyed together, from turn-of-the-century gentlemen sipping tea around the Victrola to modern gentlemen sipping tea around the Victrola in a 3-D holographic recreation chamber. Some things never change with this Groupon.
$18 for the St. Patrick's Festival for Two (Up to $30 Value)
From 1 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, March 16, the Irish American Heritage Center’s St. Patrick’s Festival celebrates all things Irish. The family-friendly event includes Irish music from local and international performers, performances by eight dance schools, an arts and crafts fair, and children’s activities. Children aged 12 or younger are admitted for free.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Irish American Heritage Center
Occupying a building that sprang up at the turn of the 20th century, the Irish American Heritage Center (IAHC) somehow manages to cram Ireland into one of Chicago’s city blocks. Work from Irish artists hangs in the building’s art gallery, books from Irish authors fill its library, Irish plays light up its 658-seat theater, and Irish food and drinks delight the crowd on the main floor at the Fifth Province Pub. The IAHC also has a knowledgeable staff of instructors, who teach classes on everything from Irish dance and music to Irish language and genealogy.