O’Madness, moons & Cyclones

COVINGTON, Ky. – We’re releasing this weekend’s narrative events calendar a day early because tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, and we don’t want you to miss out on all the festivities.

You might want to call in sick right now (you have a bellyache, not Covid, right?) because the celebration starts bright and early – as in breakfast-time – and to put a new spin on that Jimmy B. and Alan J. song title, it’s definitely 7 a.m. somewhere.

There’s no shortage of esteemed watering holes in our fair city where one can consume green beer and Irish whiskey and maybe hear some bagpipes in the distance. If the luck of the Irish is truly upon you, you’ll sit down to a fine dinner of corned beef, colcannon, and Irish soda bread.

Beyond tomorrow, there’s plenty of stuff to do around The Cov this weekend, so scroll down …

Kegs & eggs

Get a great start to your day with protein and hops at the “Kegs and Eggs” breakfast at Molly Malone’s, which of course has a special reason to celebrate.

It starts at 7 a.m. but it’s a 19-hour party, with bands on all three floors, an outdoor tent, pop-in performances from Irish dancers, free T-shirts for the first 100 guests, and live music from bagpipers. Details HERE.   

Shenanigans (and eggs)

Make your Thursday a full-scale brunch-pub-crawl with Pandemonium the next stop, also for libations and eggs.

Kealoha’s Kitchen will whip up some tasty eggs at 8 a.m. for the Pandemonium crowd. There will be basketball on the tube at this, the first St. Paddy’s Day celebration for this new kid on Latonia’s block. Details HERE.    

Again with the Irish breakfast

Braxton Brewing Co.’s “St. Patrick’s Day Celebration” starts at 9 a.m. with an Irish breakfast, courtesy of Parlor on Seventh.

The event features plenty of giveaways, a St. Patrick’s Day-themed Garage beer as the beer-of-the-day and a “Green Cocktail.” (With its Blood Orange Vive, orange juice, and deep amber of Jameson’s whiskey, the latter to us surely sounds like a bit of a nod to William of Orange … but we’ve no doubt it’s delicious.)

Beer is the beer of the day and there will be plenty of giveaways. Details HERE.   


Over at Keystone Bar & Grill, they’re mixing St. Patrick’s Day with March Madness. Just think of what the combination of drinking beer all day, watching the first round of the Men’s NCAA Basketball Championship games, and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day fervor might produce. Fun. For. Sure.

Let’s hope the luck of the Irish is upon you and your bracket pool plays out in your favor. At least you can count on the beer to keep flowing. More HERE.   


Covington Yard may well be at the rainbow’s end, because that’s where you’ll find your “Pot-of-Gold” on Thursday, along with green Jell-O shots, green beer and Guinness, and their specialty St. Pat’s cocktail, the Pot of Gold.

You can also win a $25 gift card with some social media interaction. It all starts at 10 a.m. Check its Facebook page HERE for details.

Green holiday, Green House

If you’re looking to fully immerse yourself in the verdant hue of the day, what could be more fitting than the Green House Bar?

Fun begins at noon and there’s a really good chance they’ll have some festive St. Patrick’s-themed shirts for sale. More HERE.    

Tacos on St. Paddy’s

Want to merge cultures? Olla Taqueria Gutierrez is serving up $2 tacos and Irish drinks on Thursday for its St. Patrick’s Day, with a DJ on the patio too. More HERE.

Making Moonbeams

We all know there are four primary Moon phases (New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon, and Last Quarter.) Some of us even know about the secondary phases (Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous, and Waning Crescent.)

(The astrologically inclined among us know to set our intentions with a New Moon.)

These phases come about, of course, because of the varying positions of the Moon, sun, and earth. Since the Moon has no shine of its own, other objects light it up, and as Copernicus tells us …

Wait, why are we rambling on and on with this diatribe of things most of us forgot the day after Professor Krogdahl’s Astronomy 101 final?

Because on Thursday, you can learn to paint every single Moon phase at Local Studio 325’s “Phases of the Moon Canvas Painting” workshop. Details HERE

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Talk about a long-winded lineup …) 

Bubs & Cyclones

Our beloved Covington Street Hockey League (CSHL) Bubs aren’t stepping on to the ice to take on the Cincinnati Cyclones, but they are going to a game on Saturday.

It’s CSHL’s annual Cyclones visit, where the Covington-based skaters get to raise money for their league with a $5 “kickback” (hey, their word) per game ticket.

So, if you’re tired of all the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, head over to the game, have a beer, watch some high-level ice hockey, and support the Bubs. Details HERE.

Live music

There’s … John Ford on Thursday night at Smoke Justis, HERE … Leroy Ellington at Smoke Justis on Friday, HERE … Punchu & Lefme at Molly Malone’s on Friday, HERE … Enmy with Friday Giants, Gabe Maas, and SayWhen at Madison Theater on Saturday, HERE … Johnny Fink & The Intrusion at Smoke Justis on Saturday, HERE … Saving Escape, Fat Sal, and Girl Fox at Madison Live on Saturday, HERE.


And then there’s …. Covington Farmer’s Market on Saturday, HERE … MainStrasse Village Food Tour on Saturday, HERE … Egg Decorating Workshop at Purple Paisley, Local Artisan Shop on Saturday, HERE … and  “A Thought is a River” exhibit at The Carnegie, Thursday through Saturday, HERE.