Well, well, well: It’s Fat Tuesday! And how perfect is that? We’ve already planned for Bedlam in the pub! Join this Irish and Scottish-influenced crew of wandering minstrels for a spirited evening.
Whether you’re personally ushering in a season of Lent or just looking for a heck of a hoolie, this is the place and Bedlam’s the crew. Join us!
ON THE HORIZON
Three other fine gatherings occur this week:
* Wednesday, February 6, 6:00-8:30 PM – The Nameless Read-Aloud Club will meet to eat, drink and read to each other. Got a favorite passage from a novel? or a poem you revere? All are welcomed to listen and/or read. Member Mary L. reports that “Last month we especially cherished the readings by Shannon Brennan and Cyn Collins! We tend to laugh alot louder than we read and itâ€™s a very good time.”
* Thursday, February 7, 7:30 PM – Single-Malt Whisky Tasting. Join fellow tasters and sample four or five grand pours from our stock. $25 flat fee to participate. Scottish music provided for all. So bring your friends and tell your enemies!
* Friday, February 8, 4-7 PM – Knitters Unite! A Twin Cities knitting circle will be in the pub. Got needles? Got yarn? Got a yarn to spin? Join ’em. They’re a really fun group. We love ’em.
AND DON’T FORGET: JIM BROOKS!
Over at the Irish Music & Dance Associationâ€™s website is news of a gathering in honor of Jim Brooks, a man who has done a considerable amount of good for (and only a little damage to) the Irish communities of the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Jim keeps us informed with his work on The Irish Gazette.
Jimâ€™s a great friend to us and the Irish. A very deserving honor.
So pop by the IMDAâ€™s site, please, and visit that page about Brooksâ€™ evening. February 16 (a Saturday) is the date. Afterwards, you might stop up at Merlins Rest for the post-Scottish Ramble party. It’s a Celtic eve, indeed.
And for those of you who know youâ€™ll definitely be out to roast Mr. Brooks, consider referring to him as â€œMr. Peterson.â€ Heâ€™ll understand.