Three to See Edmonton Events: St. Paddy's Day, Midlife 2 and ConcertWorks' awesome archive

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St. Patrick’s Day: Plenty lined up around town to celebrate the expulsion of snakes (ie., heathen practices) out of Ireland — so spill a glass of green beer at your favourite local! Or watch the St. Albert Singers and North American fiddle champion Calvin Vollrath at 5 p.m. Saturday for the 3rd Annual Irish Pub Night at Wellington Community Hall (12440 132 St.), $40 through stalbertsingers.org. Or join the So Noted Choir for its When Irish Eyes Are Smiling event, 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Albert United Church (20 Green Grove Dr.) — $30 tix through [email protected]. Or, 3 p.m. Sunday, it’s The Old Sod, featuring University Concert Band and University Symphonic Wind Ensemble — $23.50 at winspearcentre.com. Sláinte!

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Midlife 2: If y’all missed the launch of this sweet anthology of once-upon-a-time Gateway newspaper kids at the sadly-departed Glass Bookshop in November, here’s you chance to kiss and make up. This second (and declared “final”) collection squishes together the hopes and anxiety of an extremely talented group of thinkers dealing with middle age in this increasingly post-apocalyptic world, including Amanda Ash, Dave Alexander, Neal Ozano and even cartoonist Stephen Notley — as well as major-domo editors Jhenifer Pabillano and Sarah Chan, plus many more. Cover art by Raymond Biesinger, come say hi while they dare yet breathe!

Come to Midlife 2’s Audrey’s launch 7 p.m. Tuesday. Photo by supplied

Details: 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tues. at Audreys Books (10702 Jasper Ave.), no charge

ConcertWorks: Finally, local promoter ConcertWorks has unleashed a generous catalogue of heavy-duty, free-to-watch live concert videos on YouTube, an absolute must-see. Shot from multiple angles at the Starlite Room, shows include the last-ever Front 242 concert here, the hard-rocking Cancer Bats, metal warlocks Begrime Exemious and a great single, Home Front’s Nation. Give yourself a lazy afternoon to browse, you’ll be floored by the sound and video quality — a welcome addition to the ongoing history of Edmonton music.

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