By Timmy Watson on Mar 17, 2007 1:00PM
Happy St. Patty’s Day, folks! We are taking off a little early this morning, for what we hope will be a long drunken day filled with debauchery in celebration of wanting to be Irish.
- At about 10:45 a.m. the Chicago River will be full of Fluorescein, the chemical used in the annual dyeing of the river. The magnificent green can be seen from the Wacker Bridge on Michigan Ave and it should last about 30 – 45 minutes. The parade will begin at noon.
- Not too far down the street from the parade Lizzie McNeill's Irish Pub will serve beers, cocktails, pizza and corned beef sandwiches from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Live music (with bagpipes!) will help get your day started. There is no cover, Lizzie McNeill’s is located at 400 N. McClurg Ct.
- Every Winter we tell ourselves, this year we’re going ice skating in Millennium Park. Every year we fall through. Well, if you’ve been putting it off you only have two days left. On March 18th the ice skating rink will close down for a few months while the sun comes out. It will be open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.