We may be far from the Emerald Isle, but the Garden Isle knows how to throw an Irish party, too, on St. Patrick’s Day.
On March 17, Rob’s Good Times Grill in Lihu‘e is hosting a block party from 1 to 5 p.m., featuring Ireland’s own Guinness and, of course, green beer. Owners Rob and Lolly Silverman want this year’s event to be a family-friendly community party, so free shave ice and green cotton candy will be available. It’s an Irish menu for the day, with specials on Irish Stew, Shepherd’s Pie and corned beef plates and sandwiches.
The Guinness Girls will be on hand to hand out gifts, and there will be live entertainment, washable tattoos and even a charity dunking booth with local celebrities offering themselves up for the cause. Emcees Ron Wiley and Custom Sounds Kaua‘i will emcee the event.
Proceeds from the dunking booth will support Kaua‘i United Way, the Kaua‘i Hospice and Surfriders.
The block party ends at 5 p.m., but the music won’t stop. Live music and a dance party is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. featuring Felix Sonny Boy, a new rock ‘n’ roll band called The Wheels, and Greenstone Project. Food and drink specials run all day and night.
The Silvermans have owned Rob’s Good Times Grill for 23 years, and they have expanded their regularly available menu of fun.
They have added live music to Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 8 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Happy Hour and regular drink menu concoctions now include Mai Tai’s and coconut margaritas. An expanded food menu now includes sushi.
Musicians featured each week include Russell and Bruddah Joe, Ben Ahn and ‘ukulele artists Aldrine and Aaron.
Last Friday night, Kirby Keough was on stage playing guitar and singing to the appreciative crowd. The great vibe continued with Sheldon and Scott on stage from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by another favorite duo, Pono Breeze.
When the second Happy Hour ends Friday night, Rob’s D.J. features music of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.
On Saturday nights, more contemporary music is featured. On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, you can impress your friends with your karaoke talents. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, swing music is on tap from 7 to 10 p.m.
Like country music? From 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, country line dancing is on the menu.
Rob’s Good Times Grill is located at 4303 Rice St. in Lihu‘e. For more information, call 246-0311.
The St. Patrick’s Day party is in the restaurant parking lot at Kalapaki Joe’s Po‘ipu on March 17. Irish delicacies are on the menu, and Na Hoku Hanohano award-winning musician Anuhea will be the featured entertainer.
The public is invited to the party that begins at 4 p.m. with Irish food and drink specials.
The Michelle Walker Band plays at 5 p.m., followed by the Papaa Bay Boys at 6 p.m. Revival is scheduled at 7 p.m., with headliner Anuhea performing at 8 p.m.
Anuhea’s new record will be released on March 13, and she will unveil her CD to Kaua‘i at the St. Patrick’s Day party.
This party is for a good cause, too, with proceeds going to the Po‘ipu Beach Foundation’s Nourishment Project.
Kalapaki Joe’s Po‘ipu is located at 1941 Po‘ipu Rd. at the Po‘ipu Kai Resort. For more information, call 742-6366.
Trees Lounge is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day twice. Felix Sonnyboy will be performing Irish drinking songs at 7 p.m. March 17, while Battery Alley is the entertainment at a St. Patty’s Day Party at 9:30 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day.
Trees Lounge is famous as a showcase for local talent. This month, don’t miss Songwriters Showcase nights March 15, March 22 and March 29.
Trees Lounge is located at 440 Aleka Place #1 in Kapa‘a. For more information, call 823-0600.