After several days of backlash, parade organizers voted unanimously to reverse their decision and allow OUTVETS to march in the parade.
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Event of the Week: Wednesday, Mar. 23
In the Vagabond Theatre Company’s new play, “A Southern Victory,” the Confederacy has won The Civil War, and as as a result, slavery still thrives, prohibition continues and abolitionists known as John Brown’s Army have turned to violent, almost terrorist-like means to get their message across. The play, taking place at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, centers on a college student named Thomas Williams who witnesses the terrorism firsthand and must decide whether to continue his family’s legacy as slave-owners or join the abolitionists. Directed by Kevin Mullins, “A Southern Victory,” will be presented as a trilogy. 949 Commonwealth Ave.; 8 – 10 p.m.; $20.
At the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Southie, all Bostonians were Irish by association as they celebrated with Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker on March 15.
Join the African Presidential Center (APC) at Boston University as they present Prime Time: A Conversation with Prime Ministers. The University will host Raila Odinga, former prime minister of Kenya, and Frederick Sumaye, former prime minister of Tanzania. The duo will discuss past and current issues in their home countries, and the potential for change. This is one of many events hosted by the APC to open up forums for a dialogue on democratization and free market reform in Africa, as well as a platform for students to benefit from the insights of leaders and experts in the field. Join the conversation and watch the “architects of change” in action.
On January 29, MassEquality received notice that their application to join the March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston was denied, marking the nineteenth year in a row that parade organizers have banned LGBT advocacy groups from participating. The Boston parade, which first began in 1737, is a staple of St. Patrick’s Day, a day in which Irish heritage and the contributions of Irish-Americans are celebrated.
No matter where their ancestors called home, Boston residents are Irish by association on St. Patrick’s Day. They celebrate the holiday by donning their greenest gear and guzzling their weight in Guinness because, as the beer company claimed in their advertisements, “Everyone’s Irish on March 17.”
Sunday, March 17
Boston is known for its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, from all-day parties to bar crawls to 10k runs. This year, The Westin Hotel, Samuel Adams, Gillette and other sponsors are working together with the Allied War Veterans Council (AWVC) for the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Featuring school bands, beauty queens, Sesame Street, dancers, Boston companies, the characters from Star Wars and Wizard of Oz, Elvis, Captain Jack and the Boston Bruins mascot, it’s no wonder South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is known as the second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the country. But unlike some St. Paddy’s Day parades and events, this one is designed as an event for veterans and those on active duty, to make their St. Patrick’s Day as best as it can possibly be with the help of anywhere from 600,000 to a million people who show up for the event every year.
Not only is March Madness taking over television screens of NCAA lovers all over the country, but the past week has also reaffirmed that Boston is the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day. I’ve renamed this week’s Drink of the Week to show a little Husky pride, even after a loss in the Hockey East Semifinal. Two ingredients, short and sweet, and probably the drink of choice for St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
Here is your complete checklist to a jam-packed St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Today, everyone is Irish. It is a day to celebrate all things Irish, or things believed to be “Irish.”
St. Patrick’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. I am only half Irish, but my mom’s side of the family with the green blood is extremely proud to display their full, 100 percent Emerald Isle genes.