Coming Up

San Patricios Day • September 12

On Sunday, September 12th, “San Patricios Day” will be put on at Wawona Gates by sponsoring organizations the United Irish Cultural Center, Dowling Library, Irish Culture Bay Area and the San Francisco Irish Mexican Association. The St. Patrick’s Battalion was made up of Irish conscripted soldiers who deserted the U.S. army to bravely defend Mexico during the Mexican-American War of 1846-48. This event honors the San Patricios’ legacy and celebrates the commonalities and kinship of Mexican and Irish people and cultures, featuring Mexican and Irish traditional music and dance performances. Renowned historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will give a talk on “The San Patricio Battalion, a Lesson in Anti-Colonial Solidarity”. Free admission – all ages welcome. more


Eugene O’Neill Festival, Danville • September & October 2021

The festival’s centerpiece will be a film version of O’Neill’s first great drama, Beyond the Horizon – the playwright’s first play to appear on Broadway and won him the first of his four Pulitzer – on October 2nd, via the Eugene O’Neill Foundation website. Supporting the unique film offering will be two live performances at Tao House on September 25th and 26th. more


SF Irish Film Festival • September 23-26

The 17th Annual San Francisco Irish Film Festival takes place – live and online – September 23-26.
Thurs. Sept. 23, 6.30pm, OPENING NIGHT: “Phil Lynott: Songs for While I’m Away”;
Fri. Sept., 6.30pm: “Short Stories, Tall Tales”;
Sat. Sept. 25, 3:30pm: “Wolfwalkers”;
5.30pm “Untold Secrets”;
8pm: “Redemption of a Rogue.”

Online “Rialto” “Brief Encounters – IFI Collection”

WIN 2 ALL-ACCESS TICKETS! email irishculturebayarea@gmail.com to enter. more