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Irish Film Festival this weekend

Baton Rouge Irish Club presents 7th annual festival

The 7th annual Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival is coming up this weekend, Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Manship Theatre. The weekend continues Sunday, Aug. 2, at Celtic Studios and wraps up Monday, Aug. 3, at Phil Brady’s Bar and Grill.

Wee Irish Film Night kicks things off Friday night with the showing of nine short films. The Hallow, a horror film, will be shown at a separate, ticketed event at 10:30 p.m. Festival Day is Saturday and the schedule is stacked with several feature film screenings, a question-and-answer session and a performance by popular Irish entertainer Danny O’Flaherty. Festival Day will also have catered foods, a cash bar, music by Irish band Wild Irish Roots, and performances by Irish dancers. Stay up late for the after-party Saturday at Hotel Indigo, commencing after the last film.

Free and open to the public, a showing of A Terrible Beauty will run at Celtic Studios Sunday. Light refreshments will be served, bagpiper Wil Brian will perform, and the exhibit “Stories from 1916” will be open for viewing. If $1 burgers and drink specials are your thing, head to Phil Brady’s for pub night to wrap up the weekend, Monday, Aug. 3. The Yank is the feature film that will be shown.

To purchase tickets, call 344-0334 or click here. Find more information about the Baton Rouge Irish Club.