We’re in for a treat, Corning. Somehow the stars aligned, and the gods of all things fun and festive granted us a time when St. Patrick’s Day and 2300° collided into the most perfect fusion of Irish themed shenanigans with just a splash of the Crystal City’s own unique flair. Really, what more could we ask for?
(And sure, if you’re anything like us and have been refreshing ESPN all morning because today also happens to be the start of college basketball’s March Madness, and you plan on spending it belly deep in brackets and beer, we suggest you stop reading this and head to Oaks before you miss a 13 seed upset a 4…. But, we digress.)
Now! Back to what we set out to say! Tonight’s 2300° is one that you definitely won’t want to miss. The museum’s going all out, even going as far as to say that everyone who attends tonight, “gets to be Irish.” We don’t know if that’s genetically possible or not, and we’re not sure why a glass museum would have that kind of influence, but CMOG hasn’t let us down yet, so we’ll believe them.
If the promise of genetic modification isn’t enough to get you to the museum, the band should be. Coming straight from the United Kingdom, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers bring their infectious “bagrock” to the stage, featuring a fusion of traditional Scottish music, contemporary pop, classic rock and some major bagpipe attitude. Could it get any better than a kilt-wearing, world-touring, classic rocking bagpipe band on St. Patty’s Day? No. The answer is no. (And no, as fun as they are, The Townpants would not be better. Don’t even go there. Just watch.)
In addition to The Chilli Pipers, tonight features live glassblowing by the one and only Toots Zynsky in the Ampitheater Hot Shop. Her work is displayed in over 70 museums worldwide and she’s worked side by side with masters like Chihuly, so you know she’ll be a treat to watch.
As always, tonight’s 2300° will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a well stocked cash bar. It’s a safe bet that at least one of the beers available with be a Guinness or Murphy’s Stout, so don’t fear missing out on your usual St. Patty’s brews. The museum shuttle will make regular trips to Market Street, so you’re free to keep the party going well into the night. If you need more info about what to expect tonight, click HERE. We’ll see you there, friends!