Downtown Pahty Town

(3.19) What happens when you combine St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, WaterFire, and Gallery Night? We’re about to find out.

Gallery Night —Thursday, 5pm to 9pm

March Madness at The Dunk — Thursday, 12:15pm to 11-ish?/Saturday TBD

WaterFire Slam Dunk event (basketball shootout competition, Union Plaza) — Friday, 6:45pm to 11pm (partial WaterFire, ignition 7:16pm to 11pm)

Open-container drinking block party — Thursday & Friday, 3pm to 11pm/Saturday, noon to 11pm (One open-container zone is framed by Fountain→Dorrance→Washington→Empire. There’s another zone on Federal Hill.)

The ProJo has the whole poop . . . and a better map.

More than 20 establishments will host outdoor parties . . . Patrons will be able to move from bar to bar within the designated areas with drinks in hand, as long as they use plastic cups. Glass and metal containers are banned.

“It’s something that I’ve never really seen happen before, for people to be able to walk around with drinks like that,” said Trinity Brewhouse manager Kim Allin, who has worked at the Fountain Street brewpub since 1999. “I have no precedent to set it on, so I’m not really sure what to expect.”

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