Friday, May 23 2014 @ 08:02 AM MST
Contributed by: MMoriarty
On Saturday, June 14, 2014, The Irish Cultural Center will be presenting:
THE 8TH ANNUAL BLOOMIN’ BEERFEST
A unique Bloomsday Celebration which commemorates Irish author James Joyce and his groundbreaking novel, Ulysses, with beer-tasting, wine & spirits and food also available, readings from the novel, live Irish music by The Brazen Heads and the Irish Cultural Center Academy Band.
DATE: Saturday June 14, 2014, 7pm—11pm (Gates open at 6:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: The Irish Cultural Center
1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85004
INFO LINE: 602-258-0109
CONTACT: Mary Moriarty firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales for this event will begin at midnight May 23, 2014 12:00 PM PST
DESCRIPTION: The Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation presents The Eighth Annual Bloomin' Beerfest Saturday, June 14, 2014, 7:00 - 11:00 pm at the Irish Cultural Center in Downtown Phoenix.
WHAT IS BLOOMSDAY? The name "Bloomsday" derives from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of James Joyce's novel, Ulysses. June 16th was the day in 1904 on which the events in Ulysses were set. In the novel, Bloom travels around Dublin meeting many fascinating characters while making full use of the city's pubs. Bloomsday is celebrated in Ireland and throughout the world by Irish people and Joyce fans alike. This year's event features a wide array of specialty beers produced in Arizona and Ireland, as well as our full bar. Irish music by The Irish Cultural Center Academy Band and The Brazen Heads. Readings from Ulysses will be performed throughout the evening by the ICC Academy Readers Theatre and the Ulysses Readers. Food will be available for purchase.
TICKETS: BEER-TASTING ADMISSION:
$25 presale, or $35 at the gate. Presale tickets available May 23 - June 14 at 12 noon at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/708030
Price includes all Bloomsday activities plus 16 token tickets which can be used for beer and/or food. Also includes admission to McClelland Irish Library. Members of the Irish Cultural Center & McClelland Irish Library will receive 4 additional tickets.
$10 at the gate. Price includes all Bloomsday activities plus free soda or bottled water.
No alcohol can be purchased with this admission. Please purchase Teetotaler's tickets at the gate.
Children under 12 $1.00, but Ulysses is defi¬nitely geared to an adult audience with its bawdy themes and salty language, so admission to the Library Readings will be limited to guests 18 years and older.
Additional beer and food tickets can be purchased on site for $1 each.
The Roosevelt St Light Rail Station is just steps from the gate. Please see www.valleymetro.org
for schedule.Beer-tasting admission sales limited to 500 persons.
For further information, please call (602) 258-0109 or check www.azirish.org