In lieu of downing roofie-soaked green beer with some frat boyos at your local faux-Irish bar, do the Republic right by taking in a rare appearance from KMRIA. A Pogues cover act that brings you the rum, sodomy, and (especially) the lash, this all-star group takes their name (Kiss My Royal Irish Arse) from a James Joyce quote and is composed of members of the Decemberists, Dr. Theopolis, the Minus 5, and more. KMRIA shows come but twice a year—St. Patrick's Day and Christmastime (like a "Fairytale of New York")—so take advantage of a cover act that is currently better than the band they are paying tribute to. (Sorry, but the current version of the Pogues is just sad.) EZRA ACE CARAEFF
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"