Oh, but there is this: Dervish, County Sligo's leading exporter of traditional Irish music, takes the Touhill Performing Arts Center stage (on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus, 1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-4949 or www.touhill.org) at 8 p.m. Yes. Or rather, "Aye." An evening of blistering reels and tear-jerking ballads are just what the doctor ordered. Music soothes the savage breast, but Irish music lulls the world-worn heart and salves all sorrows. And it's a much better alternative than sitting around the house Jameson-tippling while watching Darby O'Gill and the Little People incessantly. Sean Connery's not even Irish! Well, done and done to see Dervish we go. Tickets are $7 to $15, and after this, it's only 363 more days to fill.
Sat., March 18