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Burns' Night 

When: Mon., Jan. 25, 5-11 p.m. 2016
Price: free admission
As a Scotsman and a Romantic poet (same thing, really), Robert Burns was dedicated to commemorating Scottish life in his writing. The persistent argument in his work is that Scotland mattered to the larger world, and its folk songs, stories and traditions were worth preserving. For his labors he earned his claim as the national poet of his country. Today Scots around the world celebrate his life with Burns' Nights marking his birthday. Locally, the folks at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street; 314-241-2337 or have a pretty fair party for ol' Rabbie, complete with traditional foods (haggis, cock-a-leekie soup and scotch eggs), live music from Duddy Breeks and a memorial poem written and recited by Tom Schlafly. And then there's the presentation of this year's batch of Scotch Ale, which is delivered to the room by a procession of pipers. Schlafly's Burns' Night runs from 5 to 11 p.m. tonight and admission is free, but you'll need money for food and drink.
— Paul Friswold



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