Gringo Holidays

Irish I Were Mexican with the Gobshites

Chances are, any of the Cinco de Mayo drinking sessions going on within a 5-mile radius of you is probably going to be full of obnoxious people of non-Mexican descent who aren't really sure what it is they're celebrating, exactly-they're just grateful it involves lots of Tecate, Dos Equis, Corona and Modelo. The same goes for St. Patrick's Day-what's that all about? College babes in tight tank tops and green beer, right? And who's this Patrick guy? The best of both culturally muddled holidays collide at Lake Forest's Gypsy Lounge with the Gobshites, who carry on the tradition of the Pogues, Black 47, Flogging Molly and others. And yes, there will be alcohol.
Mon., May 5, 7 p.m., 2008