The Smartest St. Patrick’s Event in Town?

Yearning for something more than dodging green-beer-swilling tourists this St. Patrick’s Day? The Black Mountain Institute at UNLV offers something completely different: I Could Read the Sky.

The event revolves around BMI fellow Timothy O’Grady reading selections from his novel of the same name (Random House, 1997). It’s the story of a musical Irishman who migrates to England to find work, but finds love instead. The multimedia event is accentuated by photos from The New Yorker photographer Steve Pyke, and punctuated with music by the Celtic fiddle and guitar duo of Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, and the singing of Sean-nós artist Aine Meenaghan. 

7 p.m. March 17, free, UNLV Beam Music Center’s Doc Rando Recital Hall,