Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire
, a concert featuring Irish dance, music and song. The show, known for its spirit, has another side. “It’s a very emotional experience, so a lot of my audience, they cry a lot. A lot,” says Londra. It’s a testament to the Irish, this ability to make audiences laugh and cry at the same time. “We take pride in the fact that we do misery better than any other country in Europe,” says Londra. “We enjoy it. We bathe in it. Have a good cry and dance the jig afterward. It’s very cleansing.” It also opens the season for fun on the hill at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
8 p.m. Friday. 6000 Hermann Park. For information, call 281-373-3386 or visit milleroutdoortheatre.com
Contrary to popular American opinion, Ireland isn’t all leprechauns, shamrocks and magically delicious cereal with multicolored marshmallows. It’s William Butler Yeats, mass on Saint Patrick’s Day (instead of green beer) and a rousing political debate in the pub over a mug of Guinness, says Michael Londra, star of