The 300-person-capped party will feature food from The Iron Pig, drinks from The Ellison Place, Celtic dancers and a kilt sexy leg competition.
He and partners at The Ellison Place worked with local health department officials in making sure the event was following guidelines — including a sign-in sheet, limiting capacity and mandating mask use, he said.
“Frankly, that’s not really the case... [The shirt means] I’m contagious because I’m Irish, I’m fun, we’re having a good time.
The pig shirt, Murphy said, resulted in thousands of sales that kept the restaurant afloat during early pandemic closures.
Across the state, traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebrations have been canceled due to COVID-19, including events in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Ann Arbor.