This year, Browne's Irish Marketplace (3300 Pennsylvania, 816-561-0030) celebrates its 125th anniversary, making it a true survivor among local businesses. Today beginning at 3 p.m. (and Friday, June 15, beginning at 5), the corner shop is throwing a big Irish Street Faire birthday bash
, with music, food, games, dancing and general craic. More than a half-dozen bands are scheduled to play, including the Kelly Band and the Elders. Beer, including Smithwick's and Guinness (naturally), and Browne's pub food are available for purchase. Tickets cost $10 in advance or $12 at the door. See brownesmarket.com
for more information.