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St Patrick’s Day may be an excuse to wear silly green hats and drink Guinness but it is a serious religious holiday.

Fortunately, Pompey’s clubs usually focus on the former and put on some super nights.

There are a couple of promising Paddy’s Day parties this week but first, retro goodness at the Wedgewood Rooms.

Yes, one of my favourite nights of the month is back tonight. DJs Spikey and Lemon present another episode of It’s a Sin. This time round, because too many people couldn’t get their requests in last time, they are encouraging you all to head over to Facebook, search ‘It’s a Sin’ and write them on their wall or tweet Spikey and Lem @SOUTHSEA_Sin.

They’ll be playing their expert mix of pre-year-2000 party anthems and classic tunes from 1950s rock ‘n’ roll to ’90s indie plus Britpop, dance and all that was good, and shockingly bad from ’80s pop and power ballads with your requests.

As ever, entry is completely free and the night runs from 10pm until 3am.

For a commercial nightclub style St Patrick’s Day, Liquid is reinforcing their Sound of Saturday night with Paddy power tomorrow.

The infallible DJ Jazz Black will keep the dance floor ablaze with the best commercial tunes while DJ Swingsta gives a fresh touch of urban in Envy. Green Eyes cocktails and Baby Guinness shots will be available at a discount all night.

It’s advised to get there early, as entry is free before 11pm but £6 after.

Your alternative Irish club tonight is another of my favourite nights. Many clubs might be jumping on the bandwagon, but this is Portsmouth’s original – Silent Disco at Little Johnny Russell’s.

The concept is simple, grab one of the 300 sets of wireless headphones, tune in to one of two channels of amazing musical mash-ups and dance the night away. If you’ve never done it, you have to try it.

There is nothing cooler than watching confused pedestrians walking past a venue, seeing you grooving away and hearing nothing.

As it’s a St Patrick’s Day special, expect barrels of Guinness and an Irish inspired playlist. Let’s hope there’s no Boyzone.

Admission costs £5 on the door.

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