5 things to do this week

Des O’Driscoll picks five of the best things going on around the country. 

5 things to do this week

1|pantomime|

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

The Everyman in Cork has just kicked off its seasonal offering.

  • Until January 14

2 |concert|

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA

Fans of the Nintendo game will be out in force for this live orchestra event. The musicians play the soundtrack to the game while a big screen shows images from the longrunning classic.

  • BGE Theatre, Dublin, tonight (Monday)

3|TV|

JAMES JOYCE: A SHOUT IN THE STREET

Anjelica Huston presents a documentary on the Irish writer that also includes contributions from her fellow American, David Simon of The Wire.

  • Wednesday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm

4 |cinema|

STAR WARS – THE LAST JEDI

The high amount of Irish scenes will only increase the hype around the latest instalment of the franchise. Hardcore fans will queue for the first showings at midnight on Thursday.

  • Cinemas nationwide

5 |gig|

HAPPY MONDAYS

This middle-aged sextet may not be 24-hour party people any more, but their greatest hits set should still make for a fine night out.

  • Vicar Street, Dublin, Friday

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