5 things to do this week

Are you looking for things to do during the week? We have a few suggestions that might suit you.

1|cinema|

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Tom Hardy has taken over from Mel Gibson in the title role, but the thrills and spills are as high-octane as ever, in the fourth instalment of the futuristic action flick.

2|book|

SONGS FROM THE BEAUTIFUL CITY

Carrying a subtitle of ‘The Cork Urban Ballads’, Jimmy Crowley’s new book combines ethnography and autobiography, as he ensures that an array of songs from his home town are kept alive forever.

3|TV|

Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final

Scoff all you want, but you’ll probably still end up watching at least part of Thursday’s semi-final, with Irish contestant Molly Sterling appearing early in the show.

Thursday, RTÉ2, 8pm

4|album|

HOT CHIP

You wouldn’t expect any major departures from the British electronic outfit, but Why Make Sense? does have their trademark quality grooves and a guest vocal from Pos, of De La Soul.

5|gig|

Vanbrugh Quartet & Iarla O’Lionard

The famed quartet team up with the Cork vocalist to perform works composed by Linda Buckley — at Ionad Culturtha in

Ballyvourney on Friday; and at Cork’s Triskel Arts Centre on Saturday.

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