5 things to do this week

Five things to from the world’s of arts, culture and TV this week

1|cinema|

SPOTLIGHT

The Oscar-tipped account of The Boston Globe’s investigation into abuse and cover-ups by the Catholic Church. And yes, you will hear several Irish surnames.

  • Cinemas nationwide

2|TV|

BRIDGET AND EAMON

Jennifer Zamparelli (nee Maguire) and Bernard O’Shea from Republic of Telly begin their new 1980s-set series.

  • Tonight, RTÉ2, 10pm

3|album|

RIHANNA

Anti is the Barbadian’s first album since 2012, and while reviews have been mixed, it does show Rihanna is willing to push her boundaries beyond the more obvious pop material.

4|gig|

NATHAN CARTER

The rising star of country music brings his show to Cork Opera House on Wednesday and Thursday.

5|gig|

JOE JACKSON

He may have dropped under the radar in recent years, but has an impressive back catalogue to go with his new album.

  • Olympia, Dublin, Friday.


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