5 things to do this week

We look at five big events going on around the country.

1|gig|

CHIC

Nile Rodgers and Chic bring their disco-tinged sounds to the Marquee in Cork tomorrow. The Coronas play the same venue on Friday and Saturday.

2|cinema|

Independence Day: Resurgence

Back in 2006, the original was the biggest thing in the movie universe. Can they repeat the magic?

  • Cinemas nationwide from Thursday

3|festival|

CORK MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL

The second weekend of the festival takes place from Friday, with a concert by Camille O’Sullivan among the additions to the roster.

4|TV|

IRISH COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

Daniel O’Donnell hosts an awards ceremony that’ll also include performances from Nathan Carter and Big Tom.

  • Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm

5|literature|

CROSSTOWN DRIFT

After a day of individual readings in various venues across Cork, the likes of Kevin Barry, Lisa McInerny and Sara Baume will gather on Saturday evening at Live at St Lukes.


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