5 things to do this week


Looking to plan your week? Here are five things to check out.


ProdiJIG: The Revolution

The long-awaited Revolution begins this week as choreographer Alan Kenefick fuses dance with the future.

  • July 23 to August 14, Cork Opera House

2 [event]

West Cork Literary Festival

Taking place across myriad venues in Bantry and with Kevin Barry, Zadie Smith, and Gloria Steinem in town, it’s time to get your bookmarks out.

  • westcorkmusic.ie/literaryfestival/

3 [cinema]

Mom & Me

After the success of His & Hers, director Ken Wardrop takes to Oklahoma, the ‘manliest state in the US’, to hear takes of mother-son relationships.

  • Triskel, Cork, 8pm, until July 20

4 [music]

Dan Deacon

The enigmatic, beguiling experimentalist is sure to take the Galway International Arts Festival crowd on a journey or two.

  • Roisin Dubh, Galway, July 20 and 21

5 [tv]

Stranger Things

Winona Ryder is the big star of this eight-episode thriller, which dropped on Netflix Friday. Quick, start binge-watching before it’s ruined for you at the watercooler.


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