5 things to do this week

Five of the best things happening this week

1|TV|

GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM

Before his untimely death last December at the age of 53, the former Wham singer was involved in making this biographical documentary.

  • Monday, Channel 4, 9pm

2|comedy|

REGINALD D HUNTER

The laid-back American is in the midst of an Irish tour this week.

  • Cork, Killarney, Waterford, reginalddhunter.com

3|festival|

IMAGINE

Waterford’s annual arts festival has a bit of everything, from music and art to comedy and literature.

  • Thurs – Oct 29, imagineartsfestival.com

4|opera|

WEXFORD FESTIVAL OPERA

Fiona Shaw is on directing duties for Medea, and there’s also a new James Joyce adaptation in this year’s festival.

  • Thurs – Nov 5, wexfordopera.com

5|gig|

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

A set from the former Beautiful South duo often includes tunes by the band the duo met in, to Heaton’s Housemartins output, to more recent material.

  • Friday, Cork Opera House

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