Five things to do this week

Des O’Driscoll’s pick of the best things to do for the week ahead.

1|art|

THE VAUGHAN BEQUEST

Art collector Henry Vaughan recommended January as the best time to display the 31 paintings by JMW Turner he bequeathed to the National Gallery in Dublin. So this annual treat will run until the end of the month.

2|concert|

FINBAR WRIGHT

It’s Nollaig na Mban on Wednesday, and Finbar Wright is playing in Cork Opera House.

3|TV|

THE GOOD WIFE

Better late than never, we suppose, but RTÉ has put season seven of the excellent legal drama in a slot where it won’t get the audience it deserves.

Thursday, RTÉ One, 11.15pm

4|film|

THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Quentin Tarantino’s western rolls into town on Friday, with the director’s trademark mix of brilliant individual scenes and graphic violence.

5|album|

DAVID BOWIE: BLACKSTAR

Bowie turns 69 on Friday and marks the occasion with the release of his new album, his follow-up to The Next Day from 2013.


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