Five things to do this week

Des O’Driscoll looks at the best of this week’s arts events

1|TV|

THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA

A documentary subtitled ‘Brazil, Bossa Nova And The Beach’ whets our appetite for the Rio Olympics with a look at some of the city’s musical tradition.

  • Tonight, BBC Four, 9pm

2|show|

PRODIJIG: THE REVOLUTION

The inaugural run of the dance show really has been a huge success, and those who haven’t seen it yet have two weeks to do so.

  • Until August 14, corkoperahouse.ie

3 |documentary|

BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS

Brian J Byrne’s film about the IRA hunger striker attempts to address several perspectives of a man who provokes differing reactions on this island.

  • Selected cinemas, from Friday

4|festival|

KILKENNY ARTS FESTIVAL

As ever, there’s a particularly strong classical strand to this year’s event, but also appearances from Loudon Wainwright III and Ricky Skaggs.

  • August 5-14

5|cinema|

SUICIDE SQUAD

Will Smith and Margot Robbie are among the stars of this blockbuster Marvel adaptation.

  • Cinemas nationwide, from Friday


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