Five things to do this week

Here are Des O’Driscoll’s top picks this week

1|cinema|

BALLERINA

A rare non-American animated feature, this French-Canadian offering follows a young orphan who dreams of becoming a dancer. Perhaps a handy outing over the Christmas holidays.

  • Cinemas nationwide, from today

2|carols|

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Mary Hegarty and Owen Gilhooly will be joined by the choirs of Cork schools Regina Mundi and Críost Rí for a programme of seasonal favourites.

  • Cork Opera House, tonight

3|gig|

CHRISTY MOORE

The hard-working national treasure plays two nights at Vicar Street in Dublin.

  • Monday-Tuesday, vicarstreet.com

4|comedy|

THE RUBBERBANDITS

The Limerick bagmen bring their high jinks to Live at St Luke’s over two nights.

5|TV|

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW

Martin Freeman, Will Smith and Helen Mirren are among the guests on tonight’s show.

  • Friday, BBC Two, 10.35pm


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