Saturday 19 August 2017

Culture vulture: What not to miss this week

 

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande
The Keepers
Angel Olsen
Ed Power

Ed Power

Whether you are staying in or going out, we pick the events not to miss this week.

Going out?

Ethereal girl

Angel Olsen

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Angel Olsen
 

By turns irreverent and brooding, Olsen's third album, Woman, was a critical favourite of 2016. The Missouri singer splices vulnerability and dark wit, with swoonful results.

Friday, Vicar Street, Dublin, and Saturday, Cork Opera House

The dangerous liaison

Ariana Grande

The pop princess with the soaring voice overhauled her child star image with last year's sultry Dangerous Woman album - a project she now takes on the road for her biggest tour ever. Can she deliver the same full-throttle vocals performing live?

Saturday, 3Arena, Dublin

Magic of Hogwarts

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone In Concert

Enjoy the adventures of the bespectacled wizard as you never have before as the 2001 movie is screened with live RTÉ orchestra accompaniment.

Tuesday, 3Arena, Dublin

Staying in?

The book

Killers of the Flower Moon: An American Crime and the Birth of the FBI

New Yorker writer David Grann became a best-seller with his 2009 jungle adventure Lost City Of Z (now a hit movie). He returns with this chronicling of Native Americans who blundered their way into an oil fortune and were ruthlessly exploited by white friends and neighbours. The killings were so ghastly the US government was required to intervene, leading to the emergence of the modern day FBI.

The box set

The Keepers

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The Keepers
 

True crime addicts have been counting down to the greatly hyped new Netflix documentary series - though Irish viewers may experience a dispiriting déjà vu as this revisiting of an American nun's unsolved murder pivots into an all too familiar case of clerical child abuse and the ensuing cover up.

Available on Netflix now

The TV show

A Girl In The River: The Prices of Forgiveness

This Oscar-winning documentary tells the story of a young Pakistani woman who survived an attempted honour killing. When 18-year-old Saba announced she would marry her boyfriend rather than submit to an arranged wedding, her family kidnapped her, shot her in the head and threw her in a river where she was left for dead. Riveting, but horrifying.

Sunday, 9pm, Sky Atlantic

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