Staying in or going out? What not to miss this week
Published 10/06/2016 | 02:30
A look ahead to the entertainment, whether you are going out or staying in.
Season two of 'True Detective' was a humourless hot mess, but it did at least introduce us to Lera Lynn's noir-steeped country rock. Saddled with the thankless role of the chanteuse perpetually warbling in the background of Ray Velcoro's favourite dive bar, it was Lynn who came closest to evoking the slipstream weirdness of the show's McConaughey-riffic first year. Now fans can experience her gorgeous gloom first hand, with a super-rare Irish date in the intimate environs of Whelan's in Dublin. Tonight, from 8pm
Reginald D Hunter
The provocative stand-up has spent his career exploring the cultural distance between his native American South and his adopted home of London. His latest show might be his most controversial year as Hunter delves into African-American identity and the ways in which it has been appropriated and distorted by "mainstream" white society. Come for the chuckles, stay for the social commentary. Saturday, Sunday at Vicar Street, Dublin
Live at the Marquee
Returning to the banks of the Lee for its 12th year, Live at the Marquee has one of its most diverse line-ups yet. This week welcomes Gavin James (tonight), Simply Red (Saturday) with trash metal icons Slayer and Anthrax sharing the bill Wednesday.
The TV show
The second season of M Night Shyamalan 's science fiction potboiler is a decent placeholder. Eerie goings-on are afoot in a small Idaho town and secret service agent Ethan Burke (former heartthrob Matt Dillon) must untangle a mystery that refuses to be solved. Fox, Wednesday, 9pm
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
Everyone's talking about this dazzling debut novel by Galway writer McInerney (left), after it scooped the prestigious Bailey's Women's Prize for fiction this week. It reads like a mix of Roddy Doyle and Flann O'Brien, with the urban Cork setting almost a character in its own right. Now's your chance to read it.
Anxieties over identity theft and state surveillance are brilliantly channelled in this BBC America thriller about an aimless young woman (Tatiana Maslany) who discovers she is the result of a secret government cloning programme. Series four has just debuted on Netflix while seasons one, two and three are also available on other platforms.