Culture vulture - What not to miss this week
The lol - Jimmy Carr
There are laconic comedians and then there is Jimmy Carr, whose style blends cruelty, deadpan observation and crafted one-liners. Somewhat improbably, his new tour is a "best of" in which he has brought together favourite jokes from across his 20-year career.
Tonight, Cork Opera House
The gig - Feeder
The dominance of pop and hip-hop means there's less room for unlikely success stories such as that of Feeder. From South Wales, the group broke through in the late 90s with a grunge sound that felt like a thrilling riposte to Britpop.
Wednesday, Olympia, Dublin
The cinema trip - Song of the Sea
Oscar-nominated and hugely feted on its original release three years ago, yet not quite the expected box office smash. From Kilkenny's Cartoon Saloon, it's a tale of a young boy whose mother is taken from him and how his attempt to process the grief intersects with Celtic mythology. The animation is beautiful and children will be won over by the gentle optimism.
Sunday, 10am, Stella Cinema, Dublin
The podcast - Zombies, Run! - The Way Of All Flesh
A prequel to the popular Zombies, Run! podcast, set in the early days of the undead apocalypse. Just the thing for The Walking Dead fans who wish their favourite show would stop being rubbish.
The film - Annihilation
Could Alex Garland's adaptation of the Jeff VanderMeer 'weird fiction' bestseller lift the Netflix 'curse'? Natalie Portman stars as a scientist plunged into a swampy wilderness infected with an alien virus with a horribly transformative power over all life-forms.
Available now on Netflix
The TV show - Requiem
Can a TV drama be genuinely terrifying? Received wisdom says no. But the BBC has had a proper go with this tale of mysterious vanishings and shadows from the past, unfolding in creepy rural Wales. The final of six episodes promises to tie up loose ends while leaving a lingering chill.
Tonight, 9pm, BBC One