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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Day and Night's guide to going out for the week ahead

Friday 21: Dáithí
Friday 21: Dáithí
Sunday 23: Franz Ferdinand
Golden-voiced: Paolo Nutini
Munster rugby
March 26: Earl Sweatshirt
Film of the Week: Starred Up

Music, club, movie and theatrical highlights for the week ahead.

Saturday 22nd

Paolo Nutini

The supremely talented and rather easy on the eye Paolo Nutini plays the Olympia in a hotly anticipated show. His new album Caustic Love is out on April 14. www.olympia.ieFriday 21

The wild and wonderful sounds of Dáithí will be heard tonight at The Button Factory – he's a talented young fella who's only going from strength to strength, so catch him good and early. www.buttonfactory.ie

* Paddy Kavanagh's epic poem The Great Hunger will be brought to life tonight at The Civic Theatre in Tallaght, thanks to a one-man show performed by Peter Duffy. www.civictheatre.ie

Saturday March 22

* He may well rub you up the wrong way, but there's no denying that Andrew Maxwell has a particular talent when it comes for scathing (if sometimes overly broad) social commentary. His Banana Kingdom show is currently touring, and he's in Dolans of Limerick tonight. https://dolans.ie

* At a certain point, we're going to have to accept that Morrissey and Johnny Marr aren't going to kiss and make up anytime soon. But hey, why worry? Tribute act These Charming Men provide all the tunes with none of the Morrissey sermonising. Catch them tonight at the Róisín Dubh. www.roisindubh.net

Sunday March 23

* You won't quite realise just how many hits – and how many utter tunes – Franz Ferdinand have in their repertoire until you go see them at the Olympia tonight. www.olympia.ie/

* The Silk Road Film Festival is not focused on the illegal website that flogged drugs across the world, but on films from the countries that formed the Middle-Ages trade route – showcasing the very best of Asian, Arab, Persian and Middle Eastern cinema. It's running all this week across Dublin, so hit up the website – and make time to go see something. www.silkroadfilmfestival.com

*The Waterford Writers' Weekend wraps up today – playwright Jim Nolan will be in conversation with arts columnist Pat McEvoy at the Garter Lane Arts Centre at 5pm, to round off a day of workshops and seminars. www.waterfordcity.ie

Monday March 24

* They might not be the trendiest band on the planet, but OneRepublic are responsible for the epic Counting Stars – and for that alone, we'll go see them in the Olympia, where they play both tonight and tomorrow.

www.olympia.ie

* Meanwhile at The O2, The Wanted will be holding court for a 'Farewell' tour ahead of their upcoming hiatus. They're still famous, apparently. www.theo2.ie

* Stu Larsen is an emerging force in folk, and has just embarked on a hugely ambitious world tour – he plays the Workman's Club in Dublin tonight. www.theworkmansclub.com

Tuesday March 25

* Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington are pretty damn good on their own – but when they combine forces to form Darkside, the results are sensational. You can see them tonight at The Button Factory. www.buttonfactory.ie

Wednesday March 26

* Rapper Earl Sweatshirt released his first acclaimed mixtape at the age of 16, then vanished off the scene. Why? Because his mammy sent him off to boarding school in Samoa. He's back and making some incredible stuff both on his own and as part of the Odd Future collective. Catch him tonight at The Academy. www.theacademydublin.com

* The Addiction 2014 series kicks off tonight at the Project Arts Centre, featuring the likes of Frances Black, Rachael Keogh and Lenny Abrahamson sharing their opinions on the roots, causes and potential cures for Ireland's addiction crisis. Tonight, you can catch a screening of Adam and Paul, followed by a discussion featuring Abrahamson, on the representation of addicts in the media. www.projectartscentre.ie

* Therapy? frontman Andy Cairns brings his solo show to Whelan's tonight. A must for fans of the Larne punk legends. www.whelanslive.ie

Thursday March 27

* UB40 may just be the worst band ever to have released music professionally – and yet somehow we kinda want to go see them in The Academy tonight. www.theacademydublin.com

* Singer Frances Black – a recovering addict and addiction counsellor – takes to the stage tonight for the Addiction 2014 series in the Family. www.projectartscentre.ie

 

FILM OF THE WEEK

Starred Up
 This tough and unflinching British crime drama features a breakout performance from Skins star Jack O'Connell. He plays Eric Love, a chippy and disturbed young offender who's considered dangerous enough to be sent to a men's prison There he uses a variety of ingenious home-made weapons to convince the older inmates that he means business.

 

BEHIND THE MUNSTER

Munster rugby fans, get yourselves to Dolan's this Wednesday. Club video analyst George Murray and some players (TBC) will explain how the club works behind the scenes. https://dolans.ie/

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