Day and Night's Weekly Going-out Guide
Music, cinema, theatre and dance highlights for the week ahead
Pick of the week
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Still on the dry? Fair play. Treat yourself to a night at the cinema watching the latest adaptation of the Jack Ryan series with Shadow Recruit.
Friday January 24
A promising band with catchy hits by the bagful, Big September have really started to make a splash across the nation in the last 12 months – and we're quite excited to see where they'll be this time next year. They play the Róisín Dubh in Galway tonight.
* This year marks the centenary of Dubliners – so if 2013 was the year of Lockout commemorations and nerding out over Strumpet City, then expect 2014 to celebrate the weird and wonderful characters of Joyce's incredible short story collection. Tonight, there's another chance to see Charles Richards's phenomenal adaptation of The Dead in City Assembly House on South William Street.
* For something a bit more chilled out, Paul Brady brings his formidable back catalogue to St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin tonight. A singer-songwriter who all too often fades into the background, it's great to see him take centre-stage in such a wonderful venue.
Saturday January 25
* Comedian Colm O'Regan seems to have made a career out of the Irish mammy trope – and while the joke is growing somewhat tired at this point, you can hardly blame him for making hay while the sun shines. His live show, Ireland's Got More Mammies, is on at the Róisín Dubh tonight.
Sunday January 26
* It's Coen Brothers' season at the Lighthouse Cinema – and despite the vast quantity and quality to choose from across their filmography, you simply can't beat a bit of O Brother Where Art Thou.
The off-the-wall update of Homer's Odyssey boasts one of the finest soundtracks on either side of the Mississippi, and it's on in the Smithfield cinema this evening. www.lighthousecinema.ie
Monday January 27
* Emo lives, and it goes by the name We Are The In Crowd. So if you're under the age of 20, or a babysitter, get thee to The Academy tonight to hear these New Yorkers rock the establishment very gently.
Tuesday January 28
* Gerry and Darren are two Corkonian crooks who want to live a more wholesome life. But there's a post office a few miles outside of town that's pretty much begging to be robbed, well, it would be rude not to, wouldn't it? Love, Peace and Robbery is as funny as it is touching, at The Everyman until February 1.
Wednesday January 29
* There are nights out with a difference ... and then there's TNA Impact Wrestling, tonight at The National Stadium in Dublin, in which James 'Cowboy' Storm will be taking on Magnus for the World Heavyweight Title. But if that's not quite enough for you, RTÉ kiddies presenter Ivan Minnock will also be stepping into the ring as a result of a feud he had with TNA's UK boss Rockstar Spud. www.mcd.ie
Q If the prospect of two 230lb wrestlers attacking one another in a ring isn't quite hardcore enough for you, then don't despair – Killswitch Engage bring their extreme metalcore to The Academy tonight. www.theacademydublin.com
Thursday January 30
* On the face of it, Hollywood Rhapsody may appear like just another lite-classical experience, where the thrill and the volume of the orchestra can be sought out under the comfortingly familiarity of movie tunes. But this performance is set apart by the inclusion of an incredible Tom and Jerry soundtrack.
* So we're almost halfway through this decade now – isn't it about time we started getting nostalgic and misty-eyed for the bygone days of the noughties? Yes, yes it is. So let's kick off that process with Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish double-header at The Academy tonight.
* It's 30 years today since we lost one of the most stirring and evocative voices in Irish folk music – but Luke Kelly lives on through his legacy, and tonight you can catch a special tribute to the big man at Vicar Street.
Film of the week: Inside Llewyn Davis
The Coen brothers' dark meditation on one of the casualties of the 1960s folk movement is loosely based on the true story of Dave Van Ronk, it stars Oscar Isaac as Llewyn Davis, a struggling singer who makes one last desperate grasp for fame.
CLUB SCENE: Eamon Sweeney
EATS EVERYTHING & LUCAS
The Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, tonight (€13/€15)
Eats Everything is the latest producer to emerge from the bass capital of Bristol. The only DJ to do not just one but two BBC Essential Mixes in the space of a year touches down in the Pepper tonight with support from Lucas. THE BONEYARD JUNKIES Pacino's, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, tonight (free)
A motley crew of house DJs from Sweeney's Mongrel in Dame Lane up sticks and take their beats and bops around the corner for a brand new residency in Pacino's.
EROL ALKAN & DANIEL AVERY
The Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, tomorrow (€10/€15)
The line-up of the weekend sees two heavy hitters join forces at Hidden Agenda. The former king of the mash up Erol Alkan takes to the decks in the company of his label mate Daniel Avery.
SUNDAY TIMES PRESENTS ELEVATR
The Pavilion, Carey's Lane, Cork, Sunday (free)
The best things in life are free and the Sunday Times Soundsystem is certainly one of them. Let the afternoon gently turn into night at Cork's best laid-back Sunday social featuring live music from Elevatr.