Friday 24 November 2017

Culture vulture: What not to miss this week

Steven Avery - Dean Strang and Jerry Buting from Making A Murderer will appear at Cork Opera House
Steven Avery - Dean Strang and Jerry Buting from Making A Murderer will appear at Cork Opera House
Seana Kerslake
Ed Power

Ed Power

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

Going out

The gig

Grace Jones

Still deeply mysterious after all these decades, the 'Slave to the Rhythm' singer touches down for two super-rare performances. The shows are to be filmed by Sophie Fiennes, director of a forthcoming documentary, 'Grace Jones - The Musical Of My Life'. Don't worry if you didn't get a ticket - she's back in November headlining the Metropolis Festival. Wednesday, Thursday Olympia, Dublin

The show

Dean Strang and Jerry Buting from Making A Murderer

The true-life documentary became an overnight phenomenon when quietly released on Netflix last Christmas. Now two of the lawyers intimately involved in the trial of Steven Avery are going on the road to share their experiences of the case and their thoughts on how it may progress. Opera House Cork, Thursday

The event

Culture Night

Hundreds of institutions across the country throw open their doors to the public tonight. From tours of great houses and sporting venues, to readings, educational walks and curated musical performances, the range of events is boggling. A detailed programme can be perused at Friday, nationwide

Staying in

The album

Bruce Springsteen, Chapter and Verse

As a taster for the singer's long-awaited autobiography (coming at the end of the month), his record label has put out a companion album, which will reflect the themes explored in the book with the bonus of five previously unreleased tracks. Buckle up for a heavy listen as Springsteen has written unflinchingly about his depression.

The TV show

Can't Cope, Won't Cope

Seana Kerslake

Seana Kerslake

From playwright Stefanie Preissner comes an often uproarious and frequently bleak chronicling of the romantic and career upheavals of two Irish millennials. Nika McGuigan and Seana Kerslake star, with Amy Huberman as a put-upon boss. RTE Two, Monday, 10pm

The box set

Ash vs The Evil Dead, season one

Gleefully over-the-top horror romp with Bruce Campbell reprising his iconic part as the one-liner spewing tough guy from the 'Evil Dead' movies. Lots of blood and the gags are unapologetically low-brow. But with so much "prestige" TV vying for our attention, sometimes it's nice to leave your brain at the door and kick back.

Irish Independent

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