1 If you have never seen a Fred and Ginger film before, or have never had the pleasure of seeing one on the big screen, you are in for a treat when Film Fatale presents Swing Time tonight in the Sugar Club (sugarclub.com). Screening will be followed by the Film Fatale Vintage Dance Party, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes and best swing dance dress.
2 A fundraising gala concert will take place for Evening Echo reporter Deirdre O'Reilly (below) in Cork's City Hall on Easter Sunday, April 20 (facebook.com/friends of deirdreoreilly). The mother of two (43) suffered a massive stroke in December and needs intensive rehabilitation. The impressive line-up for the gala includes Cara O'Sullivan, Mary Hegarty, Evelyn Grant, Karen Underwood and the Cork Garda Male Voice Choir.
3 Next Friday will see the world premiere of Spirestone, a new choral work by Mary Coll and composer Fiona Linnane, in the University of Limerick Concert Hall (uch.ie). Spirestone was written specifically about Limerick and is described by Coll as "a hymn to a troubled but wonderful city". It will be performed by Limerick's excellent Choral Union which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.