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Lykke Li

Lykke Li @ Vicar Street, Dublin (€40), Sunday, November 16.

A brooding Scandinavian who only wears black and has an intense scowl? No, not some Norwegian death metal band, it is, of course, Miss Li Lykke Timotej Svensson Zachrisson. She's had her heart broken and has shared the details with us in maudlin fashion on her cathartic latest album I Never Learn. Expect lots of swaying and sashaying to sad songs.

All Tvvins Irish tour

Thursday November 13 - Saturday November 15

With Adebisi Shank having called it a day and The Cast Of Cheers on some downtime, two of the prolific musicians of each band have found the time to get together and made tvvins, now called All Tvvins, a project which sees the pair bring their love of synthetic and treated vocals, 80s electro-pop and the sinewy rock. They play Whelan's Dublin tonight, McHugh's, Belfast tomorrow and Roisin Dubh, Galway on Saturday.

Chet Faker @ The Academy, Dublin (€16.50)

Tuesday November 18

The popularity of Aussie Faker is no surprise after hearing those smooth R&B-style vocals and his crisp electronic soul productions, not to mention his collaborations with his country cohort Flume. Plus, his beard is truly hipster apex. He's just missing a top bun for ultimate hipster status.

Speech Development Irish tour

Wednesday November 19 - Saturday November 22

Combining a love of spoken word and music, the Speech Development tour is the project name for the Scroobius Pip-hosted tour of lyricists and poetry-focused music performers. Pip will be there speaking, Djing, talking, rapping and introducing his friends warrenpeace and US rapper B Dolan with his live band. The show hits Cyprus Avenue, Cork next Wednesday, 19; Workman's Dublin on Thursday; Kasbah Social Club, Limerick on Friday; and Roisin Dubh, Galway on Saturday.

FESTIVAL

Dublin Book Festival @ Smock Alley, Dublin (From Free)

Thursday November 13 - Sunday November 16

Book readings, business workshops, live performances, radio broadcasts, walking tours, debates and more, all around the printed word. That's what the Dublin Book Festival is offering this weekend, with an emphasis on the Irish publishing landscape and the authors, and publishers including Peter Murphy, Donal Ryan, Anne Enwright, Annie West, Martina Devlin, John Kelly, Kevin Barry and more.

Cashel Arts Fest @ Cashel, Tipperary

Thursday November 13 - Sunday November 16

This year's festival's theme is connecting, inspired by the unification of North and South Tipp earlier this year. Look out for art exhibitions, children's workshops, plays, choir recitals and the opportunity to learn how to make ceramics, felting and other crafts. cashelartsfest.com

Family Friendly

Disney On Ice : 100 Years of Magic @ Citywest Hotel, Dublin (€17.50 - €37.50)

Thursday November 13 - Sunday November 22

All your favourite Disney characters on the skating rink, from Minnie Mouse to Donald Duck, Nemo to Pinocchio, Disney princesses to Lion King animals. Oh yeah, and your kids can come too.

National Science Week

Thursday November 13 - Sunday November 16

There's a huge amount of events (more than 800) taking place at the moment around the country to promote and celebrate the 'Power Of Science', including magic science shows, Lego robots, the intriguingly named science busking, film screenings, crystallography workshops, robot soccer and lots more.

www.scienceweek.ie

Club Pick

Waze & Odyssey @ District 8, Dublin (€15)

Friday November 14

Having been closed for far too long, the Tivoli Theatre on Francis Street in the Liberties recently re-opened temporarily as a pop-up venue under the stead of Archetype, who have been putting the big room to big use with some of the biggest names in electronic music. This week, it's the turn of Waze & Odyssey who are riding a surge of popularity thanks to Bump N Grind, their dance remix of the R Kelly track. They'll be joined by house/new jack swing hybrid producer Citizen , Kobhi and Bedlam DJs.

Other Voices @ Dingle, Kerry

Friday December 12 - Sunday December 14

So while you can't quite book tickets in the normal fashion for OV, the extra effort to win tickets via their Facebook page and elsewhere is worth it for the opportunity to see some fine music in a tiny church with 70 other people. This year's first acts are Damien Rice, Mercury winners Young Fathers, Delorentos and All We Are. Get entering.

www.othervoices.ie

Wuthering Heights @ The Gate Theatre, Dublin (€25 - €35)

Tuesday November 18 - Saturday January 24

"Heathcliff! It's me, it's Cathy, I've come home, so cold! Let me into your window." Sure, Emily Bronte's novel is source material for Kate Bush's song but it's normally seen in the flesh on stage. This production, directed by Michael Barker-Caven and, promises the "darkness and intensity" of the novel.

 

Irish Independent