The top 10 things to do in Sligo this week
The boy from the far side of the moon: The Mad Ravens present the première of this highly original Shaun Purcell musical. It features the pub scene, the GAA club scene, the Parish scene and a choreographed hurling county final expressed in big ballad songs and energetic dance numbers!
Guaranteed to have you humming melodies as you leave the theatre smiling! Running from Thursday until Saturday in the Hawk's Well at 8pm with a matinee on Friday at 1pm.
Of mice and men
The Grange Players are behind this production of the famous John Steinbeck novella. It follows the tale of two great friends, George and Lennie, who have been travelling together from ranch to ranch for years. Showing on Monday (March 16th) in the Hawk's Well at 8pm.
Fun and games
The Hamilton Gallery's latest exhibition opened on Saturday and features ceramic sculpture from local Maugherow artist, Brigit Beemster. This exhibition celebrates the value of music. Now showing at the Castle Street gallery.
Sligo by the sea
Join The Model for a colourful and action-packed day in response to their exhibition, The Sea Around Us on March 15th. Composer and artist Karen Power will lead workshops for Early Years through her ongoing acclaimed programme Natural Creators, while local artist Sinéad O'Hanlon gets creative in response to the Sligo shoreline.
Don't tell the wife
Cloonacool Players present this hilarious comedy, which is proving a hit at every venue, on Sunday in the Cloonacool Community Centre at 8pm. With a stellar cast, the show was also recently staged in the Hawk's Well.
Rock 'n Roll bingo
Organised by the Oxfield Centre Committee, this night of great music and craic is taking place in Davis's Restaurant on Monday (March 16th) at 9:30pm. All welcome.
I am Baba theatre workshop will take place on Wednesday in the Ocean Sands Hotel, Enniscone. The workshop is for babies aged 0 to 12 months. Places are available for 11am and 12:30pm. Contact Roisín at 096 37444 or text 087 3650949.
Sligo film society
Rojo is this Thursday's film at The Model (8pm). The life of esteemed lawyer Claudio (Darío Grandinetti) begins to unravel when Chilean private detective Sinclair (Alfredo Castro) comes to town, and starts asking questions about the disappearance of a mysterious stranger. With a flair for the dramatic, Sinclair proceeds to lift the veneer of respectability under which Claudio, like many of the town's other apparently honest citizens, operates.
Coirm Gael linn
Today sees schools from Sligo, Roscommon and Donegal taking part in a 20 minute variety show in Irish which may include drama, music, song, dance, recitation etc at the Hawk's Well from 10:30-2:30pm.
Gerry grennan in mclynn's
The popular Tuesday guitar jam session continues tonight in McLynn's led by acclaimed musician Gerry Grennan.