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7 midweek events to check out this week

You don’t have to wait until the weekend to have some fun.
May 16th 2016, 5:32 PM 8,105 3

TOMORROW IS WEDNESDAY, the day on which you can legitimately start planning the weekend.

But  you don’t have to wait until Saturday or Sunday to have a good time – there are plenty of events on during the week to keep you occupied. Here are seven of the best from around the country.

1. Climb a Canadian mountain

Source: BanffUK/YouTube

Well, not exactly – but the Banff World Film Festival World Tour is heading to the Town Hall Theatre in Courthouse Square, Galway and you can catch these seven short films focusing on adrenaline sports and the world’s wildest and most remote places. It’s on for one night only.

Galway, 19 May 2016, 7.30pm.

2.  Tales from the other side

Source: Marsh Library

Using a unique archive of books, manuscripts, diaries and other artefacts to trace how various people responded to the 1916 Rising, this exhibition is in Marsh’s Library near St Patrick’s cathedral in Dublin. You can follow a student librarian, artists, cleaners and revolutionaries and see how they dealt with the Rebellion.

Dublin, March – December 2016, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm.

3. Go to a Birthday Party

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY - The Everyman Source: The Everyman

Actually, it’s The Birthday Party and it’s a play by Harold Pinter. It’s playing in the Everyman, Cork from Monday 16 May.

The story follows two elderly people who take in a guest but an impromptu birthday party turns into ‘a game of cat and mouse with horrifying repercussions…’ Sounds good.

Cork, 16-21 May, 8pm. 

4. A night of traditional music and dance

PastedImage-40308 Source: Siamsa Tire

Fadó Fadó is the story of a rural family in Ireland many years ago, told through song, dance and music. It’s on at Siamsa Tíre in Tralee, Co Kerry and the cast have all trained with the company since they were children, so you know they know what they’re up to.

Kerry, 16-19 May, 8.30pm.

5. Do a little dance

If you fancy getting a little exercise along with your night out, then head over to the Salsa night at the Shannon Rowing Club at Sarsfield Bridge, Limerick. You can learn to dance from 8pm and there’s free entry to the Latin club afterward.

Limerick, 8pm, every Thursday.

6. Make friends with Frankenstein

PastedImage-47237 Source: Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet has chosen Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for its latest narrative ballet, and you can catch it even if you’re not in Covent Garden. The SGC Dungarvan, Waterford will be screening the ballet live on Wednesday at 7.15pm.

Waterford, 18 May, 7.15pm.

7. Go to the Oscars at the National Concert Hall

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Following a successful evening last year, there will be a new programme of music from the Golden Age of Hollywood film scores. From the Star Wars main title to The Adventures of Robin Hood via the Now, Voyager main title and the Lawrence of Arabia suite, there’ll be plenty you’ll recognise and hum along to.

Dublin, 19 May 2016, 8pm.

Are you doing anything mid-week this week? Let us know in the comments below.

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