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Boom! That weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting longer…
And that means, hey, it might actually be okay to venture out at night again.
As always, the week would not be complete with the three diddley-aye fixes available – Tuesday’s open session in Dann’s, Brian Farrell and co gathering around the Horse fire on Wednesdays, and Ger Doyle caught in fiddle-driven time warp every Thursday in Dann’s. Forever. And ever.
If you’d like yourself a bit of James McAvoy, and a bit of National Theatre love, the two have joined together for the latest adaptation of the French classic Cyrano de Bergerac, beaming live into The Whale tonight at 7pm. Be there. Or send a better-looking friend.
And if going out Thursday night is your thing, on the 27th, Andrea Splendori hosts the second of three monthly live recordings of his no.1 iTunes podcast Social Fabric, talking with Niamh Daly (actress/yoga teacher) Petra Fulham (Nutritionist) Fiona English (Positive Psychologist) Niall O’Murchu (Wim Hof Method instructor) about our increasing dependence on social media for validation.
On the giggles front, the big one Friday night is the return of Danny O’Brien, bringing his new stand-up show Reformer to The Whale. A sell-out on his two previous appearances here, you might want to go grab your tickets five minutes ago.
To make sure your Friday nights are a-rockin’, The Big Muddy will be bringing his psychedelic swirl Dann’s, followed on the 28th by the Brian Meakin Trio. Upstairs, Ailbhe is taking another nap on the 21st, and again on the 28th. but has and Glendalough’s funniest fecker Danny O’Brien is at The Whale, whilst upstairs in The Hot Spot, Ailbhe’s meditating, baby.
Making sure that your joints are rockin’ on a Saturday night, 3rd Avenue are at, yep, The Beach House and Austin Prior Conviction is over in Pluck’s. At The Whale, it’s Kinky Boots: The Musical – with songs by Cyndi Lauper – beamed in from The Adelphi Theatre in London.
The following Saturday, February 29th, hey, you’re spoilt for choice, with the Greystones Kids Film Club hosting the latest big-screen adventure of Aardman Animation’s Shaun The Sheep, Farmageddon a finely-tuned and spaced-out spoof of the sci-fi genre. Kick-off is 3pm at The Whale, and your €10 admission comes with a free kids snackbox (popcorn, sweets & a drink) or an adult box of that freshly-popped popcorn. At 8pm, it’s a 45th anniversary screening of Monty Python & The Holy Grail, which also acts as a tribute to the late, great Terry Jones, in front of (alongside Terry Gilliam) and behind the camera (with the rest of them) here. A sublimely silly film, once again, free freshly-popped popcorn with your €10 ticket.
Later that night, it’s Dublin brothers Harry and Alfie, aka Hudson Taylor, bringing their acclaimed laidback grooves – and damn good looks – to The Hot Spot. Boom! There’s also Something Else at The Beach House and the bould Kim Hayden over in Pluck’s.
Sundays, on the 23rd, you can get some real culture inta ya, when The Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Swan Lake is beamed live via satellite into The Whale. Kick-off is 3pm. And try and tidy yourself up a bit for this one. And if that doesn’t float your little boat, there’s always Pat’s Fireside Session at The Hot Spot, followed on Sunday 30th by the Greystones Jazz Jam.
As always, don’t forget to check out The Whale, Pluck’s, and The Hot Spot for all the groovy gigs happening over the coming weeks – plus, of course, the finest bar on the planet, The Harbour Bar.