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 aroundthe Horse fire on Wednesdays, and Ger Doyle caught in fiddle-driven time warp every Thursday in Dann’s. Forever. Andever.
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 thegiggles front, the big one Friday night is the return ofDanny 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 grabyour ticketsfive minutes ago.
To make sure your Friday nights are a-rockin’, The Big Muddywill be bringing his psychedelic swirlDann’s, followed on the 28th by the Brian Meakin Trio. Upstairs, Ailbhe is taking another nap on the 21st, but, on the 28th, hey, she’s meditating.
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 alwaysPat’s Fireside Session at The Hot Spot, followed on Sunday 30th by the Greystones Jazz Jam.