What's on: Thursday, May 16

From jamming sessions to stand-up comedy, there's lots on on Cork city tonight
What's on: Thursday, May 16
Joanne McNally

LIVE MUSIC

Reardens, Washington St. The Old Moderns 10pm, adm free

The Old Moderns are a high-energy five-piece band who have played in many different countries in various bands, from weddings to festivals, private functions, birthday parties, college balls to pubs you name it, they have played it! The Old Moderns carefully tailor our set list to the event they play to ensure the dance floor is full and guests have a night they will never forget.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. Dwyers Warehouse Sessions 9.30pm, adm free

The Guilty Judges and The Ill Winds are having a jam session! Musicians welcome to come along and jump in for a tune.

The Welcome Inn, Parnell Place Ballads & Banjos 9.30pm, adm free

One of Cork's finest traditional and folk sessions. A different blend of musicians every week but always the same result; daecent music and mighty craic.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Traditional Irish Dinner and Show 6pm and  8pm, adm free

Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett! Welcome to The Traditional Irish and Dinner Show at The Oliver Plunkett! For bookings please email info@theoliverplunkett.com We would love to hear your comments and reviews: please find us on TripAdvisor, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

The Corner House, Coburg St. Lee Delta Blues Club 9.30pm, adm free

The Sleepwalkers will perform a great night of music.

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The Midnight Rambles 12 am, adm free

'The Midnight Rambles' are The Oliver Plunkett's jamming sessions. Join Edel Curtin and some of Cork's finest musicians for an almighty shindig. An acoustic session in the middle of the downstairs bar covering all styles of music. All musicians and music lovers are welcome to join us to play or just sit back and listen.

COMEDY

Coughlan's, Douglas St. Comedy Cavern: Joanne McNally (Extra Show Added) 8pm, adm €15

Comedy Cavern presents Joanne McNally Joanne burst onto the Irish comedy scene in 2014 and in less than a year in the business, she became the co-host on RTÉ 2’s flagship comedy show 'Republic of Telly', co-wrote and starred in the stage show 'Separated At Birth' a comedy about her adoption and sold out her first ever solo stand up show in Dublin. An energetic and hilarious performer, she quickly became Ireland’s fastest rising comedy star.


CINEMA


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Loro (18) 8pm, adm €9.50 / €7.50 151 mins

Italy/France 2018 – Subtitles – Dir: Paolo Sorrentino Starring: Toni Servillo, Elena Sofia Ricci and Riccardo Scamarcio

This is the scandalous and private life of Italy’s most infamous politician: Silvio Berlusconi. Packed with sensational satirical sting, biopics don’t come more unauthorised than this! 

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Madeline's Madeline (15a) [f-rated] [short Film] 6pm, adm €9.50 / €7.50 93 mins

United States 2018. Dir: Josephine Decker Starring: Helena Howard, Molly Parker and Miranda July. An ambitious theatre director’s latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star, a mentally ill teenager, takes her performance too seriously in this compelling drama. 

Film Pulse +SHORT FILM Mary (7 minutes, directed by Shaun O’Connor): When youngster Charlie accidentally destroys the town’s beloved Virgin Mary statue, he does the only thing he can: frames his older brother. 


LECTURE/TALK/TOUR

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place Public Talk | A Journey Through Modernism - Liz Cullinane 6pm, adm free

A Journey through Modernism in the Age of War Drawing on over a decade of biographical research, Liz Cullinane will provide a valuable picture of the times in which many of Mary Swanzy's paintings were created, as well as the rich social history behind some of the artist's less familiar styles and developments. Liz Cullinane is an artist and researcher. Mary Swanzy (1882-1978) was an Irish modernist artist. 

WORKSHOPS

Franciscan Well Brew Pub, North Mall An Evening with Ger Buckley, Master Cooper At Jameson 7.30pm, adm free

Join us and a team of experts in cooperage, beer, whiskey, wine and pizza in our award winning beer-garden for a once off experience, not to be missed. What to expect? Lots of charred and roasted flavours! Enjoy a beer on arrival where the Franciscan Well beer expert, Paudie Scully, will talk you though the different flavour profiles in beer and share the Franciscan Well story. Next up will be non-other than Ger Buckley, Master Cooper at Midleton Distillery. Ger will show the importance of cooperage and barrels in the production and maturation of Irish Whiskey with a dramatic demo of how coopering takes place including charring of the barrel! They will also be joined by Liam O'Connel, Jameson brand ambassador, who will lead a tasting and talk on Croopers Croze, Jameson Black Barrel & Caskmates (along with a Shandon Stout pairing) and finally Zofia Zayons, wine ambassador, will give a talk and taste of their Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon, which uses Irish Whiskey barrels in the production. To top it all off, the famous Pompeii pizza will be doing a special menu on the night. See https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/an-evening-with-ger-buckley-master-cooper-tickets-60943416399?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete 

ART EXHIBITION

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Stephen Dunne: Shackled To Belligerent Ghosts 10 am, adm free

Triskel Gallery Space Stephen Dunne’s work operates across the registers of painting, drawing and moving image. He produces his work in a spontaneous manner and attempts to draw upon the unconscious as source material. His new exhibition, Shackled to Belligerent Ghosts, is running at the Triskel Arts Centre.

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