What's on: Wednesday, February 20

What's on: Wednesday, February 20
Ruairí de Leastar is at Brú Bar tonight.


Brú Bar & Hostel, 57 MacCurtain St. Something Different with Ruairi De Leaster and Guests 9pm, adm free

Ruairí de Leastar has performed countless gigs in various forms of bands, duos or solo acts over the last 15 years. Having shared the stage with acts such as Foy Vance, Duke special, Lisa Hannigan and Jerry Fish, he has been learning from the best and honing his own style. Ruairí has a vocal range that can swell over an audience and fill a room full of emotion and swoop with elasticity from the depths up to soaring heights.

The Gables, Douglas St. Traditional Irish Music Session 9.30pm, adm free

The Gables is home to the “Trad Session” for over 30 years. The session has been visited by travelling musicians from far and wide with many diverse cultures. They have been tutored in all forms of music, classical, jazz, folk and blues but in some way all are drawn to the allure of traditional Irish music. 

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. The Black Violets 11.50pm, adm free

Black Violets formed at the beginning of 2017. Based out of Cork city, the four piece have spent the majority of that time forming their alternative/electro/post punk sound. 

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6.30pm and 8pm, adm free

The Lee Sessions is the umbrella term for all authentic, traditional Irish music sessions in Cork city. 

The Rock Bar, Gillabbey St The Lee Sessions 9.30pm, adm free

Supported by Cork City Council, this trad session series runs all year round, and features world-class musicians and singers, in Cork's most iconic bars. 

The Corner House, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 9.30pm, adm free

Features world-renowned masters of trad music - The Four Star Trio!

An Spailpín Fánach, South Main St. The Lee Sessions 9.30pm, adm free

These renowned sessions, which enhance Cork's reputation as THE traditional music capital, are an absolute must-see, for locals and visitors alike! 


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. One Cut Of The Dead (Nc) (Twisted Celluloid] 8.30pm, adm €10 / €7.50

Subtitles – Dir: Shinichiro Ueda Starring: Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama and Harumi Shuhama. In an abandoned warehouse a film crew are making a zombie film when, out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and terrorise the crew.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Rbg (PG) (Academy Award Nominee) 6.30pm, adm €9.50 / €7.50

Documentary - Dir: Julie Cohen, Betsy West Featuring: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton and Sharron Frontiero. At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. 


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Sandra Hickey – Where Two Styles Meet – Loving Vincent Inspired 10 am, adm free

This exhibition will contain two bodies of work by Cork based artist Sandra Hickey. The first style of work is inspired by her time working on Oscar nominated Loving Vincent, where she and 124 artists hand painted over 65,000 frames in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. The second body of work is a style Hickey has been developing for years and was making in the lead up to Loving Vincent.


Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Asylum Archive – Vukašin Nedeljković 10 am, adm free

The Asylum Archive is an art, activist and academic platform that examines the notion of Direct Provision Centres; the localities and sites where asylum seekers are being held while in the process of seeking refugee status. It is the continuation of Vukašin Nedeljković’s ongoing work highlighting the injustices, confinement and incarceration of asylum seekers in Ireland. 

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