What's on; Thursday, March 7

From folk sessions, to acoustic blues, movie screenings and a dark comic play
What's on; Thursday, March 7
A Christiane O’Mahony and For The Birds Theatre Company Production…SEAHORSE On Wednesday 6th March, at 8.00pm pr@everymancork.com

LIVE MUSIC

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!! come check it out for yourself.

Charlie's, Union Quay The Last Word 9.30pm, adm free

The first Tasty Thursday of every month. The Last Word are a collective of gnarled Cork Session Musicians assembled by bass guru and aficionado of groove Noel Barrett to play an inspiring selection of lesser-known soul and R & B cuts from the 1970s to present day. Paul Seymour (keys), Sean Murray (guitar) and Fionn O’Ceallachain (drums) round out of rhythm section with up and coming soul diva Dearbhaile Maclean taking centre stage on lead vocals and Sarah Hickey on backing vocals.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Gerry Quigley & The Muddy Blues Trio 9pm, adm free

Acoustic blues. Dobro slide, Double-neck mandola/bouzouki, mandolin, electric guitars, plenty of surprises in store. Frank McNally: Vocals & Bass, Gerry Quigley: Guitars and things with strings, Sharon Quigley: Keyboards

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. The Tan Jackets 11.50pm, adm free

The Tan Jackets perform covers of song by bands often to referred to as punk rock and 60’s psychedelia, from Them, The Sonics, MC5 and a few more. Dirty Dancing for Dirty Dancers.

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! Will be an interesting one. Musicians welcome to come along and jump in for a tune.

CINEMA

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (15a) (and short Film) 8.30pm, adm €9.50 / €7.50 106 mins

Dir: Marielle Heller Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant and Dolly Wells

When a best-selling celebrity biographer finds herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turns her art form to deception. Academy Award Nominee.

Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Destroyer (16) [f-rated] 6pm, adm €9.50 / €7.50 (121 mins – United States 2018)

Dir: Karyn Kusama Starring: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, and Tatiana Maslany. The receipt of an ink-marked bill in the mail propels an LAPD detective on a perilous journey to find the murderer and gang leader and perhaps to finally make peace with her tortured past.


EXHIBITION

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. It is a significant work, since there is very little visual information about previous Irish carceral sites including Magdalene Laundries, Industrial Schools, Mother and Baby Homes and ‘Lunatic Asylums’. From April 2007 to November 2009, Vukašin was housed in a Direct Provision Centre while seeking asylum. The Asylum Archive grew from that experience: “I kept myself intact by capturing and communicating with the environment through photographs and videos. This creative process helped me to overcome confinement and incarceration.” Asylum Archive is directly concerned with the realities and traumatic lives of asylum seekers. Its main objective is to collaborate with asylum seekers, artists, academics, and civil society activists, amongst others, with a view to create an interactive documentary cross-platform online resource, which critically brings forward accounts of exile, displacement, trauma, and memory. It is not a singular art project that stands ‘outside of society’ engaged in an internal conversation; rather, it’s a platform open for dialogue and discussion with individuals who have experienced a sense of sociological/geographical displacement, memory loss, trauma, and violence. It has an essential visual, informative, and educational perspective and is accessible, through its online presence, to any future researchers and scholars who may wish to undertake a study about the conditions of asylum seekers in Ireland.


THEATRE

Everyman, Mac Curtain St, Seahorse, 8pm. Tickets €20, concession €18 and students €9

Seahorse is a razor-sharp and funny play by award-winning stand-up comedian turned writer Christiane O’Mahony and designer Brian Mitchell. A darkly comic play about the anxiety of being a woman in modern Ireland, the expectations of family and society, and the awkwardness of being alive.

Seahorse is directed by Davey Kelleher, with stunning animation and videography by Janet Grainger, this surreal tale will transport audiences to an underwater, radical feminist world of seahorses where they will meet Mara, a woman trying to figure out what she wants in a world of seemingly endless possibilities!

Running until Friday March 8.

Cork Opera House, Mario Rosenstock - In Your Face, 8pm, sold out

Mario Rosenstock returns with his hugely successful show In Your Face as he embarks on a nationwide tour in 2019.

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