What's on: Friday, February 8

Performances by rock groups, stand-up comedy and a tribute night to Sir Henry's all take place tonight.
What's on: Friday, February 8
The Underscore Orkestra will perform at Brú tonight.


The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Ceol Coolroe 7pm, adm free

Playing live in The Frisky Whiskey Bar, upstairs in The Oliver Plunkett, Ceol Coolroe is the Traditional Irish Music Session and sure to be full of "ceol agus craic".

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. Drops Of Green 10pm, adm free

Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett at "The Frisky Irish Whiskey Bar", Drops of Green is a new Irish ballad group. The band is made up of four lads hailing from Laois, Waterford and Kilkenny who have all played in other folk and ballad groups over the years but have now joined together to put their own stamp on Irish folk music.

Cyprus Avenue, Caroline St. God Is An Astronaut 7.30pm, adm €22.50

Ever since forming 16 years ago, Irish trio God Is An Astronaut has reigned as one of the premier instrumental groups. With its fusion of intense rock instrumentation, ethereal and emotional soundscapes, awe-inspiring dynamics and transfixing melodies.

Charlie's, Union Quay Crazy Chester 10.30pm, adm free

Crazy Chester have been rocking County Cork for some time now, as all you Johnny Cash, Niel Young and Bob Dylan fans will already be well aware. The band describe their style of music as Americana and country. 

The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. The King Kongs 9.30pm, adm free

With high-energy live shows The King Kongs perform a wide range of genres and are sure to keep you on the dancefloor for the whole night.

Reardens, Washington St. The Harleys 10.30pm, adm free before 11pm

Formed in 2011, The Harleys are the most sought after act in the Irish corporate and wedding markets. For venues and festivals, Ireland just loves this band! With regard to musicianship, there is no question - The Harleys are out on their own. They have performed with Today FM and on The Late Late Show.

Dwyers Of Cork, 28 Washington St. Hot Blooded Animals 10.30pm, adm free

Hot Blooded Animals started life as the backing band for legendary American country star Dwayne Dwight. A real good time classic rock group with years of experience of playing both nationally and internationally and are armed with a jukebox sized catalogue of tunes that are all preformed with plenty of gusto.


The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St. King Kongs 11.30pm, adm free

Upstairs, in the Frisky Whiskey bar! Live Music session at The Oliver Plunkett with The King Kongs 

Brú, 57 MacCurtain St. The Underscore Orkestra Trio 10pm, adm free

The Underscore Orkestra Trio will be playing hot Jazz and Swing influenced by New Orleans, also a bit of Klezmer/Balkan, and some Americana n Blues. Fiddle, sax, clarinet, guitars, harmonica, kazoos and more. 

Sin É, Coburg St. The Lee Sessions 6.30pm, 8pm and 9.30pm adm free

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

An Spailpín Fánach, South Main 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. 


Beats & Sweat (A Tribute to Sir Henry’s), Dali nightclub, Carey’s Lane, Cork, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm

A moving tribute to a place that is not (t)here anymore. A performative environment built from stories that remain, stories that travel in time. It is about getting there, the path that people used to follow, to Sir Henry’s, to the club. Spanish architect-choreographer Esther Rodriguez-Barbero in collaboration with Stevie G invite the memories and the anticipation to flood the stairs of Sir Henry’s once more.

Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St. Fiesta Latina with DJ Wilros 9pm, adm free

Latin night event playing the best in, Reggaeton, Salsa, Merengue,Bachata & Samba 


City Limits, Coburg St. Funny Fridays at City Limits Comedy Club 9pm, adm €15

Every Friday at City Limits /The Comedy Club is Funny Fridays, it features some of the best new acts and up and coming acts all in the safe hands of out MC. This week's other guests feature, Denis Len, Mark O'Keeffe, Roger O' Sullivan and guests. This night is becoming very popular as there seems to me many hilarious surprises.


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. 


Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne, Co Chorcaí 'Ex-voto Naomh Ghobnatan' 10 am, adm free

Exhibition continues by Alys Tomlinson, an award-winning editorial and fine art photographer based in London. 


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.

Scottee: Fat Blokes runs at Firkin Crane as part of QBP.
Scottee: Fat Blokes runs at Firkin Crane as part of QBP.


Scottee: Fat Blokes, Firkin Crane, 8pm

Fat Blokes is a sort of dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public — made by artist and forward facing ‘fatso’, Scottee.

Part of the Quarter Block Party weekend, Fat Blokes uncovers why fat men are never sexy but are always funny, always the ‘before’ but never the ‘after’ shot.

Made in collaboration with Lea Anderson and four fat blokes who have never done this sort of thing before. Prepare yourself for a show about pent up aggression, riot grrrl and the hokey cokey. See http://quarterblockparty.com/scottee/

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