BELFAST'S Lyric Theatre is the venue for c21 Theatre Company's latest production, May the Road Rise Up – a fast-paced rollercoaster comedy-drama about a woman who resolves to live her life to the full no matter what it flings at her.
MEXICAN film-maker Guillermo del Toro recaptures the visual splendour and simmering menace of his Oscar-winning 2006 fantasy Pan's Labyrinth with a swoon-inducing reimagining of the Beauty And The Beast fairy tale set in 1962 Baltimore.
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Cert PG, 117 mins, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Drama/Romance, available from February 12 on Amazon Video/BT TV Store/iTunes/Sky Store/TalkTalk TV Store and other download and streaming services, available from February 26 on DVD £19.
Today Ulaid & Duke Special – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast RavenEye – The Empire, Belfast Saturday February 10 The Sabrejets, Thee Dirt Byrds, The Groundlings etc – Cramps Tribute IX, The Black Box, Belfast Sophie Coyle – The Sunflower, Belfast Or:la, Mount Polomar – The Menagerie, Belfast Jaya The Cat, Tonic All-Stars, The Skallions – The Art Department, Belfast Sit Tight, Saint Sapphire, LAME etc – The Pavilion, Belfast The 4 of Us – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Tuesday February 13 Anvil – The Limelight 2, Belfast (7pm) Paper/Boy, Dylan Robinson, Oscar Jennings – Bennigan's, Derry Wednesday February 14 The Lost Brothers – The Black Box, Belfast The Front Bottoms, The Smith Street Band, Brick & Mortar – The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Thursday February 15 Paul Weller, Touts – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Alestorm, The Dread Crew of Oddwood, Rumahoy – The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Alien Ant Farm, Soil, Local H – The Limelight 2, Belfast Saturday February 17 Jake Bugg – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Trucker Diablo, Gasoline Outlaws – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Sunday February 18 Eddi Reader – The Lyric, Belfast Into The Ark, Sam Wickens – The MAC, Belfast Thursday February 22 Fredo – The Limelight 2, Belfast, 7pm Friday February 23 Electric Six – The Limelight 2, Belfast Duke Special – The Empire, Belfast The BBC Radiophonic Workshop at 60 Years – Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast Saturday February 24 Paul Draper (ex-Mansun) – The Limelight 2, Belfast Rebekah Fitch, Nathan O'Regan – The Barge, Belfast Allan Taylor, La Neanai – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast So Much For The Sun, Cursed Sun, Oracle etc – Alexander's Bar, Lisburn Tuesday February 27 Nils Frahm – The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Wednesday February 28 The Temperance Movement – The Empire, Belfast Thursday March 1 Wyvern Lingo – McHugh's, Belfast Friday March 2 Hue & Cry – The Empire, Belfast Join Me In The Pines – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast.
BBC Music's very own festival The Biggest Weekend will be taking place at the end of May, featuring large outdoor concerts hosted by various BBC 'brands' – including Radio 1, 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music – in Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea.
ATTEN-SHUN ah! Tonight at The Black Box in Belfast, Fall fans are invited to participate in a free gathering to celebrate the music of the late, great Mark E Smith, who passed away last month after a hard-lived 60 years.
LAST year, Belfast author Neil Walker's crime debut Drug Gang drew rave reviews from readers who enjoyed the Amazon ebook best-seller's highly readable combination of lean prose, tight plotting and wince-inducing ultra-violent mayhem.
HAUNCH are your new favourite east Antrim-bred supergroup, featuring two heads from late-90s prospects Throat and the bassman for the godfathers of Irish alternative rock, Therapy? Willy (guitars, lead vocals and drums), Rory (guitar/vocals) and Michael (bass) have declared their mission to be the creation of 'dark, distorted pop songs': their debut album Lay My Bones Beside The Others very much ticks that box, being chock-full of melodic, heavy riffage powered tunes.