Entertainment

Weekend Plans? Annie, ABBA, comedy sets and partying like it's 1999

Got any plans this weekend? Here’s our guide on what to watch, what to listen to and where to go this weekend.

FAMILY

Annie, Grand Opera House, November 3 & 4

Catch the final few performances of the smash-hit production of Annie this weekend at the Grand Opera House. Starring Craig Revel Horwood (Tue-Thur) and Jodie Prenger (Fri-Sat) as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan.

With unforgettable tunes such as It’s The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don’t Need Anything But You and Tomorrow, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’ll be fun day out for all the family.

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Candlelight: A Tribute to ABBA, Titanic Belfast, November 3 at 8.30pm

Listen to ABBA’s greatest hits under the gentle glow of candlelight. The hour-long show includes tracks such as Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Super Trouper and Mamma Mia in Belfast’s iconic Titanic Museum.

Bring your grandparent to The MAC Day, The MAC, Belfast November 4


Get creative this weekend and bring a grandparent along to The MAC’s new workshop. Inspired by artist Korakrit Arunanondchai’s film about his grandparents, you and your granny or grandad will create a painting together using only your hands.

Grandparents can use grandchildren’s hands as a brush and vice versa. By the end of the experience each pair will have an A3 piece of art to take home representing special shared memories.

FRIENDS

Bridget Christie: Who Am I? The MAC Belfast, November 3 & 4

Critically acclaimed stand up comedian Bridget Christie brings her new routine to Belfast talking about everything from failing to ride the motorbike she bought to combat her mid-life crisis to getting The Rock confused with Chris Rock.

These menopausal laugh-a-minute musings promise to make for a fun Friday or Saturday nights entertainment.

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Now the 90’s, Empire Music Hall, November 4 at 8.30pm

It’s the 90’s, Friends is on the TV, raves are in full flow, scrunchies are more popular than ever and Super Mario is the man. It’s the clash of the titans with Oasis vs Blur, Christina vs Britney as well as every other pop, rock and dance track to make you feel notably nostalgic, performed by The Empires most popular live band.

William Thompson: The Hand You’re Dealt, Waterfront Hall, November 4 at 8pm

Rising star from Belfast William Thompson reflects on growing up disabled on a Northern Irish Council estate, where people aren’t known to be sympathetic. Discussing his struggles between living with his grandparents, relationships and stereotypes, he does his best to make the most out of the hand he’s been dealt.

TV

Fingernails, Apple TV, November 2

Anna (Jessie Buckley) and Ryan (Jeremy Allen White) have found true love and it’s proven by a controversial new technology. However, there’s a slight snag, Anna still isn’t sure. A problem that is only exacerbated when she takes a position at a love testing institute and meets Amir.

All the Light We Cannot See, Netflix, November 2

In this new period drama adopted from the book written by Anthony Doerr, a German solider and a blind French girl form a star-crossed connection in this emotionally charged drama set against the devastating backdrop of the Second World War.

MUSIC

The Beatles: Now and Then

The Beatles have released what is being described as their final new song together, entitled Now and Then. It completes a series of Lennon- penned songs handed in demo form to Paul McCartney in 1994 by Yoko Ono, with “For Paul” written on the cassette. The song is now available to stream of all platforms and purchase on iTunes.

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Sport

2023 Sao Paulo Grand Prix, November 5 at 5pm

Charles Leclerc qualified first for the Mexican Grand Prix (Tomas Stargardter/AP)
Charles Leclerc qualified first for the Mexican Grand Prix (Tomas Stargardter/AP) Charles Leclerc qualified first for the Mexican Grand Prix (Tomas Stargardter/AP)

The 2023 formula one racing season is reaching its final leg of events. After Max Verstappen emerged victorious at the Mexico City Grand Prix, the action heads to São Paulo, Brazil at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace.

The Brazilian Grand Prix will stream on ESPN 2 and ESPN+ at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday. Prerace coverage starts at 10:30 a.m. ET on ESPN+. The Spanish telecast starts at 11 a.m. on ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes.