What's On NI: Got a new iPad but don't know how to use it? Never fear...

Jacqueline McGonigle of shares her pick of family-friendly events taking place across Northern Ireland this week

Thanks for the Christmas pressie, kids, but what do we do now? Try the Market Place theatre's iPad workshop on Saturday
Thanks for the Christmas pressie, kids, but what do we do now? Try the Market Place theatre's iPad workshop on Saturday


Comic Jake O’Kane takes his new show entitled Still Sittin On The Fence to the Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena, this Thursday. In his traditional end-of-year review show, Jake will be casting a satirical eye over the preceding 12 months, combining stories and pictures from The Irish News with the madness of the internet to debunk the great, the not so great, and himself.


New iPad for Christmas? This Saturday at the Market Place Theatre, a workshop will lead you through the fundamentals, and the apps you'll need to make the most of it. They will cover setting up your account, as well as your email, security and general maintenance of your iPad. Learn how to use your iPad camera, and edit and organise photos as well as how to use iPad for everyday tasks, including the Dropbox, Evernote, Calendar, Notes and Reminder apps.


The cream of Northern Ireland's non-professional theatre companies compete in the final of the NI One Act Finals this Saturday and will have the opportunity to represent Northern Ireland in the British Finals. Taking place for one night only at the Belvoir Players Studio from 7.30pm.


Join the Everglades Hotel for an amazing night of music and dance with all the best known songs from Elvis starring Jim Brown and his band this Saturday evening. Tickets from Ticketmaster or at the hotel; Heartbreak Hotel packages are available at or 028 9047 1066.


This Friday at the Space Theatre Bangor, Celtic Soul team up with the Arco String Quartet to deliver a stunning reminiscence of Van Morrison's It’s Too Late To Stop Now, often considered the greatest live concert recording ever. For the tour Van added additional musicians, including strings, to form the Caledonia Soul Orchestra.


The Rock ’n’ Roll Years and Dance Hall Days Show is back with a brand new show featuring George Jones, Clubsound and four wonderful singers at the Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, this Saturday, January 27, at 8pm. Combining evocative love ballads with the greatest Rock 'n’ Roll hits of the era, this show will carry the audience back to a time when dance halls were full and the youngsters danced, jived and rocked to the Four Seasons, The Shadows, Neil Sedaka, Dean Martin, Patsy Cline, Elvis and more.


Little Red Riding Hood and the Silly Billy Wolf comes to the Alley Theatre Strabane this Saturday. This colourful, fast-paced all singing and dancing show is a fun and gentle retelling of the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Children with have great fun joining in on the action, singing songs and playing games and meeting some amazing characters in this original show, written especially for this touring spectacular.

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