Five things to do in Northern Ireland this weekend: Manic Street Preachers, Eddie Halliwell and I Elizabeth
CONCERT: Welsh rockers the Manic Street Preachers offer up a more reflective, stripped-back sound in their latest album Rewind The Film.
Hear tracks from it alongside old favourites during their Ulster Hall gig in Belfast. Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon is their special guest. 7pm.Tickets: £27.50/£30. Tel: 028 9033 4455
DRAMA: In I Elizabeth, Rebecca Vaughan explores the Queen's struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty by using only Elizabeth's words in this one-woman show. Staged in the Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen. 8pm. Tickets: £10/ £8/£5. Tel: 028 6632 5440
MUSIC: Superstar DJ Eddie Halliwell is in Belfast to play the Mandela Hall. Known for his incredible stage performance he will no doubt transfer some of his Ibiza vibe and energy into his long awaited return. D.O.D & Quest provide support. Time 9.30pm. Tickets: £16/£18. Tel: 028 9097 1062
TALK: Coleraine native James Nesbitt will get deep into conversation with Mark Carruthers in the Lyric Theatre, Belfast as they discuss his life story and his rise to stardom. Hollywood actor Luke Evans, star of The Hobbit and movies such as Clash of the Titans, will be among the guests. 7.30pm. Tickets: £25 (for the Mary Peters Trust). Tel: 028 9038 1081
FESTIVAL: Two of Northern Ireland's finest products, salmon and whiskey, are celebrated during the Bushmills Salmon and Whiskey Festival. Talks, tastings, tours and more besides will run at various venues and times throughout the weekend around Bushmills.
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