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Published 11/07/2002

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Grand Opera House: Now booking for Roald Dahl's BFG July 30-Aug 3. Tickets from Ticket Shop on 9024 1919.

Front Page: Live showcase next Wednesday.

Mandela Hall every Friday: The best of local bands and open mic spots. Free admission but photo ID required.

East Bar (Floral Buildings, East Bridge Street): Mon-Wed hospitality nights 20% off all drinks from 5pm with East hospitality card; Chill out on Thursday with easy listening tunes and top quality food; Best RnB in Belfast on Fridays, featuring Double C (Earth); Commercial Dance with Skip Alexander on Saturdays; Funky House with Rhythm Nation on Sundays. Dress code: cool, chic, sexy, sophisticated.

Rotterdam: closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday the B Sharps; Monday Traditional Irish night; Tuesday Jackie Flavelle's jazz and blues night; Wednesday: Colin's quiz.

Cigar Bar at Magennis: Thinking Back every Thursday with original Latin, Soul and Funk; Club Corduroy every Friday with 60s soul, funk and Indie. DJ Three both nights.

Park Inn: House DJ every Saturday; Quiz on Mondays; Golden Oldies on Tuesdays; Set Dancing on Wednesdays; Folk Night on Thursdays; House DJ every Friday.

Front Page: Retox every Tuesday with alternative rock DJs.

New Paradise at The Europa: The best of happy house and trance with Anthony Stratton, Rob Tissera and Neil McClelland every Friday; Bad Bob plays the best full commercial chart and club anthems. No sportswear, strict door policy.

Auntie Annie's: Frisky disco upstairs tonight; Popscene upstairs on Fridays; Skibunny upstairs on Saturday with resident DJs Tanya and Mark; Sunday Supplement with DJ Patric Baird, with Candlelit Lounge classics downstairs and Babushka for funky alternative dance upstairs.

Katy Daly's: Singer/songwriter night tonight with Ben Reel: Late bar on Friday; Acoustic Rock with Kyle on Saturday.

The Limelight: Rival Schools followed by Shag on Tuesday.

Orpheus and the Underworld: Pre-club warm-up in the bar with various DJs on Fridays and Saturdays, followed by Troya in the club on Fridays and Maurice Jay 10-1 on Saturdays, with Davy Cash and Friends on the late shift; Paul Kennedy in the club on Tuesdays; Johnny Hero's quiz night in the Bar and Retro with hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s in the club.

Empire Basement: Empire Blues with the Rab McCullough Band on Thursdays; Katmandu Friday; Strictly No Ballroom Saturday; Ken Haddock's Supper Club Sunday; Pop and trivia quiz on Monday; Tradition session with Durkin Folk on Wednesdays.

Empire Music Hall: Glamarama every Friday.

Eg Bar: DJ Will on Thursdays; Mike McKee on Fridays; Alan Priestly on Saturdays; B&O Experience on Sundays; Quiz on Tuesdays and Ibey on Wednesdays.

Grace and Groove: Singer songwriter night every Thursday.

Mercury: Unplugged, DJ Ibey Sesay on Saturdays; Live Jazz (2-4pm) and Durkin Folk (9-midnight) on Sundays. Ken Haddock and Willie Byrne on Wednesdays; live acoustic bands on Thursdays; Eric Dowds on Friday.

M Club: Student Night with Gary Myles every Thursday; Groovy Train Fridays; Club Night Saturdays; Party Night Mondays.

John Hewitt: Closed at 6.00 tonight; Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday; The Tyr Session at 9.00 on Tuesday; Liverpool Session on Wednesday at 9.30.

Bar Bacca: 48 Franklin Street, Belfast. Tel 028 9023 0200, Monday to Saturday open from 11am. Sundays from noon. Lunch from noon-5pm daily. Bar Snacks 5pm-9pm daily. Shiva Sundays at Bar Bacca, 9pm til late. Adm. free.

La Lea 48 Franklin Street, Belfast. Tel: 028 9023 0200 (above Bar Bacca). Wednesday-Friday doors open 9.30pm, adm. £5. Saturdays doors open 9.30pm, adm £10; This Sunday: Hed Kandi with DJ StoneBridge. Doors open 9:30, £7.

TATU: Sound and Vision with Alan Robinson every Saturday; Chillax and DJ Karen on Sundays; Mid-week Mix with Paul Murray every Thursday and Sensory Overload with Sharon every Friday.

Benedicts: George Lennox every Thursday; Davy Cunningham Friday and Saturday; Sunday: Blacktorn live 2-5 and DJ David Waite 9pm; DYC live every Monday; new female band Scoot every Tuesday; Wednesday: Maggie Toal and Vocal Zone. Strictly over 21s.

Menagerie: Every Thursday: Club Mono, Freak-friendly Soul/Punk Disco, Electronica and Underground sounds with live performances. Every Monday: DJ Shane, '60s, '70s, '80s mix; every Tuesday: Bring Yer Own (BYO) CDs.

Robinsons - Fibber Magee's: Blackstaff tonight; Shamrock (5-7pm) and Vocalzone on Fridays; Maggie Toal (5-7) and Blackstaff on Saturdays; Traditional Session on Sundays; Durmin on Tuesdays; Brier on Wednesdays. BT1: Cool funky electric vibes on Fridays; DJ Midgely on Saturday; Funk on Sunday; Bottom or Top on Wednesday; Mezzanine: Fame tribute to the 80s on Friday; Choice on Saturday with Party Tunes of the 70s 80s and 90s on level 1 and 90s to latest vocal classics on level 2.

Larry's: Late lounge every Saturday night/Sunday morning from 2.00-7.00 am with Resident DJ Troya.

Moat Inn: Street Legal on Saturday.

Beechill Inn: Benny Conway tonight (6-9pm).

Eastender: Switch on Friday and Saturday.

Queen's Inn: Drive tonight; Impact on Friday; Superstition on Saturday.

McKenna's: Flame on Thursday; Live music on Saturday.

Bar Red, Linenhall St: Soul Station with Chris Frieze and guests every Thursday. Live jazz 5-7.30 every Friday plus Resident DJ Sean McCann and friends 9-late; Sean McCann with guest DJs every Saturday 9-late. Tel 028 9024 1001.

O'Neill's: Heat with the best in r'n'b, hip-hop and funk every Thursday.

The Custom House, Skipper Street - Mondays: Pre-Club Bar until late: Tuesdays: Laidback; Wednesdays: £100 Take Your Pick. Smart casual dress. Tel 028 9024 5558.

The Devenish Complex: O'Donoghue's Bar: Folk nite with Pinch of Snuff tonight; Traditional Irish session on Monday; Pado's karaoke on Tuesday; Quiz on Wednesday; Music Lounge: 60s, 70s, 80s night every Friday; Up2U live on Saturday; Pado's Wheel Of Fortune on Sunday; Carwash Niteclub: Take Your Pick tonight; DJ Tony and Sooty on Saturday.

Lavery's Gin Palace: Paddy Boyd every Thursday; Peter Wright on Friday; Andy Baird on Saturday; Paddy Boyd on Sunday; David Waites every Monday and Tuesday; Mark Morrison on Wednesday.

Dempsey's: Entertainment every night with Sunshine on Tuesday.

Lavery's: Funky Punk on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Quiz on Tuesday; DJ on Thursday.

McHugh's: closed for refurbishment until July 19.

Northern Whig: closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Kick back and relax with pre-club sounds on Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday: Live music.

The Globe: Thursday, Karaoke; Friday, Freak Out top tunes for the weekend; Saturday, Top mix of top anthems; Sunday, Karaoke pick the lucky song and win cash; Party Night on Monday; Karaoke on Tuesdays; Wednesday, Retro Heaven.

Madison's: Closed Friday; The Tuxedos live in the Cafe Bar on Saturday (Club 33 Closed) Sunday: The Fabulous "Electric Bananas" Live in the Café Bar; Monday: Club 33 with Skip Alexander 10.30-2.30am.

Duke Of York: Traditional sessions every Thursday.

Cafe Aero: Susan Savage every Wednesday at 6.30.

Europa Lobby Bar: Gerry Rice Jazz Quartet every Saturday 2.30.

The Hatfield Bar: Traditional sessions every Sunday at 9pm.

The Hercules: Traditional Jazz every Friday and Saturday 10.00.

White's Tavern: Executive Jazz Band every Thursday.

Botanic Inn: Thursday, Record Club with Skip Alexander; Friday, Kenny Dee; Saturday, Record Club with Kenny Dee; Sunday, Kenny Dee playing blasts from the past Tuesdays, Play Your Cards Right; Pinch of Snuff on Wednesdays.

The Apartment: closed for refurbishment until July 18.

Fly: Closed for refurbishment until July 16.

The Parlour, Elmwood Avenue: Eric Dowds on Saturdays; Chill out session on Sunday; Paul McNally on Monday; Mike McKee on Tuesday; DJ Will on Wednesdays; Gary Myles on Fridays.

Empire Bar Basement: Empire Blues with the Rab McCullough Band on Thursday; Katmandu on Fridays; Strictly No Ballroom on Saturdays; Ken Haddock on Sunday; Quiz on Monday; Wednesday, Durkin Folk.


The Bailiwick: Fridays, Neil McClelland; Ricky K every Saturday.

Maddens: Saturday, Marty and Duffy disco; Sunday, Quiz in back lounge, traditional session in front bar; Wednesday, Phil West disco.

Ramble Inn: Big band date every Saturday with Sonny Tyrone and the Stardusters this week.


The Ballyboe: Karaoke every Thursday; Dance night on Friday; Limited Edition live on Saturday.

Maloney's: Lethal Cocktail tonight.


Tullyglass Hotel: Johnny Loughrey on Saturday.

Fort Royal: Big band night on Friday; Club on Saturday.


Matt's Bar: live music on Saturday.

The Enterprise: live music on Saturday with Aziz.


Bowling Club: Billy Holywood tonight; G Force on Friday; Lew Ellyn on Saturday; Benny Conway on Sunday.


Ulster Arms: Bliss on Friday and Saturday.


Royal Naval Club: David's Lucky Dip every Friday; Claire Knox Trio on Saturday; Bob's Full House every Wednesday night.

Bar Mocha at the Marine Court: A little R&R tonight 8-late; Andy Baird 8-late Friday; Saturday: Caroline Stewart and Theo Howard; Chill Out on Sundays 8-late.

Joy @ Clandeboye Lodge: every Saturday night groove until 2am with Gary Dee. Great new interior look and guaranteed taxi link Smart dress. Door £ 6.

Civil Defence Club: Dancing taking a summer break - returns in September.

New Blue Bar Bistro, Springhill Shopping Centre: Resident DJ Ian on Saturdays; Quiz and £100 Karaoke every Tuesday.

Boom Boom Room: Play on Saturday with DJ Milky; Student Night every Wednesday with Graeme Brown and Ricky Gold; Brown Sugar every Friday with DJ Craig McGivern.

Cafe Ceol: Graeme Brown every Thursday; Paul Murray on Fridays; Bunged with DJ Caleb every Saturday; The Big Easy every Sunday; Soul Night every Monday; LA and Back every Tuesday; Bak 2 Bak live every Wednesday .


Sunshine on Monday.


Quality Inn: Jerry Lang party night every Friday with music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Charlie's Nightclub, Quality Inn: Saturday Over 21s.


Club Ascot: DJ on Friday; Carolyn Stewart and Gary Dee on Saturdays.

Ivanhoe: Quiz night on Thursdays; Folk night on Fridays; Martello Jazz Band every Wednesday. Tel 90 81 2240.


The Salmon Leap: Big Band Monday with Anthony McBrien next week.


North Down House: Live music on Saturday.


Milty's: Wee Robbie tonight, Friday and Saturday.


Fiddler's Inn: TC Davis on Saturday.


The Camon: Sunshine on Friday.


Robbie Cahoon's: Behind Closed Doors on Friday; Karen DJ on Saturday; Northern Breeze on Sunday.


Pier 36: Joe Mack with Music of the Moment every Friday.


The Stove: live music with Bedazzled on Saturday.


Sportsman's Inn: GNA on Saturday.


The Stables: Live entertainment Friday and Saturday.


Seaside Tavern: The Apex Jazz Band every Tuesday.

Platform: Sharon DJ on Saturday.


Mahon's: The Untouchables on Sunday.


Balloo House: Limited Edition live on Friday; Street Legal on Saturday.


Silver Herring: Elvis Tribute starring Curtis King.


Equinox at The Down Royal: Wild Weekender on Saturday; Resurrection on Wednesdays; School Disco Classics on Fridays.

Linfield Supporters Club: Flame on Friday.

Manor Inn: XTreme on Friday; Boss Hogg Roadshow on Saturday.

Tipsy Toad: Another Purpose on Friday; Drive on Saturday.


The Embankment: Intensity on Saturday.


First and Last: Hypno Crazy with Super Stage Hypnotist Richard Morrow and the George Carroll Roadshow tonight.


The Ryandale: Hugo Duncan this Saturday.


Summit in Eden, Resident Stiofan Grego and guest. Strictly over 18s.

Quinn's: Retro Thursdays with 70s and 80s music and take Your Pick; Big Ray and Atlantis disco and karaoke roadshow on Friday; Live music on Saturday.


Sheepbridge Inn: Saturday night big band spectacular with Eamon McCann this week.


Nixx Wine Barr: Alan Finlay on Friday; Live music on Saturday with Colin Patterson.

The Huntsman: Another Purpose live on Saturday.


J D Tipplers: Moya on Saturday.


St Patrick's Hall: Intensity on Sunday.

The Festival: Staxx on Saturday: Sensational Boy Band E-Male on Sunday.

The Quiet Man: Hypno Crazy with Super Stage Hypnotist Richard Morrow and the George Carroll Roadshow on Friday. Flame on Saturday.


Shunters: 100% Disco every Friday; Nemo live on Saturday; Peach on Tuesday.

Traks: Club Allegro every Thursday with Karaoke in the Station bar and then dance party in Traks; The Ultimate Buzz on Friday at the Old Skool with QFX; Snog on Saturday with this week; Monday night special with Brian Moore.

Wild At Kelly's: Loco on Saturday.


Roughfort Inn: Hypno Crazy with Super Stage Hypnotist Richard Morrow and the George Carroll Roadshow on Saturday.


O'Neill Arms: Big bands every Sunday.


Rowallanne Inn: George Cardwell on Saturday and G Force on Sunday.

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