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What's on in Northern Ireland this week

Unfortunately summer seems to have come and gone in Northern Ireland but here's a look at what's happening in Belfast and across Northern Ireland this week.

The Beach Boys at the SSE Arena, Belfast - Saturday, May 20

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten.

The iconic band will be performing all their well-known hits at the SSE Arena, Belfast this week as part of their new tour.

Tickets: £50 & £44

Time: 8pm (Doors open at 6.30pm)

Ulster University Graduate Fashion Show at St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast - Friday, May 19.

Northern Ireland is set for an evening of wonder as the future faces of fashion design to descend upon St Anne’s Cathedral for the highly anticipated Ulster Graduate Fashion Show.

The event will showcase the creative and innovative flair of Ulster University’s fashion and textile design students.

Tickets: £15 and includes a cocktail

The Cranberries at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast - Wednesday, May 17

Dolores O’Riordan and co are currently on the road with their Greatest Hits tour.

Best known for their classic songs Linger, Zombie and Dreams, The Cranberries will be performing specially orchestrated versions of their many hits with each show on the tour featuring a string quartet.

Time: 7pm

An Evening with Michael Parkinson at the Grand Opera House, Belfast - Wednesday, May 17

This is an evening to celebrate the life and career of a man who in over 50 years in the business, has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries and won awards  for journalism, radio and television broadcasting.

Tickets: £23.25 - £31.25

Time: 7.30pm

Eilish O’Carroll's Live, Love, Laugh at the Ulster Hall, Belfast - Saturday, May 20

Best known as Winnie McGoogan in her brother, Brendan’s Mrs Brown’s Boys, Eilish reflects on an eventful life that has included a strict Catholic upbringing, two failed marriages and coming out as a lesbian at the age of 50.

Poignant, deeply moving and packed with humour, the end result is a warm, witty triumph that joyously celebrates being true to yourself.

Tickets: £20

Time: 8pm

Performance Reflections on ‘Seeing Things’ at Seamus Heaney HomePlace - Saturday. May 20.

Each month, HomePlace invites a leading artist to respond – in whatever way they choose – to one of Seamus Heaney’s celebrated poetry collections.

This month, with the focus on Heaney’s 1991 collection, Seeing Things, HomePlace invites one of Ireland’s leading international visual artists, Dorothy Cross to respond to Heaney’s work.

Tickets: £10.

Belfast Community Gospel Choir at the Grand Opera House, Belfast - Saturday, May 20.

Join the Belfast Community Gospel Choir for an uplifting evening of joy, music and craic at the Grand Opera House.

Hailed as ‘the soul of Belfast’, the choir is known for energetic performances as Gospel classics and modern pop songs sit side-by-side.

Tickets: £16.75 - £24.25.

Mayor’s Carnival Parade and Family Fun Day, Lisburn - Saturday, May 20.

Join the fun of the Mayor’s Carnival Parade with a host of international carnival performers, musicians and dancers as hundreds of participants from local schools and community groups take part.

Time: The parade leaves the Island Arts Centre at 1pm.

Cookstown Continental Market - May 20-21.

Cookstown goes continental when the food and flavours, sights and sounds of Europe and beyond come to the town centre for two days.

As well as dishes, from freshly made Paella to delicious Bratwurst Sausages, visitors to the market will also be kept entertained with a variety of street entertainment and music.

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