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What's on and where in Northern Ireland


Grand Opera house: Dick Whittington, until January 17. tickets & 9024 1919.

Lyric: New Year's Eve Can Kill You, ends this Saturday. & 9038 1081.

Waterfront Hall: Aladdin, ends this Saturday. Cupboard Love and Arbeit Matcht Frei in the Studio next Monday.& 9033 4455.

Group Theatre: Golilocks and the Three Bears, ends tomorrow . Lambeg Players present Babes In The Wood next Tuesday- Saturday& 9032 9685.

Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl: Dove Theatre Co Presents Robinson Crusoe, January 16-24& 9047 2555.

Riverside Theatre, Coleraine: Jesus Christ Superstar with Ballywillan Drama Group, January 14-31 & 7032 3232.

Burnavon, Cookstown: Stewartstown Amateur Drama Group presents Sleeping Beauty this Friday and Saturday, also Friday and Saturday January 17 and 18. & 8676 9949.

Island Arts Centre, Lisburn: Musical Journey with New Lyric, next Friday: Kevin McAleer in the studio& 9250 9254.


Waterfront Hall: Ulster Orchestra Viennese Concerts this Friday and Saturday. & 9066 8798.

The Market Place, Armagh: Malachi Cush next Friday, also Finghin Collins in concert. & 3752 1821.


Ice Hockey at The Odyssey: Belfast Giants v Coventry Blaze at 7pm, tomorrow; Wednesday January 14: Belfast Giants v Nottingham Panthers, 7pm, Challenge Cup Semi-Final.& 9073 9074 or Ticketmaster.


Mandela Hall, QUB: Salsa dance classes every Tuesday night. Beginners 7-8pm, improvers 8.30-9.30pm. Instructor, Chris Scullion of Salsa NI. No partner or experience necessary.


The Hercules: Traditional Irish folk every Saturday.

La Lea: Fridays, vocal house with resident DJ Graeme Brown. Doors 9pm, admission £5. Monday, Kriminal, a Milan-styled night of house, hip-hop, R&B and rock with Karma resident DJs Pete Snodden and Aaron Ferguson. Wednesday, Karma Fuel, funk, R&B, hip-hop and soul with Karma's US resident DJ Theo, doors open 10pm. Thursday,Therapy, commercial chart with resident DJ Karen McAllister, doors 9pm,

Bar Bacca: Friday, music by Paul Murray, 9pm-late.

Lansdowne Court: Music in the lounge every weekend.

The Chester: Top groups every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Nicholl's, Church Lane: Saturday at 5pm, DJ Gregz spins funk and soul grooves. Acoustic set by Claire McGreevy every Tuesday, 8.30pm; DJ Gregz' Relaxnation with laid-back beats and mellow house sounds on Thursday.

Duke Of York: Traditional session every Thursday.

The Point Ballyhackamore: Tongue and Groove live every Thursday, 10pm.

Hatfield House: The Armagh Bandits on Monday; karaoke on Tuesday; jukebox classics on Wednesday; Durkin live on Thursday; live music every Friday with Terry Campbell.

Ocean, University Street: Classic disco on Fridays with resident DJ.

Rotterdam: Mari Jackson band tonight; Party night with Doghouse tomorrow; The B Sharps on Sunday; Monday, Paul and Manuel Folk; Tuesday, Jackie Flavelle's Jazz and Blues Club.

Honey Club, Antrim Road: True with DJ Mal Houston on Fridays, Vivid with DJ Peter Wright every Saturday. Live music every Sunday featuring Handle With Care; quiz night on Wednesdays with Play Your Cards Right; live music with Vintage every Thursday.

Cigar Bar at Magennis: Club Corduroy every Friday.

Orpheus and the Underworld: Pre-club warm-up in the bar with various DJs on Fridays, followed by Troya in the club.

The John Hewitt: Early Session on Saturday at 6pm; Monday, singer/songwriter night; Tyr Session on Tuesday.

Eg Bar: Groove on Fridays with the best of hip-hop, soul, R&B and funk.

Mercury: DJ Eric with classic tracks every Friday.

Benedicts: Monday, Sunshine 2-5pm; Tuesday, Breathless; Wednesday, Sunshine; Thursdays, DJ George Lennox; Fridays, Davy Cunningham and George Lennox (starts 9pm).

Robinsons: Fibber Magee's - Vocalzone on Fridays; BT1 - cool, funky, electric vibes on Fridays; Mezzanine - Fame tribute to the 80s on Friday.

Eastender: Contradiction tonight and Normandee on Saturday.

Beechill Inn: Memories on Saturday.

Rumpole's: Alan Finlay from 5-7pm and Ron's karaoke tonight, 9pm-1am.

McKenna's: Another Purpose this Saturday.

The Elk: Drive tonight and Rapture on Saturday.

Kosy Club: Drive on Saturday.

Sydenham RBL: Reflections on Saturday.

Con Club: Contradiction on Saturday.

The Fly: Monday, Hospitality Night; Tuesday, 70s and 80s revival.

Lavery's Gin Palace: Back Bar - rock, indie and alternative, with a great Tuesday night quiz. Middle Floor - Thursday, DJ Andy Baird, Friday, DJ Peter Wright.

McHugh's: Ken Haddock in the Basement on Saturday; Mari Jackson on Sunday; Finnegan's Wake in the main bar on Monday and Ken Haddock in the basement on Wednesday.

Beaten Docket: Aziz tomorrow.

Skye: Fridays, Tongue and Groove with Chris Caul and Nik Muska.

The Globe: Karaoke and DJ on Mondays; DJ Jumpin' Joe and karaoke every Tuesday; Wild and Whacky Wednesday with fun quiz and karaoke.

Northern Whig: Mark Young tonight and Saturday; Lee Rodgers on Sunday.

Bob's: Fridays, disco with resident DJ Ryan Hood.

Madison's: Friday, lazy weekend sounds from 6pm followed by The Scoundrels live in the Café Bar. Chocolate in Club 33, with hip-hop and R&B tunes.

Botanic Inn: Swinging Sixties Club on Sunday; Monday, live entertainment in public bar.

Four Winds: Live bands on Fridays and Saturdays.

The City Hotel, Armagh: Fridays, Spires Bar - Karaoke Kate; Callen Lounge - live music; Saturdays, DJs in Spires Bar, live music in the Callen Lounge.

Maloney's, Ballyclare: Escape live on Saturday.

Fort Royal, Ballymena: Jerry Lang's 60s-90s disco party on Thursday.

McNulty's, Ballynahinch: Karaoke with WR every Wednesday; Big Birds' Night Out every Thursday; Retro with DJ Adrian every Friday. DJ OJ every Saturday.

Ballywalter Bowling Club: Davy Brown on Saturday.

Jenny Watt's, Bangor: Tuesday, Natural Folk; Thursday, Ken Haddock; Fridays, 70s night with DJ Alan Robinson.

Bangor Royal British Legion Club: Dancing to live music every Friday and Saturday.

Bangor Civil Defence Sports Club: Dancing every Saturday.

Bangor Royal Naval Association: Live band every Saturday.

Bar Mocha at the Marine Court, Bangor: Friday, Andy Baird plays old school dance classics, 8pm-late. Saturday, Theo Howard and Alan McVeigh play R&B hip-hop and funk.

Brayansburn., Bangoe: Aziz on Saturday.

Windsor Bars, Bangor: Friday, cool lounge vibes with DJ Flem.

Crown Bar, Bangor: Disco Inferno with DJ Alan.

The Windrose, Carrickfergus: Thursdays, 60s, 70s & 80s roadshow; Sound FX on Saturday.

Ivanhoe, Carryduff: Martello Jazz Band in the bistro every Wednesday; Bakerloo Junction on Friday.

North Down House, Comber Live entertainment every Friday and Saturday.

Oldtown Inn, Cookstown: Traditional folk music every Thursday; karaoke on Fridays. Soulman on Saturday.

Villager, Crossgar: Live music on Saturday.

Fiddler's Inn, Crumlin: Live band every Friday.

Pier 36, Donaghadee: Joe Mack every Friday.

McGinty's, Downpatrick: Latina this Sunday.

The Stove, Dromara: Gossip on Saturday.

Grace Neill's, Donaghadee: Be serenaded by Llewellyn on Fridays.

Joe's Bar, Dungannon: The Pod this Sunday.

Lock and Quay, Groomsport: Bliss on Saturday.

Bar Retro@The Plough, Hillsborough: Funky House on Friday (over 21s) with guest DJ and residents; Saturdays, retro night (over 21s only) with DJ Georgio and Milky and guests.

The Hillside, Hillsborough: Bliss tonight.

Lisbarnett House, Killinchy: Easy listening music every Saturday.

International, Killyleagh: Karaoke tonight; RMX on Saturday

The Kiln, Larne: Topaz on Sunday.

Equinox at The Down Royal, Lisburn: School disco classics on Fridays with DJ Alz.

Tipsy Toad, Lisburn: Loco this Saturday.

Quinn's, Newcastle: Irish music session every Wednesday with The Murphys; karaoke and retro disco on Friday; live band on Saturday.

Exchange Bar, Newry: Franki Says on Friday, plus Moolah Club.

Strangford Arms, Newtownards: Live entertainment at Le Winters every weekend.

Joe Mac's, Portadown: Street Legal this Saturday.

Kelly's, Portrush: Omen on Saturday.

Rowallanne Inn, Saintfield: Ernie Nicholl on Saturday.


Traks, Portrush: Cheesy Choons for Monday; The Untouchables on Tuesday; Wednesday, £500 karaoke contest with DJ Party Set to follow; Thursday, DJ Set in Shunter's Fun Bar.

The Limelight: Fridays, Disco-a-go-go, doors 10pm, admission £4; Saturday's, Helter Skelter, doors 10pm, admission £5; Tuesdays, Shag student disco, doors 10pm, admission £2.

Katy Daly's: Saturdays, acoustic singer, free admission; Sundays, No Dancing Club, with guest DJs and regular album launches. Mondays, alternative pub quiz, 9pm; Wednesdays, Midweek Showcase, featuring local bands, doors 9pm, admission £2; Thursdays, acoustic singer, free admission.

Auntie Annie's: Fridays, Pop Scene, with resident DJs Simon Willis and Patric Baird, doors 10pm, admission £4; Saturdays, acoustic singer Mark Graham, 5-8pm, and Ski-Bunny, doors 10pm; Sundays, Sunday supplement with resident DJ Patric Baird, free admission; Mondays, singer/songwriter night, free admission (contact 9050 1660); Tuesdays, acoustic singer Ben Reel; Wednesdays, acoustic singer Robyn Martin; Thursdays, Frisky Disco student disco, doors 10pm, admission £3.

Milk: Top sounds every night till late.

Coyote: Resident DJs Thursday and Friday until late.

East: Residents and guests every Friday.

Thompson's: Guest DJs on Thursday and Friday.

The Elephant Room at The Europa: Fridays, Keep it Real with Mark Wesley, Troya and Davy Cash, 9pm-2am.

Bar Red at Ten Square: Thursday, DJ David Hamill, 9pm-1am, free.


Tullyglass, Ballymena: Mike Denver on Saturday.

Fort Royal Inn, Ballymena; Big band country every Friday. & 2568 5588.

Salmon Leap, Coleraine: Shawn Cuddy on Monday.

Chestnut Lodge, Moira: Patrick Feeney tonight.

Ryandale, Moy: Shawn Cuddy on Saturday.

Sheepbridge Inn, Newry: Saturday, Collette and Jive Beat Country plus Edmund Fox and his band.

jazzEuropa, Lobby Bar: Gerry Rice Jazz Quartet, every Saturday at 2.30pm.

Ivanhoe Inn: Martello Jazz Band every Wednesday.

Seaside Tavern, Holywood: Apex Jazz Band every Tuesday.



Ex directors show of self portraits and members' exhibition, Catalyst Arts, North Street Arcade, until January 31 .

Image Deep - exhibition of photographs by Deirdre Hunter, Dundonald Library, until January 30.

Meditations On The American Spirit - touring exhibition by 68 American artists in response to 9/11, Ormeau Baths Gallery, until January 31.

Christmas exhibition of paintings by Grahame Booth and Paul O'Kane, Balmoral Gallery, 661 Lisburn Road, until January 10.

Group show, Engine Room Gallery, Portview Trade Centre, 310 Newtownards Road, until January 31.

Five Furra Poun - Belfast photographs by John Baucher, Lyric Theatre, until January 10.

Exhibition of paintings of Cavehill by Susan McKeever, Queen Street Studios Gallery, until January 17.

Artist in residence, illustrator and printmaker Natalie Russell, Belfast Print Workshop, Cotton Court, Waring Street, until January 17.

Major retrospective exhibition by Hector McDonnell, Ulster Museum, until March 28.

Paintings and works on paper by David Crone, Felim Egan, Graham Gingles, Clement McAleer and others, Fenderesky Gallery, Crescent Arts Centre, until January 16.

Christmas exhibition of paintings, sculpture and small works by Neil Shawcross, Colin Davidson, John Behan, Lisa Ballard and others, Mullan Gallery, 239 Lisburn Road, until January 12.

True Colours - works by young NI artists and designers, Waterfront Hall, until January 23. Also, exhibition by Basil Blackshaw, Rita Duffy, Jack Pakenham and others, until January 30.


Clotworthy Arts Centre: Salvaged Acts - exhibition of paintings by Jacqui Strange, and What Unearth - environmental photographs by Ann Henderson. Both until January 30.


Lost And Found - exhibition of porcelain parcels by Roberta Bingham, Lisburn Library, Railway Street, until January 24.

Exhibition of paintings and assemblages by Alick Knox, Island Arts Centre, until January 31.


Paintings by Thomas Joseph, William Cunningham, Tom Stephenson, JP Rooney and others, The Garden Gallery, Scotch Quarter, until January 31.


Paintings by Laura Maguire and Tom Kerr, The James Gallery, 1 Grays Hill, until January 31.


Exhibition of works in glass by Dervla O'Connor and Karl Harron, Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, January 10-30. Also, paintings by George Morrow.


Paintings by Peter Brown and Angus MacInnes, The Art Gallery, 34 Lisburn Street, until January 31.


Paintings by Robert Egginton and Paul Watson, The Cleft Gallery, 3 Market House, until January 31.


Drawing With Scissors - exhibition of 35 prints of cut outs by Henri Matisse, Down Arts Centre, Irish Street, until February 7. Also, paintings and wall hangings by participants at Down Community Arts workshops, until January 30.

Oil paintings, pastels and lithographs by John Breakey and Irish landscapes by Sheila Duff, St Patrick Centre, until January 10.


Exhibition by the Loose Thread Quilters Group, Armagh County Museum, until January 10.

New paintings by Paul McKinley, based on family photograph albums, Market Place Theatre, until January 10. Also, Christmas Rhymers exhibition by Dara Vallely.


China Connections - exhibition honouring explorer Sir Robert Hart, Millennium Court Arts Centre, January 9-25.


The Labyrinth Tree - exhibition of paintings by Colin McGookin, Share Centre Arts Arena, Smiths Strand, until January 15.


Victorian paintings by Sir William Orpen, Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples and others, Spires Gallery, Brookmount Road, January 15-31.


Morse - sound and vision installation by composer Donal Siggins and artist Brian Fay, Context Gallery, until January 31.


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