The Mail critics’ pick of the week’s must-see events
ON SOUND MUSIC CURRENT 2017
DUBLIN SOUND LAB is promising three days of electronic sounds from the best Irish and international artists. This year’s line up features Irish soprano Elizabeth Hilliard, composer Christopher Fox, German ensemble KLANK, plus a special closing concert by all those involved in the festival.
Smock Alley Theatre, April 27–29, tickets €15/10 from smockalley.com
ON STAGE JENNY GREENE
MORE orchestral manoeuvres from the 2FM DJ and the RTE Concert Orchestra. Jenny put an orchestral twist on some 90s club classics at last year’s Electric Picnic and since then has been in big demand. Expect violins — and a bit of Insomnia — at their biggest show yet. ÷ 3Arena, Dublin, tonight, tickets from €49.50 at ticketmaster.ie
ON TOUR BRUNO MARS
IF YOU’RE an Uptown Funk fan then you won’t want to miss the only two Irish dates Bruno Mars is doing here. The Marry You singer will perform some of his chart-topping romps plus tracks from his latest album 24K Magic. Pricey tickets, but Bruno puts on a stormer of a show.
April 29&30, 3Arena, Dublin, tickets from €92, ticketmaster.ie
ON VERSE POETRY DAY IRELAND
THIS is a day to celebrate an art form the Irish are particularly good at. This year’s theme is Poetry Connects, and everyone is invited to join in and connect through the power of poetry. As well as free events around the country, there will be live readings on Facebook featuring Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody and Joe Biden.
Nationwide, April 27, poetryday.ie
ON SCREEN BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
IDEAL for outdoorsy types and perfect for all the family, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is an unforgettable evening of adventure films. Viewers can expect some epic scenery and mind-blowing adventures on screen. ÷ National Concert Hall, Dublin, May 9, tickets €14.50 from nch.ie