Irish Examiner - Weekend - - Feature - Com­piled by Colette Keane colette.keane@ex­am­

1 Lights. Cam­era. Ac­tion:

The 62nd Cork Film Fes­ti­val is un­der­way and will screen more than 200 films over 10 days show­cas­ing the best in Irish and in­ter­na­tional film. Screen­ings take place at The Ev­ery­man, Gate Cinema and Triskel Christchurch. The Irish pre­miere of Alexan­der Payne’s sci­encefic­tion road movie Down­siz­ing at the Ev­ery­man will close the Fes­ti­val on Sun­day, Nov 19, and stars Matt Da­mon and

2 Kris­ten Wiig cork­film­ Fine Art: Melissa El­lis will open her solo show, en­ti­tled ‘Sto­ries Fan­tas­tic and Odd’ at the his­toric Marsh’s Li­brary, ad­ja­cent to St Pa­trick’s Cathe­dral, Dublin to­day. De­scrib­ing her work as a ‘col­lec­tion of odd­i­tys’, Melissa is a fine art prin­ter and grad­u­ate of The Na­tional Col­lege of Art and De­sign. Work­ing with cop­per plate etch­ing to make In­taglio prints, she then hand-colours with wa­ter­colours.

3 Light up the Dark: As dark­ness falls on Wed­nes­day, 25,000 peo­ple in more than 50 cities around the world will get up from their arm­chairs, pull on their run­ning shoes, slip on their red flash­ing arm­bands and hit the road to Run in the Dark. You can run or walk 5k or 10k at one of the of­fi­cial events in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Lon­don and Manch­ester. The Cork event will start at St Pa­trick’s Street in Cork city cen­tre at 9pm and par­tic­i­pa­tion costs €30. Funds go to fast-track a cure for paral­y­sis.

4 Wild Nights:

This win­ter, Dublin Zoo has a “Wild Lights”, mag­i­cal night-time event, fea­tur­ing gi­ant colour­ful lanterns and il­lu­mi­nated an­i­mal sculp­tures, in­spired by wildlife. The silk lantern trail through Dublin Zoo will fea­ture a pride of lions, orang­utans, tigers, mon­keys and a 16-me­tre high porce­lain ele­phant tower and a 30-me­tre long Chi­nese dragon. There will also be Chi­nese per­form­ers, food and a mar­ket­place. Tick­ets must be pre-booked and cost €20 per adult and €15 per child. The show is from 5pm to 9pm


Take me to the is­land: This Fri­day ac­claimed singer/song­writer Paul Brady takes to the stage of the Cork Opera House. The con­cert will mark Paul Brady’s first new stu­dio al­bum in seven years Un­fin­ished Busi­ness while also tak­ing in some of his many hit records from his five decade-long ca­reer. The show starts at 8pm and tick­ets cost €45. cork­op­er­a­

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