SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND
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 corkfilmfest.org. 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 runinthedark.org 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 DublinZoo.ie.
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. corkoperahouse.ie