CHILDREN The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy
The Ark, Dublin 2pm & 4pm Some of the most imaginative theatre you’ll find during the DTF is in its family season at the Ark. The fizzing mind of Finegan Kruckermeyer previously brought us The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly, and now Australia’s Slingsby company pack his heroic story of an alien visitor to Earthwhose home planet has been reduced to bubbling fondue. Dip in. PC PSYCH/POP Avi Buffalo Whelan’s, Dublin 8pm ¤15 whelanslive.com Ah, Long Beach, California! Ah, musicians called Avi ZahnerIsenberg! A band named after its frontman and primary songwriter, Avi Buffalo’s most recent guitar/pop/psych album, At Best Cuckold, is best enjoyed with the sun on your back and a beverage in your hands. If the former can’t be managed in early October, then the inside of Whelan’s will just have to do. Beverage optional.
TCL JAZZ LOUIS STEWART QUARTET JJ Smyths, Aungier St, Dublin 5pm ¤10 jjsmyths.com Legendary guitarist Louis Stewart (left) convenes his current quartet – featuring pianist Myles Drennan, bassist Neil O’Loghlen and drummer Shane O’Donovan – on the first Sunday afternoon of every month upstairs in JJ’s. Chances to hear classic be-bop of this quality are rare anywhere in the world nowadays. When all you have to do is wander down Aungier Street on a Sunday afternoon, well, it’s a gift from one of Ireland’s national treasures. Arrive early and nab a seat near the front. CL