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RTÉ NSO/Christo­pher Bell. An­der­son: Christ­mas Fes­ti­val; Trad: Mary Had a Baby; Zés­pedes: Con­vi­dando esta la noche; Wald­teufel: Skaters’ Waltz; An­der­son: Sleigh Ride; Yon: Gesù Bam­bino; Trad: Christ­mas Carol Fan­tasy; Bell: Pen­guin Song; Trad: Jingle Bells. 11am, 1.05pm 01-4170000

Fi­cino En­sem­ble. Prokofiev: Quin­tet in G mi­nor Op 39; Schu­bert: Octet. 7.30pm

Clau­dia Boyle (so­prano), Sean Costello (tenor), The Jablokov Fam­ily. Vladimir’s Vi­en­nese Christ­mas. 8pm



Sem­i­nar on Mu­sic Mem­ory, parad­ing the past in Belfast by Ray Casserly. 1pm Adm free 048-90974867

UO/Tamás Koc­sis (vi­o­lin). Rossini: La Cener­en­tola Over­ture; Corelli: Christ­mas Con­certo; Mozart: Sleigh Ride; Vi­valdi: Win­ter; Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (exc). 1.05pm £6

An Evening of B.L.I.S.S — Belfast Le­gion for Im­pro­vised Sights and Sounds. 7.30pm Adm free 048-90974867


Peter Bar­ley (or­gan), Anne-Marie O’Far­rell (harp), Ancór/Ce­cilia Mad­den. Anne-Marie O’Far­rell, Saint-Saëns, Brit­ten. 8pm


Fenella Humphreys (vi­o­lin). Bach: Par­tita in E; Ysaÿe: Solo Vi­o­lin Sonata Op 27 No 2. 1.10pm Adm free 048-90974867

Fenella Humphreys . Piers Hellawell: Bal­cony Scenes; Bach: Par­tita in D mi­nor. 5.30pm Adm free

Queen’s USO and Mu­sic So­ci­ety Choir. QUSO Christ­mas Con­cert. 7.30pm £7 048-90974867


Madri­gal ‘75/James Tay­lor. In Dulci Ju­bilo. 8pm


Opera in the Open@ Christ­mas. Humperdinck: Hansel and Gre­tel. 01-4170000

Ce­line Byrne (so­prano), RTÉ NSO/David Bro­phy. Christ­mas Gala. 3.30pm, 8pm

01-4170000 Malachy Robin­son (dou­ble bass). Susan Geaney, Maria Minguella, Eoghan Des­mond, Pa­trick Connolly, Daniel Read, Ryan Mol­loy, Siobhra Quin­lan. 8.30pm 01-4170000 Ai­dan Dunne adunne@ir­ish­


Ex­hi­bi­tion of 24 short­listed Sylvia Thomp­son sthomp­son@ir­ish­


Cheer the good­ies, boo the bad­dies at this pan­tomime from Lana Pro­duc­tions. Water­front Hall, 2 Lanyon Place, Un­til Jan 4 £12-£17 048-90334455 water­

With May McFet­tridge Jimmy Tam­ley and Faye Tozer. Grand Opera House, Great Vic­to­ria St Un­til Jan 18 £16-£27 048-90241919

Derek O’Con­nor and Conor Line­han join forces. Lyric, Belfast Un­til Jan 4 048-90381081 £18/£12.50


Tra­di­tional pan­tomime star­ring Katie Ho­nan, Ja­son Brod­er­ick, Frank Mackey, Alex Sharpe and Michael Gren­nell. Cork Opera House, Em­met Place Dec 13 – Jan 17 021-4270022 cork­op­er­a­ Stars in­clude Keith Han­ley and Clodagh Downey Ev­ery­man Palace, Cork City Un­til Jan 11

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This Theatre­worX pro­duc­tions stars Mary Mur­ray, Megan Cas­sidy and Chris Cur­rid. The Helix, Dublin City Univer­sity, Glas­nevin Un­til Jan 11 01-7007000 the­he­ projects, in­clud­ing the win­ner of the £20,000 prize. The MAC, 10 Ex­change St West Un­til Jan 18


Artists in the Kin­vara area. The Rus­sell Gallery, New Quay, Bur­ren Un­til Dec 31 rus­sell­


Work ad­dress­ing pub­lic dis­af­fec­tion with po­lit­i­cal and so­cial en­gage­ment by Michelle Browne, Brian Dug­gan, An­thony Haughey, Aaron Law­less, Orla McHardy, Eoin McHugh, David Sherry and Sonia Shiel. Dawn Wil­liams cu­rated. Craw­ford art Gallery, Em­met Place Un­til Jan 17 craw­for­dart­

Ir­ish and in­ter­na­tional artists who ex­plore, em­ploy and chal­lenge var­i­ous ar­chives, cu­rated by Chris Clarke and Orla Murphy. Lewis Glucks­man Gallery, UCC Un­til Mar 15 glucks­

New work by mem­bers of Cork Print­mak­ers. CIT Wan­des­ford Quay Gallery Un­til Dec 23 corkprint­mak­

Wa­ter­colours by Mark Hath­away. The Singer: Paint­ings by Ju­lian Camp­bell. Sir­ius Arts Cen­tre, Cobh Un­til

Fossett’s Cir­cus troupe mixes in­ter­na­tional cir­cus acts with fes­tive per­for­mances as part of the Christ­mas Won­der­land in the grounds of the RDS, Balls­bridge. Un­til Jan 11 var­i­ous times 01-4853045 fos­settscir­ and christ­mas­won­der­

Alan Hughes re­turns with Ni­amh Ka­vanagh as the wicked witch and Rob Murphy as Buffy for this an­nual ex­trav­a­ganza writ­ten by Karl Brod­er­ick. Tivoli The­atre, Un­til Jan 11 01-4544472 Linda Martin, Si­mon Delaney, Fair City’s Ryan An­drews and pop­sters Home­town star in this Spot­light Pro­duc­tion. Olympia The­atre, Dame St Dec17- Jan 4

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Coílín Mur­ray, Mon­ica Boyle, Anne Crossey, Marie-Louise Martin, Donna McNa­mara, Suzan­nah O’Reilly, Fiona Quill, Ian Humphreys and John Simp­son. Dosell Gallery, Ross­car­bery Un­til Jan 5 doswell­


Vic­tor Sloan’s pho­to­graphic work trac­ing the story of the Viet­namese Boat Peo­ple who were set­tled in Craigavon in 1979. FE McWil­liam Gallery & Stu­dio, 200 Newry Road, Ban­bridge Un­til Feb 28 fem­


A com­pen­dium of riches from an in­com­pa­ra­ble col­lec­tion. Ch­ester Beatty Li­brary, Dublin Cas­tle Un­til Feb 1

25 works ex­plor­ing the sym­bolic, sci­en­tific and strange na­ture of blood. The Sci­ence Gallery, Trin­ity Col­lege Un­til Jan 25 dublin.sci­ence­

Four film works by the Ir­ish-born Turner Prize win­ner (Un­til Mar 29) Trove: Dorothy Cross se­lects work from na­tional col­lec­tions

0818 719330 tick­et­mas­ Mill Pro­duc­tions Christ­mas show, Mill The­atre, Dun­drum. Un­til Dec 31 var­i­ous times

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The Lam­bert team put their pup­pets in pan­tomime mode. Clifton Lane, Monkstown, Co. Dublin Sat/Sun 3.30pm

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Based on Will Fer­rell’s film from 2003, this Broad­way pro­duc­tion (above) stars Ben Forster and Aoib­hinn McGin­nity. Bord Gais En­ergy The­atre, Dec 16-20, 22,23, 27-30 and Jan 2-4 & 6-10 0818719377 or (Un­til Mar 8) Pri­mal Ar­chi­tec­ture: Mike Kel­ley, Jeremy Deller, Con­rad Shawcross, Kevin Ather­ton, Lin­der, Jesse Jones and Bed­wyr Wil­liams (Un­til Mar 1) Ir­ish Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art, The Royal Hos­pi­tal, Kil­main­ham Ex­ten­sive group show plus Colin David­son, Ni­amh Flana­gan, Jen­nifer John­son, David Lun­ney and James McCreary in this year’s port­fo­lio. Graphic Stu­dio Gallery, Through the arch, 8a Cope St, Tem­ple Bar Un­til Feb 1 graph­ic­stu­dio­

Works by Ibrahim Ma­hana. Unit 7, White Swan, Donore Ave Un­til Jan 10 el­lisk­

20th cen­tury fur­ni­ture, col­lectibles and paint­ings. Cross Gallery, 59 Fran­cis St Un­til Jan 31 cross­col­lec­

New work by Der­mot Seymour. Kevin Ka­vanagh Gallery, Chancery Lane Un­til Dec 20 kevinka­vanagh­

Emerg­ing artists He­len G Blake, Adam Gib­ney, Aoib­heann Greenan and Shane MacCarthy (Gallery I ) Karl Burke: The poet­ics of space 01-6777770 bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­ A screen­ing of The Snow­man, live shadow pup­pet an­i­ma­tion with Howard Blake’s score for the Snow­man played by the Orches­tra of the Na­tional Con­cert Hall. Aonghus McAnally nar­rates. Na­tional Con­cert Hall, Earls­fort Ter­race Dec 19-21 adults; chil­dren 01-4170000 This ex­tra­or­di­nary duo of clas­si­cal mu­si­cians - vi­o­lin­ist Alek­sey Igudes­man and pi­anist Hyung-ki Joo - mix com­edy with popular Christ­mas songs in this one-night only show, Na­tional Con­cert Hall, Earls­fort Ter­race Mon 8pm

4170000 (Gal­leries II & III) Ger­ard Car­son: Test­ing the lim­its of fine art (Ash­ford Gallery) Tim Hawkesworth: Rich tex­tu­ral paint­ings (Atrium) Boyle Civic Col­lec­tion: Se­lected work from a fine col­lec­tion cham­pi­oned by the late Fergus Ahearne (Dr Tony Ryan Gallery) Gary Coyle: Works (Foyer) Royal Hiber­nian Academy, Gal­lagher Gallery, 15 Ely Place Un­til Dec 19 roy­al­hiber­ni­ All the Hills­boro reg­u­lars. Hills­boro Fine Art, 49 Par­nell Sq West Un­til Dec 22 hills­bo­rofin­

New works by Ro­nan Goti and other gallery artists. Gorm­leys Fine Art, 25 South Fred­er­ick St Un­til Dec 24 gorm­

Ki­netic sculp­tures, a video pro­jec­tion, ta­pes­try and draw­ing by Vera Klute. The LAB, Fo­ley St Un­til Jan 10

New film work by De­clan Clarke (screened at 5pm Thurs-Sat). Mother’s Tanksta­tion, 41-43 Watling St, Ush­ers Is­land Un­til Dec 20 moth­er­stanksta­

The gothic im­pulse in works by Chil­dren can learn all about the Jewish Fes­ti­val of Lights and cre­ate their own Hanukkah dec­o­ra­tion at this work­shop, Ch­ester Beatty Li­brary, Dublin Cas­tle, Sat 2pm adm free but ad­vanced book­ing es­sen­tial


Boy­zone star, Keith Duffy joins panto reg­u­lars, George McMa­hon, Richie Hayes, Leanne Moore in this tra­di­tional pan­tomime. Univer­sity Con­cert Hall, Univer­sity of Lim­er­ick, Lim­er­ick City Dec 16- Jan 4



Cool­era Dra­matic So­ci­ety present their an­nual tra­di­tional pan­tomime, Hawk­swell The­atre, Sligo Un­til Dec 20 071-9161518 hawk­


Pre­sented by the Water­ford Panto So­ci­ety, The­atre Royal, The Mall, Water­ford Un­til Dec 30 the­


Red Moon Chil­dren’s The­atre & Red Moon Youth The­atre ask their au­di­ence what might hap­pen if Charles Dick­ens meets Hans Christian An­der­son at a Chil­dren’s Christ­mas Party in this Christ­mas show, Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre, Thurs 7pm 053 9123764 wex­for­darts­cen­ Mol­lie Douthit, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Nick Miller, Brid­get O’Gor­man and Magn­hild Opdel. Ru­bi­con Projects at the Oc­tag­o­nal Room, City Assem­bly House, 58 South Wil­liam St Un­til Dec 20 ru­bi­con­ 56 Ir­ish writ­ers re­spond to se­lected works from the col­lec­tion (Un­til Apr 12, 2015) Hen­nessy Por­trait Prize: The 12 short­listed works (Un­til Feb 8) From the Ar­chives: Piv­otal mo­ments in the his­tory of the Na­tional Gallery of Ire­land (Un­til Dec 14) Eye­maker: Video by Dorothy Cross (Un­til Mar 8) Plus works from the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. Na­tional Gallery of Ire­land na­tion­al­

Ape­ri­od­ic­ity in sci­ence and cul­ture in an in­stal­la­tion by Mark Cullen. O’Brien Sci­ence Hub, UCD Ends Dec 15

New work by Jane Fog­a­rty. Eight Gallery, Daw­son St Un­til Dec 17 jane­fog­a­

Stephen Bran­des, Mark Clare, Cliona Harmey, Vagabond Reviews, Stéphanie Nava and Mary-Ruth

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