Conde Nast, world renowned travel experts, recently said of Cork...
"In quaint, lovely Cork, there's always something to see and participate in, no matter what time of year. After all, it's a warm city - like a beautiful gem."
How right they are, and here are just some of the events taking place in Cork this week...
Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th October
'Eric and Little Ern'
Recreating some of the finest moments of Eric and Ernie's television and stage performances, cherished moments from the archives sit alongside new material created by the performers. Together they make a brilliant comedy that recreates the all-ages appeal of Morecambe and Wise in their heyday.
The Everyman, MacCurtain Street, Cork
Tickets: €25, €22 concessions
Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st October
'Dragon of Shandon Festival'
A 3 day programme of spooky activities for all the family, events include: bucket loads of live music from rock to brass with ukuleles inbetween; children's lantern making, traditional Halloween games and circus workshops; a late night cabaret for the grown ups; along with horror film shorts and fire performance. AND of course it will all culminate in the renowned Dragon of Shandon parade!
Thursday 30th October to Saturday 1st November
'The Comedy Improvised Halloween Murder Mystery'
Following their sell-out performances over the last three years, the improvised murder mystery gang are back again this October with more hilarious horror.
Who will the unfortunate victim be? Who will commit the deed and why? Where are those strange noises coming from? What secrets do the characters have? No-one knows. It’s improvised, remember?
So, with audience suggestions, random musical cues and no script in sight ‘The Comedy Improvised Murder Mystery’ is set to be a deliciously chaotic and hilarious evening’s entertainment and one of the season’s comedy highlights.
Cork Arts Theatre
@ 8:00 pm - Admission: €15, €12 concessions, €10 groups of 8 or more
Friday 31st October
'Twisted Celluloid @ Halloween'
If you are a fan of horror movies then 'Twisted Celluloid' have a treat for you this Halloween at the Triskel Arts Centre - an eighties horror icon triple bill!
7.00pm - 'Friday the 13th'
9.00pm - 'Nightmare on Elm Street'
11.00pm - 'Child's Play'
See the origins of Jason, Freddy and Chucky this Halloween in this special Twisted Celluloid celebration. There is a special triple bill ticket to see all three films for the price of €15 (this includes membership). Regular cinema prices apply for single performance tickets.
Triskel Arts Centre
Saturday 1st November
'Learn an Irish Jig - Ceili Mor'
Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett "The Frisky Irish Whiskey Bar" Ceílí Mór. Experience the Irish social phenomenon of Set Dancing, with a mixture of ceili dances and a few waltzes. There is no previous dancing experience is required, as there will be people here more than willing to help you. You can tap with the pros every Saturday 6.30-8.30pm!
Oliver Plunkett Bar, Oliver Plunkett Street
Doors 6:30 pm - Admission: FREE
For a list of other options including 'Family Days Out' visit our 'What to See' page here.