Here are just a few of the exciting events in Cork this week...
Sunday 19th October
'The Nightmare Realm'
The Nightmare Realm, an extreme walk-through scare house attraction set in an old creepy warehouse on Albert Quay Cork, runs until November 2nd. Your pulse will race and you will laugh and cry at the same time. The Nightmare Realm is not for the faint of heart and younger people may need to be supervised by an adult.
Albert Quay, Cork
Doors 7:00 pm - Admission: Student €13, Adult €15
Monday 20th October
'Hank Wedel and Ray Barron'
Hank Wedel and Ray Barron have been playing Monday nights in Charlie's on Union Quay since 1994. An acoustic guitar / vocal and mandolin duo, they host a session that has acquired legendary status in Cork, with musicians and singers from near and far joining them through the years.
Charlies on Union Quay
Doors: 9.30pm. Admission: Free
Tuesday 21st October
'Snatch Comedy Improv'
Snatch Comedy Improv are regarded as one of Ireland’s premier comedy troupes and over the years their anarchic games have created much excitement wherever they have played. For all of you not used to Improv comedy this is a great opportunity to see a brand of comedy that gets you involved. You dictate the story lines, the ridiculous scenarios and the tomfoolery that is an essential part of every performance.
The Roundy, Castle St.
Doors 9:00 pm - Admission: €5
Wednesday 22nd October
'Fred & Alice'
One of the biggest theatre hits of the year is back in Cork! Come see this joyous celebration of individuality. Fred & Alice has been described as “clever and absorbing stuff”…. “Imaginative and escapist theatricality” by The Irish Times.
Cork Arts Theatre, Carroll's Quay, Cork
Tickets: €14, €12 concessions
Thursday 23rd October
'All-Star Jazz Jam Session'
Launching the Jazz Walks festival weekend . Join us for the Jam of the Jazz festival ! Expect to hear and see some of the top international musicians of the Cork festival before they break up and play in their band formations throughout the city. This is a rare opportunity to catch these Jazz greats in their most natural and improvised comfort zones.
Crane Lane Theatre
Doors: 11pm. Admission: Free
Friday 24th October
'Cork CD and Record Fair'
Run in conjunction with the Cork Jazz Festival. Open for 4 days, Fri 24th: 10-7; Sat 25th: 10-7; Sun 26th: 12-7 and Mon 27th: 12-5. As usual, there will be dealers from the UK as well as Irish dealers selling 1000's of records and cds, new and used, rare and deleted, covering nearly every musical genre. Prices range from a couple of euro up to 100's! If you have any unwanted records or cds, bring them in, you may be able to sell or exchange them.
Unitarian Church, Princes Street, Cork
Doors 10:00 am - Admission: 2 euro all day.
Saturday 25th October
'The Nightingale and The Rose'
A brilliant contemporary setting of Oscar Wilde's story for Jazz Big Band, Choir and solo jazz trumpet by composer Siobhan Lamb. Featuring jazz soloist Gerard Presencer and the musicians of the Cork School of Music it is conducted by the composer. Quality jazz in a concert setting as an antidote to the 'jazz' madness!
Cork School Of Music
Doors 8:00 pm - Admission: €10, €7 concessions
The above are just a small selection of the numerous events taking place this week in Cork. Check out the other links on this page for more exciting things to do.