7 things to do this week in Belfast (16-22 Jan)

The Belfast Times list of 7 things to do in the City this week:

I’ll tell my ma

Brought to you by Joseph Rea Productions and starring Christina Nelson (Handbag Positive), this is the hilarious one-woman show charting the misadventures of one West Belfast family.

Davina Corrina is a highly intelligent 16-year-old with a penchant for Russian vodka. Her 30-something mother, Chelsea Marie, is on a mission to join the ‘mile high’ club as an air stewardess while granny Patricia attempts to turn her personal tragedy into a best-selling novel.

The Mac

18 Jan – 4 Feb 2017

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Stand by me

Stand By Me is a celebration of Ben E. King and The Drifters and it portrays the phenomenal musical history of one of the biggest selling bands of all times. The icons, challenges, controversy and conflicts, told through anecdotes of former members on screen, sit alongside the vast succession of more than 50 hits over the last six decades including Under the Boardwalk, Saturday Night at the Movies, Up on the Roof, On Broadway and many more.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thurs 19 & Fri 20 Jan 2017

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Chinese New Year celebration 

The ‘Success Dragon and Lion Dance Association’ will be hosting an event on Sunday 22nd January 2017 welcoming adults and children to participate in a day full of fun, colour and culture! Running from 1pm-3pm, the event will include 12 global dances and music suitable for both adults and children. 

Ulster Hall

Sunday 22 Jan

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Burns Night with the Ulster Orchestra

The skirl of the pipes, the whirl of jigs and reels and the romance of the songs of ‘The Bard’ make the ultimate Burns Night celebrations! For this feast of dancing, choirs, singing and music, the Ulster Orchestra is joined by a host of special guests, including the return of award-winning singer Emily Smith, one of Scotland’s most distinctively sublime voices. An unmissable treat!

Presented in association with the Ulster Scots Agency.

Waterfront Hall

Saturday 21 Jan

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The Out to Lunch Festival runs until 29th Jan. The biggest ever festival is jam packed with events for its 3 week run. The first festival in NI’s packed cultural calendar offers audiences a chance to embrace the new year and feast on an array of culinary and cultural delights. More at www.cqaf.com

Holiday World Show 

Northern Ireland’s largest annual holiday spectacular celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend at Titanic Exhibition Centre.

Get your holiday inspiration at the show and make the most of special show offers and advice from a vast range of holiday types.

Opening Hours:
Friday 20th January: 1pm to 6pm
Saturday 21st January: 11am to 5.30pm
Sunday 22nd January: 11am to 5.30pm

Adults: £5
Senior Citizens: £4
Students: £3
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children): £10


Big Garden Birdwatch at WOW!

Ahead of the wildlife survey, Big Garden Birdwatch, Belfast’s Window on Wildlife will be open for a completely FREE visit on Sunday 22nd January.

There’ll be lots of great activities on offer – just pop in anytime between 10am and 3pm to get involved in bird cake building, nature arts and crafts and more. RSPB NI’s friendly staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you learn some basic bird ID skills, with binoculars and telescopes available for you to practice!

If you’ve never been to Belfast WOW, this is you opportunity to change that and discover the amazing Window On Wildlife.

More information here 

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