THINGS TO DO IN BELFAST THIS WEEK (March 7th-12th)
Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival, Various locations
The festival of Jazz is back with another incredible line-up featuring some of the most varied, exciting, and interesting music around from 7-11 March, 2017.
Nivelli’s War, Lyric Theatre
02 – 19 Mar
In the final days of World War II, Ernst – a young evacuee from Frankfurt – finds himself all alone and far away from home, when he meets and befriends the mysterious Mr. H, a stranger with a trick or two up his sleeve. Together, they set off to return Ernst to his family, down a road fraught with danger, hunger and uncertainty. As they continue their perilous journey through this war-ravaged land, Ernst finds that magic, friendship and hope still exist in the world. A story of an incredible journey and an unlikely friendship that will transform the life of its young hero forever.
Belfast Children’s Festival, various locations, Belfast, until March 15.
The annual Belfast Children’s Festival is back for the 19th year to light up the city with a colourful array of art and performance to inspire joy, creativity and curiosity. The festival will include the very best in professional theatre, music, dance and art designed for children from across the globe, including many free workshops, performances and events. From tiny babies to teenagers, there is something for everyone at this year’s festival.
MaxMara Fashion Exclusive, City Hall, Belfast, March 10.
From Italy to Ireland: one of the biggest events on Ireland’s social calendar in 2017 is set to be an exclusive fashion show by luxury Italian design house MaxMara, as it brings its full Spring/Summer 2017 collection from the catwalks of Milan to Belfast City Hall on 10 March in support of leading learning disability charity Positive Futures.
Live at the Onion, The Dirty Onion, Belfast, March 10 – 11.
Now in its third year, Live at the Onion unites the best local talent on stage for one weekend. This year’s line-up includes The Crossfire Hurricanes, The Wood Burning Savages, The Vibes and Fatlip. Head down, grab a beverage along with some food from the barbecue and make a night of it from 6pm onwards.
Woman in Black, Grand Opera House.
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Mar 2017
Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. Join the seven million theatregoers worldwide who have experienced “The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter” Daily Telegraph.
Stayin Alive: A tribute to the BEE GEES, SSE Arena Belfast
Sat 11th Mar at 8pm
The WORLDS PREMIERE TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES, Stayin’ Alive continue to tour all corners of the globe with their Number one show dedicated to the magic of the Brothers Gibb.
During their incredible 19 year+ reign as the definitive tribute to the Brothers Gibb, Stayin’ Alive have won and continue to win fans from all over the globe, who also share their loving passion for the three musical legends that are Barry, and the late Robin and Maurice.
Tickets at www.bit.ly/ONTOURNI
THRILLER LIVE at Belfast Waterfront
All the hits, live on stage. If you’re an MJ fan then you’ll not want to miss this show!
Féile an Earraigh, various locations, Belfast, March 13 – 19.
Belfast’s traditional spring festival returns with a feast of music, talks, tours, live entertainment and St Patrick’s Day festivities celebrating the best of Irish arts and culture. This year, the festival is partnering with the Respect Human Rights Film Festival which has produced a programme that offers a dazzling diversity of events, offering a wider understanding of human rights subjects.
St Patrick’s Day Parade and Concert, Custom House Square, Belfast, March 17.
The streets of Belfast will be awash with colour from twelve noon as the carnival parade leaves Belfast City Hall snaking its way through the heart of the city to Custom House Square where the St Patrick’s Day annual concert will start at 12.45pm sharp. Performers at this year’s concert include X-Factor runner-up, Fleur East, Reggie ‘n’ Bollie and Stooshe. Entry to the concert will be on a first-come, first-served basis and tickets are not required. More info here.
Cinderella – La Cenerentola, Grand Opera House, Belfast, March 16 – 18. A much-loved fairy tale but not quite as you know it. Cinderella dreams of a better life as she scrubs the floor of the school of dance. The prince arrives seeking a companion and so this sparkling rom-com goes. An evening of pure magic is in store uniting the fun, fire and brilliance of Rossini’s music with a fresh and witty production. With fabulous frocks and dance woven into the very music of this opera, Cinderella prescribes a healthy dose of entertainment to cure those winter blues.
All Shook Up’ at the Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey
March 28 – April 1.
Set to the back drop of Elvis Presley songs the story is based on Twelfth Night and is a show not to be missed.
www.theatreatthemill.com or call box office on 028 9034 0202
STEPS 2017 TOUR, SSE Arena Belfast
14 Nov 2017
Tickets on sale Friday 10 March at 9am www.bit.ly/ONTOURNI
· All Time Low: Ulster Hall, Sunday 19 March
· Prof Brian Cox: SSE Arena, Belfast, Tues 23 May
· Simple Minds: Waterfront, Tuesday 6 June
· The Stone Roses: SSE Arena, Tuesday 13 June
· NASHVILLE: SSE Arena, Tuesday 20 June
· Jools Holland: Waterfront, Friday 13 Oct
· Good Mourning Mrs Brown: SSE Arena, Thurs 7 & Friday 8 Saturday 9 December 2017
· Russell Brand: Waterfront, Saturday 26 May 2018
Tickets available at www.bit.ly/ONTOURNII