What’s on this week in Belfast (13-19 Feb)
ISLA GRANT – ALL THE HITS AND MORE
18 Feb 2017
Highly respected singer and prolific songwriter Isla Grant makes a welcome return visit after an absence of two years. Her highly entertaining concert show features all her wonderful hit songs and some new from her latest album.
Tickets and more info here
Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries
15 & 16 Feb 17
The much-loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang take center stage in an all-new family musical at SSE Arena Belfast. Featuring everyone’s favorite characters from one of television’s longest-running animated series, SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES is set to thrill audiences on Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th February 2017.
Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
14 – 18 Feb 17
Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.
Featuring some of the most iconic songs ever written, including That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Rave On, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B. Goode, Raining In My Heart, Everyday, Shout and many many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb!
Tickets and more info here
Belfast CityDance Festival, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, 17 – 19 Feb 17.
Organised by the Crescent Arts Centre, CityDance is Belfast’s longest running interactive dance festival with free activities and performances for all ages, delivered right into the heart of communities within Belfast. There are many community centres taking part, with tons of free dance sessions and professional dance performances in the evenings.
Educating Rita, Lyric Theatre
Until 25 Feb 17
Following its record-breaking run in 2016, this reimagined production of Willy Russell’s award-winning comedy returns to the Lyric with its original cast of Michael James Ford and Kerri Quinn, before embarking on an Irish tour. This was a fantastic show last year and worth seeing!
More info and tickets here
NI Science Festival, various locations, until February 26.
With over 100 events across 25+ venues, the NI Science Festival offers a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These events present some of the best scientists from NI and beyond to discuss their work, cutting-edge research and what the future might hold.
The 11-day extravaganza, beginning on February 16 is open to all and will comprise over 150 entertaining and informative events across venues such as the W5 and Titanic Belfast.
More info here
Valentines in the City
Grainne’s Valentine’s G Spots gives you some tips on romantic events across the city. Check out the G Spots Valentine’s feature here.
TOMMY FLEMING: Stories – 25 Years Of Songs. Saturday 25 February: Ulster Hall
Singer-songwriter Kimmie Rhodes is a native Texan who calls Austin home. Kimmie has recorded and released a total of sixteen solo records and has a catalogue of hundreds of songs. Wednesday 1 March: The Clayton Hotel, Belfast
Flash Harry –25 years celebrating the magic of Queen
Friday 24 March: Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey
Give My Head Peace – LIVE 2017
Sunday 19 March to Saturday 25 March: Grand Opera House.
Ben Glover with special guest: Ciara O’Neill. The Black Box, Belfast
Friday 24 March
Anthony Toner with special guests Eilidh Patterson, Ciaran Lavery and John McCullough. The Lyric theatre, Sunday 23 April
Jack Whitehall: The SSE Arena, Belfast, Monday 20 February 2017
Lukas Graham: Ulster Hall, Sunday 26 Feb
BUSTED: Waterfront, Tues 28 Feb
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
Jools Holland: Waterfront, Friday 13 Oct
Good Mourning Mrs Brown: SSE Arena, Thurs 7 & Friday 8 Saturday 9 December 2017
Tickets at www.bit.ly/belfasttimestickets