Art, music, TV tributes and Titanic running efforts – all in this week’s What’s On guide. And with British Summertime kicking in, we may have lost an hour’s kip at the weekend but now there’s a ‘grand oul’ stretch in the evenings’ – so go out and make the most of that extra daylight!
Tuesday 1 April
Foreigner with special guests – Waterfront Hall, 8pm
Eighties rock is coming to the city on Tuesday night with legendary band Foreigner taking to The Waterfront stage. Their biggest hits included Cold As Ice, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Say You Will, and of course, the epic I Want To Know What Love Is. Don your tightest denim and leather and get ready for a trip down memory lane. Tickets £33/£38 from The Waterfront box office.
Wednesday 2 April
Making Connections: Curious Beasts (printmaking) – Ulster Museum, 1 – 4.30pm
Making Connections runs in the museum on the first Wednesday of every month, offering additional programming specifically for anyone aged 50+. Today, artist Jill McKeown leads a print workshop inspired by the exhibition Curious Beasts. Book your place by phoning 028 9039 5080/5081. See the website for more details and for future Making Connections events.
Thursday 3 April
Seinfest – The Black Box, 8pm.
The Belfast Film Festival began last Thursday 27 March and continues until this Saturday 5 April. Bunch of Cults – the folk who have previously brought Twin Peaks and Naked Gun evenings to the BFF – are back with a celebration of one of America’s best loved comedies. There’ll be a screening of five Seinfeld episodes, an Elaine ‘dance off’, competitions and all followed by a ‘Kramania club night’. Check out the Facebook event page to vote for your favourite episodes to be shown. Entry is £6 – click here to buy tickets.
Belfast Photo Festival, Youth Edition – Various locations, until 30 April
This new festival, a spin-off of the International Belfast Photo Festival, has events and exhibitions for and involving young people throughout the month. Tonight’s opening events are Last Day at Seventeen, a collaborative project between photographer Doug Dubois and a group of young people to capture a snapshot of life in Ireland, and How We Learn, an exhibition at Belfast Exposed exploring how children learn. Visit the website for all the details and a full programme of events.
Friday 4 April
Fame: Not The Musical – The MAC, 7.45pm
Comedian David Baddiel arrives in Belfast with his first full show in over fifteen years. It’s a tongue-in-cheek autobiographical show, in which he “examines his strange relationship with the New Lad/Token Jew/Comedy rock’n’roller/Football singer-songwriter that people see him as”. Tickets are £20, available from The MAC website.
Saturday 5 April
Amanda’s Belfast Community Gospel Choir NYC Fundraiser – R-Space Gallery, 7.30pm – Midnight
A long-time friend of the Quill, Amanda Kirkpatrick is a member of Belfast’s favourite choir, who are bringing their musical message of love and unity to The Big Apple in May of this year. Their aim is to represent “the positive side of Northern Ireland” to an international audience. Each choir member has to pay their own flights, at a cost of around £400, so Amanda is putting on an evening of music and entertainment to raise some of the cash. It’s BYO, with a £5 suggested donation at the door. Visit the Facebook event page for more.
Sunday 6 April
Titanic Quarter 10k and Family Fun Run
The TQ 10K is the official Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon warm-up race. The route will be the same as last year – starting and finishing at the public realm space at Abercorn Residential Complex (ARC) – and the family fun day will provide a range of activities for spectators to enjoy before, during and after the race. For all the info, race times and entry fees, visit the website.