By Sarah Gill
All dressed up with nowhere to go? Not on our watch. Whether you’re after a good night out or a quality gig, there’s always something occurring around Galway city to keep you well away from your pew in the reading room. Take a look and start planning your next night out…
NT Live: Fleabag at Pálás – Sunday, 8 March
If you haven’t already binge watched the BBC hit TV series Fleabag, you really need to get on it. On International Women’s Day, Pálás will be screening the hilarious award-winning one-woman show that inspired the series, written and performed by leading lady Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Over-sexed and self-obsessed, Fleabag is the height of entertainment.
Drink and Draw: Paint your Pet – Saturday, 14 March
Doesn’t your pet deserve their own portrait, hanging pride of place above the fireplace? Head along to Electric Nightclub for an evening filled with painting, cheesy music and quality craic. Just send them across a photo of your furry friend and they’ll whip up a stencil, provide you with a canvas and all the materials you need to do them justice. Oh, and there’ll be booze!
Basement Project at Áras na Gael – Monday, 16 March
The legendary St Patrick’s Eve yard party is returning to their home in Club Áras Na Gael for the first time in three years and you won’t want to miss out. Kicking off at 6pm, there’ll be two areas of tunes and an unreal lineup that includes the likes of Maedbh O’Connor b2b Chaz Moloney, Paddy Hogan, TripdiscO, Ootep, Skinthippy and Liam Reddan. Yeah, it’s going to be class.
Junior Brother at Róisín Dubh – Friday, 13 March
This experimental alternative folk singer-songwriter hails from Kerry and is known for his humorous, sometimes heady tunes. Strange stories unfold with reckless abandon on an idiosyncratic guitar and foot tambourine accompaniment. ‘Hungover at Mass’ is always a crowd favourite and – come on – we’ve all been there.
Galway Street Club in Róisín Dubh – Monday, 16 March
The city’s favourite street performer collective, Galway Street Club, have made it a tradition to return to the Róisín for their annual Paddy’s Double Header with two shows, on Monday and Tuesday. It’s always a high-energy, varied set that features everything from blues, rock and ska to folk, americana and trad played like you’ve never heard it before.