Thursday, March 15th. Shortly after arriving in Belfast, I was sitting in a coffee shop pondering why I was here and what there was to do around town that would make me forget the fact that it was pissing rain outside. I was routed out of my self-pitying reverie by the sight of a young man in a maroon crushed velvet smoking jacket carrying a ukulele case. There seemed to be no other option than to pose the latter of my questions to him. One of his suggestions was not to miss a chance to see The Delawares. You can follow our ukulele wielding friend’s advice this Thursday at the Empire.
Friday, March 16th. We really like Ruby Colley here at team LTA because, frankly, there just aren’t enough female experimental violinists in the world today and we’re glad she’s trying to fill that niche. You can check her out at the Pavilion this Friday. Doors open at 9 PM. Hopefully, she might just pop up again on LTA.
Saturday, March 17th. I’ve written enough about St. Patrick’s day, at least for this year, so go find yourself a fake orange beard and make yourself an ethnic stereotype, for WKD’s sake.
The cryptic suggestion of the week is to check out “Spectrum City Was the Name” at Catalyst Arts Gallery. This exhibition, if that’s what it is, is produced by Bad Beuys Entertainment, a French collective from the Parisian suburb of Cergy-Pontoise. I tried looking on Catalyst Arts website to find out more about their latest show but they’re still clinging to the glory days of the much celebrated work “The Bath is Hot”, and haven’t managed to update their website. Dipping into the ever-so reputable world of the blogosphere, I found this description of the artists in question: “Bad Beuys Entertainment is: a political party—a rock ‘n’ roll band—a ham-fisted team—a company producing works of art—a zulu’s mob. They could be interesting or they could just be French. Either way, “Spectrum City Was the Name” wins the prize for the cryptic choice of the week. It’s on till April 7th, I think it's free, so why not go check it out?
And finally...the Belfast Film Festival starts next week and I'll be posting about the upcoming films each and every day of the festival. So, if you want to know what I'll be seeing--think documentaries and little known war zones--then check out the posts. Better yet though, check out the film festival website to find films you might like and book your tickets in advance.