Dates For Your Diary – This Week

January is nearly over (hooray!).

Educating Rita
Willy Russell’s award-winning comedy, Educating Rita comes to the Lyric Theatre in this reimagined new production.
A wise-cracking, no-nonsense hairdresser from the working-class streets of Belfast, Rita is tired of her job, her prospects, her husband, her life.  She wants to be the sort of woman who knows the difference between Shaw’s Bridge and George Bernard Shaw, and so enrolls in an Open University course in English Literature where she meets her tutor Frank – a lecturer from North Down who teaches at Queen’s – and begins her journey of self-discovery. January 30th – March 5th.

Educating Rita

Chinese New Year
See in the Chinese New Year at the Ulster Hall on January 31st. The `Success Dragon and Lion Dance Association` will be hosting two shows on the day and inviting adults and children to participate. The event will include a range of Asian dances, music, magic show and workshops and takes place from 12.30pm-2.30pm and 4pm-6pm.

Chinese new year

Irish Music Festival
From January 31st– February 7th Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin presents a brand new festival celebrating the very best in Irish music, both traditional and contemporary – the Derry International Irish Music Festival. Taking place in venues across the city, the festival will include top quality live gigs, exclusive workshops and master classes, as well as an incredible jam-packed Trad Trail taking place across some of the city’s finest bars and restaurants.

DIMF

Jason Derulo

The RnB hitmaker brings his tour to Belfast’s SSE Arena on January 27th. Expect hits such as Want To Want Me, In My Head and Talk Dirty alongside a whole lot of Wiggle.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Jason Derulo judges Season 12 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE premiering Monday, June 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Brooklin Rosenstock/FOX