What’s On: Top 10 live events this January in Cork

The 10 Best things on in Cork this coming January.

Cork is a dynamic city in the south-west of Ireland. Home to a hoard of creatives, with a dense youth population and great social scene, it seems pretty obvious that the social calendar is a force to be reckoned with.

As we ring in a new year, you may just be asking yourself: what next? Well, here are the top 10 events happening in and around Cork in January 2019.

10. Cinderella

If you happened to miss it over Christmas, no worries! The festive panto will run on into January 2019 to accommodate all the kids (and adults!) in town. Expect fun, singing and shock twists in this fun pantomime experience suited for all ages.

The majority of people would have gone pre-Christmas meaning this is a more chilled experience (thank god), and it’ll also be easier to procure tickets.

When: until Sunday 13 January 2018 @ various times
Where: The Everyman Theatre, 5 MacCurtain Street, Co. Cork, Ireland
How Much: €28 (€100 family of four)
Tickets: HERE 

9. Dreaming in Blue: Harry Clarke Watercolours

For all you art lovers out there, this is one for you. The worldwide-renowned work of Irish stained-glass artist and illustrator, Harry Clarke, will be on display in the Crawford Art Gallery all through the month of January.

Admission is free and seeing as January welcomes a lot of unfavourable weather, this makes for the ultimate rainy day activity.

When: throughout January 2019 @ 10am – 5pm (closed Sundays)
Where: Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Co. Cork, Ireland
How Much: free
Tickets: HERE

8. The Lee Sessions

The Lee Sessions is Cork’s preeminent music showcase. Running indefinitely since 2011, there’ll be plenty of “sessions” throughout January in various venues around the city.

Whether you’re a local looking for a music fix, or a tourist keen to see some real trad, this is for you!

When: throughout January 2019 @ various times
Where: various locations
How Much: free
Tickets: HERE

7. Aesthetic Distance Vera Ryklova

This bold and brilliant photographic exploration is coming to Cork city in January 2019. The exhibition investigates the relationship between “desire and the sense of self within the concept of social and cultural belonging, and it features a series of staged self-portraits by artist Vera Ryklova.”

The emerging photographic artists graduated from Dublin’s Institute of Art, Design and Technology with a BA (Hons) in Photography in 2015.

When: until 28 January 2019 @ 10am – 8pm (Sundays 1pm – 8pm)
Where: Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Co. Cork, Ireland
How Much: free
Link: HERE

6. Boscos Garden and Snow White

Neither a boy nor a girl, just a Bosco in a box. Yep, we all remember the weird as hell but entirely engaging rag-doll than dominated TV screens for more than three decades. And, it’s back!

Presented by Paula Lambert’s Puppet Theatre, this will certainly be an experience to remember as guests explore the story of Snow White with Bosco.

When: 27 January 2019 @ 12 noon & 2.30pm
Where: The Everyman Theatre, 5 MacCurtain Street, Co. Cork, Ireland
How Much: €10
Tickets: HERE

5. A Tribute to George Michael

Who could possibly resist another opportunity to dance again with George Michael? The tribute, which is bound to be simply irresistible, will take fans through a catalogue of hits as well as covering Wham! classics. Sure, what more could you want on a Saturday night?

When: 5 January 2019 @ 8pm
Where: Cyprus Avenue, Caroline Street, Co. Cork, Ireland
How Much: €15
Tickets: HERE 

4. Chris Smither

This American folk-blues guitarist will take to the stage in January 2019 performing his new, and highly rated record, Call Me Lucky. His first show in Cork has already sold out so move quick to snag tickets to this performance – it is to be one of the best in January.

When: 11 January 2019 @ 8.30pm
Where: The White Horse, West Village, Co. Cork, Ireland
How Much: €16.60 – €21.95
Tickets: HERE

3. One Night of Adele

If you’ve ever been dying to see Adele, but never had the chance, here’s a solid alternative. Sarah Evans’ tribute act is the closest you will ever get to the real thing on stage. She was a star of Adele at the BBC where she met and sang alongside her idol, and she has her music, styling and sophistication down to a tee.

When: 18 January 2019 @ 8pm
Where: The Everyman Theatre, 5 MacCurtain Street, Co. Cork, Ireland
How Much: €25
Tickets: HERE

2. Giz a Laugh

Laugh off the Christmas pounds this coming January at Giz a Laugh. Featuring Dublin comedian Enya Martin and an all-star cast of jokesters, this show is bound to be a highlight of the month.

This show has sold out consistently since its inception in 2017, so booking is highly advised.

When: 26 January 2019 @ 8pm
Where: The Everyman Theatre, 5 MacCurtain Street, Co. Cork, Ireland
How Much: €25
Tickets: HERE

1. Cork Burger Festival

Ah feck the diets, Cork burger festival returns to the city in January 2019 and we’re already salivating. The festival encourages visitors to try out venues nationwide, and share in the love of food, or more specifically, burgers!

When: 21 – 27 January 2019 @ various times
Where: various locations, Co. Cork, Ireland
How Much: various

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