Bye bye 2016, hello 2017, and here’s a raft of new things to do for the month of January. Happy new queer!
JANUARY 1: GALWAY BAY SWIM
Give yourself a dunking to raise funds for Galway Pride 2017, outwest.ie for more info.
JANUARY 1: CO-MOTION
Community event organised by New Year’s Festival Dublin where you’ll be paired with a walking partner and a pair of headphone splitters and sent off around St Stephen’s Green to connect (12&2pm), more info here.
JANUARY 1-8: THE UGLY SISTERS AND YER WAN
If you missed Al Porter’s high camp panto turn over the holidays, channel your inner gay child and catch it at the Olympia until January 8, tickets here.
JANUARY 7: MAGICAL MUSICALS
A medley of musical favourites and all-time movie classics at Dun Laoghaire’s Pavillion Theatre, tickets €15/€10, 3pm, 8pm, booking here
JANUARY 17: MARTHA WAINWRIGHT
Gay-adjacent Martha (sister of Rufus), and gay icon in her own right, hits Vicar Street for an intimate night of cool songs, tickets here.
JANUARY 10-14: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
Can gay dad by day and drag queen by night Albin convince his son’s conservative future in-laws that he’s straight? Find out at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, tickets here.
JANUARY 14: ESSENTIAL GILBERT AND SULLIVAN
Channel your inner Sideshow Bob at the National Concert Hall, tickets €10.50/€39.50, tickets here.
JANUARY 19-26: WALLIS BIRD
Wallis goes on a mini-tour of Ireland, taking in Dublin (Vicar Street), Galway (Roísin Dubh), Limerick (Dolan’s Warehouse), Belfast (Empire Music Hall) and Dundalk (Spirit Store), tickets here.
JANUARY 27: PIGALLE
Derby Browne sings the songs of Edith Piaf at the National Concert Hall, tickets here.
JANUARY 28: HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES
Panti brings her acclaimed ‘heels’ to the Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, tickets here.