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IT IS almost that time of the year again when tassles are twirled and booties are shaken in the joyously sexy jamboree of Galway Burlesque Festival. Now in its third year, this feast of frisky fun takes place from May 18 to 20 and, as ever, promises lots of teasing thrills and thrilling teases.
The kitchen is the new living and dining room. You no longer slave alone over the proverbial stove, instead your friends pile in, pour wine and give good gossip! As for the dining room? It’s been relegated along with the silver to the distant starched-white past!
In 1959 the poet Richard Murphy renovated the black-sailed Ave Maria, a traditional Galway hooker, which he used to ferry visitors to Inishboffin, and for a day’s fishing. Over the years the poet, the boat and the magnificent landscape attracted a flotsam and jetsam of humanity, many of a literary kind.
Another busy Bank Holiday Weekend beckons for Galway United, who host Dundalk in a critical SSE Airtricity League premier division clash on Friday ahead of Monday’s away EA Sports Cup quarter-final against Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds.
History was indeed made on November 8 when Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States. I am not quite sure why history was made, a Republican beating a Democrat is not new, but it certainly feels like something immense has happened. Only something immense could sway the US electorate from voting to return a black Democrat in 2012, to voting four years later for a white billionaire Republican who holds overtly racist and misogynistic views.
THE DIRTY CIRCUS returns for another night of burlesque, comedy, music, and cabaret, but a definite green tinge, at the Róisín Dubh on Monday March 16 at 9pm.
THE LATE Mark Logan, percussionist with the Disconauts, passionate Chelsea FC fan, and all-round top bloke, will be remembered and celebrated at a special Mad About Mark night in the Róisín Dubh this Friday [March 27] at 9pm.
The Muslim community has the right to respond to cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, but must do so “through the pen and through the voice”, and never through violence, a leading Galway Imam stated this week.
THE LIPSINKERS, described as “possibly the most ridiculous, fun night out ever” by The Times make their Galway debut at Electric Garden & Theatre this Saturday at 8.30pm.
MISS TURKISH Delight is getting set for Saturday’s Miss Burlesque Ireland competition in the Button Factory in Dublin - the only performer from Galway to reach the final.