Go & Do

3, 4, 5 Feb.
Quarter Block Party
A series of unique events – aiming to present art in unusual locations; celebrate the street’s unique character; and open up the historic quarter of Cork over a vibrant weekend of fun during the quieter months. www.quarterblockparty.com North & South Main Street, Cork.

Quarter Block Party List of Events
North & South Main Street, Cork.

Argentine Tango
Classes every Wednesday night at Metropole Hotel: Beginners 7.30pm; Intermediate class 8.30pm; Intermediate / advanced class 9.30pm, SPECIAL OFFER for February €50 for 6 classes. Milonga Evora every Sunday night at Market Tavern 8pm. www.corktango.com For further details please contact us on facebook, phone 087-2627887 email: tangocork@yahoo.ie
Cork Dance Scene
Weekly drop in classes all year round: Beginners Bachata Class every Wednesday at 7.30pm; Beginners Salsa every Thursday at 7.30pm. Contact: info@ corkdancescene.com, 083 834 4983, www.corkdancescene.com
Cork Céilí Experience
Start your New Year Resolutions to Lose Weight; Get Fit; make new friends; have more fun and learn to dance. Every Tuesday 8pm, The Village Hall, 4 St. Patrick's Quay. Beginners welcome. www.theceiliexperience.com. Call/text Fionan 0878185111
15~18 Feb
Cork International Poetry Festival
A programme of readings and workshops. The extensive line-up of readers includes local, national and international poets. An exciting series of workshops is planned with Matthew Dickman, Brenda Shaughnessy, Thomas McCarthy, Brian Turner, Natalie Diaz and Martina Evans presiding over proceedings. www.corkpoetryfest.net
Cork Singers’ Club
Feb 5: Teresa MacCárthaigh. Feb 12: Len Graham. Feb 19: Sinead Caher. Feb 26: Cliff Wedgbury. 8.30pm.
An Spailpin Fanach, South Main Street.

Thursdays. 7pm
Sacred Harp Singers
All voices welcome! corksacredharp.com
Unitarian Church, Princes St.

An Óige Cycles
Feb 11: Meet Opera House 9.30am. Feb 18: Meet Midleton Railway Station 9.45am. Feb 25: Meet Opera House 9.30am. www.facebook.com/AnOigeCork.group/
Spanish Studies Centre
All levels Beginners to Advanced. General & Holiday Spanish Courses, Business Spanish. Group or Private Tuition, Leaving Cert Classes / Junior Cert / Kids Classes. Native fully qualified experienced teachers. spanishstudiescork@gmail.com, (086) 3111193, www.spanishstudiescentrecork. com
19 Patrick's Hill.

Cork English World
Evening part-time classes recommencing on 10/01/17 - €150 for 4 weeks. NEW afternoon full-time course (15 hours- 12:30 to 15:30) from 06/02/17 - €100 per week. www.cew.ie • info@cew.ie
Mondays, 9.30pm
Ó Bhéal
Guest poets every week with a poetry challenge and an open-mic for original poetry, storytelling and unplugged Ceol. Guest poets for Feb - MA Creative Writing Students from UCC (6th), Gerard Smyth (13th), Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin (20th) and Amanda Bell (27th). Visit: obheal.ie
Hay Loft, The Long Valley, Winthrop St.

Speeddating events with Velo Promotions at the Cork & County Cricket Club, Mardyke, Cork. Sun 5th Feb 20s & 30s, Sun 19th Feb 30s & 40s and Sun 5th March 40s & 50s. Advance bookings only at www.speeddatingirl.com or 085-7707585. Speeddating is fun, inexpensive, it works and it's definitely here to stay.
Transform your Love Life by
“Calling In The One”
Identify the hidden barriers that have kept you from having the love you deserve and discover how to release them. Introductory Workshop on Saturday 11th Feb. by a certified ‘Calling In The One’ Coach personally trained by KWT. Contact 087 3101007.
Fota Wildlife Park
Walk amongst animals from all over the world at Ireland’s wildest attraction! www.fotawildlife.ie
13 Feb. 8pm
Astronomy lecture
“Ireland and the biggest telescopes in the world”. Speaker: Prof Paul Callanan (UCC).
UCC’s Civil Engineering Building.

21 Feb. 8pm until closing
Drink & Draw
Come in, grab a seat and start drawing! A gathering of local artists of many different fields to socialise and share ideas, skills and inspiration. All skill levels and all ages welcome (+18). Bring your own art supplies. Free.
The Franciscan Well, Upstairs Bar.

22 Feb. 8pm
Talks and performances from musicians and industry professionals, in an event open to the public for free. You can reserve a place at the event via corklovesmusic.eventbrite.ie
Coughlans, Douglas St.

10 Mar. 7.30pm
Music Education
for your child?
Information Evening for parents of new applicants at CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, 7.30-8.30pm. Instrumental Open Day for current students also March 10th - 3.30-5.30pm. Application period: March 13th to May 5th. Enquiries: 021 4807310. www.csm.cit.ie
1 Apr.
Light it up Blue Gala Ball
The evening will include a champagne reception an exquisite four course meal followed by entertainment from the Love Bugs. Tickets €80 per person attending. Tickets: Carol on 021 4533642 (Ext 5), emailing c.walsh@corkautism.ie or online at www.corkautism.ie.
Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Douglas.

African Drumming
Learn West African rhythms in a fun and relaxed atmosphere every Thursday evening at Dervish Book Store beside the Bodega on Cornmarket Street. Beginners at 6.45pm til 8pm. Intermediate 8.10pm til 10pm. All classes €12 per class. Drums supplied. For more info: Patrick 087 2176460. africandrummingireland.com