The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland over the next week (February 4 – 10).

  • Mixed Marriage, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, January 30 – February 23.  Set in Belfast on the eve of the Ulster Covenant, Mixed Marriage is a poetic tragedy – with earthy humour – which dissects class and religious sectarianism through the breakdown of one ordinary family.
  • Newry Film Club Night – Incendies, Sean Hollywod Arts Centre, Newry, Co. Down, February 6.  A 2012 Canadian film which follows the journey of twin brother and sister as they attempt to unravel the mystery of their mother’s life.
  • Female Gothic, The Market Place Theatre, Co. Armagh, February 6.  The Victorian fascination with tales of mystery and the supernatural created an enduring legacy of Gothic fiction; but it is often the male writers that we remember.  Many thrilling and eerie stories from the great female writers of that era have gathered dust and been forgotten.  Until now.
  • Ultimate Eagles, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, February 6.  The Ultimate Eagles recreate the music of The Eagles with reverence, excitement and with a new stage show that focuses its bright lights on the 1970s when the band was at its mightiest.
  • Ulster Orchestra JTI Lunchtime Concert Series Mozartiana, Ulster Hall, Belfast, February 6.  Fifty minutes of sublime and inspiring music performed by the Ulster Orchestra and local and internationally renowned soloists.
  • Glenelly Historical Society Presents: Glenelly Our Home, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, February 7.  An illustrated lecture depicting memories of the former homes of Glenelly.  Celebrate this unique historical culture and see images of homes that are now lying derelict or as wallsteads.
  • Féile Chaoimhín Uí Dhochartaigh, citywide, Co. Londonderry, February 7 – 10.  A four day celebration of the life of one of the best known figures in the traditional music scene in Derry.  The festival will feature an all-star line-up of musicians, teachers, and performers and includes an intensive Irish language course.
  • A Valentine’s Massacre – Murder Mystery, Grand Opera House, Belfast, February 9.  Some like it hot, and it can’t get hotter than being on the run from the mob after witnessing a St. Valentine’s Day massacre of the mafia’s making.  Comedy will accompany murder, mystery and intrigue.  Drinks reception and three course meal included as part of the evening.
  • Chinese New Year at Belfast Zoo, Antrim Road, Belfast, February 10.  Celebrate Chinese New Year at the zoo and learn more about the Chinese animals at the keeper talks and feeding times.  2013 is the year of the snake and visitors born in the year of the snake will also get free admission to the zoo for the day.