Must hear. . .
Summertime: The Very Best of Billie Holiday Summertime, and the living is easy for now.
But when the autumnal blues hit shortly, we suggest you have this CD at hand . . . a soothing balm for the aches and pains of winter. This 'Best Of ' features all of Billie Holiday's greats, including 'Lover Man', 'Strange Fruit', and her own composition 'God Bless This Child' . . . some of the most sensitive vocal performances ever recorded.
Must See. . .
You and Me and Everyone
We Know IFI cinema, Dublin Perhaps the most wilfully eccentric film this year, performance artist Miranda July's debut is also a sensitive think piece on the nature of growing up too fast and the complexities of adulthood. July coaxes some great performances from a cast of children and teens, and while a little too saccharine at times, it's still compelling in its goofball oddity.
Must surf. . .
So you thought digital photography had rendered the photo album dead? Think again. The genius of flickr is that you can create a digital version online, and anyone, anywhere can access it. It's simple to use (you just upload your snaps) and free membership entitles you to 20 megabytes worth of uploads per month.
Must do. . .
Mitchell's Introductory Wine Appreciation Course
www. mitchellandson. com Spit or swallow? That question has been perplexing wine tasters for centuries. We don't know if that will be up for discussion, but this course (which begins on 13 September but is booking now), aims to familiarise wine neophytes with what's on offer in the Irish market and offers advice on how to get the most from your wine. (We suggest drinking it).
Must go. . .
Solas Anseo DJ Carnival
Saturday and Sunday 27, 28 August Roll up! Roll up! See the amazing bearded lady! Prepare yourself for the world-famous monkey man! Well, not quite. But Solas Anseo DJ Carnival does have some of the best-known DJs in the country spinning it out, back to back, from 4pm on Saturday and Sunday till late, all in aid of the ISPCC.
Look out for the VW Campervan (seriously) on Dublin's Wexford Street where you can buy your 10 wristband for entry into both Solas and Anseo pubs.