DUE to huge demand for tickets, the Olympia Theatre's current production of Annie has been extended until 30 July.

Matinee shows at 2pm and evening productions at 8pm provide audience members of all ages with a glimpse into the life of the familiar redhead and her comrades behind the doors of Mrs Hannigan's orphanage.

When Harry Met Sally

THE 'fake' heard around the world will echo from Meeting House Square on Saturday at 10pm as When Harry Met Sally is presented in the latest instalment of the Stella Artois Movies on the Square. Sit back and watch, free of charge, as Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal struggle with the concept of heterosexual friendship.

Aimee Mann

AIMEE Mann's first concept album follows a man and a woman from their initial meeting to their falling in love and eventual excursion across America. Irish audiences can catch a live performance promoting The Forgotten Arm on Monday or Tuesday at 8pm in Vicar Street.

Galway Arts Festival

COMEDIANS run rampant, actors and dancers hone their craft en masse, and music fills the air as the annual Galway Arts Festival convenes along the River Corrib from 11 to 24 July. A true celebration of culture is promised with a line-up of plays, gigs and exhibitions. Children's activities are planned as well, making for a grand excuse to brush up on some Gaelic. A complete listing of scheduled events may be found at www. galwayartsfestival. com.

NYO at the NCH

IRELAND'S brightest young musical talent take to the stage of the National Concert Hall on Saturday as the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland makes a stop in the capital city. Under the direction of Atso Almila, students from around Ireland will delight with beautiful renditions of Tchaikovsky and other classical favourites.

Patchwork Exhibition

PATCHWORKING may be characterised by the frumpy, old and homely, but all generalisations should dissipate with a visit to the International Patchwork Quilt Exhibition. Finished products from home and abroad will be on display from 10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday at the Draiocht from 7 July to 27 August.