Must Read. . .
Soup Kitchen It's time now to kick into compost the old proverb that too many cooks spoil the broth. Soup Kitchen, with 100 recipes from leading chefs and food writers, including Jamie Oliver and Delia Smith (her Cauliflower soup with Roquefort sounds yummy), is a real belly warmer of a book that will drive anyone stir crazy. It also has an introduction from rustic TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on how to get that zing factor with fresh ingredients.
Must Hear. . .
Mary Stokes Band play 'Blues for New Orleans' Bruxelles, Dublin, Today, 6pm Legendary New Orleans bluesman Fats Domino was among the many victims of the Mississippi Delta tragedy . . . the 77year-old had to be rescued from his apartment and lost all his belongings. The Mary Stokes Band who are longtime friends of Fats are dedicating the proceeds from today's Sunday Blues session to the American Red Cross. Let's hope they play his 1950s' classic 'Ain't That a Shame'. . .
Must View. . .
Marty Kelly Exhibition Blue Leaf Gallery, Dublin The constant burr of traffic on Dublin's Pembroke Street will be no match for the work of rising Donegal artist Marty Kelly. With lush colours, aching spaces and lone figures lost in thought, Kelly's work has a serene and contemplative quality that demands your complete attention. The exhibition opens on 14 September and runs until the 29 September.
Must See. . .
Ninotchka IFI, Dublin, next Sunday, 2.10pm.
As a star of the silver screen, Swedish actress Greta Garbo probably shone the brightest, and this is one of her finest moments. Director Ernest Lubitsch convinced the steely Swede to lighten up in this role . . . the result, in which Garbo famously laughs, is one of the most enjoyable comedies ever made.
Must Go. . .
Misery Hill Gallery Grand Canal Quay, Dublin Tony Blair last week went to Asia to patch up relations with China over the so-called 'bra wars'. Here, the new Misery Hill Gallery is propping up Sino-European relations with 'Ode to the Black Earth', an exhibition of over 50 works of Chinese art never before seen in Europe. The gallery, which opens next Friday, plans to bring "exciting international art" to Ireland.
Paul Lynch plynch@tribune. ie