Out To Lunch 2024 Early Bird Shows

Luisa Omielan: God Is A Woman – The Musical

Luisa Omielan: God Is A Woman – The Musical

The Black Box

Saturday 6 January, 8.00pm

Aja – The Music of Steely Dan

Aja – The Music of Steely Dan

The Black Box

Sunday 7 January, 2.00pm

Historic Pubs of the Cathedral Quarter

Historic Pubs of the Cathedral Quarter

Leaves Kelly Cellars 

Sunday 7 January, Sunday 14 January, Sunday 21 January 2.00pm

The Sailortown Sessions feat. King Cedar, Ferna & Ciaran Lavery

Snow Water presents

The Sailortown Sessions feat. King Cedar, Ferna & Ciaran Lavery

The Deers Head

Sunday 7 January, 3.00pm (Ends 5.00pm)

‘Feeling Good’: Victoria Geelan Sings the Songs of Nina Simone

‘Feeling Good’: Victoria Geelan Sings the Songs of Nina Simone

The Black Box

Tuesday 9 January, 1.00pm & 8.00pm,

David O’Doherty: Tiny Piano Man

Out To Lunch in Association with TSW Management & Lisa Richards present:

David O’Doherty: Tiny Piano Man

Mandela Hall

Thursday 11 January, 8.00pm

Ania Magliano: I Can’t Believe You’ve Done This

Ania Magliano: I Can’t Believe You’ve Done This

The Black Box

Friday 12 January, 8.00pm

Mary Dillon, Dónal O’Connor & Neil Martin

Mary Dillon, Dónal O’Connor & Neil Martin

The Black Box

Saturday 13 January, 2.00pm and 7.30pm

Dave Arcari

In association with Belfast City Blues Festival

Dave Arcari

The Deer's Head

Saturday 13 January, 2.00pm

Classics for Lunch with The Ulster Orchestra

Classics for Lunch with The Ulster Orchestra

The Black Box

Tuesday 16 January, 1.00pm

Hung Up on a Dream – The Zombies (Irish premiere)

Hung Up on a Dream – The Zombies (Irish premiere)

The Deer’s Head

Tuesday 16 January, 7.00pm

Bluegrass for Lunch feat. The Broken String Band

Bluegrass for Lunch feat. The Broken String Band

The Black Box

Wednesday 17 January, 1.00pm

Classic Country for Lunch featuring The Boondocks

Classic Country for Lunch featuring The Boondocks

The Black Box

Thursday 18 January, 1.00pm

Louder Than You Think (N Irish Premiere)

Louder Than You Think (N Irish Premiere)

The Black Box

Thursday 18 January, 8.00pm

The Scott Flanigan Trio plays The Beatles

The Scott Flanigan Trio plays The Beatles

The Black Box

Friday 19 January, 1.00pm, Saturday 20 January, 2.00pm

This Flight Tonight: The Songs of Joni Mitchell by Zervas and Pepper

This Flight Tonight: The Songs of Joni Mitchell by Zervas and Pepper

The Black Box

Sunday 21 January, 8.00pm

Opera For Lunch – Cabaret de la Boîte Noire

Opera For Lunch – Cabaret de la Boîte Noire

The Black Box

Tuesday 23 January, 1.00pm

Art is Long…Life is Short: An Evening of the Music of Ryuichi Sakamoto by Ruth McGinley

Art is Long…Life is Short: An Evening of the Music of Ryuichi Sakamoto by Ruth McGinley

The Black Box

Tuesday 23 January, 8.00pm 

Becoming Marvellous by Cathy Carson

Becoming Marvellous by Cathy Carson

The Black Box

Wednesday 24 January, 1.00pm

Sam Baker

In association with The Real Music Club

Sam Baker

The Black Box

Wednesday 24 January, 8.00pm

Rattlebag x TOKYO JAZZ JOINTS

Rattlebag x TOKYO JAZZ JOINTS

Bullitt Hotel

Wednesday 24 January, 7.00-9.30 pm

Duke Special: Blood For Ghosts

Duke Special: Blood For Ghosts

The Black Box

Thursday 25 January, 1.00pm

Jeremy Deller In Conversation ‘Art is Magic’

Presented by Out To Lunch in association with Ulster Presents...

Jeremy Deller In Conversation ‘Art is Magic’

Ulster University. Belfast Campus, Lecture Theatre 1, BC-LG-211 York Street.

Thursday 25 January, 7.30pm

An Elvis Gospel Brunch

An Elvis Gospel Brunch

The Black Box

Friday 26 January, 1.00pm - 2.30pm

Lumiere & The Wilderness Way Book Launch

Lumiere & The Wilderness Way Book Launch

The Black Box

Saturday 27 January, 2.00pm

Greensleeves Hi-Fi X Explosion Sound System

Greensleeves Hi-Fi X Explosion Sound System

The Black Box

Saturday 27 January, 8.00pm

Mark O Connell : A Thread of Violence

Mark O Connell : A Thread of Violence

The Black Box (Green Room)

Sunday 28 January, 3.00pm

Rolling Programme

Grace Petrie: Build Something Better Tour

Grace Petrie: Build Something Better Tour

The Oh Yeah Music Centre

Wednesday 21 February, 8.00pm

Acid Mothers Temple

Strange Victory in association with CQAF Presents

Acid Mothers Temple

Ulster Sports Club

Tuesday 14 May, 8.00pm

CQAF 2024 Early Bird Shows

Joel Harkin – Artist in Residence

Joel Harkin – Artist in Residence

Various venues throughout the festival

Tom Robinson: Up Close & Personal

Tom Robinson: Up Close & Personal

The Deer’s Head

Thursday 2 May, 8.00pm

Clifton Street Cemetery Tour

Clifton Street Cemetery Tour

Leaves Clifton House

Friday 3 May, 2.00pm & Saturday 4 May 10.00am

The Breeze: ‘Thin Ground’ Album Launch

The Breeze: ‘Thin Ground’ Album Launch

Ulster Sport Club

Friday 3 May, 8.00pm

Peter Case, Sid Griffin and Dan Stuart

Peter Case, Sid Griffin and Dan Stuart

The Oh Yeah Music Centre

Friday 3 May, 8.00pm

May Day Fiesta

May Day Fiesta

Community Arts Partnership

Saturday 4th May, 10am-6pm

Collaborator – A work in progress by Daniel Kitson

Collaborator – A work in progress by Daniel Kitson

The Black Box

Saturday 4 May / Sunday 5 May, 2.00pm

The Worst Cafe in the World

Big Telly Theatre Company Presents 

The Worst Cafe in the World

49-51 Royal Avenue, BT1 1FD

Saturday 4 May - Monday 6 May, 3.00pm - 5.00pm, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

PP Arnold with Special Guest Bronagh Gallagher

PP Arnold with Special Guest Bronagh Gallagher

Festival Marquee

Saturday 4 May, 7.00pm

Black Belfast – Horror and True Crime Walking Tour

Black Belfast – Horror and True Crime Walking Tour

Belfast City Centre

Sunday 5th May & Sunday 12th May, 11:00am

John Was Trying to Contact Aliens – Screening and DJ set

John Was Trying to Contact Aliens – Screening and DJ set

The American Bar

Sunday 5 May, 7.00pm 

Willy Mason

In association with Open House Festival

Willy Mason

Ulster Sports Club

Sunday 5 May, 8.00pm

I’VE ALWAYS LIKED THE NAME MARCUS

I’VE ALWAYS LIKED THE NAME MARCUS

Upstairs Theatre at the MAC

Wednesday 1 - Sunday 5 May, 8.00pm (2.30pm Matinee on Sunday 5 May)

Jack Docherty: David Bowie & Me – Parallel Lives

Jack Docherty: David Bowie & Me – Parallel Lives

The Black Box

Monday 6 May, 8.00pm

Chasing Amy: A Celebration of the Life and Songs of Amy Winehouse

Victoria Geelan presents

Chasing Amy: A Celebration of the Life and Songs of Amy Winehouse

The Black Box

Tuesday 7 May, 1.00pm & 8.00pm

Young Frankenstein : Special Event Screening

Young Frankenstein : Special Event Screening

St Patricks Church, Donegall St.

Tuesday 7 May,  9.00pm

Work is the curse of the drinking classes

Work is the curse of the drinking classes

The Deer’s Head

Wednesday 8 May, 8.00pm

Hollie McNish: The Lobster Tour with Michael Pedersen

Hollie McNish: The Lobster Tour with Michael Pedersen

Festival Marquee

Wednesday 8 May, 8.00pm

‘Boldie’ Premiere screening

The Lawerence Street Workshops presents

‘Boldie’ Premiere screening

The Avenue Cinema

Thursday 9 May, 7.00pm

Annie Macmanus in Conversation –  in partnership with Ulster Presents at Ulster University

Annie Macmanus in Conversation – in partnership with Ulster Presents at Ulster University

Lecture Theatre 1, Block BC, Ulster University, Belfast Campus, York Street.

Thursday 9 May, 8.00pm

Luke Haines Freaks Out! Weirdos, Misfits and Deviants – The Rise and Fall of Righteous Rock ’n’ Roll

Luke Haines Freaks Out! Weirdos, Misfits and Deviants – The Rise and Fall of Righteous Rock ’n’ Roll

The Deer's Head

Thursday 9 May, 8.00pm

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath!

Jerry Sadowitz: Comedian, Magician, Psychopath!

Festival Marquee

Thursday 9 May, 8.00pm

Hero of Belfast: The Mary Ann McCracken Walking Tour

Hero of Belfast: The Mary Ann McCracken Walking Tour

Leaves Clifton House

Friday 10 May, 2.00pm & Saturday 11 May, 10.00am

Billy Connolly : Big Banana Feet

Billy Connolly : Big Banana Feet

The Avenue Cinema, Belfast

Friday 10 May, 7.00pm

DJ Format

CQAF and Superfly Funk and Soul Belfast present

DJ Format

Ulster Sports Club

Friday 10 May, 10.30pm-3.00am

The Bonnevilles

CQAF and Belfast City Blues present

The Bonnevilles

The Deer’s Head

Saturday 11 May, 2.00pm

Blue Whale (‘Last Immediate Images’ Album Launch)

Moving On Music in association with CQAF Presents

Blue Whale (‘Last Immediate Images’ Album Launch)

The Black Box

Saturday 11 May, 8.30pm

Revolucion to Roxy, Phil Manzanera In Conversation

Revolucion to Roxy, Phil Manzanera In Conversation

The Black Box

Sunday 12 May, 2.00pm

Too Much Too Young: The 2 Tone Records Story – In conversation with Daniel Rachel

Too Much Too Young: The 2 Tone Records Story – In conversation with Daniel Rachel

The Black Box (Green Room)

Sunday 12 May, 7.00pm

Marian Keyes In Conversation with Tara Flynn

Marian Keyes In Conversation with Tara Flynn

Festival Marquee

Sunday 12 May, 7.30pm

Jane Weaver

Strange Victory in association with CQAF Presents

Jane Weaver

Ulster Sports Club

Sunday 12 May, 8.00pm

Common Groundwork: BBeyond at CQAF

Common Groundwork: BBeyond at CQAF

Various Locations

1-12 May

mother tongue

mother tongue

The MAC

26 April – 31 July 2024

Bua an Chultúir/Victory of Culture

Bua an Chultúir/Victory of Culture

2 Royal Avenue

2 – 31 May

Smoke

Smoke

PS2 Property House 11 Rosemary Street Belfast BT1 1QA

2-18 May

Éabha Campbell

Éabha Campbell

Catalyst Arts. 6 Joys Entry, Belfast BT1 4DR

2 - 12 May, 11pm- 4pm

‘Ukraine – Searching for the Normal’ Cathal McNaughton

‘Ukraine – Searching for the Normal’ Cathal McNaughton

Belfast Exposed, Gallery I

2 - 25 May

‘He’s not right in the head’

‘He’s not right in the head’

Vault Artist Studios, Marlborough House gallery/project space. 28-32 Victoria Street Belfast BT1 3GG

Opening Thursday 02/05 6-9pm. Open daily until Wednesday 08/05

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