"Our Lady of Sligo"
The American premiere of "Our Lady of Sligo" at the Irish Repertory Theater tells the tale of Mai O’Hara and her flamboyant but destructive relationship with her husband. The play has been extended through July 2. The Irish Repertory Theater is at 132 W 22nd St., NYC. Performance schedule: Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3. Details and tickets, (212) 727-2737.
"The Ginger Man"
The Irish Arts Center presents J.P. Donleavy’s "The Ginger Man," a stage adaptation from his internationally celebrated and highly acclaimed novels, performed by The Dublin Theater Company. Performances through July 2. Performances Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3. Reservations, (212) 581-4125. The Irish Arts Center is at 553 West 51st St., NYC.
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"God Willing," a new Irish drama, written and directed by award-winning writer, David McLaughlin, will be presented at the Pantheon Theater, May 30 through June 25. Performances, Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets $20, previews $15. The Pantheon Theater is at 303 W. 42nd St., at Eighth Avenue, NYC. Details, (212) 545-3767.
The following is a schedule for entertainment at Rocky Sullivan’s bar, 129 Lexington Ave., off 28th Street, NYC: Mondays at 9 p.m., Marie Reilly (fiddle) and Don Meade (guitar, banjo); Tuesdays at 9, Pat Maguire; Wednesdays at 8, readings from various authors, followed by Rogues March, 9:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 9, Rocky’s Pub Quiz with Liam MacNiallais, and Sundays at 9, Seanchaí & The Unity Squad with Chris Byrne of Black 47. Details, (212) 725-3871.
Pig n’ Whistle
The Pig n’ Whistle pub at 922 Third Ave., NYC, presents live music every Saturday night from 9 p.m. to midnight. With Marion Griffin and Friends. Details, (212) 688-4646.
Colum McCann Reading
Author Colum McCann will read from his latest work "Everything in this Country Must," a collection of stories concerning Northern Ireland on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the American Irish Historical Society, 991 Fifth Ave. (at 80th Street), NYC. Details, (212) 288-2263.
New York City-based painter Elizabeth O’Reilly will exhibit her recent landscape oil paintings featuring rural locales in County Mayo through May 27 at the George Billis Gallery, 508/526 West 26th St. (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues), NYC. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details, (212) 645-2621.
Four Courts in Somerville, Stonehill
The Four Courts Ceili Band will play for the set dancing night on Monday, June 5, at the Burren Pub in Somerville. Details, (617) 776-6896 or www.burren.com. On Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, they will appear as part of the Stonehill Irish Festival in North Easton for the Irish Cultural Center. Details (781)821-8291 or visit their website at www.irishculture.org.
East Durham Irish Festival
The 23rd annual East Durham Irish Festival will take place May 27-29 on the grounds of the Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Center, Rte. 145, East Durham. This year’s festival will feature New York bands Black 47, Celtic Cross and The Prodigals, as well as The Blackthorn from Philadelphia. Also performing will be The Whole Shabang, Andre Rice, Paddy Noonan, Andy Cooney, Jimmy McPhail, Frankie Curran and Gallowglass. A grand march of the pipers will be featured with four shows daily. There will also be performances by Irish stepdancing schools. Details, call 1-800-434-FEST.
Irish Festival 2000
Irish Festival 2000, at Chicago Gaelic Park, will take place May 26-29. There will be five stages featuring 40 hours of continuous entertainment. There will be Irish import stores, food vendors, games, refreshments, a petting zoo and free pony rides. There will also be the Spectacular Carnival Midway as well as Irish stepdancing, céili dancing, bonnie baby contest, red hair and freckle contest, puppet shows, magicians, jugglers and clowns, and face painting. Among the 40 groups performing will be Cherish the Ladies, Tommy Makem, Black 47, Deirdre O’Reilly and her band; The Irish Descendants, Morning Star, Great Big Sea, Sunrise, the New York Showband, Sean Wilson, Kathy Durkin and her band, the Prodigals, the Fenians, the Whole Shabang, and many others. Admission $10. For details of times, call (708) 687-9323 or log onto www.cgp-chicago.org.