From pre-theatre menus to happy hours, live music to fantastic shopping, there’s lots of reasons to extend your day and be #AliveAfterFive in Belfast City Centre, and we’ve got your guide to 5 things to to do after 5pm this week.

The Father Ted Experience at The Cabaret Club

Wednesday 5 April from 7.30pm to 12am


Featuring star of Father Ted, Joe Rooney and The Afters, this show features music from the hit TV show such as My Lovely Horse and My Lovely Mayo Mammy as well as some holy party hits. Plus a full comedy set from Joe Rooney, spot prizes and of course a Lovely Girls Competition!

Tickets are priced at £27.50 and includes your main meal and the show.

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The Belfast Film Festival

Thursday 30 March - Saturday 8 April

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BFF17 represents a showcase of 130 films and events, celebrating talent from 35 countries around the world. Film screenings are taking place across the city with highlights including Chris Baugh’s accomplished debut feature ‘Bad Day for the Cut,’ the Oscar nominated ‘A Man Called Ove’ and contender for funniest film of 2017 ‘Mindhorn’ starring Julian Barratt. Click below to see the full listings.

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Will & Grace Binge Watch Party at Vandal

Friday 7 April from 9pm to 1am


Vandal are having a Binge-Watch Party on Friday 7 April with loads of Will and Grace episodes plus themed cocktails and music.  The evening’s activities include; Will & Grace on big screen followed by music, Karen-Off competition for the best high-pitched insult and win prizes and cocktails ‘The Mood Elevator’ and ‘Honey I’d suck the alcohol out of a Deodorant stick.’ Tickets are just £3 and can be bought online.

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Comedy Live! at The Hudson

Thursday 6 April at 8.30pm


From his appearances in Father Ted & Savage Eye, The Hudson brings you the hilarious Pat McDonnell as Comedy Live! returns this Thursday.

Support acts are Lorcan McGrane and Alan Irwin. Tickets available at the door for just £5.

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Wine Down Wednesdays at Havana

Every Wednesday


Wine Down Wednesdays at Havana Bank Sq are the perfect way to celebrate hump day, with a free glass of wine with every main course. Choose from favourites such as their chilli beef, house burger, steak ciabatta and more!

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There’s plenty of other reasons to stay after 5pm including early-bird menus, happy hours and more that you can find here.