unfortunately a couple of good record shops have closed down in the last year but Dragon Records near City Hall is still worth checking out for good second hand stuff.
there’s also a brilliant little second hand book shop called Keats and Chapman on North Street, not too far from the Oh Yeah Centre. also a lot of good pubs near the Oh Yeah, particularly the Duke of York, the John Hewitt, and the Sunflower is slightly further but not too far away. Black Box too but they’re only open early on certain days.
Titanic museum is decent and a massive tourist draw but slightly pricey from what I remember. as mentioned above, the Ulster Museum, a bit further south beside Queens Uni is worth visiting. a lot of good history stuff on the lower levels but also some good art galleries on the higher floors. actually The MAC also has art exhibitions upstairs and is also near the Oh Yeah, not sure what’s on there at the minute but could be worth nipping up if you’re at a loose end.
in terms of food you’ll find people here survive off Boojum burritos. i’m also a big fan of Bubbacue for barbecue stuff and Bunsen for burgers (all the Bs) but i’m not sure they have many/any veggie options. Little Wing is very good for proper pizzas, near Victoria Square.
i might actually head round to your panel on Monday if there are still tickets as i’m not working til 4. got tickets for the ATL show that night too so must try to leave work early.