Top 5 Events for the Weekend

By Juliane Girl / March 29, 2019

Dublin Speed-friending Festival

Come to the Dublin Speed-friending Festival #7 in Dublin city center. New to Dublin? Or do you just want to meet some new faces in a friendly place? This meetup is for you. Here you can meet loads of new people of all ages from different countries and get free tea, coffee, biscuits, and popcorn. This event will have an MC with different tables to ensure you get to know as many people as possible. Each person will get a number, nametag and a list of questions on arrival.

Where: The Clockwork Door, 51 Wellington Quay, Dublin

When: Sat, 30th March – 2pm to 4:30pm

Spectrum Exhibition

Studio Such, SUBSET and OFFSET are coming together to host Spectrum, a poster exhibition in the Copper House Gallery. Featuring 20 of Ireland’s most exciting designers and artists, Spectrum involves each designer working with a single distinctive colour. The collection of posters will produce a gradient of colour that celebrates the work of the designers and the Spectrum of Irish design.

Where: The Copper House, St Kevin’s Cottages, Synge Street, Dublin

When: Sat, 30th March – 11am to 6pm

Dame Stuffy’s Mothers Day Cabaret Extravaganza

Karl Dawson returns for Mother’s Day singing songs from some of the greatest artists in history, from Michael Buble to Barry White, from Sinatra to the Drifters, Karl promises a day of fantastic entertainment to help you celebrate the most important person – your MOM.

Followed by James Bermingham and his unforgettable George Michael tribute, featuring all the greatest hits of everyone’s favourite pop singer: Wake me up before you go –go, Careless Whisper, Faith, etc.

Dame Stuffy’s Mother’s Day Cabaret Show with special guests Carrie Deway & Kevin Hartnett – laugh your heads off with one of Dublin’s funniest Queens as she is joined by her good pal Carrie Deway fresh off the plane from the Canary Islands to give us an evening of hilarious songs and sketches.

Where: Red Cow Inn, Naas Road, Dublin

When: Sun, 31st March – 1pm to 9pm

How much: €25 show only/€45 lunch and show

Palestine in Black & White: Cartoonist Mohammed Saba’aneh

On Saturday 30th March, to mark the anniversary of Palestinian Land Day, you are invited to attend an unmissable one-day exhibition of the work of Palestinian political cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh. Mohammad Saba’aneh has gained worldwide renown for his black and white sketches. His stark geometric figures and landscapes are rich with Palestinian visual traditions and symbols, while his haunting figures depict a vivid perspective of the occupation. The exhibition brings together some of Sabaaneh’s most striking works, including cartoons that portray the experience of Palestinian prisoners, drawn while Sabaaneh himself was detained in an Israeli prison. The drawings do not flinch from revealing the reality that confronts Palestinians.

Where: The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse St., Dublin

When: Sat, 30th March – 2:30pm to 5:30pm

How much: Admission free

Guided Tour: Shamrocks and Shillelaghs

During the month of the feast of Saint Patrick, they are hosting a special Irish plant and folklore tour. Hear about the magical myths and legends surrounding Irish plants from ancient to modern times. Find out which plant is the ‘real shamrock’. Meet the nobles of the wood and learn about fairies in the forests.

Where: National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, National Botanic Gardens, 300 Botanic Road, Dublin

When: Sat, 30th March – 2:30pm to 3:30pm

How much: €5

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Juliane Girl

Hey, It's Juliane. I'm from the north of Germany where I study culture, language, and media. At the moment I'm working as an editor with Babylon Radio.

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