Welcome to this week’s weekly roundup, chock full of great ideas for your week ahead! And not just great — the best ideas!
Bloom 2014 takes place this bank holiday weekend in the Phoenix Park from Thursday 29th May until Monday 2nd June. This will be the garden event’s 8th year and it attracts thousands of people every year. Visitors to Bloom will enjoy gardening advice and workshops, cookery and craft demonstrations and lots more.
This weekend will once again play host to the Dublin Port’s Riverfest. Organised by the Dublin Port Community and the Docklands Business Forum, the event will be a unique celebration along the historic quays with a jam packed programme full of activities such as kayaking sessions and free tours on some of the boats. There will also be street performers, music and open air food and craft markets.
This Saturday 31st May, the Sue Ryder Foundation is holding a charity cycle event from Dalkey to Arklow. There will be two routes which we cater for all levels of ability and the cycle starts at 9.30am. Registration costs €25.
This Friday, 30th May, Drakelow play at the Centre for Creative Practices at 8pm. The band specialise in driving guitars, pounding rhythms and vocal harmonies. Tickets are priced at €10/€7.
This Friday also sees the release of funny man Seth MacFarlane’s new movie A Million Ways to Die in the West, starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried. The comedy tells the story of a cowardly farmer who seeks the help of a gunslinger’s wife to help him win back the woman who left him. Check out your local cinema for viewing times.
Woman’s World marks its 17th birthday this year at the RDS from Friday 30th May until Sunday 1st June. With exhibitors and experts from the worlds of fashion, health, beauty and hair, health and fitness and food, it’s the largest event of its kind. Leading experts will be on hand to give advice and tips and the event will reflect the varied and diverse lifestyle of the audience. For more information on tickets and to find out who will be there, visit the official event website.
On Thursday 29th May, Helen Bourke at the Centre for Creative Practices is hosting a night of wine, food and conversation at a modern day equivalent of the French Enlightenment Salons of the 18th century. It will be night of meaningful conversation enjoyed with a delicious three course meal. Admission is €50 and more information can be found on the Centre’s website.
This weekend is your last chance to catch Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London at The New Theatre, which opened on 19th May and runs until this Saturday 31st May. Critically acclaimed actress Alison Skilbeck’s one woman show explores Roosevelt’s public and hidden life. With the use of Eleanor’s diaries and writings, Skilbeck portrays a woman with deep personal insecurities and tragedies. Tickets are priced at €15 and performances begin at 7.30pm.
There are plenty of gigs to catch at the Button Factory over the next few days, on Friday 30th there is a silent disco from 11pm, Saturday 31st sees Green Floyd give a Pink Floyd tribute show at 7.30pm and on Wednesday 4th June why not check out Gary Clark JR at 7.30pm. Details on performers and ticket prices can be found on the Button Factory website.
Be sure to visit Irish artist Eva Rothschild’s exhibition at the Hugh Lane gallery this week, it opened on 23rd May and runs until 21st September. This is the artist’s first solo museum presentation and her work in this exhibition deals with the concept of sculpture.
So, that’s the Weekly Roundup for this week. Have a great weekend and week ahead, and do remember to keep checking back with Dublin Buzz for all the latest and local news. You can of course stay connected with us on our Facebook and Google+ pages, follow us on Twitter, or even join us on Pinterest!