Thinking of Heading out? There’s loads happening in Dublin this weekend

Annie Taaffe
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At a loss for what to do this weekend? Want to go out but don’t know what’s on? Sure Nova has you covered!

We’ve picked out the best bits. And with the temperatures set to rise this week, why not check out our guide for the sunny weather.

Friday

Bloomsday At The James Joyce Tower

The festivities kicked off this morning at 8am with actor Bryan Murray reading excerpts from Ulysses at intervals over the morning and early afternoon and other performances. More details [email protected]

The Wellington Weekender

One of our favourite weekends of the year is rolling around again. With music, comedy, craic, a mouth-burning-wing-eating competition, deadly DJs and more. Taking place in The Workman’s Club on Friday and Saturday night. From 8pm. Free entry.

Old-Time Sing-Along

Join RTE’s National Symphony Orchestra for an Old-Time Sing-Along at the National Concert Hall tonight. It’s back by popular demand with the winning team of Cara O’Sullivan and David Brophy. Be part of a star chorus and sing along to all-time favourites. From 8pm. Tickets €15/€35

Saturday

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams brings his Heavy Entertainment Tour to Dublin Saturday night. He will play the Aviva Stadium. Doors from 6pm. Tickets €69.50.

The 1975

British band, the 1975 return to Ireland for a massive outdoor headliner at Malahide Castle and what a night for it! The weather is expected to be great. And tickets are still on sale. Gates from 4pm. Tickets €49.50. Enjoy the tunes and the sunshine!

Popcorn Not Included

Head along to Popcorn Not Included at The National Concert Hall.  A fresh and fun take on the music from your favourite movies and musicals Tickets €15/€18. From 8pm.

On For Floyd Fans

Visions of Floyd at the Olympia theatre this evening. 9 piece band of musicians and singers from all over Ireland who play all of the iconic hits from the Pink Floyd back catalogue. Tickets €30.90. From 7pm.

Comedy

Don’t miss your chance to see Al Porter’s new show AL PORTER – AT LARGE; full of the cheekiness, honesty & sparkling showmanship we’ve come to expect! Taking place in Vicar Street. Tickets €25. From 7.30pm.

For The Very Young And Their Grown-Ups

Making Music Together is a workshop for the very young and their grown-ups. Be introduced to an exciting new way to make music together as a family using shapes, colours and animation. In The Ark theatre in Temple Bar at 10.15am. Tickets €11.

Sunday

The International Bob Dylan Tribute Festival

Head over to the Grand Social Sunday evening for a celebration of Bob Dylan’s songs through music and art performed by an all-star cast of musicians. From 7pm. Tickets €25

Hipster Bingo!

Ever felt that “guilty” and “salacious” urge to play BINGO? Well, now you can play it “ironically” at Hipster Bingo. Taking place in The Workman’s Club at 8.30pm. Free entry.

For Something A Bit Different

Dublin Kite Festival 2017-Fun, fresh air and frolics are promised for the fifth annual Dublin Kite Festival taking place on Sunday 18th June at North Bull Island, Clontarf. With free entertainment all day long! North Bull Island Beach from 11am – 4.30pm.

For You Foodies

The Joyce Of Food- A three hour food and drink tour inspired by Joyce’s Ulysses. You’ll be brought around to 3 traditional Irish eateries, who’ll fill in the gaps between stops with a walking tour. Tickets €60 form bloomsdayfestival.ie. At Dublin Castle, from 2pm.

For You And Your Canine

Bark in the Park, a sponsored walk for pets and their dogs to raise much needed funds to enable the Irish Blue Cross provide low cost veterinary care to pet owners on low income. In the Phoenix Park at 3.00pm

Whatever you end up doing with your weekend, we hope you have a good one!

Don’t forget to tune into NOVA, bringing a diet of guitar-based music to Dublin, Kildare, Meath & Wicklow.

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Picture Credit: stibou5

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