Something for the weekend

1. Say it with Flowers

Something for the weekend

There are eight sessions throughout the day to teach kids how to make beautiful flower arrangements they can proudly present on Mother’s Day.

Places are limited so make sure you check first on Mimosa Flowers Cork’s Facebook’s page or Instagram account.

2. Paint it Purple

Down Syndrome Ireland is encouraging people to run with them, and not for them today at its ‘Purple Run’ to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. The Purple Run will take place at 11am in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.

There will be lots of family fun with clowns and face painters, as well as live music to keep everyone entertained and they want you to wear something purple such as wigs, hats or boas.

3. Baroque in Bantry

The Opera Theatre Company and West Cork Music present Handel’s Acis and Galatea, in St Brendan’s Church, Bantry, for their only Cork performance on Wednesday at 8pm.

This concert will be conducted by renowned Baroque specialist Peter Whelan and will feature the dazzling Irish Baroque Orchestra.

Tickets are €20 and are available from West Cork Music, either online at or 027 52788.

4. Reimagining Rita

A reimagining of Willy Russell’s classic Educating Rita by the Lyric Theatre in Belfast takes to the Everyman Theatre Cork’s stage on Tuesday until Saturday.

Rita is a wisecracking, no-nonsense hairdresser from the working-class streets of Belfast who wants to know the difference between Shaw’s Bridge and George Bernard Shaw, and so enrolls in an Open Learning course in English Literature at Queen’s university meeting her troubled tutor Frank.

Tickets from €26.

5. Chin Chin Gin

The Latin Quarter in Galway city will play host to four day celebration of all things gin related for its ‘Gin Fest’ which runs from Thursday to Sunday.

Promising a weekend of gin-joyment, a range of events will be taking place in the bars throughout the Latin Quarter such as master classes and tastings, gin afternoon tea, gin trails, food & gin pairings, cocktails and competitions along with a ‘Gins & Reels’ music sessions.

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