1. Calling all Pixie Heads


Something for the weekend...

1. Calling all Pixie Heads

Something for the weekend...

Whether you know him from Après Match, his German alter ego Günther, or as his surreal and wonderful self, Barry Murphy is not to be missed.

Doors open at 8.30pm and tickets from €18 can be bought at the door, www.thecomedyclub.ie or 021 4507744.

2.  Check it out

This weekend One For Ireland is calling on Irish people to help them raise funds for youth mental health by adding €1 to their bill at the checkout.

More than 1,500 retailers restaurants, cafés and hairdressers around the country are taking part and 100% of the donation will be given directly frontline charities. The campaign is also supported by the Lions Clubs Ireland.

You can also donate www.ononeforireland.ie/ or by texting “One” or “1” to 50300.

3.  Sing it Loud

The Cork International Choral Festival continues this weekend and its Big Sing event takes place today at noon in the City Hall. It’s open to everyone, admission is free and the only requirement is to sing out loud.

The Food and Craft market takes place in Emmet Square from 10am to 6pm and the Festival Club takes from 10pm to 2am in the Clayton Hotel tonight and on Sunday.

See www.corkchoral.ie for the full list of events.

4.  Shine a Light on Fun

A festival set to shine a light on all things maritime gets underway today for a weekend of activities at the world’s oldest working Lighthouse on the Hook Peninsula County Wexford.

Enroll at the new Pirate School headed up by none other than Captain Hook, or enjoy re-enactments from our medieval past as well as learning about sea safety from members of the Irish Coast Guard.


5.  Magic of Film

The annual Cinemagic Film and Television Festival programme returns for a 10th anniversary feast of film from Friday until May 14.

Jam-packed with 100 events and diverse creative opportunities to inspire and motivate young people, it includes workshops and masterclasses.

The festival also has a number of family and teen film screenings open to the public. All films are screened at Cineworld cinemas.

Tickets on 520 880 444; www.cineworld.ie

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