Celebrate The Chinese New Year Here
The Chinese new year festivities continues this week following last week’s new year celebrations. The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival welcomes the Year of the Rooster with a programme of events running from January 28th, through to February 12th. This weekend’s lineup includes a bilingual Pheonix Park bike tour, a guide to western table manners, and Kilkenny and Wicklow day tours among other activities. Click here to see the full schedule of events.
Attend A Free Gig Here
RTE’s Aine Lawlor will hold a free concert at Liberty Hall Theatre this Sunday, February 5th, at 3pm. The gig is in aid of The Caroline Foundation cancer research trust and includes songs and music from Lisa Lambe, Simon Morgan, the Key Notes, The Line-Up Choir, Phelim Drew and Diarmaid Ferriter (as you’ve never heard him before, apparently). Donations for the foundation will be welcome at the concert. To reserve your seat, please email [email protected]
Enjoy A Pre-Valentines Day Market Here
A Fabulous Market returns to The George today and this time it’s a special Valentine’s Day edition. Meet local makers and doers and browse through vintage clothes, homeware, jewellery, and hand-crafted gifts from 12pm to 6pm tomorrow. This market is family friendly and free, and as well as that there will be live Tarot reading, holistic therapies, and enjoy samples from local bakers. For more info click here.
Learn To Bake Unicorn (!!) Cakes Here
Sweet Republic on Bachelors Walk will hold a masterclass tomorrow for baking beginners and improvers, and this week they will be showing how to create beautifully sparkling unicorn cakes (like the ones above). You will learn how to layer, crumb coat and cover a tall cake in Ice Wise Sugar Paste, basic modelling, how to pipe with buttercream, make swirls and flowers, and basic painting. The class costs €150 and includes all materials to make your cake, rental of the tools to achieve the perfect design and a lovely lunch.
Celebrate Irish Hip Hop Here
District Magazine will host a night celebrating Irish hip-hop next Friday, February 10th, at The Sugar Club. Here from some of the most influential Irish hip-hop artists including NEOMADiC, Mythill Grim, Huva, Ganiyu TLG, Luthor (Nuxsense Collective), Lawrii Craic, and Bobofunk. Free entry until 11.30, €10 door tax after. For more info click here.