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What To Do Today: Your IMAGE Guide To The Weekend


by Niamh ODonoghue
31st Dec 2016

Unleash Your Inner Starman Here

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When David Bowie passed away in early 2016, the world collectively mourned. People gathered around his records, descended on his off-Broadway play, and watched the Man Who Fell To Earth repeatedly, through tearful eyes. A year on, Dublin’s very own Bowie Festival returns, emboldened by this new widespread and public passion for Bowie. After a successful first festival at the Grand Social, this time the festival is hopping into venues all over the city and putting on all sorts of events. Taking place from January 5th through January 10th, expect Bowie-style karaoke (BowieOke), a?Bowie-themed exhibition by the illustrators behind the Illustrators Guild of Ireland, plus lots of loud outfits. For the full event, line-up click here, Starman.

See Sky Dance Here

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Against the backdrop of the iconic Customs House, watch as?Fidget Feet?perform?this astonishing display, effortlessly blending stunning mid-air work with contemporary dance on December 31st at?7.15pm.?The performance takes place as part of the three-day New Years Eve Dublin city-wide festival that will see a huge array of free family (and adult-only) events across the last weekend of the year. For the full line of events taking place around the NYE festival click here.

Forage With Gruel Guerrilla Here

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Foodies will be salivating at the proposition of this winter foraging tour with gastro-hero Kevin Powell of Gruel Guerrilla. You’ll learn all about getting some cheeky free groceries, right in the city centre, as the course takes you off on foot from Philsborough to St Stephen’s Green. You’ll get a free map too, so you can go back for refills as often as you like.?Kevin Powell has been one of the leading lights of the Dublin food scene since he first came to prominence with his pop-up dining experience, News of the Curd, which he held in his small Temple Bar flat. Since then, he has embarked on a variety of projects across the country and further afield, always broadening his horizons and bringing new and innovative food trends back to his Dublin doorstep. Tours take place today, Saturday 31st, and tomorrow, January 1st, from 1pm to 3pm.

Start Off The New Year Feeling Zen Here

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Enjoy relaxing yoga sessions courtesy of event pioneers Happenings every Saturday morning for just €5. On Saturday morning at 11am you can get the weekend off to a relaxing start with some rejuvenating yoga lead by experts in simply beautiful surroundings. sessions normally take place in the beautiful surroundings of?Dartmouth Square in Dublin 6, but during the winter they take place in the warmth of?Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin 6.?The €5 admission price also goes towards maintaining the picturesque square, so it’s a good deed for you and for nature. Keep an eye on @Happenings1 and Happenings.ie for more information, event changes/weather updates.

Catch A Panto Before You Go Back To Reality Here

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Need a laugh before the realities of work after the weekend? Give you and your family a laugh at the Gaiety Theatre’s Tobin Hood and His Merry Men. Extended due to its popularity, this season’s panto see’s the cast exploring the familiar tale of Robin Hood – you know, the guys who take from the rich to give to the poor??Practice shouting “he’s behind you!” as they take to the stage for one of the family highlights of the year. Tickets from €21.50 and can be bought right here.

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