This weekend you have a big decision to make - no, not who to vote for but what you're going to do with your family! There will be plenty of time to digest the results, so vote early and head out for some fun.
There are thousands of ideas for things to do in Ireland on YourDaysOut and we have selected a few ideas for this weekend.
1) Billionaire Boy | Olympia Theatre
Based on one of David Walliams' most popular characters, the hilarious stage show Billionaire Boy features incredible performances from an all-action cast who bring Len, Bob, the Grubbs, Raj and the disgusting, but hilarious, Mrs. Trafe to life. Two shows daily, until this Sunday only.
2) Biddy's Day
Fun for all the family at Killorglin's newest one-day Celtic Festival, Biddy’s Day this Saturday. Enjoy the parade of the Biddys, traditional music & sessions, theatre, fire-dancers, workshops, street entertainment, outdoor events and much more!
3) Tradoodle Limerick | Belltable
There are three different shows on Saturday in the Belltable Hub: Feet to the Beat, Singing Into Spring Song with Eithne Ní Catháin and a drop-in workshop with Jo May, Creative Creatures.
4) Mysterious Music Installation | The Ark
As part of Spike Cello Festival 2020, visit an interactive music installation from composer Jonathan Nangle, Sound Weaver.
Discover a magical quilt that is in fact a musical instrument. Hidden in the stitching and embroidery of the beautiful fabric are special threads and sensors. When you touch them it will trigger music played by a cello. This is a free, short and fun drop in experience (approx 5-10 mins).
5) Quarter Block Party Music & Arts Festival | Cork
Quarter Block Party is a contemporary arts festival featuring some of the most exciting theatre makers, international contemporary dancers, graphic and visual artists, writers, poets, circus performers, drag artists and anyone willing to bring their wild ideas to Cork this weekend.
6) 25th Festival of Youth Orchestra | National Concert Hall
The Festival of Youth Orchestras, with two shows on Saturday, is the annual celebration of youth orchestras in Ireland and their members, with a diverse variety of music played by young people, for young people.
7) Fit Kid Show | Solstice Arts Centre
Dance, acrobatics, power and flexibility: Marvel at the incredibly talented young dancers and gymnasts who represented Ireland at the last Fit Kid European Championship in Hungary, many of whom earned gold, silver and bronze medals and many excellent achievements.
8) Little Artist & Saturday Art Club | Wexford Arts Centre
Weekly classes that will inspire your budding artist aged 4-7 with feathers, wibble-wobbles and more while older children from 8-12 have the opportunity to learn about the technical aspects of art-making while working with a team of professional artists.
9) Bosco | Mullingar Arts Centre
Popular puppet Bosco's tour of Ireland heads to Mullingar this Saturday. The former RTE star is celebrating 40 years since first appearing on screens. Bosco said: "I'm ecstatic to announce that I'm going on tour again to celebrate 40 years since I first popped out of my box on the telly!"
10) Imbolc International Music Festival
The ten-day festival concludes this weekend with more live music, children's concert, trad workshops, and a Four Men and A Dog 30th Anniversary Concert.
11) South Dublin Antiques, Vintage & Collectables Fair
Featuring traders from Ireland and the UK, exhibiting furnishings & decor, jewellery, collectables, vintage fashion and accessories, and much more, this Sunday 9th February at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. The event is hosted by Vintage Ireland and will be open 11am-6pm.
Three things to do next week:
1) Valentine's Breakfast with Mickey and Minnie Mouse
Enjoy a Valentine-themed breakfast event with Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Kidspace Rathcoole or Rathfarnham. Children enjoy fresh pancakes, singing and dancing with Mickey and Minnie and 60 minutes playtime in the Playcentre.
2) Northern Ireland Science Festival
With over 180 events across 50+ venues, the NI Science Festival offers a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics
3) There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly | An Táin Arts Centre
The popular children’s book by Pam Adams celebrates its forty-fifth anniversary, and to mark the occasion the story has been turned into a magical musical stage show written especially for children to enjoy with their parents.
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