Just because we're staying in these days doesn't mean we can't have the craic. Whether you want to go on a virtual date, take part in a charitable cycle with friends, or get cracking in the garden with the kids, we've got something to keep you entertained this weekend and beyond.

Go on a speedy date
Being single in a global pandemic is no joke. If you're looking for love in the time of COVID, why not check out this fast-paced virtual date night? It has all the fun and efficiency of real life dating events but from the comfort of your couch - plus you can wear your slippers while you're at it!

Taking place at 7pm on Saturday, March 27th, you'll be able to privately chat with a new dater every 7-8 minutes. From there, you can select those whom you would fancy meeting again and you'll receive an e-mail with your matches later in the evening. You will also have a host on hand to assist you with anything (or anyone) throughout the night. Click here to register or get more info.

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Show the (self) love
Following a recent worldwide study, The Body Shop revealed that we are in the midst of a self-love crisis. When Irish respondents were asked to rate themselves out of ten – factoring in personality, intellect, humour and looks – the results were confronting, with more than a third giving themselves a rating of just 6 or less. 

If you feel like you could do with a self-love boost, join DJ Tara Stewart and podcaster Fionnuala Jones as they chat about what self-love means to them, their journeys to self acceptance and much more as part of The Body Shop's 'Let's Talk Self-Love’ campaign on March 27th at 7pm on @tarastewartdj and @fionnualajay Instagram accounts.

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Have a laugh online
Dublin's Laughter Lounge comedy club is set to host an online comedy gig in support of the Irish Cancer Society this weekend. There will be a comedy stream featuring over seven of your favourite comedians including Colm O'Regan, Paul Marsh, Jim Elliott, Joe Rooney, Willie White and more.

The Laugh-odil Day stream takes place on Friday, March 26th at 8.30pm on Vimeo & YouTube with every cent going directly to the Irish Cancer Society. Click here for more info.

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Get on your bike
The Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Cycle in aid of Suicide or Survive (SOS) is now in its seventh year and has raised €60,000 since 2015. This year's cycle will take place online from March 29th to April 9th.

This online cycle is called "Cycle for SOS" and sets the challenge to take on a 20km cycle within your 5km radius to help raise awareness for mental health and vital funds for SOS. All funds raised will go to SOS  to enable them to facilitate free mental health workshops across Ireland. For more info, visit suicideorsurvive.ie.

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Grow it forward
Now that the weather is finally taking a turn, it's time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. To help us spend more time in the garden, GIY - in partnership with Healthy Ireland and Libraries Ireland - have launched 'Grow it Forward'.

This initiative will see 50,000 free food growing kits given away, with participants asked to use the kits and share the experience with ten people, enabling half a million people across Ireland to enjoy the wide range of benefits that come from growing food at home. 

Budding GIY'ers are invited to claim a Grow it Forward pack at giy.ie/growitforward or by contacting their local library.

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Book in a comedy quiz
Cork's rising comedy star, Sinéad Quinlan, is on a mission to keep people laughing while they stay safe at home. Sinéad has been bringing laughs (and even some knowledge) to comedy fans at home through her private virtual quizzes which are now available for booking.

If you know someone with a big birthday coming up or you simply want to have something different to look forward to this weekend, book in a comedic quiz night at wompevents.com