SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND
1Air-Raising Ireland’s biggest and most popular aerobatics display takes place this weekend at the Bray Air Display. High-speed, jets and vintage aircraft will take part as will the world famous Red Arrows. The Bray Air Display is a free family event from 3.30pm today and 2pm tomorrow while the Foynes Air Show in Co Limerick will also take place today. BrayAirDisplay.com.
The seventh annual Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and summer school begins in Shandon in Cork on Wednesday and continues until Saturday. There are more than 20 events in venues such as the Cathedral Visitor Centre and the Firkin Crane over the four days and the talks, music gigs and films are free. Speakers include Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, Louise O’Keeffe and Mary Manning. Music events will be hosted by Jimmy Crowley, Richard T Cooke and John Nyhan. motherjonescork.com
The Heritage Centre on Bere Island is hosting an art exhibition ‘Out of the Blue’. Artist and gallery owner Sarah Walker opens the exhibition tonight at 5.30pm. It runs until August 28. Works by Sheila Walsh, textile artist Mary O’Mahony, and graphic design artist Eileen O’Keeffe will be on display. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
A feel-good celebration of creativity, culture, diversity and community with high-quality music performances from Irish-based and international acts takes place tomorrow in Smithfield Square in Dublin. The free, family-friendly world music festival, Hotter than July, takes place from 3pm-8pm and will feature, among a host of musicians, samba ensemble Morro 16, trad band Notify, and African percussionist, Billy Konaté. improvisedmusic.ie
5Imagine The 5th That Cork Puppetry Festival which is run by Dowtcha Puppets, starts on Friday and runs until August 6. Puppeteers from Ireland, Bulgaria, South America, Spain, France and Northern Ireland will perform. Giant puppet and finger puppet workshops will also take place throughout the festival and there will be a number of puppet shows in the Bishop Lucey Park and St Peter’s on North Main Street. For the first time a Puppets Parade will take place in Fitzgerald’s Park on Monday. corkpuppetryfestival.com