SOME­THING FOR THE WEEK­END

Irish Examiner - Weekend - - Feature - Com­piled by Co­lette Keane co­lette.keane@ex­am­iner.ie

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.

2Mother Jones

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

3Is­land Art

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 out­ofthe­bluear­tex@gmail.com

4Hot Sounds

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

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