SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND
1 Christmas Jumper Parade Forget your traditional ‘Best Dressed’ competitions with winter tweeds and faux furs - Fairyhouse Racecourse in Co Meath have combined their big Winter Racing Festival this weekend with the first Christmas jumper competition of the year.The winner will receive a VIP trip to the Fairyhouse Easter Festival which includes hospitality for four on the big day and an overnight for four in Dunboyne Castle Hotel. fairyhouse.ie
2 Get Your Christmas Started The Junior Cork Youth Orchestra will perform in the North Cathedral, Cork city tomorrow from 3.30pm with the North Cathedral Church Choir and the Dundanion Singers. Free admission and there will be a raffle. Separately, tickets for the Cork Youth Orchestra’s annual Christmas concert featuring The Snowman in the City Hall are on sale from Pro Musica priced from €12.50. The shows are on December 8 at noon and 2pm.
3 Gifted The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair takes place in the RDS in Dublin from Wednesday to the following Sunday. More than 500 designers, makers and crafter will be displaying their wares along with artisan food producers who will be taking part in the Spectacular Christmas Food Emporium. Visitors on Wednesday will be treated to 10% off everything they buy. The RDS Main Hall opens at 10am each day. giftedfair.ie
4 Vinyl Brunch Relaxed glamour, great food, cocktails and the ultimate lounge music await you at the newly opened River Club in the River Lee Hotel. From Friday night cocktails to leisurely lunches, the Vinyl Brunch offers something a little bit different, particularly on Saturdays and Sundays. Cocktails cost around €12 each while brunch dishes range from €4 to €14.theriverclubcork.ie
5 Weekend Miscellany A celebration of 50 years of the iconic Radio 1 programme takes place from Friday in the Project Arts Centre in Dublin. This ambitious event will present five full length concerts over three days with each one capturing a decade. Fifty writers are contributing especially composed pieces connected to a particular year between 1968 -2017.
Admission is free. See projectartscentre.ie