5 Glossy Things To Do This Weekend

Your GLOSSY GUIDE to the weekend is here. We’re planning trips to the THEATRE, a spot of SHOPPING and Friday night at HENNESSY’S LOST FRIDAYS

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WHY? After 33 years as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Michael Colgan is presenting his final farewell; a festival of plays by three of the most iconic writers in theatre – Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel and Harold Pinter. The line up includes Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter and One for the Road, Beckett’s First Love and Eh Joe and Friel’s The Yalta Game and Afterplay, as well as a selection of poetry and prose readings. The Dumb Waiter starts this week and is a humorous and provocative story of two hit men, told with Pinter’s unmistakable wit, as they wait in a basement for their next assignment.. Performance times this week are: Thursday 9 March – 9pm, Friday 10 March9pm, Saturday 11 March 9pm. We’re also booking ahead to see Sir Michael Gambon in Beckett’s Eh Joe that starts on Wednesday March 15 and is directed by Atom Egoyan. www.gatetheatre.ie, (01) 874 4045.

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WHERE? Trinity City Hotel’s Bridal Brunch this Sunday March 5 is a wedding event with a difference. Arrive at 12pm to enjoy drinks and canapés before fashion stylist, Vintage Irene, kick starts the informative afternoon with a glamorous bridal fashion show. Dirty Fabulous Vintage, specialising in original vintage bridal will showcase their new spring/summer range straight from the States. Ruth from Lovefool Wedding Photography will also be on hand to give helpful hints and tips on the best ways to capture the most poignant moments of the day. Cool & Co. Stationery will showcase their bespoke wedding stationery, while guests will also have a chance to see the wedding spaces available at Trinity City Hotel, including the private dining room, Number 26 Georgian Suite. Places are limited to 40, and only by invitation. To request an invitation email events@trinitycityhotel.com, www.trinitycityhotel.com

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WHO? We’re indulging in some shopping at Brown Thomas as we want to see the new Rosie Huntington-Whiteley x PAIGE collection. Both Paige Adams-Geller and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have worked on the collaboration from concept to execution, inspired by a “Forever and Ever” theme, choosing the range of items as well as colour-ways, washes, details and fabrics. The collection includes skinny jeans, a bomber jacket, camisoles and a one-shoulder indigo jumpsuit. In short it’s the perfect mix of effortless pieces that can be dialled up or down. They are also available online www.brownthomas.com

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HOW? Do you love Cadbury Crème Eggs as much as Grayson Glenmorris III – the president of the Crème Egg Society? Known to his fellow hunters as EGG, he is inviting Creme Egg fanatics to join him at Lock 6 on Canal Road, Dublin 6, where hunters will get to tuck into a three-course feast with some of the gooiest Creme Egg campfire classics ever created, including Creme Egg S’mores and Creme Egg hot chocolate. Tickets to the café are available to over 16’s from cremeegghuntinglodge.com and spaces are limited per sitting so booking is essential. The Cadbury Creme Egg Hunting Lodge will open for a limited time only until Saturday 4th March, with one evening sitting available daily from 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

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WHEN? We’re heading to Royal Hibernian Academy for some cocktails, colour and creativity as Hennessy’s Lost Fridays return for 2017 with the first installment taking place on Friday (March 3) from 7pm. Cutting edge artists, musicians, poets and creative are spread across the RHA’s stunning gallery spaces and include a spoken word performance from John Cummins, live music and signature visuals from Bad Bones, and interactive art from illustrator and animator Holly Pereira. Guests can also enjoy guided tours of new RHA exhibitions featuring works from Joy Gerrard, Leah Hewson, Carey Clarke and the RHA Collection with RHA Director Patrick T. Murphy. For more information and to purchase tickets costing €20 plus booking fee including two complimentary Hennessy cocktails visit www.eventbrite.ie, www.rhagallery.ie

PENNY McCORMICK

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