Never a dull moment in this city and James Kavanagh has rounded up his top 5 things to do this weekend!
1) Frank Bowling @ IMMA
IMMA presents Mappa Mundi, a comprehensive overview of the work of seminal British artist Frank Bowling (b. British Guiana, 1934). Over a long and varied career, the evolution of Bowling’s work can be seen as a reflection of a major evolution in painting throughout the latter half of the 20th century. Coming out of the fertile grounds of the Royal College of Art in the mid 1960s Bowling, along with contemporaries like David Hockney and Ron Kitaj, exhibited widely in London and the UK, garnering acclaim for ambitious early works such as The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots, and Big Bird. Though previously not as widely celebrated as some of those friends and contemporaries, Bowling is now considered an essential figure in the discourse around art, identity and post-colonialism. More info: http://www.imma.ie/en/page_237283.htm
2) Somebody Feed Phill, Netflix
Philip Rosenthal is perhaps best known as being the creator of long-running sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," but since that show went off the air he has gotten more on-camera exposure. In this series, he takes viewers on a goodwill eating tour of the world. Rosenthal -- joined by friends and family -- visits cities that include Tel Aviv, Mexico City, New Orleans and Bangkok to get a taste of the local cuisine and culture at each stop on his journey.
3) Spicebag, Friday @ Workmans
SPRING HAS SPRUNG SPICERS That's right, SPICEBAG is back and this time it's a Good Friday jamboree!!! Expect pre-easter egg laying, crucifixion couture, the Cadbury's caramel bunny (who you definitely fancied / wanted to be I mean COME ON), the passion of the Christ (i.e. Twink) and a holy host of other duurty surprises! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/205869883331853/
4) En Vogue, Monday @ Vicar St.
In collaboration with Róisín de Buitléar, Fred Curtis, Eamonn Hartley, and Greg Sullivan, three masters of glass cutting and engraving from Waterford create an exhibition; CAUTION! Fragile, Irish glass – Tradition in Transition. Collectively considered, the work comments on the history and social experience of working in the Waterford Crystal factory and living in Ireland. CAUTION! Fragile not only refers to the delicate nature of glass, but is also an appeal to cherish and respect the long tradition of glass engraving and cutting in Ireland. https://www.museum.ie/Decorative-Arts-History/Exhibitions/Current-Exhibitions/Caution!-Fragile-Irish-Glass-Tradition-in-Transiti