James Kavanagh has rounded up the 5 best things to do in Dublin this weekend!
1) Vocal Masterclass by Gemma Sugrue, Saturday @ Camden Recording Studios
Who'd be fitting for this? Professional singers, hobby singer, undergraduate singers, singing teachers, music/choral directors, music theatre performers. Gemma says "Every voice is different and there really is no one exercise or technique that fits all in voice training. That's why learning in a masterclass situation where each singer presents with their individual strengths and challenges can be the most compounding, educational experience of them all! Contemporary singers, let me help you develop a healthy and balanced vocal technique without sacrificing your style".
More info: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ariel-posen-guitar-masterclass-tickets-39183124781
2) Wild Lights @ Dublin Zoo (until January 7th)
Wild Lights is a must-see experience for family, friends and couples this festive season, where they will embark on an enchanted trail and discover a dazzling array of beautifully crafted, giant colourful lanterns inspired by wildlife. Visitors will be treated to an awe-inspiring display of lanterns which includes a pride of lions, orang-utans, tigers, giraffes, monkeys and much more! Other highlights include a 16-metre high porcelain elephant tower and a 30-metre long Chinese dragon. At the event, visitors will also be wowed by Chinese performers before browsing at the Chinese craft market, all in one unforgettable setting. There will also be a selection of Chinese foods and warm drinks available for visitors to purchase. More info: https://dublinzoo.ie/wildlights/
3) Science Week @ Dublinia (ends on Sunday)
4) French Film Festival @ IFI (ends 26th November)
Highlights of this year’s festival include an opening night Gala Screening of Claire Denis’ Let the Sunshine In starring Juliette Binoche; Robin Campillo’s 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute), which won the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival; Faces Places, the new documentary from veteran director Angès Varda; Happy End, which sees director Michael Haneke reunite with Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant; and the return of Oscar-winner Michel Hazanavicius with his affectionate and irreverent ode to Jean-Luc Godard, Redoubtable. Also screening will be veteran Philippe Garrel’s Lover for a Day, alongside a retrospective of master director, Jean-Pierre Melville. The festival will also include a family screening of Lola Doillon’s emotive World War II drama, Fanny’s Journey, on Sunday 26th November.
5) Science Week @ The Ark (ends Sunday)
This year for Science week, the Ark are heading into space! As well as music performances of SPACE, there will be talks for children and grown-ups. Talk for Grown-ups: I Still Want to Go to Space. Join Dr Niamh Shaw in conversation as she shares the science of space travel in her naturally engaging and warm style. A talk for adults that will change your relationship with space and inspire you to embrace STEM in new and interactive ways. More info: http://ark.ie/events/season/science-week-at-the-ark