Ditch The Drink: 5 Booze-Free Ways To Have A Laugh This Weekend

For all the fun of a regular weekend, minus the hangover


If you're a non-drinker, or you just want a break from the sauce this weekend, we've got you covered.

We've had a bit of nose around and found these five booze-free ways to have a laugh this weekend...

1. Tribute Music Festival

Enjoy a weekend of fantastic live music and entertainment at the very first Dún Laoghaire Tribute Music Festival.

Festivalgoers can look forward to a vast array of tribute acts, celebrating such greats as The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Garth Brooks, Daft Punk, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Christy Moore, Madness and even The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Oh, and it's free. Click here for more info.


2. Tech Noir's Terminator Screening

Here we have a screening of the '80s classic Terminator, followed by an afterparty at the Generator Hostel in Smithfield. To get everyone in the spirit, Generator will be transformed into 'a post-apocalyptic lazer filled dystopia.' Fun, eh?

The afterparty's music will reflect the '80s darker side, so expect tunes from Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Adam and the Ants, Echo And the Bunnymen, New Order, Human League, Talking Heads, Billy Idol, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Pixies, The Smiths, The Cure, Simple Minds, Talk Talk, Tears for Fears, Depeche mode, Duran Duran, Gary Numan, Soft Cell.

It all kicks off at 10pm tonight, get your tickets here.


3. The Last Hotel

One for opera fans and theatre goers. The latest work by Enda Walsh, The Last Hotel is an opera about life, death, duty and guilt. The show begins with a man silently moping a bloody floor. The hotel room he’s supposed to be preparing is not ready yet. A woman is meeting a man and his wife in the hotel’s car park. All three are nervous. They should be, tonight there’ll be a death...
The next show takes place Sunday night at 7.30pm at the O'Reilly Theatre. Tickets range from €30 and you can find them here.


4. Dylan Moran

The star of Black Books and one of Ireland's greatest comedians, Dylan Moran is performing in Vicar Street this weekend with a stand-up show full of his unique takes on love, politics, misery and everyday absurdities.
Do yourself a favour and check out Moran's Off The Hook show this weekend. Moran plays Vicar Street tonight and tomorrow night at 8.30pm, tickets are €30 and you can get them here.


5. Happenings

We mentioned this earlier today, it's an outdoor cinema screening (held by the good folks at Happenings) of the documentary film This Changes Everything at Merrion Square.
As well as the film screening, you can enjoy live music from Mundy, Oliver Cole and top DJs, while indulging in great grub from Irish Village Markets and enjoying games such as Climate Chaos Croquet.

Oh, and there's free Ben & Jerry's ice cream too, just to sweeten the deal even more.
Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of €5. Watch the trailer below for This Changes Everything.

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