Ditch The Drink: 6 Sauce-Free Ways To Have The Craic This Weekend

Catch Fred Cooke and company at The International Comedy Club

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Trying to dodge the sauce this weekend? We know it's tough, so we've assembled a list of alcohol-free alternatives to help you stay dry.

Here are our six sauce-free ways to have the craic this weekend:

1. Fred Cooke

If you want a good chuckle this weekend, this one's for you. The comedian, who's worked on shows like Republic Of Telly and Podge & Rodge, will be performing at the International Comedy Club this weekend.

He'll be supported by writer for The Savage Eye James Goldsbury, The Stand Edinburgh's Peter Flanagan, and Comedy Crunch regular Ger Staunton.

He'll be performing tonight and Saturday night at 8.30pm at The International Comedy Club, and tickets go from €8 on the door.

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2. Dublin Gallery Weekend

Culture vultures, take note. Dublin Gallery Map is launching the first ever Dublin Gallery Weekend, a new visual arts festival taking place in Dublin from today until Sunday.

The weekend will boast a wide range of events and exhibitions for all ages across Dublin city in galleries such as IMMA, Nag Gallery, Science Gallery, Douglas Hyde, RHA, Project Arts Centre, NCAD and many more.

For more info, click here.

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3. Airfield Estate’s Food Festival

Here's one for the whole family. Airfield Estate, Ireland’s largest urban food and farming experience, is encouraging visitors to reconnect with food and the land it comes from with its first ever food festival this weekend.

The festival will offer visitors the chance to experience a wide array of Irish artisan food and drink producers, speakers, demonstrations, free workshops, tastings, scarecrow building, a tea room, and a kids’ zone.

Admission is €10 for adults, €5 for children. The festival runs from today until Sunday. You can find the festival at Overend Way, Dundrum. Click here for more info.

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4. Beautiful Lofty Things: An Evening with WB Yeats

Pretty much what it says on the tin. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats, Yeats biographer Roy Foster hosts this night of performance which will feature some of Ireland’s most critically-acclaimed writers, actors and musicians, including John Banville, Eavan Boland, Lisa Dwan, John Montague, The Gloaming’s Iarla O’Lionáird and renowned fiddler Martin Hayes.

The show takes place at 8pm on Saturday in the National Concert Hall. Tickets go from €25, click here to find them.

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5. Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival

We've already made our argument for why you should check out this festival, and it's a must for hardcore teetotallers. The Dublin Coffee & Tea Festival runs from today until Sunday, and it is dedicated to celebrating all that's new and exciting on our city's coffee and tea scene.

From harvesting to brewing and artisan catering to equipment, this show will showcase every aspect of the coffee and tea world and all the enjoyment that goes with it.

The festival is happening in the RDS, tickets go from €10.40 and children under 12 go for free. Get your tickets here.

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6. 'Boogie Nights' At The Sugar Club

If you're in the mood for catching a classic movie this weekend, this is you sorted. The Sugar Club is continuing its season of iconic movies with Boogie Nights tomorrow night.

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Mark Wahlberg and John C. Reilly, the story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late '70s and early '80s.

The movie will be followed by a Special Disco 12 Inch After Party with Johnny Moy, Al Keegan, Chris Holten, Pete Dancer providing the tuneage.

Tickets go from €10 and you can get them here.

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Seán Kenehan

Seán is known for eating, drinking and writing, making him uniquely qualified to work for Lovin Dublin. Seán enjoys skipping stones wistfully, puns that'd make a dad blush, and referring to himself in the third person.

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