Ditch The Drink – 6 Wholesome Activities To Do This Weekend

In our sober opinion, this is how you should spend the weekend

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The weekend is upon us again and you're looking for something to do. Small hitch though: you don't want to drink.

Pssh, ain't no thang. We've got you covered yet again with these six wholesome activities for this weekend:

Smithfield Market Fair

Have a day at the fair with this monthly event in Smithfield. It returns once again with more market stalls, installations, music and food offerings set in the Generator Dublin. There's plenty to look forward to, such as perusing the sartorial offerings of Little White Shop, getting your hands on Dublin City landmark and typography prints from Jando Design, and trying the infamous 'The Beefeater' burger while you're at Smithfield Market Fair.

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Pic: Smithfield Market Fair

'A Doctor's Sword' At The IFI

The Irish Film Institute presents this new documentary which recounts the remarkable tale of a family who searched for the truth behind a samurai sword belonging to their father, Aidan MacCarthy, who survived some of the most harrowing episodes of World War II. The director Gary Lennon, producer Bob Jackson and Niki MacCarthy (Aidan’s daughter) will attend the opening night screening of A Doctor's Sword tonight at 18.30, in a post-screening Q&A with former IFCO director and film reviewer John Kelleher. Tickets are available here.

Shamrock Bowl

Get your sport on with the Shamrock Bowl this Sunday. This is the final of the Irish American Football Association's Premier league, Shamrock Bowl XXIX. This is the 29th Shamrock Bowl and sees two of Ireland’s most elite teams compete for the championship: current champions the Belfast Trojans and Trinity College Dublin.

It will be held in Dalymount Park on August 9. Tickets are only €8 for adults, €5 for children, €15 for families and you can find them here.

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Pic: © 2014 Ariane Photography

Quentin Tarantino Week

Indulge in some classic cinema with Tarantino Week as it comes to a close this Sunday at The Sugar Club. Tonight's showing of Pulp Fiction is all sold out, but you can still get your hands on tickets for tomorrow night's blood-drenched Reservoir Dogs and Sunday night's True Romance starring Christian Slater. Prices range from €7.50 to €12.50 and you can book from here. Doors open from 7.30pm until late, so you know it'll be good.

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Dublin Fashion Week

Embrace your inner fashionista with Dublin Fashion Week. Bringing fashion and beauty retailers in the city centre together, it offers a heady mix of special offers, live fashion events and in-store activities. To view the final designs at this year's Young Designer of The Year you can see them up close and personal at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre and for full details of what the weekend has to offer, click here.

Young Designer of The Year 2014

One of our favourite events is getting bigger and better! This years final will award Young Designers and also Fashion Photographers!

Posted by Dublin Fashion Festival on Saturday, 1 August 2015

'Back To The Future' At The Lighthouse

Don't forget your weekly dose of nostalgia with this one. The Lighthouse Cinema is continuing its Films You'd Love Your Kids To See season with the 1985 classic Back To The Future. Bring the kids along or just head with your mates to revisit this brilliant tale of time travel gone awry.

The show starts tonight at 10.30pm tonight, but don't worry if you want to bring the tikes, it'll be screened again on Sunday at 3pm. Grab your tickets here. Go on, watch the trailer to remind yourself of this movie's greatness.

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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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