Ditch The Drink – 6 Wholesome Activities To Do This Weekend

We're helping you kick the habit... for this weekend at least

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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 six cool and wholesome activities to do this weekend...

'Secret' Exhibition At The Science Gallery Dublin

The latest exhibition at the Dublin's Science Gallery is well worth checking out this weekend. The new 'Secret' exhibition is based around – you guessed it – secrets. In this digital age where governments can snatch your metadata from radio waves and all your darkest secrets can be unveiled by persistent hackers, the exhibition looks at what secrets can be discovered and what we have left.

You can drop in from 12pm until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday at The Naughton Institute, Pearse Street, Trinity College. Visit the website here and find out more about this hugely fascinating exhibition.


Ukulele Hooley 2015

If an educational exhibition doesn't tickle your fancy this weekend, how about a hooley? You can enjoy a humdinger of a ukulele hooley in Dun Laoghaire tomorrow. The international ukulele festival is in its sixth year and will boast some of the world's very best ukulele talent, including Belgium's Winin' Boys, Ukulele ZaZa, Minnie & The Illywhackers, Andy Eastwood, Peter Moss, Ukulele Uff & Lonesome Dave, France's Les Poupees Gonflee, Shine (from Spain), Gus and Finn Trio, Ukulele Red & Li'l Mamie Brown, The East River String Band, Ireland's West Cork Ukulele Orchestra, Ukeristic Congress and Aisling Goes Walking, UK's Hot Potato Syncopators and many more.

There will also be ukulele workshops, an open mic night, and ukuleles for sale at the event. For more info on the Ukulele Hooley by the Sea, click here.

National Heritage Week

To get a bit more cultural, check out the events which are happening to mark National Heritage Week, which is all about promoting awareness of our country's built, natural and cultural heritage. In Dublin, you can expect a host of events taking place in St Patrick's Cathedral, such as lectures on the history of the city and organ recitals. For more details, click here.


Unhinged Comedy

If you're in the mood for a giggle, the Unhinged Comedy show will take place at Ha' Penny Bridge Inn at 42 Wellington Quay. Performing at the gig will be Gráinne McKeever, Ashley Clarke, Ben Buckley, Ryan Cullen, Declan Byrne, and John Clark, with Connor McDonough-Flynn on MC duties.

The laughs will commence at 9pm on Sunday, tickets range from €6 and you can buy them here.


The John Williams Collection

The name might be unfamiliar to some of you, but we guarantee you'll recognise his music. One of the most iconic composers to ever work on film, if not the most iconic, you'll know Williams scores from such classics as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, ET, Schindler's List, Indiana Jones and many more. You can experience Williams' amazing works in front of a live orchestra at the National Concert Hall tonight and tomorrow night. Tickets range from €10.50 to €39.50.


'Indiana Jones' Marathon At The Lighthouse Cinema

And speaking of Indiana Jones, the Lighthouse Cinema's season of Films You'd Love Your Kids To See continues with this epic Indiana Jones marathon on Saturday. The classic triple bill will include The Raiders Of The Lost Ark, The Temple Of Doom, and The Last Crusade. For some reason The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull never made the cut... The movies will kick off at 2pm tomorrow, you can get your hands on the tickets here.

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