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If you do one thing this week: Seek out Sean

Comedian Sean Hughes.
Comedian Sean Hughes.

Award-winning comedian Sean Hughes returns to Dublin to record an exclusive show, specially adapted for Ireland's first ever Radio Comedy Festival, Comedy Showhouse, at the Project Arts Centre on Thursday, February 4, at 8pm. He takes the audience on a journey from his birth in London. www.projectartscentre.ie

JOIN JOHN

American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Irving will be in conversation with writer John Boyne on Tuesday, February 2 at the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, 8pm. Avenue of Mysteries is Irving's 14th novel. www.paviliontheatre.ie

FEAST ON FOOD

The Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair returns to the Convention Centre Dublin, from February 5 to 7. There'll be a host of local and international craft beverages, and food producers will be on hand with unique food pairings to excite your taste buds. Musical entertainment will be by home-grown acts. eu.alltechbrewsandfood.com

MEET MARIE

To Bee or not To Bee Drama Workshop aims to teach young children about bee activities like the waggle dance and pollination, and takes place on Saturday, February 6, at The Ark, Temple Bar, 2pm/4pm. Join Marie Ruane (one of the stars of BEES! A Musical) for a fun-filled workshop. www.ark.ie

CHECK OUT CHESTER

In Focus Tour: Wit, Wigs and Satire in the 18th century. The Caricatures of Mary and Matthew Darly; tour guide Mary O'Riordan, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, on Thursday February 4, 1.10pm. Free. The exhibition features over 100 hand-coloured, 18th century etchings by Mary and Matthew Darly. www.cbl.ie

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