Hot list: What we want to see, do and buy this weekend
Walk this way
We all need to be more conscious of what we wear and where it comes from, and Irish label Walk Among Us is a go-to for impeccable eco-friendly values.
The designers and curators of the collection source sustainable fabric, such as upcycled leather and organic cotton, to make products that have the beauty of the planet at heart but with sleek catwalk aesthetics. Prices start from €75.
DETAILS: For stockists see walk-among-us.com
Tayto Park's After Dark Experience will terrify you with rollercoasters, a Halloween movie in the 5D cinema and a visit to the House of Horrors, where ghouls and goblins await. The experience is recommended for guests over 14 years, with no pre-booking necessary. The House of Horrors is open from 11am-4pm, today until November 1, and is recommended for 8 years plus.
DETAILS: After Dark Experience, 6-9pm (Oct 27-30), entry €18, taytopark.ie
The Godfather is reckoned to be one of the greatest films ever made and next Saturday fans of the film can experience a special cinematic experience at the National Concert Hall. After a sold-out première in London last year, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents The Godfather Live, with Marlon Brando and Al Pacino playing the masterful roles on the big screen while the orchestra performs Nino Rota's score live on stage.There are two changes to catch it, one at 3pm and another at 8pm. BOOK: Tickets from €20 - €49.50. See www.nch.ie
Calling all vocalists. The Helix in Dublin is hosting a mass choir event next weekend, the first of its kind in Ireland, with The Voice UK's vocal couch, Mark De-Lisser. It includes two days of rehearsals and master classes in preparation for the Sing Out Sunday concert which will feature over 1,000 voices singing hits that vary from Coldplay's 'Fix You' to Toto's 'Africa', and Irish soprano Lucy O'Byrne, runner up in The Voice UK 2015, will be joining in. Suitable for aspiring and experienced singers alike, you can book tickets as an individual or a choir from €60 or you can also just attend the concert as an audience member, with tickets from €15. DETAILS: See www.thehelix.ie and www.singoutsunday.co.uk
Wine and dine
We've all been there - you've planned the dinner party, invited the guests, created the menu and now you're left lost in the wine aisle wondering what to buy. Well, O'Briens Wines are here to help with an event taking place from 6.30pm tomorrow evening in The Music Room, Christ Church, Dublin 8. 'Versatile Wines for a Dinner Party' is part of the Taste City Fusion festival and takes you through an array of flavoursome winter options.
DETAILS: Tickets €20,
Nuts about you
For some, Nutella is not just a creamy hazelnut chocolate spread, it's a way of life. Aficionados have been known to eat it straight from the jar while more creative sorts find ways to incorporate it into muffin and cheesecake recipes. Now you have the opportunity to gift the Nutella lover in your life with a personalised jar from Brown Thomas. Each personalised jar costs €5.50, or €7.50 with a presentation box.
BUY: Available on the
Living Floor, Level 3, Brown Thomas Dublin
'I Do, For Syria' is your opportunity to pick up a pre-loved wedding dress, while doing your bit for the Red Cross working on the frontline with Syrian refugees. The event, which takes place in House Dublin on Leeson Street on Wednesday, October 28, will work like a sample sale and if there's more than one person interested in the same dress, it will go to auction.
DETAILS: From 7pm, tickets €21.65, facebook.com/IDoForSyria
Drop dead gorgeous
Cork-based designer Maria Dorai-Raj draws on her Indian-Irish heritage to create her eye-catching and elegant fine jewellery collections. Having learnt her trade at the Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewellery in Florence, Italy, Dorai-Raj was one of 11 designers to take part in Unfold, the showcase of Irish designers in London Fashion Week earlier this year. On our wish list are her Celestial drop earrings, a pair of geometric beauties with a 9ct gold chain and double sterling silver rings for a sophisticated daytime look.
BUY: €390, available from dorai.ie
Caffe Amore, Dublin's new wine bar, offers the best of Irish and Italian produce, but with a twist. Everything from the cheese and antipasti boards to the healthy salads are mouth-wateringly good. The Panuozzo, a rolled sandwich made with pizza dough and stuffed with charcuterie, is the signature dish, and if that's not tempting enough a glass of Prosecco is only €5.
DETAILS: 59 South Great George's Street, Dublin 2