Hot list: What we want to see, do and buy this weekend
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Weekend magazine columnist Darren Kennedy has turned his considerable talents to menswear again with DKxLC, his sixth collaboration with Louis Copeland.
With a nostalgic vibe, the capsule collection includes six suit styles and one waistcoat, each named after a Dart station. Classic tailoring in beautiful Italian fabrics, combined with Darren's style vision makes these suits stand out from the crowd. All suits are limited edition and prices start from €849.
BUY: 'The Bray' two-piece, pictured, is €859 from Louis Copeland stores and louiscopeland.com
This Thursday the Cloudlands exhibition opens at Artbox Gallery, James Joyce Street in Dublin. Developed by artists Rachel Tynan and Eszter Némethi, it explores the creative lives of teenagers in hospital. Made with input from teens in Temple Street and Cork University hospitals, the exhibition includes 'Titans', an interactive installation with wooden figures.
DETAILS: See helium.ie for more information
Some of the world's most exciting dance talents will be performing, the Dublin Dance Festival, taking place from May 17-28. Highlights include legendary US ballet master Alonzo King, bringing his company to Ireland for the first time at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, as well Italian dancer Cristiana Morganti with her new solo show.
Irish designer Chupi's rings are so beautiful they practically demand that you treat your hands with the utmost respect. Her Twinkle in the Wild ring is inspired by nature, and the amethyst gemstones set in solid sterling silver and plated in 18k gold allow you to sparkle like the star you are. The matching Twinkle in the Wild amethyst earrings are equally covetable. BUY: Ring, €269, available from chupi.com and from stockists to be found on the website.
There's only one week's opportunity to catch Harold Pinter's best-known play, dark comedy The Birthday Party, which is coming to Dublin's Gaiety Theatre on May 30 until June 4. Widely regarded to be one of the classics of the modern stage, it is set in an English seaside town and sees a birthday celebration turn into a macabre event.
BOOK: Tickets from €18.15, gaietytheatre.ie
'Logomania' is huge this season with hard-core fashionistas bowing down at the altar of Paris label's Vetements DHL T-shirt, which makes you look like a worker at the parcel delivery service for a cool €235. If you'd prefer your clothes whispered rather than shouted, there's a lot to be said to the gentler charms of 'sloganmania'. Bella Freud's iconic statement slogan knits will always have a place in your wardrobe, after the logo craze has gone.
BUY: 'Pop' sweater, €385, available from Seagreen, Ranelagh and Monkstown, Dublin. See seagreen.ie
Fancy getting away from it all and making your escape to an historical mansion? Of course you do. Kildare's Carton House in is offering an Ease into Summer package, from just €120 per person which includes overnight stay in a double room, dinner in the Linden Tree restaurant and breakfast. Guests will also receive a €10 credit towards either a Darphin treatment at the Carton Spa or a round of golf.
BOOK: Available throughout May, June and July, cartonhouse.com
Knitters and craft lovers will be descending upon the Sheep's Head peninsula, West Cork, next weekend for the Yarn Festival. All levels of skills are catered for over the two days in a series of workshops across many different yarn disciplines, including knitting, crochet, Carrickmacross lace, spinning and felting. There's also the opportunity to pick up hand-dyed Irish yarn and gifts at the market in Kilcorhane village and there are drop-in groups - called Having a Yarn - where wool lovers can have a cuppa and swap tips.
Quick on the draw
Next Saturday, artists and would-be-artists are invited to grab a pencil and paper and get involved in National Drawing Day. The event takes place in association with galleries and cultural institutions all around the country including Limerick's Hunt Museum, where you can help create a large scale artwork which will then be displayed at the museum. At Dublin's National Gallery, there's an adult drawing session in the morning, followed by a family session in the afternoon, and both are free.
DETAILS: huntmuseum.com; nationalgallery.ie and see online for events in your area.
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