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Rihanna touched down in Dublin this morning for her gig at the Aviva. But her band were in town a few days earlier to take in the sights and sounds of the city.

The boys got into the Mardi Gras spirit when they stopped by Dublin eatery Taste of Brazil for lunch. Located on Parliament Street, it's a gem of a restaurant serving up spicy treats and genuine Brazilian beer. And it sounds like RiRi's drummer Chris Johnson can't get enough of the place. "I'm a big fan of Brazilian food," Chris said.

"They do brilliant food here, and the atmosphere is great. We were invited to eat at 35 places but chose this one. I'll definitely be back". Director of the restaurant Renato Figueiredo says he expects lots of fans of RiRi to be stopping by in the coming weeks.

www Everybody get up for Five ... the boys are back in town. The 90s boyband have confirmed they will follow up their successful stint on the Big Reunion Tour with their own string of gigs later this year. The UK group will hit Dublin's Olympia Theatre on Wednesday, November 13, and Waterford on November 14. Tickets go on sale this tomorrow at 9am and are priced from €33.50.

www singer-songwriter Josh Groban is back in Dublin this Sunday at the O2 as part of his All That Echoes tour.

The LA native will be serenading guests with distinctly Irish tunes such as She Moved Through The Fair.

www GET your film passport stamped with the IFI Family Festival this summer.

The film festival takes place from July 11-14 and is packed with children's workshops and films that won't be shown in cinemas anywhere else in Ireland.

With films from so many countries, the IFI has introduced a special Festival Passport – pick it up at the IFI Box Office and get a stamp for each country that you see on film during the festival.

Other events include a free Pop-Up cinema in the IFI Foyer.

www AS thousands prepare to travel to Westport next week for the Festival of Music & Food, the local authorities are busy preparing to 'green' this year's event.

Greenyourfestival.ie has been set up to provide festivals, events and destinations with support materials and guidance to help them go green.

A new waste segregation bin system will be available, with facilities for festival goes to separate food waste and recyclable items from normal landfill waste.

The festival, on June 29 and 30, is an annual two-day family friendly event set in the picturesque grounds of Westport House with top acts such as Imelda May and Christy Moore taking to the stage.

www NEW Dublin hotspot Everleigh Garden was hopping last night as stars of British reality TV show Made In Chelsea sent female fans wild at the city centre venue.

The boys and their fellow MIC co-stars will be back in town tonight to visit another Dublin night spot, Bucks Townhouse.


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