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Something For The Weekend

From a Fleetwood Mac disco to Africa Day: Here are 8 things to do this weekend

Your roundup of non-referendum related events over the next three days.

VOTING IN THE referendum will be the main event dominating the news agenda today – so we thought we’d take a look at a few non-referendum related events going on across the country over the next few days.

Here’s our roundup…

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Celebrate Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks’ 70th birthday at the Button Factory tonight as the Sisters of the Moon Disco visits the city for the 5th time.

You can expect exclusive edits and remixes of Fleetwood Mac classics – have a listen here.

There are still a limited number of tickets available for the gig tonight.

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Large crowds are expected as Africa Day returns to Farmleigh Estate at the Phoenix Park this Sunday.

There will be three stages of live music featuring well-known African and Irish musicians, children’s entertainment and traditional African drumming and dance workshops.

The event, run by Irish Aid, is free but you need to download a free ticket here.

Oxjam 2016 Norman Cook, better known as Fatboy Slim, headlines the Life Festival on Sunday night. Yui Mok Yui Mok


Life Festival kicks off today and is running all weekend in the bucolic surroundings of Belvedere House, near Mullingar.

This year features the biggest line-up yet – including Fatboy Slim, Armand Van Helden, Le Galaxie and Jax Jones.

Check out the full line up and stage times here. There are still Saturday and Sunday tickets available


Go swinging in Waterford this Sunday afternoon.

The Parlour Vintage Tearooms are celebrating the swing era with live music by The Hot 4 Jazz Quartet.

There’s a free Charleston class at 1pm and dancing will continue until 6.

The event is free but you need to register here.

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Brick Con, a Lego exhibit, is taking place in St. John’s Pavillion on Saturday and Sunday.

You can expect 100 original models and a play area that has over 100 kgs of the famous Danish bricks.

Limerick Autism Group have helped to make it an inclusive event, advising the organisers on ways to make it autism-friendly, with a sensory tent staffed by volunteers from the LAG.

The event is sold out online but a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

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Staying in Limerick, Thomond Park is running a back to the ’80s/’90s party in aid of Limerick Suicide Watch tonight.

DJs Lorcan Murray, Phil Cawley, Electric Eddie and Will Leahy will be playing all the hits of the two decades.

There will also be a barbecue on offer. Tickets are €20 and are available here.

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In case you’re planning a quiet night in, the final Late Late Show of the season airs at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

Ryan will be joined by the Après Match team, comedian Jason Byrne, actor Emmet Kirwan, and author Lorna Byrne.

And as the country goes to the polls, the Late Late will also reveal the results of a nationwide exit poll live on air tonight towards the end of the programme.

Over on BBC One, the guests on Graham Norton’s sofa are Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, and Thandie Newton.

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