Whether you decide to whip up a cocktail for World Whiskey Day, sit back and enjoy some cracking live theatre or comedy or delve into your creativity by joining in National Drawing Day, we’ve rounded up our top picks for you to enjoy this weekend.
Ross O’Carroll Kelly – Postcards from the Ledge
Landmark Productions presents Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s Postcards from The Ledge live on stage, for one night only. The Rossmeister General will be coming to you live from Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray to homes all around the world on Saturday 15 May. The show will also be available to watch on demand from Sunday 16 until 23 May. Tickets from €20 including booking fee are on sale now. Written by Paul Howard and directed by Irish Times Theatre Award winner Jimmy Fay, the show stars the award-winning actor Rory Nolan, who has played Ross since his first stage incarnation 14 years ago.
8pm, Saturday 15 May, 2021 followed by post-show talk with Paul Howard and Rory Nolan in conversation with Irish Times columnist, Róisín Ingle. Book tickets.
Pick up your pencils for National Drawing Day 2021
As the National Gallery celebrates its first week of reopening after 137 days of closure, participants from all over Ireland are invited to grab their pencils and get creative for National Drawing Day on Saturday 15 May 2021. The Gallery and its partner venues will bring the joy of drawing to homes across the country through online platforms, with virtual workshops, videos, blogposts and more. Participating venues will share drawings with the hashtag #NationalDrawingDay. Participants are invited to tag the Gallery on social media @NationalGalleryofIreland
Raise a glass to celebrate world whiskey day
Calling all whiskey lovers! This Saturday (15th May) marks World Whiskey Day, and what better way to celebrate this special spirit than with delicious cocktails that you can make and enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Every year on the third Saturday in May, new and discerning whiskey drinkers from across the globe come together to celebrate this fine spirit. And of course, World Whiskey Day wouldn’t be complete without a good helping of the Irish tiple. Bushmills Irish Whiskey is steeped in over 400 years of whiskey-making heritage. With a range that includes blends and single malts, Bushmills Irish Whiskey has something for every palate. Along with The Sexton Single Malt, the brand has created some delicious cocktail recipes for readers to experiment with at home.
Comedy KARLnival Online with Karl Spain & friends
Presented by Galway Comedy Festival & Róisín Dubh Comedy, the final show in this series takes place on Friday 14th May, and is headlined by one of the world’s funniest ventriloquists and British Comedy Award winner, Nina Conti. She is joined on this fantastic line-up by a host of TV comics & comedy club headliners, for the last in this series of virtual comedy gigs with a difference. Over the last 4 months of fortnightly shows, Karl Spain has been joined online by a host of fantastic comedians from Ireland & overseas including Jason Byrne, Ardal O’Hanlon, Andrew Maxwell, Shappi Khorsandi, Milton Jones, Angela Barnes, Russell Kane, Zoe Lyons, Bernard Casey and Al Murray The Pub Landlord. Book tickets.