Things to do in Dublin; Hunter's Weekend Picks!

Music: Neneh Cherry  If you haven't already dipped your toes into MusicTown you've got until the 17th of April, to dive on in! If it's any consolation, we think the Dublin City Council backed Music festival have saved the best 'til last.  This Saturday,  one of our childhood heroes - the incomparable Neneh Cherry will join Jim Carroll for "Banter" in the National Gallery of Ireland  to talk about her life and work.  Later, Neneh will be on the decks at Wigwam for Bodytonic.  More info here: We were lucky to catch Neneh  live in Twisted Pepper a couple of years ago - on her 50th birthday -where she performed her excellent "Blank Project" album along with RocketNumberNine and she was all kinds of amazing. Here she is though in all her (7 months pregnant) glory on Top of The Pops back in '88. Family: Experience Japan in the Phoenix Park  Farmleigh House and Estate will be turning Japanese on Sunday 17 April for this FREE, family-friendly festival day Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 12.27.00 They'll celebrate Japanese and Japanese-Irish culture with music & dance performances, anime, calligraphy, origami, martial arts demonstrations and much more. Specialist Japanese food vendors will be on site so you can add some sushi and soba to your picnic Canal Bank Markets Saturday marks the launch of the outdoor summer Canal Bank Markets on Portobello Square. Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 12.30.46 Building on the successful markets from summer 2015, we will be running the summer markets in association with Canalaphonic & Dublin City Council.Wander through their summer themed market featuring 25 traders selling everything from: Vintage Clothing Vinyl Records Crafts Arts Jewellery Bespoke & Custom made goods Food & Beverages Tea & Coffee Live Buskers Open from 11am - 5pm