Things to do in Dublin; Hunter's Weekend Picks!
Today's weekend picks are mostly brought to you by the letter S; Spun Out, Screen Cinema, Slum Village at the Sugar Club and JeSSica Fletcher....shush! The legendary Slum Village hail from Detroit, Michigan. Originally formed by three members, rappers Baatin and T3, plus rapper and producer J Dilla. Music: Slum Village https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s732BigTxZk Dilla left in 2001 to pursue a solo career and sadly passed away in 2006 but left behind a legacy which is still being discovered to this day. Nas recently announced that The Diary, a lost J Dilla album was being reassembled for a posthumous release in April. Throughout all of the hard times Slum Village has soldiered on. T3 remains and Young RJ is the latest in a series of evolving lineups. They play this Saturday night in Sugar Cub, Dublin. You can read more about them here: https://www.vice.com/read/it-takes-a-village-the-long-evolving-saga-of-detroits-slum-village-456 Movie: Screen Cinema One of Dublin's cinematic institutions, the Screen cinema which has operated on the corner of Hawkins Street and Townsend Street for more than 30 years, is to shut down next week. It's been speculated that the site may now become part of a massive planned development involving the eyesore that is the Department of Health’s building next door. It may be a case of too little too late but if you'd like to pay your respects, you can check out "Brooklynn" "Room" or "The Hateful 8" which are all showing until Thursday. The little bronze Usher statue, which was stationed outside has already been removed. *tear rolls down face*. Theatre: Bord Gáis With a career spanning almost seventy five years, over sixty motion pictures, five Tony Awards and the star of the longest-running detective drama series in TV history, it's fair to say Angela Landsbury is some woman for one woman and in recent years has become a bit of cult figure and the face that launched a thousand memes. So much so, that the good folk at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival have decided to host an event in her honour. Angela Lansbury: A Celebration is at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Sunday February 21st, as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival W'll always love you Jessica Fletcher. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BfbDEYY6t4 Event: Run in the Phoenix Park Finally, if for some bizarre reason, you're still on the New Year Health buzz or in training for MiniMarathon. Why not join SpunOut.ie and the Dublin Kickers Running Club this Saturday morning, February 20th at 9am in Phoenix Park. You can do a 3.5k or 7k run followed by coffee! This is a free session which is open to the public and all fitness levels. All you have to do is register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1547903568840966/