Things to do in Dublin; Hunter's Weekend Picks

Don't forget to show the Mammies some love this weekend. You know a card won't cut it,  so we've got some ideas for bonding, spoiling and fun times ahead!   Hemsley & Hemsley at Cooks Academy Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 11.23.29 One for the foodies amongst us; the Irish Independent Weekend Magazine will be hosting Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley at Cooks Academy for a fantastic demo to mark the publication of their keenly awaited second book, Good + Simple. if you're not familiar with the Hemsleys, they're the authors of bestselling cookbook The Art of Eating Well and contributors to and The Guardian. The sisters also cook and consult for celebrities and cater for high-profile brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Vivienne Westwood. The event will kick off at 11am with a meet and greet and then onto a cookery demonstration of their favourite recipes from their new book, which will be available at a special price on the day.!1.html   Brown Sugar Mothers Day Charity EventScreen Shot 2016-02-05 at 13.56.44 Brown Sugar Salons will be opening their doors this Sunday Mother's day for a very special charity event.  They will be offering an amazing 25% off all blowdrys, upstyles, make-up and nails.

All proceeds from the day will go to two charities – Childline and a fund supporting Zoe Lonergan.

Zoe is a brave 4-year-old battling Juvenile Arthritis. Her illness means she has to travel to Newcastle to stay for six months for Chemotherapy and a Bone Marrow Transplant. Although the HSE will look after the cost of the operation, Zoe’s family still has a lot to cover.

So why not treat your mother this Sunday and help out a very worthwhile cause in the process.

For Appointments call: 01 6169967

  Castlepalooza 2016 is go!  Festivals aren't just for young wan's y'know. Your Ma might love it too. Castlepalooza Music & Arts Festival, 2015. Photography by Ruth Medjber // - As always, please feel free to share and tag the photos, all I ask is that you keep the watermark visible and credit me when you can! xx This will be the 10th anniversary of one of the finest and much loved festivals on the Irish calendar and this year Cillian Stewart - Castlepalooza'a founder has joined forces with Aiken Promotions to make it biggest and best one yet. The festival will now take place  on 1, 2 and 3 July and what a line up to celebrate the new partnership:  CARIBOU, JURASSIC 5, VILLAGERS, CAT POWER, ROMARE and TIGER & WOODS have been revealed so far with more to be added to the already stellar bill! Weekend tickets are €134 (with camping) and €115 (without camping) are on sale now.   Hail Caesar! Opening and Fancy Dress Party The Lighthouse cinema are verdy excited and delighted about the opening of Joel and Ethan Coen’s brand new, star-studded comedy HAIL, CAESAR!  So much so,  they're throwing a Hollywood Golden Era Fancy Dress Party for the opening night in the bar. Fancy indeed. They want you to come along in appropriately weird and wonderful costumes inspired by the  gorgeously attired Hollywood sirens and sexpots of the past.  Expect: Sailors, Romans, Mermaids, Spies, Gumshoes, Cowboys, Dames, Commies and Hollywood Stars. They'll also have themed cocktails and era-specific music on the night but it’s up to you to bring the glamour! Hollywood Golden Era Fancy Dress Party - 8pm Film Screening starts - 10.30pm