From charity to cabaret, here’s what’s on this weekend

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What’s happening this love-filled weekend?

L’Oreal’s Hands of a Pro campaign

While Monday is Valentine’s Day, there’s plenty more happening over the weekend to keep you busy: whether you’re loved up or flying solo. There are charity initiatives to support to spread the love, hotels to explore, and films to catch.

Love shared

L’Oréal Professional Products Division have launched the “Hair the Love”, ‘In The Hands of a Pro’ campaign in collaboration with charity partner, Look Good Feel Better. The yearly initiative is designed to shine a light on the essential role of hairdressers and how they impact people’s physical and mental wellbeing. They’re encouraging all stylists, salons and clients to share their own stories on social media. Customers can share salon-chair selfies; videos, and stories about their favourite stylist. Use #HAIRTHELOVE2022IRE, as every post using the hashtag will mean €1 is donated to charity partner Look Good Feel Better. They offer free hair and make-up workshops to women suffering with the appearance related side effects of cancer treatment.

Cindy via Maeve Barry

This Valentines Week Bauer Media – owners of Today FM and Newstalk, among other media brands – wants to celebrate the love we get from dogs by running a campaign across all of their stations aptly named ‘Smooches for Pooches’. The aim of campaign is to educate people about rescue dogs and drive donations to nine rescues across Ireland. Listen out to your usual radio stations throughout the week for more details or donate here.

The Useless Flea

In Dublin’s Workman’s Club, the Useless Flea market kicks off at 11am. The second hand sale is free entry, with a free Jameson cold brew for market perusers to boot. It’s a sustainable one-stop-shop for homeware, art, fashion and even fortune telling. Plus, it’s dog friendly so your pup can come along.




Movie magic

If you’re hiding from the rain that’s forecast in the southeast of the country this weekend, head to the cinema. Marry Me is a feel-good rom-com starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson. In the film, Lopez plays musical superstar Kat Valdez. For Kat Valdez’s wardrobe in the film, director Kat Coiro and costume designer Caroline Duncan drew inspiration from Lopez’s actual career, incorporating a scene where Valdez is shooting a commercial for GUESS.

Jennifer Lopez’ character in Marry Me poses for GUESS

If romantic comedies aren’t your style, there’s always BelfastIf you’re in Dublin, the Irish Film Institute are running a Charlie Chaplin retrospective. The series of films will be shown between this weekend and the end of the month.

Cabaret crush

On Sunday, 13 February in Cork’s Cyprus Avenue, join leading drag house Mockie Ah for a Valentine’s cabaret show. There’ll be live drag and burlesque, plus a blind date portion of the evening. Tickets are €22.18 and can be purchased here.

What are you getting up to this week?