It’s Thursday afternoon and we can almost smell the weekend. As usual, there’s plenty to keep you busy in our capitol city.

As you probably already know George Ezra is playing at Malahide castle tomorrow evening so some of you might be lucky enough to welcome the weekend in with ‘Paradise’.

Elsewhere, the Stonneybatter festival starts tomorrow and goes on till Sunday with loads of music and food (need I say more??) as well as events such as the Woofstock Dog Costume Competition. Yes, you did read that right. This is on Sunday from 1 o’clock and will be hosted by Today Fm’s Ed Smith.

If you want to get fit and raise money for a good cause that why not join the union to union Charity Walk which takes place on 3 o’clock this Sunday and goes from Union Mount Merrion to Union Beacon and back. The €25 entry fee goes towards the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. The event is inspired by Motor Neurone Disease sufferer Tony Coote who walked the length of Ireland to raise funds and awareness. There’ll be free snacks and refreshments and participants are reminded to wear green or yellow to raise awareness for IMNDA.

Gary O’Nuallain will be playing in Marley park on Saturday from 2pm as part of the Summer of Music 2019 festival. The event will be free to attend which i’m sure will be music to the ears of students nationwide. Gary, along with Luke Currivan and Dave Singleton who will be joining him, are described as a ‘Celtic Indie Trio’.

Commicon Ireland is on this weekend and guests such as Troy Baker, who voices Joel in the critically acclaimed zombie game The Last of Us and Nathan Drakes brother Sam in Uncharted 4 as well as Star Trek actor Walter Koenig.

So there ya go. We apologise if we left out the barbecue in your uncles house or your mates gaff sesh.