Start your own festival

DON'T like what the other music festivals are offering? Then organise your own.

That's what three Irish twentysomethings have just done. 35 acts, 12 genres, pints capped at 4, drum circles, surf videos, and general bank holiday debauchery at Kilruddery Estate in Bray, Co. Wicklow next Saturday 6 August.

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People-watching pub

The Ivy Gardens pub in Drumcondra, Dublin 9, wraps up another fine exhibition today. People, features Mathew Cave's photo realism with an abstract twist. A drinking emporium is the perfect place for this exhibition, taking people watching to a whole new level.

Gay Film Festival

THE 13TH Lesbian and Gay Film Festival concludes tomorrow at the IFI on Essex St in Dublin. Tonight is the classic All About Eve at 8.30pm, and tomorrow at the same time is the ultra-cool Queer Boys and Girls on the Bullet Train. Dump the popcorn in favour of the afterparties.

The spirit of Sanchez

ONE of Ireland's most popular visiting DJs comes in the form of dance titan Roger Sanchez. He'll take on the Spirit (Middle Abbey St, Dublin) crowd on Friday. Kick start your weekend with some mood enhancing progressive house from New York's finest.

What's the craic?

THE massively popular Craichouse at the Half Moon Theatre in Cork has been moved to Saturday nights for the summer months. Check it out this week when the team manage to squeeze in comedy, live music and a set from DJ Jim X Comet all in one evening. 12 at the door.