5 Things To Do This Weekend

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TGIF! It’s the start of the weekend, meaning you can sleep in late and while away some hours until you have to ‘face reality’ again, come Monday. If you don’t want to while away those hours at home, we have compiled a list of five things to do either alone, with the family or with friends, to have some fun. Enjoy!

  1. Attend Eight by Ten @ Philip Sherlock Centre (UWI Mona), September 26 to 28 – Showtime 8pm Friday & Saturday and 6pm on Sunday. ‘Eight by Ten’ is the intriguing title given to the performance of eight ten-minute plays or play excerpts first conceived and coordinated by UWI Senior Lecturer and theatre director Brian Heap as part of the exciting Kingston on the Edge festival. This time around 19 featured directors including Brian Heap, Barbara Gloudon and Fae Ellington will stage 24 different short plays over three consecutive nights – eight each night. Click here for more information.
  2. Attend Simply Red Wine and Food Festival @ Jamaica House Lawns, Friday September 26, 2014 – The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) will be hosting the 25th Anniversary of its annual Wine and Food Festival – “Simply Red” under the theme “Celebrating Flavour, Flair and Fashion”. Celebrity chef Brian Lumley along with over 15 caterers and chefs will be on hand to delight your palate with tasty and healthy treats. The event is being held to raise funds for the Foundation’s cardiac rehabilitation and research centre. Click here for more information.
  3. Attend CB Pan Chicken Championship 2014 @ Dump Up Beach, Montego Bay, Saturday September 27, 2014 – Free Admission! Hours 12pm – 8pm This event promises to provide something for everyone, hosted by Pretty Boy Floyd. Entertainment will be provided by Goddy Goddy, Agent Sasco and Cham. Click here for more information.
  4. Go see the In Retrospect 40 Years Of The National Gallery Exhibition @ the National Gallery of Jamaica, Sunday September 28, 2014 – FREE Admission! Opening hours 11am to 4pm. The event will also feature a dance performance which starts at 1:30pm, titled Soulscaping, by the acclaimed and innovative Barre None Dance Collective, that was choreographed by Oniel Pryce. Click here for more information.
  5. Attend The Color Festival @ Hope Gardens, Sunday September 28, 2014 – Dubbed “The Happiest Festival In The World” the Color Festival is a global party of happy people, it comes from Elara Entertainment, a German organisation with offices in Spain and the Cayman Islands. Held across Europe, South Africa, the United States, Latin America and now the Caribbean, The Color Festival pulls hundreds of thousands of people around the world, celebrating a message of happiness. Click here for more information.