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. Visit the Montego Bay Cultural Centre and National Gallery West – Take advantage of the last few days of the recently refurbished cultural centre and gallery’s summer special: FREE admission! Opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm (closed on Monday).
  2. Go on the Rose Hall Great House Day and Night Tour – How brave are you? Test your mettle with a nighttime tour of the Rose Hall Great House, former residence of the murderous ‘White Witch’ herself, Annie Palmer. If you’re not up for it, there are daytime tours for the cowards (or the sane, depending on how you choose to look at it.) Are you up for it? Cost: Adults US$20, children US$10.
  3. Attend the Playing for Change Day @ Irie River, Ocho Rios; Saturday, September 20 – Support the Playing for Change Foundation in Jamaica by attending the concert at Irie River (Bonham Spring). The lineup of artistes includes Ernie Smith, Jah9, Cherine Anderson, Garnett Silk Jr, Jah Cure, Karen Smith and the Live Wyya Band and more. Admission: $1,000. Click here for more information.
  4. Attend the Jamaica Bridal Expo; Saturday & Sunday, September 20-21 – Jamaica Bridal Expo will bring brides and wedding planners to meet with top hotels within the country, all offering exceptional services in Jamaica for the bridal market. Click here for more information.
  5. Visit the Paint Jamaica Project, 41 Fleet St, Kingston – This project was started in July this year by Marianna Farag, with the idea of bringing art into the streets of Kingston, specifically in spaces forgotten or abandoned. The abandoned warehouse at 41 Fleet Street has been transformed into a lively, colourful space that highlights the talents of some of Jamaica’s young artists. Read more here.