Jayny Mac it's only the blimmin' last weekend of August this weekend so it is! Who saw that coming? Well, everyone who has endured the last few days of cold, wet misery but seriously, WTF, it really is that time of year again!

What, back to school time I hear you ask? No! Electric Picnic time - yeahhh!

Except - not all of the cool kids are going. I'm not (ah, yeah I'm cool) and I don't care. Really I don't. Really and truly, I promise. All of us warm and dry people have our pick of loads of great things to do this weekend:

Friday, August 29

What? Play: Frost/Nixon
Where? The Town Hall Theatre, Galway
What time? 8pm
How much? €15 / €18

You may recall a film where Michael Sheen played a character that wasn't Tony Blair or a vampire. That was the really, really good Frost/Nixon. Hitting the Galway stage is the Irish premiere of the play version performed by Galway's newest drama grou, Cairde MOL.

What? Gig: Trouble Pilgrims
Where? The Workman's Club, Dublin
What time? 8pm
How much? €12

These guys played the same venue back in May and were such a hit they're BACK for an end of summer show. Featuring material from all of the Radiators from Space albums, songs from Pete Holidai's solo album The Devil's Guitar and  classic cover versions - it's going to be good.

Saturday, August 30

What? Play: Five Minutes Later
Where? The Lir, Dublin
What time? 8pm
How much? €10 / €15

Ellen Flynn (MFA Playwriting The Lir Academy) and Sugarglass Theatre present this new play that follows Gwen, Matt, Mike and Roxy who against their better judgement, all end up at a speed-dating night.

What? Music: Theme Tune Boy
Where? Brandon's, Ennis
What time? 10pm

Celebrate Brandon's birthday with Theme Tune Boy, the most recent incarnation of Niall Quinn, once infamous drummer/songwriter with The Hitchers.

Sunday, August 31

What? Film: Obvious Child
Where? The Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin
What time? 2.00 / 4.10 / 8.20 pm
How Much? €6.50 / €7

Anyone who watches Parks and Recreation will recognise lead actress Jenny Slate, who plays Mona-Lisa in the show - Jean-Ralphio's sister - and so will know that Obvious Child has promise. The film follows a wannabe comedienne in her twenties whose unexpected pregnancy forces her to rethink her life.

What? Comedy: Capitol Comedy Club
Where? Ha'penny Bridge Club
What time? 9.15pm
How much? €5 / €7

And where else would you be going, apart from the flicks, except to a comedy gig on this dark and dreary (probably) Sunday night. Dermot McMurrow, Paul Crowley, Tiny James, plus guests with MC Simon O'Keeffe are all up this week.