As bored as John B looks? No need...
There's no need to be as bored as John B Keane looks here - there's plenty of arts and ents events on locally to make the most of the weekend. For instance, check out his play Sharon's Grave at The Ramor Theatre, Virginia.
Further afield, don't forget The Gonzo are showing their play The Circus of Perserverance in Dublin's Fringe Festival this week.
Here's a brief run down of the highlights for the coming days:
Fun Table Quiz
Where: Gallonray House, Drumgoon
When: Friday, September 7, 9pm
What: Fun family event will coincide with All-Ireland ticket draw. Come along to be in with a chance to win many great prizes!
Where: Royal Breffni, Tierworker
When: Friday at 9.30pm
What: The 'Rambling House'. Come along and enjoy a great night of music, story and fun.
Live Music Cafe
Where: Paddy Reilly's Bar
When: Friday, September 7, 8pm
What: In the Old Percy French Hotel, Dublin Street, Ballyjamesduff. Open mic for local artists, snacks and refreshments. Contact 087 9717 957 if you want to take part. Will be held on the first Friday of every month.
Where: Greville Arms, Granard
When: Friday, September 7, 8pm.
What: 1798 Commemoration Weekend - Comhra Ceol agus Craic le Ciorcal Comhra Ard Mhacha. Longford historian and author Jude Flynn will give a talk on 1798 in Co Longford, followed by music song and poetry. All are welcome to come along and bring a musical instrument or any memorabilia e.g. pikes muskets flags etc. from the period. 8pm until Late.
Where: Ramor Theatre, Virginia
When: Friday and Saturday
What: Castlemanor Players present Sharon's Grave by John B Keane.
Barn dance, barbecue
Where: Stradone Community Centre
When: Saturday, September 8,
What: Fundraising barbecue and barn dance in aid of Laragh GFC, the camogie club and Stradone community centre. Music by The Outlaws and DJ Red Rave. Licensed bar with dancing 10pm-2am. Admission €10.
Where: Cloverhill Hall
When: Saturday, September 8, 8-10.30pm
What: Annual gospel concert in aid of Sue Trenier's work. Admission is free. Your support would be welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Where: Boomerang Bar, Granard
When: Saturday, September 8, 9pm.
What: Granard native Tom Kiernan will launch his book 'Somebody I Never Knew'. Noel Monahan, renowned poet and author and another Granard native, will perform the launch. This is Tom's second book in the series of short stories and we wish him every success with it. Everyone welcome to come along on the night.
Where: Gallonray House
When: Sunday, September 9
What: Charity ceile in aid of patient comfort fund, Virginia Health Centre. Music by Copperplate ceili band. Everyone welcome.
Annual community walk
When: Sunday, September 9
What: Drumlane Community Partnership are holding their ninth annual walk. This year is not a sponsored walk but a fun event - please come along. Cycle starting at 2pm, walk/treasure hunt at 2.30pm and then, for those less energetic, a treasure hunt around the community centre at 3pm. Refreshments and a BBQ will be available on return. The afternoon will finish off with entertainment from the junior Comhaltas.
Where: Killinkere GAC
When: Wednesday, September 12, 8pm
What: Fíor Céilí practice every Wednesday in centre. All welcome.
Padraic McIntyre in conversation with Pat McCabe
Where: Backstage Theatre
When: Wednesday, September 12
What: The first event of its kind at Backstage it guarantees to offer a rare insight in to McCabe's illustrious career which gave the world The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto and Shae Mouse amongst others.
'The Night Joe Dolan's Car Broke Down' author and director, Padraic McIntyre has shared a very special working relationship with Pat McCabe ever since their collaboration on the hugely successful tour of The Dead School in 2008. So it is fitting that he be the one to interview him on his career.
Tickets are priced at €12 (including a wine reception) and can be purchased on 043 33 47888 or online on www.backstage.ie