The good weather has finally arrived! Right on time, too, as Saturday has the busiest schedule of the festival. My choice of highlights for the day:
11:00 - Walking Tour of Temple Bar's public art - Booking required. You can book at the Temple Bar Cultural Trust on East Essex Street - that's also the meeting location for the start of the tour. Repeated at 14:00.
13:00 - Get into Shorts with Filmbase - there will be showings at other times and places as well.
15:30 - Toy Story 3 - a real coup for the festival and the IFI (Irish Film Institute), they're previewing this film over a week in advance of the general Irish release. Booking required.
19:30 - Summer Lightning - Live music in Temple Bar Gallery & Studios. Tickets cost €15.
21:30 - Dublin Balkanarama - Traditional balkan music, "electro Balkan beats" and "exquisite gypsy bellydancing", so they say. I saw one of the dancers around earlier in the festival - good costume. Location: Button Factory on Curved Street. Tickets cost €15.
Plus of course all the usual fun of Temple Bar at the weekend.