What’s on in Dublin this weekend?

National Bike Week ending events

City centre cycle racing in Dublin – Professional city centre cycle racing on Saturday, partly on cobblestones in Temple Bar, so it should be fun. Warm-up events from 2.30pm, and the main event at 6pm.

Pedal in the Park – Closing Event of Bike Week 2010 – On Sunday National Bike Week ends with ‘Pedal in the Park’ in the Phoenix Park. The event includes a slow bicycle race, a BMX freestyle show, bicycle polo, and something called a ‘Cycle Parade’.

Festivals

Street Performance World Championship – World Record Space Hopper attempt, USA Breakdancers, Flying Dutchmen and much more.

Let’s French at the Alliance Francaise – A festival of French music and a screening of French film in the IFI. Runs until June 21.

Exhibitions

Photo exhibition in the Alliance Francaise – a photo exhibition centred around Samuel Beckett, his time in Paris and the Parisians around him. Runs until June 25.

‘The Place of Memory’: Paintings by Gaetano Tranchino in the Rua Red Gallery – Sicilian painter Gaetano Tranchino brings his painintings to Dublin for the first time. Runs until April 2011.

Palimpsest by Hugh Delap at the Talbot Gallery – This is the final weekend of Dublin artist Hugh Delap’s latest exhibition. Closes Saturday.

Cúig Sholas at Clontarf  GAA Club – An exhibition from the students of Whitehall College of Further Education. Runs only from Friday to Sunday.

Concerts

65s for Burma at the National Concert Hall – Christy Moore, Eamon Dunphy, Niall Toner, Marian Finucane and the Dublin Gospel Choir are among an eclectic bunch of performers and readers. All proceeds go to Burma Action Ireland to celebrate the birthday of Aung San Suu Kyi. Saturday at 8pm.

The Magic of Music in Concert at the National Concert Hall – Students involved in the Magic of Music programme give a 90 minute concert spanning genres as diverse as Carribean, Irish and Rap.

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SECOND IMAGE: Street Performance World Championship

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