Plenty of artses on this weekend. Off to Listowel myself (recommendations welcome), but those of you sticking around Dublin might fancy a trip down to the Cobalt Cafe on North Great George’s Street for Nighthawks, where the winner of this year’s Cuirt Poetry Slam Stephen James Smith will be reading/performing alongside Kila’s Ronan O’Snodaigh, Colm Keegan, who was shortlisted for a Hennessy X.O. New Irish Writing Award this year, and The Ambience Affair among others. And if you’ve gone off to see the boats in Galway, you may spare a moment for some visual arts on the Volvo Ocean Race Art Trail. I declare, there’s a sniff of summer in the air . . .