The best of Saturday . . .

Ten Steps to a Perfect Saturday

Illustration by Fuchsia Macree

Illustration by Fuchsia Macree

Sat, May 18, 2013, 03:00

1. Coffee coffee coffee
Shake your brain into action with a short, sharp coffee at the big, pointy Alto Vetro tower’s Art of Coffee. theartofcoffee.info
2. Bake date
And while you’re down in the Dock – pick up a fruit tartlet and breathe in that bakery smell in nearby Il Valentino. ilvalentino.ie
3. Radical science
Whether studying surveillance by zipping a drone across the Trinity campus or educating yourself in risk management over a game of poker, Pearse Street’s Science Gallery is the physics teacher you always wished you had. sciencegallery.ie
4. Star tech
Build a radio or brush up on your 3-D printing skills at Lincoln Place’s Makeshop. Kids and oldies alike are welcome in this DIY tech hut. twitter.com/WeAreMakeshop
5. Small is beautiful
Remember all those Telecom Éireann call cards you used to collect? They’re on display at the Little Museum. Take a guided tour around the 20th century at home through public-donated tat and treasures. littlemuseum.ie
6. Down the hatch
Head straight downstairs in the Little Museum for some heart-of-the-home culinary treats at Hatch & Sons. hatchandsons.
7. Called to the Bar
It’s safe again to hang around Temple Bar, check out the recent revival of neat boutiques: Tamp & Stitch, Indigo & Cloth, Fluorescent Elephant and Siopaella are all in close quarters, centred around the rumble of Meeting House Square’s Food Market.
8. Rum bar bar 
Traverse the Liffey, spot a rap battle in Wolfe Tone Square and stop by Twisted Pepper for a Rum Bar cocktail (before the hordes of house
music revellers arrive). bodytonicmusic.com 
9. Eastern eats
It’s one hop to the Hop House, Parnell Street’s cosy Korean bar-cum-restaurant. Pack away a light-up pitcher of imported beer in its back terrace, and roll down to Capel Street’s Musashi for a slap-up Japanese dinner. musashidublin.com 
10. To the lighthouse
Hop on a Luas towards Smithfield’s Lighthouse Cinema, and dive headfirst into the Hollywood Babylon film club. lighthousecinema.ie

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