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It might only be Monday, but if you're anything like us, you've got one eye already on the weekend – and what better way to kick it off than settling in for an open air screening of the romantic Irish musical, Once?

This Friday, July 28, Happenings, in association with 7UP Free will transform Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2, into a spectacular outdoor cinema where attendees can melt into comfy billow bag while enjoying a special screening of a film that perfectly encapsulates the heart of the city.

The modern-day musical, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, tells the tale of two struggling musicians in Dublin who fall for each other after sharing an eventful week of writing, rehearsing and bonding over their love of music.

Oh and did we mention there's a complimentary 7UP Mojito Free for every guest?

Rebecca Burke, Head of Marketing for PepsiCo said “We are very excited to once again partner with such a well-known and respected Irish brand like Happenings for the 7UP Summer Cinema series.”

“We know that Irish people are huge movie lovers, so we look forward to bringing some fun screenings to audiences nationwide in 2017, for a movie experience like never before! Set in some of the most picturesque outdoor locations of Dublin, Cork, Kilkenny and Galway, there will be exciting activities for all members of the audience.”

Food, coffee and delicious treats will be available on the night from Irish Village Markets.

7UP Free will be giving away a number of tickets to each screening, so keep an eye of their social media channels if you fancy heading along.

Tickets are priced at €5 and are available to book in advance online or on the door. It all kicks of at 8:30pm but early arrival is advised to get the best seats in the house!

Check out www.happenings.ie for more information.



What started as a small indie film dreamt up by Irish director John Carney and Frames frontman Glen Hansard has grown into something much more than that.

From winning an Oscar for Best Original Song to breaking records on Broadway as a stage musical, Once's simple love story and beautiful music have charmed audiences around the world.

Now, Once is returning home to the streets of Dublin once again with a summer run of the stage show at the Olympia Theatre.

Previews kick off on July 4th, with the show's official run starting on July 14th.

S! TV's Niamh Geaney headed along to the Olympia to chat to the show's stars Megan Riordan and Tom Parsons between rehearsals – and to get a personal performance of the musical's iconic song, Falling Slowly.

Ticket prices start at €29.50 and are on sale now from ticketmaster.ie, and of course you can follow the show on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.



Ronan Keating enjoyed the opening night of his new West End show, Once, this week and has found a way to remember his Boyzone bandmate Stephen Gately, who passed away in 2009.

The Boyzone star told reporters at the show that he would be wearing red socks for the entire run of the show as a tribute to his old friend: “Red was his favourite colour so that’s my little tipping of the cap to Stephen. I wish he was here.”

Ronan remembered how Stephen loved doing shows: “I never thought I’d do a musical; that was Stevo’s gig. That was his thing and he was amazing at it.”

The Irish pop star's fellow bandmates, Mikey, Shane and Keith showed up at the debut of the West End musical to show their support for Ronan. 

What a beautiful tribute Ronan has given his old bandmate and best friend.