What’s the craic for the weekend: 04.08

The weekend’s coming, do you know what you’re doing yet? Find something here!

LIVE MUSIC

Dublin Rock N Roll festival – Free Event

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One more exciting festival of this summer! If you are a lover of Rockabilly Music, Rock-N-Roll, Fast Cars, Motorcycles, 50s frocks and bobby socks, then this is for you. The Dublin Rock-N-Roll Festival, formerly known as the Rock-N-Roll Conference is back this year and even better. The event offers family friendly activities during the day and a variety of live music playing around the Dame District and more attractions at night for the adults.

”Celebrating music, cars, hairstyles, clothing and everything Rockabilly, this festival is for lovers of all things 50’s and 60’s.”

Check out the Facebook page of the event for more details!

Friday (05.08) to Sunday (07.08) 

All Events are Free

Venues: Whelan’s, The Mercantile, J.T. Pim’s, The Exchequer Dublin 2, The George Bar, Globe Bar, Dame Tavern, Bankers Bar, Stag’s Head Bar & Lounge, Stag’s Head Bar & Lounge, and 4 Dame Lane. 

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If you want to stick with live music this weekend, I have another suggestion for you. The Bernard Shaw will be hosting a great hip-hop event this Saturday. Jafaris, Irish rapper, singer and poet, will be performing the first gig of a series of live music events that Manma Saor teamed up with The Foxes Rock will bring you over the coming months.

Saturday (06.08) 

Jafaris (formally ProFound) w/ full live band – 8:30 pm 

Sam Ojo 7:30 pm 

+ Manma Saor DJs 

You can also enjoy the The Bernard Shaw Flea Market from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 

The Bernard Shaw – 11 Richmond Street South, Dublin 2

TO DANCE

LE BOOM // Whelans // Aug 6 // Midnight

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If you are in the mood for dancing on Saturday night you should probably put your dancing shoes on and head down to Whelans. Le Boom, the amazing Dublin and Brooklyn-based electro-indie-pop Band, will be playing a special late-night pre-tour show at the venue. Their unique style of music started with the Dubliner, Christy Leech, who was found performing and DJing at secret parties held by young artists in various unused warehouses around Brooklyn in summer 2015. Using a cheap guitar, a broken bass and a laptop, he recorded a series of lo-fi dance/disco infused demos and Le Boom was born.

After posting two of the demos on Youtube, Le Boom attracted national radio attention in Ireland/UK and played shows with US Girls and Vampire Weekend’s Baio but it has been Le Boom’s late night art-raves that have gained them their small but ever-growing cult-following.

In May 2016, Christy returned to a city-centre attic in Dublin to record a new set for his summer/fall shows. What We Do is the first track to be officially released by Le Boom. The track was mastered by top London producer, Matt Colton (Metronomy, Hot Chip, Caribou).

Interested? Join me this Saturday and shake it out! I won’t miss it!

Saturday (06.08) – 11:59 pm

Tickets: 10 – Comment “Le Bloom” on the Facebook page of the event and get FREE ENTRY on the night.

Whelan’s – 25 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Intensive Tango Course for Beginners with Complementary Wine – Saturday – The Globe Bar

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If you always wanted to learn Tango but have a busy work schedule, this is the perfect course for you! In one day course you will be gradually introduced to the fundamentals and dynamics of this elegant and sensual dance. You don’t need a partner to register. The participants will be able to dance by the end of the workshop and they can continue onto the Level-2 classes. That’s your chance to expand your dancing (and seduction) skills!

Saturday (06.08) – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Tickets: 40 per person (includes complimentary glass of wine) – Book HERE (limited places available) 

The Globe Bar – 11 South Great Geoge street, Dublin 2

Strictly Deep presents The Free Party #6

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This one is for you to dance all night long. This Saturday the Strictly Deep Party returns to Hangar’s warehouse, bringing you a selection of their resident DJs, supplying the grooves all night long. After a summer break, their main man Kaily returns, closing things out, with support from Elliot & Jordan Kinlan + Eric Brown & Luke Tyrell making his SD debut. Techno & Cans will be taking over the gallery, while Mel Donnelan provides the disco, hip hop & grooves in Pablo Discobar.

Saturday (06.08) – from 10:30 pm  

Tickets: €10 – For anyone who posts “Strictly Deep Free Party” onto the Facebook page of the event Free Entry before 11:30 pm and €8 concession list from 11:30 pm to 12:30 am.

Hangar – Andrews Lane, Dublin 2

Strictly Salsa Saturday Social Including Show from Dublin Touch! 

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What about some hot dance? This Saturday, at Strictly Salsa, you will find the DJ Mark from the Salsa Medics and Dublin Touch team keeping everybody moving for the whole night.

Saturday (06.08) – from 9:00 pm

Entry: €10

Strictly Salsa – 145 South Circular Road, Dublin 8

SUMMER EVENTS

2016 Affidea Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon 

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Do you want you prove to yourself that you are fit enough for a run? Whether you’re looking for competition, party atmosphere or a family-friendly experience, Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon delivers. You can run two different days and earn extra medals!

Saturday (06.08), Sunday (07.08) – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Tickets: For registration information, check http://www.runrocknroll.com/dublin/register/ 

Phoenix Park, Dublin

 CULTURE

Culture & Arts Festival 2016

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If, like me, you love arts festivals you might want to check this one out. The event was an initiative from The Icon Factory and The Icon Walk in association with Temple Bar Company and Dublin City Council’s Love the Lanes to bring more Culture to the Temple Bar area.

Join Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Poets, Movie Makers and other creative people in supporting this project with the mission to show how to think different about the daily environment.

Saturday (06.08) 

Official Opening of the Irish Women Writers with Rosita Sweetman, best selling author 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Colour your Weekend –  11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wide selection of arts activities:

  • Children’s & Adults Spray-Paint Sessions
  • Sticks of Chalk
  • Colouring-in Sessions
  • Watercolour Fishies with Terrie O’Neill
  • Live Paiting Classses

Create your own art or take part in painting a street art piece in the middle of Temple Bar.

For more details and updates check out The Icon Factory Facebook page.

All events takes place on The Icon Walk – Adair Lane and Bedford Lane, Temple Bar

MARKET

A Fabulous Market

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Would you like to explore a new Market in town this weekend? A Fabulous Market, in The George Bar will bring local designers, handmade stuff, collectors, fashion, home ware, art, vinyl records, home decor, entertainment, live music and more, this Saturday. You will also find full bar and sweet treats in the event.

It sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? It’s worth trying this one out.

Saturday (06.08) – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Free Entry

The George – 89 South Great Georges St, Dublin 2

 

Have an amazing weekend!

 

 

 

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