What’s the craic for the weekend: 11.08

Have you plans for the weekend yet? Well, if you need help with that, Check this out!


Prohibition: Gatsby’s Mansion  


Already one of Europe’s biggest vintage parties, Film Fatale’s Prohibition returns with its annual 1920s summer party, Gatsby’s Mansion, at the glorious gardens and great hall of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

I have to say that I am really excited about this party! Gatsby’s Mansion is an amazing and unique event inspired in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel, “The Great Gatsby”, which was transformed into a film in 2013, with Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby.

The party will send you to the past and you will really feel like you are in the epitome of 1920s glamour and decadence — Jay Gatsby’s summer mansion.

When you get there, Gatsby’s chauffeur will meet you at the gate and bring you to the manicured lawns for G&Ts, bowls, croquet, live music and a bit of Charleston in the sunshine before heading indoors for the cat’s meow of parties.

On the dance floor you will have vintage DJs, live ragtime, old-meets-new twenties fusion and original music from Stomptown Brass. While down in the cellar, you’ll find gangsters betting their last dime at the gambling tables.

Being dressed in vintage style is obligatory.

Saturday (13.08) – 7:00 pm to 2:00 am

Tickets: €34 – There are people selling tickets on the Facebook page of the event for face value. So if you want to go to the party run and get your ticket! Good luck and have fun!

RHK Royal Hospital Kilmainham – Military Road, Dublin 8  

90’s Night at The Morgan Bar!

13938036_1243179445727355_260855313329059227_oWhat about going back to the 90’s this Thursday and enjoying the best hits of when you were a little bit younger? The Morgan Bar will be having a 90’s Night. Doors open at 8pm so you can get started early with Jamie Byrne on the decks! With over a decade of experience, Jamie spent 5 years in the USA doing gigs in New York’s hottest night clubs including The Pink Elephant, Club Cain, Marquee & Tonic. Now he plays at some of the most well known Dublin clubs such as Lillies and the Wright Venue. He’s also warmed up acts such as Rihanna and the Rolling Stones.

The bar will also have some 90’s inspired cocktails which include:

  • Genie in a bottle of bubbles
  • Nothing compares 2 a Hendrick’s tonic
  • Macarena Morgan bubbles

It’s sounds like great craic! I particularly love the 90’s songs. “Should I stay or Should I go!”

Thursday (11.08) – 8:00 pm to 1:00 am.

Free Entry

The Morgan Bar – 10 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Out to Lunch August Weekender


If dancing is all you want this weekend, here’s a party for you! Start moving your feet on Friday night at the opening party of Out To Lunch Weekender and dance you head off until Sunday with some of most talented names in dance music.

The two-day summer party will take place at Yamamori Tengu (four rooms, indoors and out) from midday to late

The line-up for the weekend includes Steve Davis, Ben UFO, Cait Dip, Compassion Crew, Damien Lynch, DJ Sprinkles, Kenny Hanlon, Lerosa, Lumigraph, Mark Ernestus, Mr Ties, Peggy Gou, Traxx, Wino Wagon, Lena Willikens, + more TBA + Barry Redsetta, Simon Conway and more.

Friday (12.08) – 10:00 pm

Saturday (13.08) and Sunday (14.08) – from 12:00 pm to late.

Tickets: Weekend €65, Saturday €35, Sunday €35, Friday €5. Opening entry included in weekend ticket – http://bit.ly/1WMvJ6C

Yamamori Tengu – 38-39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Fuse ODG Live at The Wright Venue


The British-Ghanaian Fuse ODG will make you dance in The Write Venue, on Friday night, with his interesting combination of Afro-beats, hip-hop, and rap music. Check out some of tunes from this award winner rapper!

Fuse ODG ft. Angel – TINA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_pbBkXQg20 / FUSE ODG – Dangerous Love ft. Sean Paul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cdpbjfV4e4  / Major Lazer & Fuse ODG – Light it up: ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDcFryDXQ7U  

Tickets -€20 – http://fuseodgtwv.eventbrite.ie/  

Friday (12.08) – from 11:00 pm  

The Wright Venue – South Quarter, Swords, Dublin   


BLUES, ROOTS & BRASS Festival – Whelan’s & Opium Rooms (Free Entry)


One more amazing music festival for the summer. The Blues, Roots and Brass Festival is back this year for its second edition, but this time it’s bigger and even better. This is a unique and exciting event based around the three genres of music that have been taking centre stage in recent years, not only in Ireland, but around the world.

The whole event will take place in the newly named Camden Quarter, which includes four stages in two venues: Whelan’s and the Opium Rooms.

Check out the timetable of the Festival on the Facebook page of the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/547612775447057/

Friday (12.08) to Sunday (14.08) –   from 7:00 pm

Free Entry

Whelan’s – 25 Wexford St, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin 2 

Vinyl & Wine presents: All Tvvins IIVV [ALBUM PREMIERE]


If you are a fan of All Tvvins you should know that their much anticipated debut album, ‘IIVV’, will be exclusively premiered by Vinyl & Wine at an intimate listening party on Thursday.

At this very special event, there will be an in-depth interview with the band about their journey so far, the album’s production and plans for the next year before ‘IIVV’ is played on vinyl on a spectacular sound system, provided specially for this event by Cloney Audio.

This will be the very first time fans will be able to hear and purchase the album, before its release on August 12th.

A copy of ‘IIVV’ on vinyl is included in the ticket price and there will be an opportunity for signings and photos with the band too.

Thursday (11.08) – 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Tickets: €25, including event entry, booking fee and a copy of ‘IIVV’ on vinyl: http://bit.ly/29ngiwY

The Liquor Rooms – Wellington Quay, Dublin 2


The Big Grill Festival 2016


Let’s talk about food! The country’s biggest International BBQ Competition, ‘The Big Grill Festival’, is back this summer for its 3rd edition in Herbert Park, from the 11-14 August 2016.

This event has almost doubled in size since last year. It will feature famous Pitmasters from all over the world, mastering flame and fire to create a multitude of dishes using different BBQ techniques and flavours, for an estimated 20,000 visitors.

Headline chefs include Neil Rankin (Smokehouse Restaurant, London), Andre Lima de Luca (Brazil) John Relihan, (Holy Smoke, Cork), Mark O’Brien (Barbecoa, London), ‘The First Ladies of Cue’ from Hangfire Smokehouse (Wales), Richard Turner (Hawksmoor/Pit Cue, London) along with restaurants Fowl Play, Box Burger (Wicklow), The Pigs Tale (Wexford) and Dublin favourites, Kinara Kitchen, Pitt Bros and Asador. Chefs from Churrascada, Brazil’s uber BBQ festival in Sao Paolo, will be joining forces with organiser Andy Noonan’s new BBQ venture, Fowl Play, to demonstrate Mallmann-esque cooking techniques that have existed for thousands of years. Head of ‘catertainment’ will be the renowned and fully spandexed DJ BBQ who will be cooking and compering at the same time.

Bodytonic DJ’s will play soul, funk, hip hop and party music throughout the weekend, creating a truly international flavour in the heart of leafy D4. Other activities include eating competitions which feature raw chilies and dangerously hot chicken wings (so hot that participants have to wear goggles!) that are really good fun to watch as are the giant-sized performing ‘characters’ roaming the park.

Thursday (11.08) & Friday (12.08) – 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday (13.08) & Sunday (14.08) -12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Tickets: Thursday & Friday – €15, Sunday – €18, four day ticket -€29. Saturday – Sold out. biggrillfestival.com/tickets

Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4


Wild Air Run – 5k inflatable course


Wild Air Run, Ireland’s first ever 5k inflatable obstacle course is coming to Marlay Park, DUBLIN, this weekend. That sounds like lot of fun for kids and adults! Want to give it a try?

Saturday (13.08), Sunday (14.08) – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tickets: 28.50 (Adults), 16.50 (Children), 70 (Family). 10% Discount for Groups (10+). https://www.wildairrun.com/

Marlay Park – Grange Road, Dublin 16


Black Books at The Bernard Shaw


Have you had a lot of fun watching this great sitcom? This Saturday you have a bit more of Black Books at Bernard Shaw. The bar will be hosting an event with loads of wine, games, a quiz, Black Books top episodes screenings and music.

6:30pm – Screenings of top two episodes

7:30pm – Black Books Table Quiz with Ringo: Music Bingo

9:00pm – Black Books Games

10:00pm – Music ’til close

Quiz will be first come, first served for tables. No pre-booking required.

Best Black Books themed dress will win a bottle of wine (naturally).

A limited amount of our homemade wine ice-lollies will available on the night.

Bottles of Red, White, Rosé and Prosecco wine €15 for the night that’s in it.

Saturday (13.08) – 6:30 pm to 1:00 am

Free Entry

Bernard Shaw – 11 Richmond Street South, Dublin 2

Dublin Live Art Festival 2016


Dublin Live Art Festival (DLAF) was founded in 2012 to “build on the thriving live art community working in Ireland today, while also making connections with international live art makers”

Immerse yourself in this fascinating art form with a variety of diverse events happening throughout the festival in a range of gallery, historic and on-street sites,  there’s something for everyone.

Our theme for this year’s Dublin Live Art Festival 2016 is the Politics of Freedom. Artists whose work has a political edge to it, will take part and present pieces that deal with the subject of freedom and the limitations put on us. Artists will also be responding to ideas around race, queer and feminist politics as well as workshops and events to explore ideas of protest, otherness and being outside the box.

The event’s artists will include, Harold Offeh (Ghana/ UK), Lena Simic (Croatia), Jelili Atiku (Nigeria), Julieann O’Malley (UK), Vickey Curtis (Ireland), Poppy Jackson (UK) and others.

Check out dublinliveartfestival.com for more details and full programme.

Wednesday (10.08) to Sunday (14.08) – 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tickets: http://www.dublinliveartfestival.com/

MART – 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin

Ballroom Blitz


Ballroom Blitz is a brand new comedy short play which focuses on relationships and how we sometimes take the wrong path on the road to love. It sounds cool, doesn’t it? If you are interested, go down to The International Comedy Club for a laugh this Thursday or Friday. The show starts at 7:30pm, but it is advised to go a few minutes early to ensure good seats.

Wednesday (10.08) to Friday (12.08) – 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm

Tickets: 8 euro at the door

The International Comedy Club Dublin – 23 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 


August Market


This one seems to be another interesting market to explore, offering a mix of handmade crafts, jewellery, accessories and artisan produce.

Saturday (13.08) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free Entry

Chocolate Factory Dublin Creative Community – 26 King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1


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