Everybody is talking about Electric Picnic and you just want to know what’s on in Dublin this weekend? I am here to help! Check out some suggestions of what to do in the city.
Circus in Summer
Are you in the mood to do something different this weekend? What about a party with music from rock, indie and 90s to Hip hop and house, circus performances, big screen XBox & WII and wonky carnival games, confetti cannons, balloon drops and even free candyfloss? The Academy will be turning into a circus with a lot of attractions and good music on Saturday night. Circus in Summer seems to be an interesting themed party that will provide you with a lot of fun! Check out further details:
Main Room – Hip hop, house, club bangers & future sounds
Green Room – Grime, hip hop, r&b and 90s
Academy 2 – rock, indie, metal & guilty pleasures
Promos: Premium Beers, Spirits & Buckfast – €3.50 / Blue Lagoon & Strawberry Daiquiri Slushies – €3.50 / Buckfast – €5
Saturday (03.09) – 11:00 pm to 3:00 am
Admission: €8 – Before 12:30 am If you join the event on its Facebook page and post “Sunshine on a Saturday Night”
For VIP table bookings (at no extra cost) message them on Facebook.
The Academy – 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin, Ireland
Free Entry Party // Button Factory
Ok, so you want to go and dance but you don’t really want to pay? Button Factory is offering Free Entry to its party with lots of house & tech music for you to dance to the whole night.
Saturday (03.09) – 11:00 pm to 3:00 am
Admission: €10 – FREE ENTRY till 12:20 am for anyone who join the event on its Facebook page and comment on the event wall “FREE” plus tag a friend.
Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, 2 Dublin, Ireland
Pyg Sundays presents Nicky Siano
If on Sunday you are looking for more party and some dancing, Pygmalion will be receiving Nicky Siano, a pioneer of the dance music scene. The American DJ is credited with starting many DJ techniques like beat matching records and was considered as a legend by the New York Magazine. If you are interested check out some of the Nickys tunes on the following link:
Support from DJ Keep Schtum
On the night the venue will offer 40% off all drinks and 2 for 1 cocktails (until 11pm)
Sunday (04.09) – 9:00 pm to 3:00 am
Tickets: €10 on the door
Pygmalion – 59 South William St, Dublin 2
Sin Night Club will have a party with plenty of Dance Classics playing for you on Saturday night. They promise that their DJ’s will take you back through the years and hand pick the dance floor rockets that have been locked in the vaults of the 12″ era.
Check out some of the music that you will listen to at the party:
Everything But The Girl – Missing (Todd Terry Club Edit) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8weeL062Vs
Nomad – I wanna Give You Devotion (Original Mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMw0hZnPiec
2 Funky 2 – Brothers And Sisters (Original Mix) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6Z94AQy4Gs
In order to win a VIP table worth €150 – entry for 5, reserved table, bottle of vodka on ice with mixers, round of shots – comment on the event wall ‘Dance Classics @ Sin’ and tag the 4 friends you’d bring if you won.
Saturday (03.09) – 11:00 pm to 3:00 am
Admission: €15. Table deals available.
Sin Night Club – 17-19 Sycamore St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
J Hus at The Wright Venue
If you like rap music, you should know that the UK rapper J Hus, influenced by 90s rap and R&B, Afrobeats, garage, and grime will be playing his tunes at Wright Venue on Friday. Check out some of the J Hus’ tunes:
J Hus ft DoccyDocs – Lean & Bop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s00HrAFsMhY
J Hus – Friendly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaO_ZLIeo7M
J Hus – No Lie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO70BvZe17U
Friday (02.09) – 11:30 pm to 3:00 am
Tickets: €20 on the door – €15 (cheaplist) Comment “Frank Jez & Gin N Juice present: J Hus at The Wright Venue” on the Facebook page of the event.
The Wright Venue – South Quarter, Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co. Dublin
Babalonia Tropical Soundclash
If you missed this event before I am happy to tell you that Babalonia is back for its 4th edition in The Meeting House this Friday.
The party will be featuring some of the original Babalonia DJs playing urban underground street and club favourites and fresh sounds from the tropical downtown.
Swapping DJs every half-hour, they promise to take you on a journey through hot summer nights in the cities of Lagos, Kingston, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Kinshasa, Johannesburg, Bogota, Caracas, Port Of Spain, Paris, New York, Miami, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Athens, Bamako, Addis Ababa, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Turin, Seville, Bucharest, Belgrade, Bangkok, Mexico City, Mumbai, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Havana, Lima, Lahore, Marrakesh.
The bar also offers great food, 2 cocktails for 1 and a nice outdoor area/smoking terrace.
Friday (02.09) – 22:00 pm to 3:00 am
The Meeting House Dublin – Sycamore Street Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Freddie for a Day
This one is for fans of Freddie Mercury! Did you know that the vocalist of Queen would have turned 70 this year! To celebrate that in style Hard Rock Cafe is going to throw a party with live DJs from 5pm playing all your favourite Freddie classics with lots of fun & games and giveaways. All the while, they will be raising some much needed funds for the Mercury Phoenix Trust.
Saturday (03.09) – 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Hard Rock Cafe – 12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Workmans Karaoke Club
Did you know there are Karaoke sessions on the ground floor of The Workmans Club on Sundays? I have been there myself and its a lot of fun! People aren’t afraid to perform their favourite songs on the stage to a very excited audience who will sing all the songs together and create an amazing atmosphere in the venue.
Do you like singing? Then give it a go!
Sunday (04.09) – from 11:00 pm
The Workman’s Club – 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
Pulp Fiction Night – Movie Dancing Live Band
Pulp Fiction is one my favourite films! Needless to say Tarantino is one my favourite directors and that is why I am very happy to inform you all that The Sugar Club will host a Pulp Fiction Night on Friday and Saturday. You will have the opportunity to watch this amazing film and enjoy a themed party afterwards, with the band Royale Family performing the Pulp Fiction soundtrack and DJs playing the best music from Tarantino’s Soundtracks until late.
That sounds really cool! Not to mention The Sugar Club is the perfect venue for an event like this!
Doors – 7:45 pm
Soundtracks & Cocktails – 7:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Pulp Fiction Screening – 8:30 pm
Live Band: Royale Family – 11:00 pm
DJs – 12:30 am
Late Night Party for live band & DJs, doors are 11pm – Late
Friday (02.09) and Saturday (03.09) – from 7:45 pm
Tickets: 15 (Friday & Saturday) – Movie Screening + Live Band + Late Night DJs
12.50 (Friday) 10 (Saturday) – Live Band + Late Night DJs – No Movie
The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Pygmalion – Play
This is the last weekend of the Bernard Shaw’s most popular play, Pygmalion, at the Smock Alley Theatre.
This gloriously witty and enchanting story is the inspiration for the Oscar winning film ‘My Fair Lady’. The arrogant Professor Higgins attempts to transform the unrefined flower seller Eliza Doolittle and turn her into a Duchess. For a bet! Will she pass the test? Does she want to pass the test? If so – what happens next?
This classic piece of world literature is a sharp satire about class, money and the right to independence.
This is supposed to be a good play and Smock Alley is offering some interesting deals involving Dinner and Brunch before the play. Check it out!
Friday (02.09) and Saturday (03.09) – 2:30 pm / 7:30 pm
Tickets: €18/15 concession
Dinner + Show Summer Menu: Sitting @ 6pm | Tickets: €30
Brunch + Show Summer Menu: Brunch @ 1pm | Tickets: €25
Smock Alley Theatre, 1662 – 6/7 Exchange Street Lower, Dublin 8
Billy Elliot The Musical Live At Bord Gais Theatre
That is the last week of the Billy Elliot the Musical at the Bord Gais Theatre as well. So if you want to watch it go get your ticket for Friday or Saturday.
Based on the highly successful film, the show is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike and follows Billy’s journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.
Friday (02.09) – 7:30 pm
Saturday (03.09) – 2:30 pm / 7:30 pm
Tickets: from €45
Bord Gais Energy Theatre – Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2
A Fabulous Market Dublin
The Fabulous Market is coming back to the George Bar on Saturday, from 12:00 pm. This is a a really quaint market, not too big, but charming and with interesting stuff. You will find things like fashion, home decor, vintage, jewelry, arts. The bar will be open and there will be music as well.
Saturday (03.09) – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The George Bar – George’s Street, Dublin 2
On Sunday is the PureVintage Fair. Browse an array of vintage treasures whilst enjoying fresh coffee & homebakes.
Sunday (04.09) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Free Entry (and free parking on Newmarket Square)
Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket – 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8
HAVE A NICE WEEKEND!