What’s the craic for the weekend: 08.09

Still recovering from last weekend but already planning this weekend? Find some suggestions here!



Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival


Yeah, one more festival! Tiger Dublin Fringe is an amazing Arts festival that will take you to places you have never been to before. Let’s go and see the theatre, music, comedy, dance and much more. It’s a knockout sixteen days full of events presented by almost 1000 people in over 40 venues right across the city in buildings and outdoor spaces. The festival is a great opportunity for artists to innovate, bring new and bold ideas and attract adventurous audiences.

If you want to be part of the magical experience check out what’s on here

Saturday (10.09) to Sunday (25.09)   

Various Venues, Dublin City

Irish Craft Beer Festival 2016


This is a festival for one of the things we do best in life: drink beer! At the Irish Craft Beer Festival you will find more than 300 beers to taste and plenty of ciders, whiskeys and cocktails. The event will also offer fabulous Irish artisan food and some music to keep you moving. Sounds like good craic!

Thursday (08.09) and Friday (09.09) – 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Saturday (10.09) – 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: Thursday and Friday – €10 / Saturday – €15  – Purchase your ticket here

RDS (The Royal Dublin Society) – Merrion Road – Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 

Dublin Vegfest 2016


If you love food and have an interest in eating healthy you shouldn’t miss this festival. Dublin Vegfest is back this year and is even larger. The event will offer the best in vegan food, ethical, natural products, lifestyle talks, food demo’s, cruelty free products, super foods, exhibitors, info stalls, performance, non profits and more. Needless to say you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy it!

Sunday (11.09) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tickets: €8 here or €10 on the door.

Griffith Conference Centre – South Circular Road, Dublin 8 

Music Festivals Composing the Island

Composing the Island: A century of music in Ireland 1916-2016 , has been launched by Heather Humphreys, Minister for Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts & the Gaeltacht. Over three weeks in September (7th – 25th), Composing the Island will present 29 concerts of orchestral, choral, instrumental, song and chamber music by Irish composers written between 1916 and 2016.

If you are interested check out further details and the full programme here

Wednesday (07.08) to Sunday (25.09) –  Times Vary  

The National Concert Hall – Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2


Circus presents Neon Neon tease!


Neon Neon is a party launching next week. However, Neon Neon will give us a teaser at Circus party this Saturday showcasing a spectacular new UV set in the main room, with special games, promos and giveaways all night.

If you haven’t been to the Circus party yet, check out their attractions:

  • New look circus performances
  • Incredible production and visual show
  • Confetti cannons, Co2 and balloons drops
  • Big screen XBox & WII wonky carnival games
  • Free candyfloss

Music policies – 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 – €3.50 premium beers and spirits

Saturday (10.09) – 11:00 pm to 3:00 am

Tickets: €8 – Join the event on Facebook and post “Neon Neon Tease” to get on the cheaplist for entry before 12:30 am. 

The Academy –  57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin Northside, Dublin 1

Masquerade Party in Aid of CARI


Masquerade Party! Sounds really cool and it’s not because I have a collection of masks. Lillie’s Bordello will be having a Masquerade Party in aid of CARI this Saturday. They will offer:

  • Cocktail reception at arrival
  • Finger food
  • Photo booth
  • Raffle with amazing prizes; and
  • many surprises throughout the night!

Saturday (10.09) – 7:30 pm – 3:00 am 

Tickets: €20 at eventbrite.ie

Lillie’s Bordello Dublin – 1-2, Adam Court, Grafton Street, Dublin 


Downtown Big Band – Jazz Attack!


If you don’t have plans for Friday yet, how about a night of swing, jazz, latin and pop with dancing & live Jazz Music? Downtown Big Band are back in the Sugar Club with their brand new show Jazz Attack on Friday, from 7:30pm. They have a full 21 piece Big Band covering Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Gordon Goodwin and more. Sounds like a great night!

Friday (09.09) – 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Tickets: €11.95 available at: eventbrite.ie

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

METÁ METÁ at The Workman’s Club


If you like to discover new band, then you should check out METÁ METÁ at the Workman’s Club. They are an authentic Brazilian trio who transcend musical genres, transforming traditional religious songs into a mix of psychedelic samba, jazz improvisation and Afro-punk. The folklore influence is inspired by Candomblé, one of the many Afro -Brazilian religions where each Orixa/Orissa (deity) has her own singing and rhythms. Thiago’s sax-playing adds serious experimental traction, one moment somersaulting countermelodies over Kiko’s guitar, the next diving low to provide the brassy bass to Juçara’s commanding vocals.

Interested? METÁ METÁ will be playing on Friday night at The Workman’s Club. Don’t miss out!

Friday (09.09) – 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Tickets: €10

The Workman’s Club – 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Listen at Arthurs


This is an interesting one! “Listen at” is a project that presents musical diversity in a cosy environment and provides audiences with a showcase of Irelands finest musicians and inspiring artists.

This Saturday you can enjoy “Listen at” Arthur’s Pub. The event will offer an eclectic mix of Jazz, Poetry, Clectro-acoustic music and world music. Roca Reho is a super-group of Ireland’s leading Jazz musicians featuring Nick Roth, Justin Carroll, Dave Redmond and Graham Hopkins. Justin Carroll will also be exploring sound, with equipment of a similar age to himself: a Fender Rhodes, analog synthesizer, ring modulator and tape delay. Poet Sean Ruane will be reading his work and Guitarist Patrick Groenland will be playing and singing a range of pieces from around the world, Tanzanian songs and West African traditional Kora music.

Saturday (10.09): 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm 

 Tickets: €10 

Arthur’s Pub, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin


Evolve Paint Jam #5 Bernard Shaw – Street Art & Graffiti Event


The Bernard Shaw will be hosting the Evolve Paint Jam this Saturday. An event with urban art, DJs soundtracking the day, food, and fun all day. You will see paint on walls from some of the best street artists and writers from around the country and further afield.

Saturday (10.09) – from 2:00 pm 

Free Entry 

The Bernard Shaw – 11-12 Richmond St S, Dublin 2 


Annual Summer BBQ in aid of HHT Ireland


What about having some food and fun for a good cause! The Wright Venue will be hosting the annual summer BBQ in aid of HHT this weekend. Enjoy your Saturday evening with BBQ, complimentary drink on arrival & access to all-night dancing afterwards! That’s good!

There will be also an auction on the night so you can go home with a prize!

All proceeds will go towards the funding of Genetic Testing for affected families in Ireland.

Saturday (10.09) – from 7:30 pm

Tickets: €25

 The Wright Venue – South Quarter, Airside Retail Park, Crowscastle, Swords, Co. Dublin


Ashes to Ashes – A Cabaret Tribute to David Bowie 


If you are a fan of David Bowie you should know that Plaything Cabaret and The Grand Social Pub are bringing together some of the brightest Irish and international cabaret stars in a stellar tribute to David Bowie this Thursday.

All proceeds will be in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, cancer research and the Cabaret versus Cancer trust.

For more details access the event page on Facebook

Thursday (08.09) – 7:00 pm 

Tickets: €15 – Available here 

The Grand Social – 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1 


In association with Dublin Fashion Festival, Brooks will be screening “Bill Cunningham New York” on Thursday 8th of September at 8pm.

Bill Cunningham is a fashion photographer, but unlike most in his profession, he rarely spends a day in a photo studio. Cunningham’s work has been a long-time fixture in The New York Times; in his “Evening Hours” column, he presents pictures he’s snapped of the wealthy and influential and what they’re wearing to social events, while “On the Street” documents bold and individual looks worn by everyday people on the sidewalks of New York City. Cunningham captures the glamorous lives of others and has been hailed as one of the most important men in New York fashion, yet he prefers to live a simple life — he rides a bicycle around town, makes his home in a modest apartment, has his film processed at a corner store, and keeps his personal life to himself.

Filmmaker Richard Press offers a look into the life and art of this influential and enigmatic figure in the documentary Bill Cunningham New York, which follows him as he works and tries to reveal what makes this unique artist tick.

Thursday (08.09) – 8:00 pm 

Tickets: €25 – Book your tickets by emailing marketing@brookshotel.ie 

Brooks Hotel, Drury St , Dublin City 


 Fusion Sundays Market


This is one of the most interesting markets in Dublin. It is such a multicultural event  with plenty of stalls from around the globe, pop-up workshops, international street-food, live music and exciting dance performances.

A good opportunity to buy some Romanian honey, taste Korean dumplings, join an Indian laughter yoga workshop or sip Moroccan tea in a real Arabic Tea Tent. It’s a great way to explore the various cultures Dublin has to offer!

If you have not been there yet, this Sunday can be an opportunity for that!

Sunday (11.09) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm 

Free Entry 

 Dublin Food Co-op, 12 New Market Square Dublin 8 






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