What’s the craic for the weekend: 22.09

Are you lost with so many events happening this weekend? I’ll help you with that. check this out for some suggestions!


Canalaphonic Music & Culture Festival 2016


More music and culture for us this weekend! Canalaphonic Music & Culture Festival is back for 2016, this Friday and Saturday. Showcasing the best of Irish independent music and arts; more than 120 acts will participate including Rocstrong, The Eskies, Zaska, Mongrel State, Barq, Mongoose, White_Mice, The Word Up Collective, Mother Mooch, Late City Edition, Fox E and the Good Hands, Travis Oaks, Homebeat Events, T.A.S.T.E and many more.

The festival, that takes place in the venues and shops of the Rathmines and Portobello area, will be even bigger this year with the addition of new venues including Whelan’s, Opium Rooms, The Bernard Shaw, and a new outdoor stage at National Concert Quarter’s “Vaults”. For this edition of the festival you will also find photography and art exhibitions, opera, theatre and other cool cultural  events.

For full details of all the events, please visit http://canalaphonic.com/

Friday (23.09) and Saturday (24.09)

Free entry to all events

IFI Documentary Festival 2016


Attention cinephiles! The IFI Documentary Festival takes place from Thursday to Sunday, showcasing some of the world’s best factual films. This year they are screening 13 feature films, in addition to a diverse shorts programme. Features include 1 world premiere, 9 Irish premieres and a great line up of guest filmmakers.

Some of this year’s highlights include: LO AND BEHOLD from documentary master Werner Herzog, investigating the defining technological development of the contemporary age – the internet, a screening of Peter Lennon’s 1967 film ROCKY ROAD TO DUBLIN presented by Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubberbandits and the opening night screening of MATTRESS MEN which documents the viral sensation, “Mattress Mick”.

Full details of the programme and tickets available at:http://www.ifi.ie/docfest

Thursday (22.09) to Sunday (25.09)

Tickets: €10.50, except for the Opening Night film which includes a post-screening reception (€15), and Blindboy presents A Rocky Road to Dublin (€12).

Irish Film Institute (IFI) – 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Dublin Festival of History 2016


If you like history then prepare yourself for the 4th annual Dublin Festival of History that is happening this month with events taking place in various historic venues across Dublin.

Check out the Family and Children’s Programme and bring the whole family to celebrate the history of this charming city!

Friday (23.09) to Saturday (08.10)

Free Admission

Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival


If you have not taken part in this festival yet you have until Sunday to join some talented artists and have a magical experience.

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

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’re 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


The Liquor Rooms’ 3rd Birthday: An Exploration with Havana Club


In their three years of exploration The liquor Rooms have discovered unimaginable new flavours, experienced wonderful new surroundings and have met the most extraordinary people. 

They have organised a reception in your honour with some of the local performers. A truly splendid way to celebrate three years of exploration, don’t you think?

As you venture into foreign waters you may find yourself washed up near a mysterious establishment where the fine people of Havana Club will quench your thirst in exchange for nothing more than a smile!

To add some spice to the evening will be one of Ireland’s top cover bands,Poplife – Event Band, followed by the mysterious Keep Schtum who will keep you dancing until the small hours.

Complimentary drinks limited to the first 100 attendees!

Friday (23.09) – 8:00 pm

Free admission

The Liquor Rooms – 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2Shit Robot & Forrests

Shit Robot & Forrests


Wanna go dance on Friday night? HomeBeat will return to The Spiegletent for Dublin Fringe Festival 2016 with a very special evening celebrating Irish electronic music. Prepare yourself to shake this ass!

Shit Robot

A mainstay of the legendary DFA label (LCD Soundsystem, Juan Mclean etc.) Dubliner Marcus Lambkin forged these ties by a career as a dj and producer in New York before taking to the world stage as Shit Robot where he combines both sides of his musical output with stlyle and ease.

On the back of the first Shit Robot album, ‘From the Cradle to the Rave’ (2010) and ‘We Got Love’ (2014) Lambkin continues his remarkably groove laiden output with this year’s ‘What Follow’s , featuring guests like Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Patrick Mahoney of LCDSoundsystem, Nancy Whang, and Juan McLean.

Dublin duo Forrests elegantly straddle twin worlds of electronic music. With one foot placed in the glacial surrounds of carefully considered and crafted electronica, the other rests happily amongst the warmer climes of heart melting dance floor euphoria.

Both collide to create a harmony of sound and expression that is rarely found with such force or clarity and has seen them tour Europe as support for Fuck Buttons.

Friday (23.09) – 09:15 pm

Ticket : €18 Book here

The Spiegletent – Merion Square, Dublin

Psychedelic Gaff presents: The Summer NEVER


Would you fancy some psytrance on Saturday night? If so, Turks Head will be your spot.

Check out the line up:

➨ Sonic Mind LIVE (MindDsign Rec.) – DK https://soundcloud.com/sonicmind

➨ Audiact (Crystal Matrix / Urban Antidote) – POR https://soundcloud.com/audiact-dj

➨ JuliosMap (Psychedelic Gaff/Oggy Club) – BRA https://soundcloud.com/juliosmap

➨ Mariochainsaw (Shunyata Records) – IRL https://soundcloud.com/mariochainsaw

➨ Birojjuice (Independent) – BRA

The summer is almost gone, but for the psytrance lovers it never ends!

Saturday (24.09) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: €8 before 11pm, €10 after – at the door

Turks Head Bar –  27 Parliament St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Goulash Disko ✪ Dublin Fringe Festival


This sounds fun! Balkan brass, gypsy tambourines, Spanish flamenco, Polish oberek in a crazy blend of rhythms with Goulash Disko at Fringe’s closing night party!

An eclectic orchestra of artists from across the world fill the Spiegeltent with a theatrical performance like no other. Caravana Banda, Babu Król, Loosysmokes, Goran Tomic Trio, acrobats, belly dancers and jugglers collide to create a madness that spreads like wild fire.

Bring your dancing shoes, join the circus and get lost in some real Slavic soul.

Sunday (25.09): from 9:15 pm

Tickets: €18 Book here

Spiegeltent – Merrion Square, Dublin 2


Feather at The Bernard Shaw | The Foxes Rock Live Series #2


As usual, The Bernard Shaw is bringing a new talent to the venue. The bar continues their summer/autumn live series in their backyard and this Saturday they will receive Feather, who has been patiently perfecting her futuristic afro-soul and steadily building a following over the past two years. The 7 piece band of exquisite Irish talent will release their EP in Autumn 2016.

Saturday (24.09) – 8:30 pm

Saor DJs will keep the fyah burning before and after the band.

Free Admission

The Bernard Shaw -11 Richmond Street South, Dublin 2

U2 40th Anniversary Celebration 


If you are a big fan of U2 then you should know the well-known U2 tribute band The Joshua Tree and the international fan site @U2 will be celebrating @U2’s first European party in The Grand Social in Dublin.

It was on 25 September 1976 when Larry Mullen, Jr. posted a note on the notice board of Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin in search of band members for ‘The Larry Mullen Band’.

Also there will be a special opening performance by the Scotland-based band December (who wrote the U2 tribute-song Alison Stewart last year).

Saturday (24.09) – 7:00 pm

Tickets: €14.50 – available here

The Grand Social – 35 Lower Liffey St, Dublin 1


 Ich Liebe Dich Cabaret!


This is another interesting event organized by Film Fatale for Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival. Ich Liebe Dich Cabaret! is everything we love about cabaret with an added postmodern twist.

Travel back in time to the heyday of the Spiegeltent and the Berlin cabaret scene for an evening of classic cabaret, aerial dancing, traditional and avant garde burlesque and dance ensembles set to a soundtrack of hot jazz, cabaret solos and modern-era songs with a bygone-era twist. Ich Liebe Dich Cabaret! will be a decadent celebration of 1930s Berlin — the hedonistic era of dark glamour.

Saturday (24.09) – 9:30 pm

Tickets: €28 Book here

Spiegeltent – Merrion Square

Live Every Day at Centra’s City Zipline


What about some adventure and relaxation? This event offers an urban zipline, DJ, motivational energisers, mindfulness exercises, games, cookery demos, snacks, chill out areas and much more! A different way to kick off the weekend.

Friday at 12:30–19:00

Free Event

Herbert Park, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland


Aliens Live


In an Irish first, experience James Cameron’s cult classic ALIENS on a vast HD screen while the gripping score, composed by celebrated composer James Horner, is performed live in-sync by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, ALIENS has grossed over $130 million worldwide since its 1986 release. This action-packed horror was nominated for 7 Academy Awards® including Best Actress (Sigourney Weaver) and Best Original Music (James Horner). In this thrilling sequel to Ridley Scott’s ground-breaking, ALIEN, the terror continues as Sigourney Weaver reprises her role as Ellen Ripley for one of the most compelling and critically-acclaimed sequels of all time, ALIENS. The film was the first collaboration between director James Cameron’s and composer James Horner, a partnership that would eventually produce epic film music for the record breaking blockbusters Titanic and Avatar.

Friday (23.09) & Saturday (24.09) – 7:30 pm

Tickets: €15 – €58.50 – Group offers €5 off Groups 6+ Access Bookings & General Concessions (Children, Students & Seniors) Book here

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – Grand Canal Square, Dublin


End of Summer Night Market


This Thursday there is the End of Summer Night Market in The Bernard Shaw, with music, vintage, crafts, pizza and beers. 

Thursday (22.09) –  16:00–20:30

Free Admission

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market, 11 Richmond Street South, Dublin 2











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