What’s the craic for the weekend: 17.11

There’s a lot going on in Dublin! Start planning your weekend now! Check it out for some ideas.


Alice In Winter Wonderland Penthouse Pop-Up


A free party at the beautiful penthouse of the Morgan Bar? This sounds amazing! Alice In Winter Wonderland Penthouse Pop Up party will take place this Friday and Saturday from 8pm.

Expect some delectable Alice In Winter Wonderland themed beverages and Alice inspired décor. Delight in a Winter Wonderland theme with a blanket of snow on their rooftop, chestnuts roasting on open fires, bear skin throws to keep you warm and a concoction of wildly wonderful Winterland cocktails made by their expert mixologists in The Morgan Bar.

Feel free to dress up in your best white rabbit frock, a mischievous Cheshire cat or a quirky queen of hearts to really get in the Alice spirit.

It will be a luxurious and stylish party with their House DJ  blasting out some old Christmas faves as well as some present day tunes.

Well, I won’t miss it!

Friday (18.11) & Saturday (19.11) – from 8:00 pm

Free admission

Contact parties@themorgan.com to find out more info. 

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

KRS One Live!


If you are a hip hop fan you should know that KRS One is coming to Dublin this Friday.

KRS-One, is an American rapper and occasional producer from New York. KRS-One rose to prominence as part of the group Boogie Down Productions, which he formed with DJ Scott La Rock in the mid 1980s. Following the release of the group’s debut album, Criminal Minded, La Rock was shot dead, but KRS-One continued the group, effectively as a solo project. He began releasing records under his own name in 1993. With 20 published albums to his credit and his numerous appearances with other artists, KRS-One is believed to have written the most rhymes in Hip Hop’s history. KRS-One is politically active, having started the Stop the Violence Movement, after the death of Scott La Rock.

Get your ticket now as this is about to sell out!

Friday (18.11) – from 9:30 pm

Tickets: €25.40  Book here

Voodoo Lounge Dublin – 39-40 Arran Quay, Dublin 7

Sam Paganini, Hunter Game & Moduse at District 8


Wanna go out and dance this weekend? District 8 is welcoming Plus8, Cocoon & Drumcode artist Sam Paganini. With a DJ sound described as “Groovy, Dark Techno…” the Italian is no stranger to big shows and is a regular at Awakenings and Tomorrowland festivals.

Since Sam Paganini’s 1997 song, “Zoe“, made #47 on the UK Singles Chart, he has released many singles and EPs under his given name, including the very successful Body to Body EP on Cocoon Recordings. In 2014, Sam released his debut album, Satellite, on Drumcode Records. The album was received very well, and one of the tracks from the album, “Rave,” remained in the Beatport Techno Top 10 for six months, and has remained in the Techno Top 100 for a year as of September 2015.

Check out some of Sam’s tunes here

Friday (18.11) – from 11:oo pm

Tickets: €18 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

HA: Dimitri From Paris at District 8


Disco legend Dimitri From Paris comes to District 8 this Saturday! Dimitri from Paris is a French music producer and DJ of Turkish origin. His musical influences are rooted in 1970s funk and disco sounds that spawned contemporary house music, as well as original soundtracks from 1950s and 1960s cult movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, La Dolce Vita and The Party, which were sampled in his album Sacrebleu. Dimitri fused these sounds with electro and block party hip hop he discovered in the 1980s.

Put your dance shoes on and have some fun!

Check out Dimitri’s music here

Support: Steve Manning

Saturday (19.11) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €18 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Secondcity / Opium Rooms


As usual the Opium Rooms is a good choice to go and dance this Friday as the venue will be receiving Secondcity. The American-born British DJ and producer,  has a unique pan-Atlantic outlook on House and Techno music that takes influence from his exposure to both of these musical hotspots.

In May 2014 he released his debut single “I Wanna Feel”, the song was at number one on the official midweek BBC Radio 1 singles charts after being released on 25 May 2014 and has over 14,000,000 views on YouTube. On 1 June 2014 the song entered the UK Singles Chart and the UK Dance Chart at number 1. He has since been championed by Disclosure and collaborated with Route 94 for the third time. The follow-up single to “I Wanna Feel”, titled “What Can I Do”, premiered on 26 July 2014 and features vocals from Ali Love.

Secondcity’s breakthrough year came in 2015 as a DJ, playing at some of the most exciting parties Including ANTS shows at La Extrema BPM Festival & Ushuaia. He also picked up his first ever residency in Ibiza for Tribal Sessions at Sankeys. His impressive sets were not going under the radar, making his debut at festivals Snowbombing, Sonar, Hideout and Hard Summer Festival in LA making it his busiest year to date.

Support Kaily

Garden – George Feely & James Hannan

Friday (18.11) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €13.50 Book here

Comment “SECONDCITY returns to Opium” on the event page, click “Going” and tag a friend for you both to be added to the concession list on the night.

Opium Rooms – 26 Wexford Street, Dublin

DiVISION X Culture Shock: Sonja Moonear


Minimal house maestro Sonja Moonear plays a rare intimate gig at Pygmalion this Saturday!

Perlon mainstay; Ricardo Villalobos’ protegé; collector and DJ of sublime electronic music in all styles, rhythms and textures: Sonja Moonear is all this and more. Representative of many DJs at the top level of the so-called minimal scene, she’s relaxed about publicity, slick behind the decks and most importantly, has a keen eye for the dance floor! The Swiss native specialises in a lean, trippy style of house and techno whose spiritual home is Club Der Visionaere and who regularly features at clubbing institutions like Robert Johnson, Panorama Bar and Fabric.

Line up:

Main room: Sonja Moonear / SAOIRSE / Aaron Nolan

Terrace: James Rogers

Saturday (19.11) –  from 6:00 pm

Tickets: 11.25 Book here

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2


Rod Stewart in Dublin


Rod Stewart is coming to Dublin for his ‘From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits 2016’ arena tour that features biggest hits from 1970 to 2016. 

With no shortage of chart-topping tracks, the ‘From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits 2016’ tour will captivate fans, truly living up to its name with performances of show stopping classics spanning five decades including: You Wear It Well, Maggie May, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Baby Jane, The First Cut is the Deepest, I Don’t Want To Talk About It, Tonight’s The Night, The Killing of Georgie and Sailing. That’s not all, he will  also play hits from his most recent platinum-selling albums ‘Time’ and ‘Another Country’.

Rod Stewart is one of the best selling artists in the history of recorded music, with over 200 million records sold worldwide. His signature voice, style and haircut have transcended all genres of popular music, from rock & roll, new wave and even tackling the Great American Song Book; making him one of the few stars to enjoy continued success over five decades. He has garnered two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and won countless awards including a Grammy and the ASCAP Founders Award for song writing. Rod Stewart is sure to enjoy many more years of success in the studio and on the stage alike.

Friday (18.11) & Saturday (19.11) – 7:30 pm

Tickets: from from €91 (resale) Book here

3Arena – North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

Outbreak and Catastrophe at On The Rox


This one is for metal fans! The Dublin based metalheads Outbreak and Catastrophe are playing at On The Rox this Friday. The guys at ”Choke Therapy” and ”Just Me & The Devil” will be joining them on the night.

Check out more info on the bands and have a great metal night!

More on Outbreak: https://www.facebook.com/OutbreakDublin/

More on Catastrophe: https://www.facebook.com/catastropheireland/

More on Choke Therapy: http://choketherapy.bandcamp.com/

More on Just Me & The Devil: https://www.facebook.com/jjjmmmddd/

Friday (18.11) – from 6:00 pm

Free entry

On The Rox – 8 Coke Lane, Dublin 2

The Front Bottoms – Live at The Academy


The American indie rock band Front Bottoms is playing at The Academy this Saturday!

They have shared a new video for their song “Ginger” via Pitchfork TV. “Ginger” is from their 2015 critically acclaimed album, Back On Top, which was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (Beck, The Strokes, White Stripes), and received widespread praise for its earnest sentiment and sing-along anthems.

The band played at the Panorama Festival in New York, Lollapalooza in Chicago, Bumbershoot in Seattle and ACL in Austin this year. Rolling Stone called them one of the best 30 Best Things they saw at Coachella this year and NPR: All Songs Considered’s Bob Boilen has hailed them as “one of the absolute ten best American bands in a live situation. All dates below.

The Front Bottoms made their network TV debut earlier this year, performing “West Virginia” on Late Night with Seth Meyers. The track was hand-picked for the performance by their fans via a 24-hour Twitter poll.

Links: www.facebook.com/thefrontbottoms / twitter.com/TheFrontBottoms / www.thefrontbottoms.com

Saturday (19.11) – from 6:30 pm

Tickets: from€25 (resale) Book here

The Academy – 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1


Bite Food Festival 2016


Bite Food Festival 2016 is Ireland’s premier artisan food and drink fair showcasing the best Irish artisan food and drink producers, selling sampling and educating people about their unique products.

Visitors will be able to take part in a variety of exciting interactive activities including demonstrations, hands on cooking lessons, Drinks master classes & tasting features.

With over 90 food producers from organic produce to hand-roasted coffee to craft beer, there’s something for everyone at BITE.

ARTISAN FOOD: http://bitefoodfestival.ie/artisan-food-producers/

FREE EVENTS: http://bitefoodfestival.ie/free-events/

Friday (18.11) to Sunday (20.11)

Tickets: €11.04 Book here

RDS – Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin


An Evening Of Burlesque


An Evening of Burlesque embarks on its sixth sizzling year of touring the UK with a spectacle that show producer Michael Taylor promises will stretch the limits of the imagination further than ever before.

Celebrating the art of burlesque, the lavish production invites theatre goers to dress up and become part of the show.

“You’ll cheer for the amazing visual spectacles you’ll see, you’ll laugh at the incredible interaction, you’ll witness the ladies of burlesque and you’ll leave….breathless,” promises Michael.

For over-18s only, it boasts that its success is built on a combination of sultry vocals, breathtaking choreography, mischief, magic, frivolity and fun.

If you want to know what to expect, check out their promo video here!

Friday (18.11) – 7:30 pm

Tickets: from €34.50 Book here

Olympia Theatre – 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2


DubWebFest 2016


Enjoy DubWebFest 2016, 2nd edition of the Irish celebration of online storytelling with screenings, masterclasses and parties.

Uniting digital media and tech worlds, the festival provides a platform for original web series and digital content, as TV and Film production professionals gather in Dublin for this unique annual event.

Part of a worldwide network of festivals, DubWebFest is an opportunity for web series and digital content makers to unite for three days to celebrate online storytelling. The festival provides digital storymakers with a unique opportunity to showcase and partake in original screenings, workshops from leading industry professionals and more, as an international audience of digital movers and shakers unite for this unique occasion.

This celebration of digital storytelling kicks off on Friday 18th at 6pm with free drinks reception thanks to The White Hag Brewery and cocktails from Red Bull.

Special guests on the night include actors Eddie Jackson (Game of Thrones/Vikings) and Aoibheann McCaul ( Fair City, Bitter like a Lemon) who will take part in the Actors panel.

Check out the full programme here!

Friday (18.11) to Sunday (20.11)

Tickets: Opening Night Pass (with free cocktails) – €20 Book here

Festival Pass – €80 Book here

Filmbase – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

IFI French Film Festival 2016


The IFI French Film Festival, Ireland’s largest celebration of French film, now in its 17th year, will run for 12 days at the Irish Film Institute (IFI) from Wednesday, November 16th to Sunday, November 27th.

This year’s programme features 23 Irish premieres and will be packed with special guests including Gustave Kervern, Benoît Delépine, Dominik Moll and Gilles Marchand, alongside a focus on a number of French classics.

Full details of this years programme available at: http://www.ifi.ie/frenchfest

Wednesday (16.11) to Sunday (27.11)

Tickets: €10.50 each, except for the opening film which includes a post-screening reception and costs €15.


Packages €40 for 5 films. €70 for 10 films. (Both packages exclude the opening film. Available in person or over the phone: 01 679 3477).

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

The Feminist Film Festival 2016


Now in its third year, the Feminist Film Festival Dublin aims to counteract the mis/under-representation of women behind and in front of the camera. The FFFD is run voluntarily and all profits go to the women of Sasane Nepal.

This year their celebration of women in film focuses on the theme ‘Othered Voices’, with a programme of films capturing the female voice in its many forms.

Historically little attention has been paid to women’s voices on-screen and commentary often stresses the need for women in the industry to ‘speak up’. The continued impact of Laura Mulvey’s 1975 analysis of the visual objectification of women in cinema (‘the male gaze’) has distracted from their vocal and verbal representation. Their programme addresses this, highlighting women’s literal and figurative voices, including interpretations of ‘the voice’ as a character’s, or the filmmaker’s, or a particular point of view.

Check out their full programme.

Tickets:  €10 Book here

Friday (18.11) to Sunday (20.11)

The New Theatre: Dublin – 43 East Essex Street, Dublin 2

View Temple Bar Festival


Dublin’s Cultural Quarter becomes an exciting creative hub for 5 days of Arts, Political Debates and Ideas. In this era of so-called ‘New Politics’, the View Temple Bar Festival explore the State of Ireland with a host of engaging speakers, politicians, comedians and artists over a series of unique events in some of Temple Bar’s most beautiful venues.

check the schedule for the full listings here.

Wednesday (16.11) to Sunday (20.11)

Tickets: Book here

Temple Bar, Dublin 2


Family Christmas Market


The Christmas Family Market will take place on Sunday at the Dublin Food Co-op at Newmarket, D8 from 11am.

This market is distinguished from the others by offering high quality handmade products, crafts and a kids friendly atmosphere. Their Co-op Organic Cafe offers delicious and healthy food, coffee and home baked cakes. They will have a kids play zone with plenty of toys, free face painting, free workshops & activities for children that will run all day so parents can have some free time to do their shopping.

There will be over 40 stalls selling hand-made crafts, art and local design. This is a good opportunity to get creative, original Christmas products and support the local crafters and artists.

Sunday (20.11) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free entry

Dublin Food Co-op – 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8


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