What’s the craic for the weekend: 02.12

Have you started planning your weekend yet? Find out what’s on in Dublin!


2FM Xmas Ball in Aid of ISPCC – Kodaline, Picture This and More


How about celebrating Christmas with some of Ireland’s top music acts? Kodaline will be joined by Picture This, The Academic, All Tvvins, Brian Deady and Áine Cahill, to perform live at the second 2FM Xmas Ball in aid of the ISPCC this Saturday.

Fresh from their success at the Electric Picnic, 2FM’s Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will also perform a very special set. The 2FM Xmas Ball will be hosted by all 2FM presenters including Nicky Byrne & Jenny Greene, Eoghan McDermott, Bernard O’Shea, Jennifer Zamparelli and Keith Walsh, Tracy Clifford and more.

All parties involved with the 2FM Xmas Ball are providing their services free of charge on the night including artists, organisers and 3Arena. The complete funding of the concert goes towards the financial support and aid of the 24 hour phone-line and the ISPCC services dedicated to helping children.

It sounds like it will be a great night full of love and good vibes!

Saturday (03.12) – 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €39.50 Book Online or via  Hotline: 0818 719 300 24 hr

3Arena – North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

RTE National Symphony Orchestra – Video Games Classic


This is a very interesting one! RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will play the Video Games Classic, a concert of video game soundtracks and classical music hits featuring the award-winning LA-based Irish video games music composer and conductor Eimear Noone, a choir of massed voices and singers Sibéal Ní Chasaide and Sarah Shine.

The massive orchestral scores of World of Warcraft, Resident Evil, Skyrim, Final Fantasy, Advent Rising and Tetris all feature as do blockbuster classical numbers from The Planets, Mozart’s Requiem, The Firebird and Carmina Burana.

Check out the full programme here

Friday (02.12) – 8:00 pm

Tickets €18/€45 –  | www.nch.ie | www.rte.ie/nso |01 417 0000

National Concert Hall – Earlsfort Terrace, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2

Conor Maynard at The Wright Venue


Conor Maynard is coming to Dublin. An English singer-songwriter and actor from Brighton & Hove who is signed to EMI subsidiary, Parlophone, Maynard rose to success in 2012 when he was nominated for, and subsequently won, MTV’s Brand New for 2012 award. His debut single, “Can’t Say No“, was released in the United Kingdom on 16 April 2012.

Conor records covers of the latest big songs and uploads them to YouTube. In July 2016, due to the success of his covers online, Conor announced he would be releasing an album of covers with one original track. A few of the covers included ‘pillowtalk’, ‘one dance’, ‘hello’ and ‘stitches’ . The original was called ‘This is my version’ and was written about a relationship he had previously been in. The album was released on 5 August 2016.

Check out some of the Conor’s songs

Support DJ: Frank Jez  /  DJ Ebay

Friday (02.12) – 11:00 pm

Tickets: €16 Book here

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

The Seattle Grunge Experience – At Fibbers


If you’re a grunge fan, check this out! This Friday The Seattle Grunge Experience is playing a tribute act to recreate the live sound of some of the biggest Grunge bands in history: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains.

The Seattle Grunge Experience serve up the visceral punk power of Nirvana, the spiritual depth of Pearl Jam, the technical ability of Soundgarden and the fragile, edgy darkness of Alice in Chains. The end result is a musical feast that takes the listener back to the glory days of Grunge.

Put your ripped jeans on and enjoy a grunge night!

Friday (02.12) – from 9:00 pm

Admission: €10

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Jesse John Heffernan – LIVE at The Bello Bar – Support from Danny G


For the first time live in concert Jesse John Heffernan performs his original music, accompanied by a fantastic group of musicians and friends.

Jesse John Heffernan is a Dublin based singer and songwriter whose unique sound, beautiful voice and charisma is set to make its mark on the industry.

Inspired by legends like Sam Cooke, Van Morrison, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye, Jesse John’s love of lyrics and songwriting, mixed with his natural inner beat developed from his time drumming in school, is all delivered through a soulful vocal that grew roots as a young man singing for Irish group The Animators and during his time studying at the BIMM college.

It’s definitely worth heading down to Bello Bar and having this amazing music experience!

Check out Jesse’s music here!

Support from Danny G

Saturday (03.12) – from 7:30 pm

Tickets: €9.99 Book here

Bello Bar –  1 Portobello Harbour, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 8

2 Nights of MUTEFISH with O’Haras Craft Beers!


This is one my favorite local bands! Mutefish is formed by musicians from Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal and Ukraine. This mix of the musical sounds and cultures of Eastern Europe with traditional Irish influences results in a unique type of music that is just engaging and full of quality.

The band is moving away for a while so Sin É are putting on the one and only MUTEFISH for 2 nights of bedlam!

The last night will also be filmed for a live video!

If you like these guys you can not miss it!

Love this video of them!

Friday (02.12) & Saturday (03.12) – from 9:00 pm

Free Admission

Sin É Dublin – 14-15 Upper Ormond Quay Co. Dublin 1

Dubioza Kolektiv Éire


Dubioza Kolektiv is one of the most popular Balkan bands. This Sunday, they are coming for the first time to present their music to an Irish audience as a part of European tour and promotion of the new album “Happy Machine”.

The band is known for its fresh take on hip-hop, reggae, dub, rock and Bosnian folklore. With numerous hits such as “Kazu”, “Balkan Funk”, “Firma Ilegal”,”Marijuana” and many more, they gained a lot of fans all over the globe.

They played numerous European tours and earlier this year, for the first time, they played a US tour.



Sunday  (04.12) – 7:oo pm

Tickets: €25 Book here

Opium Rooms – 26 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

Discotekken pres—Mixtapes from the Underground 10th Birthday


Mixtapes from the Underground celebrate 10 years as Dublin’s original live hip hop crew at The Workmans this Friday. Expect the full band in tow with a Paddy Wagon full of Irish MCs taking turns on the mic, support from Sligo’s This Side Up, MTFU DJs spinning wax afterwards and more.

Friday (02.12) – 9:00 pm to 1:00 am

Tickets: €8.05 – €11.23 Book here

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

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Late Night Live – Beck’s Rhythm


If you’re looking for good live music this weekend, this might interest you. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is playing at Sugar Club this Friday. HBE is an eight-piece, Chicago-based brass ensemble consisting of eight sons of the jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran. With only horns and a drum set, “Hypnotic” has traveled the world. Their musical style ranges from hip-hop to jazz to funk and rock, including calypso and gypsie music. They call their eclectic blend of sound “now music”, or “Hypnotic”. Reared in the teachings of music since they were children, they grew up on the stage playing as the “Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble”.

They have performed with Mos Def, Aquilla Sadalla, Phil Cohran, The Recipe, Nomadic Massive, Tony Allen, Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, Prince, Femi Kuti, Gorillaz, B52’s and at the North Sea Jazz Festival. Their hit song “War” was featured in the box office smash The Hunger Games as the theme song for Caesar Flickerman. They collaborated on tracks with the group Rocket Juice & the Moon, a project featuring Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) on vocals/guitar/keyboard, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on bass, and legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen (Fela Kuti and many others) on the group’s self-titled debut album.

Friday at 23:00–2:30

Tickets: €20 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin


INNA – At The Wright Venue


If you like  INNA you should know that the Romanian singer and dancer will be at the Wright Venue to make you move this Saturday. Put your dance shoes on and enjoy!

INNA feat. Yandel – In Your Eyes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od-6uzcLGqw

INNA – Cola Song (feat. J Balvin) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz2658gzOuM

INNA – Yalla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7wveOu5hkQ

Saturday (03.12) – 7:00 pm

Tickets: €32.49  Book here

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

Shiba San & Will Clarke at Opium Rooms


Wanna dance your socks off this weekend? Shiba San and Will Clarke will be playing at Opium Rooms to keep you dancing the whole night this Friday.

In recent times Shiba San has garnered a lot of positive attention from every corner, with one foot in his hip hop past and the other embracing the future of house, he has found a comfortable collision of the two in bass heavy ghetto funk. 

His single ‘Okay’ on Claude von Stroke’s Dirtybird caused havoc on the dance floors even before it was officially released, it went to number 1 on Beatport and sent his bookings through the roof.

Check out some of the Shiba San’s tunes here

Will Clarke is a talented, skilled, young producer who is making strides in the dance music business with his own sound and now his own label / events. He has an impressive list of quality productions and remixes that is growing month by month and a great track record at his residencies and guest gigs.

Listen to Will Clarke’s music here

Support: Jack Thompson  /  Garden: George Feely

Friday (02.12) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €16.90 Book here

COMMENT “Shiba San & Will Clarke” on the Facebook event, 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 2

HA: Daniel Avery + Avalon Emerson at District 8


Daniel Avery will be playing a 3 hour set at District 8 this Friday as part of a limited European tour marking the release of his upcoming DJ Kicks LP.

“Electronic music is unique in that, whilst it has an immediate effect on the body, the culture surrounding it has the ability to run deep into your life. Whenever I’m in a club, I want to give myself up to music. This is the very thing that excites me the most. Witnessing a DJ create an atmosphere in a room from the ground up takes patience and effort from everyone present but when the pivotal moments hit, your watch stops ticking.”– Daniel Avery

It is this thinking which motivated and inspired the making of Avery’s entry into the treasured DJ-Kicks series, set for release on 11th November 2016 via !K7 Records and announced today alongside a striking animated visual from Kevin Freeney for ambient closing track ‘Space Echo’, the start of some long-awaited new material from Avery.

Across its 78 minutes the mix creates a hypnotic space focusing on “music by like-minded souls” from the outer reaches of techno including international talents Svreca, Rrose, Artefakt and IORI. It is a mix concerned with the idea of taking a collective breath and allowing records their own time.

Pre-order here:https://k7.lnk.to/DanielAveryDJKicks

Support: Avalon Emerson

Friday (02.12) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €22.18 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Pyg presents Derrick Carter Does Disco


Another option to go out and dance this Saturday is Pygmalion. The venue will be receiving Derrick Carter who will don his disco hat for three hours of his Derrick Does Disco project.

Derrick Carter is known to many as one of the front-runners of the Chicago house scene, and rightfully so. Expect classic cuts and rare grooves as Derrick digs deep into his record collection to impress even the most ardent disco fan.

Support: Get Down Edits

Saturday (03.12) – from 9:00 pm

Tickets: €10 Book here

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin

Sense & HA w/ Barnt & DJ Deece – At Button Factory


The Cologne techno producer Barnt and the prodigious local boy  DJ Deece play at the Button Factory this Saturday.

Barnt is one of the few new faces in the global electronic music scene whose music makes a fine distinction and turns established formulas against the grain. Besides being a DJ for over 20 years, Barnt is also a producer with releases on labels like Hinge Finger and Cómeme already under his belt. Furthermore, he is co-founder and co-owner of the label Magazine which he established with his old North German friends Jens-Uwe Beyer and Crato in 2010.

DJ Deece is a resident DJ for much loved club nights Hidden Agenda, and Somewhere? Wednesdays at The Workman’s Club, and can be found playing around the city 2 or 3 nights a week. The main focus with a DJ Deece set is to create a party atmosphere, while still maintaining the high quality of the music.

Saturday (03.12) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets : 11.25 Book here 

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2


Eastrogen Rising: a rebel cabaret


EASTROGEN RISING: a rebel cabaret, is a response to the Abbey Theatre’s 1916 Centenary programme, which had only one show written by a woman. Inspired by the outrage of the Waking the Feminists initiative, singer-songwriter/poet BeRn commissioned 16 artists to produce a new piece about the women of 1916, known and unknown. The result is a fast-paced celebration of those women, from Countess Constance Markievicz to the messenger girls, the looters and the widows of the executed men. The multimedia show includes songs, poetry, spoken word, theatre pieces, video and recorded soundscapes. By turns comic, tragic and rabble-rousing, the cabaret was a sell-out success at the Five Lamps Arts Festival in Dublin in March and April, where it ran for two extra nights by popular demand. In May, it (the poets & songwriter’s only) played to a packed house at the Ó Bhéal Centenary Celebration in Cork & in August the show traveled to Belfast’s Roddy Mc Corley’s Social Club to rapturous applause. December’s show will be the last of the run as the 1916 commemorations come to a close.

For artist’s info: https://www.facebook.com/EastrogenRising/

Saturday (03.12) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: €10 – at the door

Annesley House – 70 North Strand Rd, Dublin 3

Capitalism: The Musical


Capitalism: The Musical is an acrobatic political satire on the state we are in and the future we can create. Written by Deirdre Murphy, Capitalism: The Musical is a razor sharp fairytale of heroes, emperors, and magic. The show tells the tale of a heroic group of everyday acrobats, aided by a powerful triumvirate of Fairy God Mothers. The acrobats tell their own stories — who they are and why they care — while a trio of Emperors breathes down their necks and schemes to stay on top.

The show is a further manifestation of its evolving self – see if you can spot the differences!

Check out the musical trailer here!

Saturday (03.12) – 7:00 pm – Gala Show

Sunday (04.12) – 3:00 pm / 7:00 pm

Tickets: 10 /30 Book here

Back Loft – 7-11 St. Augustine Street, Dublin



Stacked – A comedy by Claire Millane

Set in the staffroom of the rundown supermarket Superstack Superstores, Darren Quigley dreams of leaving his mundane job to become a rockstar. Encouraged by his inner Rock God will Darren stand up to the supermarket bully? Will he stay in his safe job? Or will he finally confront the supermarket manager and hand in his notice to pursue his dreams of stardom?

 Thursday (01.12) to Saturday (10.12) – everyday except Sunday

Monday to Friday – 7:00 pm / Saturday – 6:00 pm

Tickets: €8

The International Comedy Club,Wicklow St, Dublin 2


Bernard Shaw Christmas Market Weekender


The Bernard Shaw’s Christmas Weekender is back with vintage clothes, pet accessories, craft, vinyl, books, bric-a-brac, jewellery, art. What better way to pick up an original gift or treat yourself this Xmas!

There will be also Djs, Pizza Bus, Brunch and the brand new Eatyard with yummy food to keep you busy and your belly full.

Kid, Pet and Vibe Friendly!

Saturday (03.12) & Sunday (04.12)

The Bernard Shaw Flea Market – 11-12 South Richmond Street, Dublin

National Crafts & Design Fair 2016


Whether you are a diagnosed shopaholic or completely phobic about shopping, the annual National Crafts & Design Fair, is just the place for you.

For those who love shopping it’s the chance to browse and enjoy the unique work of more than 500 designers, artists, and craftspeople who will be taking part in the country’s largest celebration of crafts.

But if shopping just isn’t your thing, think of it as an opportunity to buy all your Christmas gifts in a single shopping session!

This annual fair is widely recognised as Ireland’s premier commercial craftwork showcase. Many of Ireland’s most respected craftspeople will be there, showing and selling top quality goods.

The range is dazzling – everything from chocolates to high fashion, and because the goods are handmade by craftspeople, they have the added distinction of each one being unique.

CRAFTS: http://www.nationalcraftsfair.ie/craftworkers-2016/

FOOD EMPORIUM: http://www.nationalcraftsfair.ie/food-emporium-2016/

Wednesday (30.11) to Sunday (04.12) – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

RDS – Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Spirit of Dublin Christmas Craft Fair


Get into the festive spirit at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery!

Join the Spirit of Dublin Christmas Craft Fair this Saturday to celebrate all things craft at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery!

The ‘Spirit of Dublin Christmas Craft Fair’ celebrates Ireland’s leading artisan producers as well as some of Teeling’s own fantastic food collaborations. 30 of the country’s top businesses will showcase their crafty creations at the event making it the ideal place to pick up some unique gifts this Christmas.

Exhibitor, James Kavanagh, will return this year with his partner in cooking crime William Murray as Currabinny, serving tantalising treats and wholesome hotpots. The Dublin Doughnut Company will be treating visitors to a selection of its palette pleasing “Dublin’s Best” doughnuts with some whiskey infused ones in the mix while craft chocolatier Bean and Goose Chocolates will be serving its signature hot chocolate as well as a carefully chosen range of handmade chocolates with a Teeling twist.

The Teeling Whiskey team will also be on hand throughout the day to make sure attendees have a very whiskey Christmas with a sample selection of carefully crafted cocktails. Whiskey connoisseurs will be delighted to hear that products across the Teeling Whiskey Company’s award-winning range will be available to purchase at the fair.

Saturday (03.12) – 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Teeling Whiskey Distillery – 17 Newmarket , Dublin 8


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