What’s the craic for the weekend: 09.02

Don’t know what’s on this weekend yet? Check it out!




Joris Voorn – At The Button Factory (3D Laser show)


This Friday, The Button Factory will be receiving Joris Voorn. Voorn is one of the most renowned and instantly recognisable artists from Holland, representing underground house and techno on a wider global stage.

Joris had the enviable position of holding two key residencies in Ibiza last year and is a regular fixture at all of the key clubs and festivals on the global underground circuit performing multiple weekly shows at events across Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Colombia, Israel, Detroit, Chicago and New York.

Expect a 3D laser show for this event!

Listen to Joris’ music here.

Friday (10.02) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €19.50 Book here

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Film Fatale Vintage Party


To celebrate six years of decadent glamour, Film Fatale will host a vintage birthday extravaganza in one of Dublin city’s most unique locations — Number 22, a new late-night super club and theatre located on the site of the Crystal Ballroom. Dress up in your finest vintage-style attire, pay homage to the golden era of cinema and strut your stuff under the vintage disco ball.

Swing-dance to live music from the Tin Pan Alley Cats and jitterbug to DJs The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers favourite dance-floor fillers of the era. Drink classic cocktails, join in the conga line and embrace vintage fashion, music and good old fashioned fun at Dublin’s favourite vintage party.

Friday (10.02) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €10 on the door

Number Twenty Two – 22 South Anne Street, Dublin

Waze & Odyssey – At District 8


Waze & Odyssey make their highly anticipated return to Dublin on Friday after their stellar performance at Boxed Off. Coming together in the Autumn of 2011, the duo came to prominence after releasing on labels such as Wolf Music, Let’s Play House, Tsuba and Throne of Blood. Waze & Odyssey have also crafted a reputation for their music taste, heading up their own W&O Street Tracks.

The pair have also racked up an impressive list of remixes for the likes of Ejeca, TEED and Disclosure.

Check out Wake & Odyssey’s music here!

Friday (10.02) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 20 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Daft Punk Appreciation Party


If, like me, you’re a big fan of Daft Punk, this one will interest you! This is a celebration of 20 years of the Daft Punk’s album Homework. The night will be dedicated to Daft Punk, French House, Filter House and even more Daft Punk. There will be tunes from their other albums too.

Friday (10.02) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: €12 Book here

Hangar – Andrews Lane, Dublin

The Early Shift –  7AM Morning Party


Morning party or after party, call it whatever you prefer. The thing is If you’re more of an early morning gargles with a healthy dose of house and techno than lie ons and breakfast rolls type of person, then The Early Shift is the party for you. Taking place at 7AM in Ned’s of Townsend St, The Early Shift is a new early morning party with a simple concept: quality house and techno in a pub, early in the morning.

The last edition of the party lasted 11 hours, from 7am to 6pm!

Line up: Mark Gill b2b Ryan O’Connor (Room19/Small Talk) / Syl Black (Pygmalion) / Rob Barrett (Fuinneamh)

Saturday (11.02) – from 7:00 am

Admission: €10

Neds Of Townsend Street  – 44 Townsend Street, Dublin

Sense with Oscar Mulero


The techno producer and DJ from Madrid, Oscar Mulero is bringing the best of his music to the Button Factory this Saturday. Oscar is the owner of contemporary record labels Warm Up Recordings and Pole Recordings. He was also the founder of The Omen Club in Madrid, often considered the start of his professional career. His album from 2012, Black Propaganda, received largely positive reviews in the online techno community.

Listen to Oscar Mulero’s tunes here!

Line Up: Oscar Mulero (oficial) / Jack Dunne / Jay Carroll

Saturday (11.02) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €15 Book here

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Ian Pooley at Tengu


Ian Pooley will be playing in the intimate surrounds of Tengu on Friday. Over twenty years into his career, Ian continues to embody the heart and soul of real house music. As an ever-present favourite of house & techno fans and DJs, Pooley remains a highly regarded and respected figure within modern electronic music.

Check out Ian Pooley’s music here

Line Up: Ian Pooley / Miniminds / Adam Tsan / CHINOOQ

Friday (10.02) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €13.50 Book here

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

Horse Meat Disco – At Wigwam


How about a night of unadulterated disco with some of the best in the biz. Once again the Wigwam are having the Horse Meat Disco crew playing in their basement.

Horse Meat Disco began in a basement in London’s Chinatown where co-founders James Hillard and Jim Stanton created a safe queer space for the disenfranchised disco citizens of London. Inspired by the halcyon days of New York nightlife including Mancuso’s Loft, The Paradise Garage, Nicky Siano’s Gallery and late lamented DJ Adam Goldstone, all four resident DJs Luke Howard, Severino, Jim Stanton and James Hillard have built their reputations on fantastic parties and high quality disco sets.

Check out Horse Meat Disco music here!

Saturday (11.02) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €16 Book here

Wigwam – 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

7 Inches of Love – Valentines Weekend at The Shaw


Whether you’re joined at the hip or a single pringle, 7 Inches of Love can be the night for you. The Bernard Shaw have a selection of very sexy 45s /7″ records spun by the Boogie an Domhain crew to soundtrack your night of LOVE. Think Prince, Donna Summer, Loose Joints and you’re on the right track.

They’ll also have a very special sexy themed cocktail, 2 for 1 drinks specials, food and drinks offers and lotsa sexy vibes!

Saturday (11.02) – 8:00 pm to 00:30 am

Free admission

The Bernard Shaw – 11-12 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2

Energy Collective, SCM, Absys pres Etherwood (Hospital) 3 Stages


Springfield Crew Massive, The Energy Collective and Absys Records are teaming up once again for another memorable night to take over the whole Turks Head and bring you the night full of LIQUID drum & bass with Hospital Records / Med School, UK based superstar – Etherwood also with House, Techno and HIP HOP / Funky stages. Expect yet another spectacular audio-visual journey throughout the night with UV decos, laser shows, SCM & Funktion-One (Official) sound systems and live performers.

Check out the event page for full line up.

Friday (10.02) – from 9:30 pm

Tickets:€12 Book here

Turks Head – Parliament Street Temple bar, Dublin 2

Amine Edge & DANCE – At The Wright Venue


If you are looking for a party with good music to keep you moving this Friday, The Wright Venue can be place for you. The club will be receiving Amine Edge & Dance. Amine Edge is known in France and in the rest of the world as one of the symbolic figures of the brand new “G House” movement. Basically called “Gangsta House”, the name of this movement comes from the special atmosphere this music just kicks away: here comes another vision of the House music, a stunning combination between Funk’s deep basses and inspired by the latest 80s Hip House movement.

Listen to the Amine Edge & DANCE music  here!

Line up: Amine Edge & DANCE + Kaily, Dan Stritch & Get Busy DJs / Deep Sensation DJs (Terrace)

Friday (10.02) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: from €20 Book here

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


Keaton Henson – At Olympia Theatre

Keaton Henson singer-songwriter and artist

The critically acclaimed folk musician, visual artist & poet Keaton Henson performs a headline show at the Olympia Theatre this Saturday, following the release of his third studio album Kindly Now.

On top of his work as a worldwide-exhibited visual artist, Keaton has recently released his first poetry collection (‘Idiot Verse’) and scored the forthcoming Balletboyz’ feature-length World-War-One epic ‘Young Men’ in conjunction with the BBC (originally performed at Sadler’s Wells, and resulting in Keaton conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra). This has all – one way or another – fed into ‘Kindly Now’: an album four years in the making, from an artist of whom all you can expect is the unexpected, but reliably unflinching.

Saturday (11.02) – from 7:00 pm

Tickets: €34.50  Book here

The Olympia Theatre – 72 Dame Street

Dana Masters – At The Sugar Club


If you like jazz and would love to see a very talented jazz performance this Thursday, head down to the Sugar Club and enjoy Dana Marsters’ show.

In early 2012, Dana had a chance meeting with Linley Hamilton at a music venue. During that year Dana, Linley and some of the best Jazz musicians playing in Ireland began a weekly residency in the basement of McHugh’s bar in Belfast, the inspiration for Dana’s first EP. From live work with BBC Radio 4 and Proms in the Park to singing regularly with Van Morrison, Dana’s reputation as one of Ireland’s top vocalists continues to gain momentum.

Thursday (09.02) – 20:00–23:00

Tickets: €15 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin, 2

5th Element & DoubleScreen – Album Release Show


5th Element, hailing from Ballymun, north Dublin, consists of Hip Hop artists Ger Kellett and Ryan ‘LINCO’ Lincoln.

The energetic and humble duo have been paving their way in the music scene in Ireland over the past four years and are fresh from performances at Electric Picnic 2016 and Dublin’s LINGO Festival 2016.

Drum and Bass producer and DJ ‘DoubleScreen’, also from north Dublin, linked in with 5th Element in 2014 and has since integrated his unique sound with the lyrics of Kellett and Lincoln. Hotpress magazine dubbed him a ‘drum and bass maestro’.

The trio released their brand new album ‘State of Mind 2.0’ in January 2017.

Support on the night comes from: This Side Up – SoundWave Legacy plus special guests.

Saturday (11.02) – 7:00 pm to 10:15 pm

Tickets: €7.30 Book here

The Academy – 57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1


Cirque du Soleil Brings Varekai


For those who have always wanted to see Cirque du Soleil performing, they are bringing Varekai toDublin! Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest with infinite passion along the path that leads to Varekai.

Wednesday (08.02) to Sunday (12.02)

Tickets: from €50.70 Book here

3Arena – 89 North Wall Quay, East Wall, Dublin 3, Dublin

Taxi Driver (Limited Re-Release)


Restored for it’s 40th Anniversary, Light House Cinema are delighted to present a special big-screen re-release of Martin Scorsese’s classic Taxi Driver starring Robert De Niro screening from Friday 10 February.

Isolated ex-marine Travis Bickle applies for a job as a taxi driver, hoping that the nocturnal working pattern will alleviate the effects of his insomnia and distract him from his gnawing depression. But ferrying passengers through the seedy underbelly of night-time New York City only compounds Bickle’s psychological dislocation from the world around him. His nightshifts in the cab are spent resenting those he sees, while his waking daytime hours are wasted away in the gloom of adult movie theatres.

After entering into a troubled relationship with a political campaigner and embarking on a fraught mission to save a teenager from the world of prostitution, Bickle’s sense of place and purpose steadily warps. He withdraws into himself, hordes illegal firearms and begins a regimen of intense physical training in preparation for a misguided vigilante assault on the evils of society.

Friday (10.02) to – Sunday (12.02)

Tickets: from €6.50 Book here

Light House Cinema – Smithfield, Dublin 7

Monika Mitkute Exhibition Opening Evening


Fox Framing are launching an exhibition of Lithuanian artist Monika Mitkute on Thursday. Entry, as always, is free and all are welcome to join us for a tipple from 6pm onwards.

Each year Fox Framing will offer an emerging artist an opportunity to become a fox fellow. This award is intended to support an emerging artist by encouraging them to hold an exhibition of their work. They will provide help with all aspects of getting an exhibition up and running as well as full sponsorship for the framing of all works exhibited.

The idea of this fellowship has grown from a mutual support and respect of the artists they work with, sharing similar ideas and love of the artistic community they work within – a community bound together in fellowship.

Jane from Fox Framing says: “Monika came into Fox Framing to frame works for a group exhibition she was asked to be a apart of in Berlin. Once I had caught a glimpse of her stunning drawings, I could not forget them. Each drawing is so incredibly elaborate and detailed, it feels like you are being immersed into their world when you stare into them. The more you look the more you see! Monika took the plunge this year to become a full time artist, it has been such a pleasure to work with her and see the development of her work unfold and discovering many shared inspirations and interests”.

Thursday (09.02)- 18:00–23:30

Free admission

The Bernard Shaw – 11-12 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2


Fusion Sundays -World Culture Market

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Fusion Sundays is back with a big bang this year, so get ready for more intercultural events in 2017!

The monthly World Culture Market will be returning to the Dublin Food Co.op this Sunday with a great selection of international stalls, delicious street-food, interactive workshops and live performances!

Amongst the many activities there will be a chance to try delicious street-food from Korea, get an Indian Henna tattoo, purchase souvenirs from Peru, or relax in a real Moroccan Tea Tent! More than just a market, Fusion Sundays also presents ethnic dance performances, pop-up workshops for adults and kids, as well as live music to add to the authentic atmosphere.

Sunday (12.02) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free admission and parking

Fusion Sundays – The Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

Thomas House Vinyl Market


The Thomas House Vinyl Market returns. Thousands of records all for sale under one roof. All genres covered! Free entry. From 11.30am until 5.00pm

Saturday (11.02) – 11:30 am to 5:00 pm

Free admission

The Thomas House – 86 Thomas St, Dublin



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