What’s the craic for the weekend: 17.02

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Drake – At 3Arena


The hip-hop star, Drake, is bringing his ‘The Boy Meets World’ tour to Europe and will be performing live on stage at The 3Arena in Dublin on Sunday and Monday. If you’re a big fan of the guy, run and get your ticket!

Sunday (19.02) & Monday (20.02) – 6:30 pm

Tickets: €121.85 Book here

3Arena – N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1

Girl Band in aid of Pieta House – At Vicar Street


The four-piece Irish rock band Girl Band are playing at Vicar Street this Friday. Rusangano Family and Lynched will be supporting them on the night.

DJ sets by James Vincent McMorrow, Geoff Travis (Rough Trade) & Aisling O’Riordan.

Proceeds will go to Pieta House, a non-profit suicide and self-harm crisis centre. Pieta House offers free counseling to people who are feeling suicidal, people who are engaging in self-harm and those bereaved by suicide.

Listen to Girl Band music here!

Friday (17.02) – 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Tickets: €30 Book here

Vicar Street – 58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Tegan And Sara


The Vicar Street will be receiving the Grammy nominated sister duo Tegan and Sara this Sunday.

Propelled by the conviction of reinvention, Tegan and Sara’s 8th studio album, Love You To Death, is the latest sonic chapter in a celebrated 17-year career. Produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Beck, Ellie Goulding), Love You To Death delivers 10 new Tegan and Sara tracks more vibrant and visionary than ever.

Twin sisters born in Calgary, Alberta and now residing in Vancouver, BC, Tegan and Sara’s career numbers are impressive – over 1 million albums sold, 7 Gold certifications, 1 Double Platinum certification, 3 Juno Awards, 2 Polaris Prize nominations, and a Grammy nomination. But even more impressive is the conviction that has driven Tegan and Sara’s relentless evolution as artists.

Watch the video for ‘Stop Desire’

Sunday  (19.02) – 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Tickets: €33.50 Book here

Vicar Street – 58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Negative Creeps – Commemorating Kurt Cobain


Kurt Cobain and Nirvana’s music shaped a generation and still heavily influences bands to this very day.

February marks what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 50th Birthday and to celebrate it, Negative Creeps will play a special tribute to Kurt Cobain at The Button Factory having previously played a SOLD OUT show at the same venue. With screaming guitar and vocals, thumping drums, and bass grooves, come experience the music of Nirvana as it should be, LIVE AND LOUD! With songs taken from across the bands entire back catalogue, Newry based Nirvana tribute Negative Creeps, recreate the intense, raw sound of Nirvana with devastating effect. Come as you are.

Support from Callous Crows.

Saturday  (18.02) –  7:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Tickets: €20 Book here

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Metal 2 The Masses – Ireland – Heat 3


This one is for metal fans!  Bloodstock Festival Presents: Metal 2 The Masses – Ireland 2017!

Bands: Tension Head – Horrenda – Jailbirds – Vendetta Love  – Just Me & the Devil

Each band will get a 30-minute set with 15-minute changeover

VOTING RULES A) Two bands will proceed from each heat (total of seven heats). B) One band will be chosen based on crowd votes, by purchasing the official Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses Ireland voting slips for €3.00. Once you have voted, you MUST submit your vote no later than 15 mins after the final band has performed. You can submit your voting slip at any time during each event. C) One band will be chosen by the official Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses judges which will include guest judges (TBC). D) The chosen bands will then be scheduled to play one of the three semi-finals.

For further details check out the Facebook event here!

Saturday (18.02) – from 7:00 pm

Free admission

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1


Terrence Parker – At Wigwam


Terrence Parker will be playing the best of his  house music at Wigwam this Saturday. The DJ has become legendary for his quite uncommon yet skilful turntablism style of playing house music. TP has also become widely admired because he uses an actual telephone handset as headphones.

Terrence’s high quality of music productions, remixes, and DJ skill has been recognized by organizations such as the Detroit Historical Museum’s History of Techno International Exhibit, and Indiana State University’s Department Of African American Music And Culture. TP’s collective musical works and pioneering efforts have been recognized as a valuable contribution to Detroit’s music history, as well as the International History Dance Music.
TP’s incredible DJing talents have been heard on radio networks throughout the world such as on Superfly FM in Vienna/Austria, Channel 955 FM’s “The Pulse” (Detroit’s No # 1 Pop/Urban FM Radio Station) and FM 98 WJLB’s “Club Insomnia” Mix Show (Detroit’s # 1 Hip Hop Station).

Listen to TP’s music here!

Saturday (18.02) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: €15 Book here

Wigwam – 54 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1

Drake Afterparty – At The Academy – Free Entry


The Academy will be hosting the Drake Afterparty on Sunday. Expect Drake masks, Drake cuts outs, DJs, confetti cannons, props and drink promotions.

Sunday (19.02) -from 11:00 pm

Free Entry: use the app – http://app.vipsy.co/Selected

The Academy – 57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1

Friend Within – At Button Factory 


This Saturday Friend Within will be playing at the Button Factory. With releases on Dirtybird and PETS and remixes for the cream of modern music talent such as Fenech-Soler and Mausi already under his burgeoning belt, this is one producer already impossible to pigeonhole and difficult to ignore since bursting onto the scene in early 2013.

Seemingly arriving from nowhere, Friend Within has made a lot of friends in a very short space of time. From guesting on T.Williams Rinse FM show to radio plays by Skream & Benga, Annie Mac, B Traits, Mistajam, DJ Cameo and Monki as well as having already DJ’ed in pretty much every major city in the UK, there’s no denying the dent this mysterious producer has made.

Check out Friend Within’s music here!

Saturday (18.02) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €10 Book here

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Lumo Club – At Yamamori Tengu


This is Lumo Club #17 in Yamamori Tengu with resident DJs Nialler9, Simon Roche and Gavin Elsted.

Lumo is a house party in a club vibe with no restrictions on genre. Lumo is a club for dancing featuring a good soundsystem, a decent bar and DJs in the corner playing classics and curveballs.

Expect everything from Arthur Russell to Abba, LCD Soundsystem to La Bionda, Phil Collins to Caribou, Grimes to George Michael, Robert Hood to Mood Hut, Kate Bush to Kraftwerk, Beastie Boys to Bruce Springsteen, Four Tet to Fleetwood Mac, Robyn to Ryan Paris, Steely Dan to Soulwax, ZZ Top to Zapp and Roger.

Listen to a recording of December’s festive edition live from Tengu here

Check out the Lumo Club chart here

Saturday (18.02) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: €7 Book here

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

Loco & Jam – At Button Factory


Looking for some techno music to keep you moving for hours this Friday? If you head down to the Button Factory you will have LOCO & JAM playing the best of their techno music for you. After bursting onto the scene in 2010 their first break through came from the king of Techno himself Carl Cox signing one of their tracks for his 2010 Space Ibiza Mixed Comp! Since then the guys have released on some of the biggest labels, remixed some of the scenes major artists and traveled the world playing their style of Groovy Techno to the masses.

Over the space of 5 years the guys have clocked up over 200 International gigs in countries such as Mexico, India, USA, Canada, Russia, Holland, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine, Egypt, Bulgaria, Austria, Italy, France, Slovenia, Switzerland, Hungary, Scotland, England, Ireland and Romania to name but a few.

Friday (17.02) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: €13.68 Book here

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Baltra – At Hangar


One of the most in-demand DJs of 2016 makes his Irish debut on Saturday, at Hangar. Baltra has raked up over a million views on YouTube with tracks like ‘Fade Away’ and ‘Never Let Go Of Me’. Check out Baltra’s tunes:

Baltra – Fade Away https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5nnLzeBZK0

Baltra – Never Let Go Of Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02rqQyMKGiU

Baltra – Tears Drop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXXMtKPfuzY

Saturday (18.02) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: €13.29 Book here

Hangar – Andrews Lane, Dublin


Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2017


The Audi Dublin International Film Festival is Ireland’s premier event taking place in February each year.

It has built a formidable reputation for delivering to audiences the very best in international film and film talent. Its core elements include a select programme of the most exciting international cinema currently on offer, the best new Irish cinema, a retrospective of much loved and forgotten classics, a focus on screenwriting and unique access to a plethora of international film making talent including actors, writers and directors and behind the scenes talent. An all-encompassing event, carefully curated and ranging from the weird and wonderful to the glamorous and exclusive, ADIFF turns the city into a film mecca for cinema-goers and experience-lovers of all kinds.

Soon coming into its 15th year, the Festival has grown to a maturity with a feature programme that charts the very best in new international cinema and a history of guests that include Al Pacino, Julie Andrews, Danny DeVito, Angela Lansbury, Stanley Tucci, Stellan Skarsgard, Richard Gere, Kim Cattrall, Daniel Day Lewis, Claudia Cardinale, Russell Crowe and Kristin Scott Thomas.

This year’s programme features a rich mix of new films from Ireland and across the world accompanied by top International and Irish guests including Vanessa Redgrave, Nathalie Baye, Kerry Fox, Ross Noble, Ben Wheatley, Anna Friel, Jack Reynor, Moe Dunford, Cillian Murphy, John Butler and Aiden Gillen.

Check out the Full programme here!

Thursday (16.02) to Sunday (26.02)

Dublin International Film Festival – 13 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Festival of Russian Culture


The festival has been running in Dublin since 2010 and has become an integral part of the city’s vibrant cultural life. The festival celebrates the end of winter and beginning of spring with the Pancake Week (Maslenitsa) before the long and very strict Orthodox Lent begins.

The festival provides an opportunity to experience the rich Russian culture. Its programme is packed full of concerts, talks, readings, lectures, master classes, tea parties, Russian lessons with fun, open days in schools and many more. Many Dublin City Council’s venues will host the festival events and the programme looks very exciting.

Check out the Festival programme here

Sunday (19.02) to Sunday (26.02)

Various locations

A Night of Pulp Fiction with The Royale Family


If, like me, you love the movie Pulp Fiction, then check this out! Screening of the film in The Sugar Club with special guests The Royale Family performing the film soundtrack live afterwards, burgers & fries on the terrace, QT cocktails, beers, table service and gourmet popcorn. How does that sound?

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) ; his actress wife, Mia (Uma Thurman) ; struggling boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) ; master fixer Winston Wolfe (Harvey Keitel) and a nervous pair of armed robbers, “Pumpkin” (Tim Roth) and “Honey Bunny” (Amanda Plummer).

Saturday (18.92) – 8:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Tickets: €16.50 Book here

The Sugar Club- 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Bianca Del Rio’s Not Today Satan – At Olympia


‘Season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, self-professed “clown in a gown”, Bianca Del Rio brings her new stand-up show, Not Today Satan to the UK for the first time! This hilariously hateful comic is known for her foul mouth and unapologetic humour with The NY Times calling her “The Joan Rivers of the Drag World,” and Joan Rivers herself calling Bianca’s humour “So funny! So sharp!” Based on the sold-out world comedy tour, her first stand-up special, “Rolodex of Hate”.

Sunday (19.02) – 7:30 pm

Tickets: €47.05 Book here

Olympia Theatre – 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2









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