What’s the craic for the weekend: 30.03

So, the weekend is here and you don’t have any plans yet? Check this out for some ideas!


LE BOOM – At Whelan’s


If you want to kick off your weekend dancing to some good electronic music this Friday, check this out! Fresh from shows in New York, Reykjavik, Belfast and Cork, the Irish electro-indie-house-pop duo LE BOOM will return to Whelan’s this Friday for their biggest show to date.

Le Boom’s energetic live performances have attracted media attention in the US and Ireland. The duo formed in June 2016 and have played shows in New York (tour), Iceland (Airwaves) and to their ever-growing following at home in Ireland.

Check out some of the LE BOOM’s tunes here!

Put your dance shoes on and have a great night with these guys!

Friday (31.03) –  11:59 pm to 2:00 am

Tickets: €0 / €10 – Put your name on the guest list by hitting ‘attending” and commenting ‘le boom’ on the Facebook event page

Whelan’s – 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2

Mad Hatter Penthouse Pop Up – At The Morgan Bar


The Morgan Bar and Hotel is opening up their beautiful Penthouse to the public this Thursday and Friday from 8pm.

They will have a rooftop bar set up and a DJ belting out some tracks. You won’t find a better spot in the heart of the busy Temple Bar with such stunning views. If you have never been up to the Penthouse this is the perfect opportunity to come and have a peek. This is definitely one of my favourite spots in Dublin.

The bar downstairs will remain open so you can keep the party going until the early hours!

Thursday (30.03) & Friday (31.03) – from 8:00 pm

Free admission

The Morgan – 10-12 Fleet Street, Dublin

Hito – At Pygmalion


Hito will be bringing her techno music to Pygmalion this Saturday. Hito is a Japanese, Berlin based, electronic music artist and vinyl DJ with unique style and aesthetic. Full of colour and character, born and raised in Himeji, Japan, she is loved for her sophisticated record collection, deep techno style, and her incredible ability to entertain crowds with charm and energy.

2016 saw a huge surge in Hito’s international profile, having graced the likes of Circoloco and Ushuaia in Ibiza, Awakenings in Amsterdam, Cocorico in Riccione, Amnesia in Milan, Rex in Paris, Fabric London, Trade in Miami, D-Edge in Sao Paulo and Warung in Itajaí Brazil.

People don’t just like Hito – they LOVE her – she has become an unofficial ambassador for Japan. Her background has seen her strive to share her culture, defining a palette of sounds which she relates to the five senses that coloured and shaped her life.

Check out Hito’s music here!

Saturday (01.04) – from 18:00 pm

Tickets: €11,25 Book here

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2

Soul Fusion – A Celebration of Soul Music


Yamamori Tengu will be opening their doors at 2pm this Saturday for the Soul Fusion, which is a celebration of Soul and of the DJ’s, Clubs, Collectors and Dancers that make it such an exciting and uplifting experience. Some of the finest DJ’s from many soulful genres will be brought together under one roof, for what promises to be a very special day and night on the dance floor.

Check out full Line up here and enjoy this cool all day party!

Saturday (01.04) – from 2:00 pm

Tickets: €11.23 / €16.55 Book here

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

Mano Le Tough All Night Long – At District 8


Wanna dance all night long this weekend? District 8 will have Mano Le Tough playing the whole night this Saturday Niall Mannion AKA Mano Le Tough has become a unique and important voice in today’s vibrant electronic music landscape.

Former resident of Berlin and currently living in Zürich, Mano runs the widely acclaimed record label “Maeve” alongside The Drifter and Baikal. The label has gathered a huge loyal following since its establishment in 2012.

Mano has performed some of the most memorable sets at District 8 over the past few years and this open to close set will be no different.

Saturday (01.04) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €22.06 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Tory Lanez Official After Party – At The Grand Social


At the Grand Social you will find the official Tory Lanez After Party, hosted by VEECEE (Tory Lanez Official DJ), this Saturday, from 11pm.

Saturday (01.04) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €16.55 / €21.86 Book here

The Grand Social – 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1

Hipdrop featuring Key Ting, Keef Movin and Danny G – At The Bernard Shaw


Hipdrop brings Key Ting, Keef Movin and Danny G to The Bernard Shaw this Saturday, from 7pm. Hipdrop Records is an independent record label specializing in Funk, Soul and World music.

On the night, expect Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, and afro but most of all expect vibes.

Saturday (01.04) – 7:00 pm to 1:00 am

Free admission

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

Stryker (United Beat Records) aka XSI – At The Sound House


How about some psytrance this weekend? Stryker is a solid mix of Psychedelic Trance, Full-on, Electro with a twist of Tech. Bart is one of the most well-known talents of the french Psytrance scene since over a decade, as one head of the hits maker project XSI.

Lineup for the night: Stryker (United Beat Records / FR) / Squee (PT Connection / PT) / Altered State (Yellow Sunshine Explosion/ Digital Nature Records / IRL)

Saturday (01.03) – from 9:00 pm

Tickets: €11,25 Book here

The Sound House – 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Sunday Night Forro at Madigan’s Pub


Wanna learn a cool Brazilian dance? Forró is a genre of Brazilian music that originated in Northeastern Brazil. It encompasses various dance styles as well as a number of different musical beats. 

This is a Forro Party taking place at Madigans bar this Sunday. Go with your partner or get one there.

There will be classes: 6pm for Improvers / 7pm for Beginner 

Class fee includes entry to party.

Sunday (02.03) – 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Admission: Party entry just €4 / classes €10

Madigan’s Pub, North Earl St – North Earl Street, Dublin 1

Latin Fever – At River Bar


If you have always wanted to learn some sexy Latin dance such as salsa, bachata, or merengue, this is your chance. Head down to the River Bar, get free dance classes at  8.30pm and then enjoy the rest of the Latin night with DJs and promo drinks.

Get your dancing shoes on and don’t miss out!

Line up: DJ’s Ronix (Venezuela) & Mario Romo (Mexico)

– Pints, bottles, and shots from €3

Saturday (01.04) – from 8:00 pm

Free admission

River Bar – O’Connell Bridge House, Dublin 2


Heroes from Mars- A Tribute to Bowie in Sin É


Heroes from Mars will be playing over an hour and a half of David Bowie’s greatest hits in Sin É on Thursday, covering a vast range of eras from this magnificent genius.

Support from BlueSun – onstage just after 9pm. 

Followed by DJ Oran

Thursday (30.03) – from 9:00 pm

Free admission

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

Visionaries – A Concert of Music and Poetry


Visionaries is a music performance based on the artistic writings of leaders of The Rising, with dramatic spoken word introductions and animated archive projections. It’s not about The Rising per say, more about the artistic output and vision of those who inspired it. It has been performed this year in Ireland and France (and received fabulous reviews and audience responses), and the album has just been released.

Enjoy a great show described as “startlingly original”, the vision of the people who sparked the revival of a country and its culture are celebrated using their own words; original music; and beautifully animated archive imagery created by Easter Rising, Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, Eamonn Ceannt, and Joseph Plunkett.

Sunday (02.04) – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tickets: €11.23 – €16.55 Book here

Seán O’Casey Theatre – St. Mary’s Road, East Wall, Dublin, Ireland Dublin 3


Five Lamps Arts Festival 2017


The Five Lamps Arts Festival is a creative encounter at the heart of an inner-city community. The mission of this annual festival is to promote community development and social inclusion through the arts and to showcase the uniqueness of this geographic area to residents and to visitors.

The geographic location of the Festival centres around the ‘Five Lamps’ – a decorated lamp post with five lanterns dating from around 1880. The Five Lamps stand on an island at the junction of Portland Row, North Strand Road, Seville Place, Amiens Street and Killarney Street in Dublin’s north inner-city.

Celebrating the Five Lamps landmark and surrounding community, this festival will be showcasing a range of art forms including literature, dance, music, visual art and theatre.

This year there will be 43 events across 15 venues. Check out the full programme here and enjoy!

Thursday (30.03) to  Friday (07.04)

Dr Sketchy’s Dublin – At the Liquor Rooms


Dr. Sketchy’s is a life drawing class turned cabaret extravaganza. Artists draw glamorous underground performers, compete in contests, and win booze and prizes. Founded in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, from its humble Brooklyn beginnings, it has spread to 100 cities on five continents- including London, Rome, Tokyo, Paris, Sao Paulo and Melbourne.

Join professional artists, amateur sketchers and scribbling first-timers to drink exotic cocktails and to draw beautiful, costumed, burlesque performers.

Three hours of themed cabaret life drawing starring two stunning models with a burlesque performance at The Liquor Rooms.

– Models Bella Agogo and Dina Bon Coup –With performance by Dina Bon Coup and Hosted by Vixyn Von Trix!

Sunday (02.04) – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tickets: 12 / 15 Book here

The Liquor Rooms – 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Live Slam Poetry Competition – At Filmbase


If, like me, you love writing poems, you should check out the live slam poetry competition taking place at Filmbase this Sunday. There will be an open sign-up on the night for 8 of the 12 slots. Sign-up for poets is at the ticket desk on the night between 6-6.15pm. The first 20 people to sign up get into the show for free.

– Poems must be under 3 minutes and memorised

– No props, costumes or backing tracks

– Poems must be original work of performer

– You will need 2 poems to compete (opening round then final)

– Full rules http://www.slamsunday.com/rules/

Pre-selected poets: Alice McCullough (Belfast) ; Jared Nadin (Limerick)

Sunday (02.04) – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Tickets: €6.98 Book here – Any unsold tickets will be available on the door for €6. 

Filmbase – Curved Street, Temple Bar,  Dublin 2


Antiques and Vintage Fair – At the Royal Marine Hotel


There will be a fantastic turnout for the regular southside antiques fair, mais de 30 traders from Ireland and the UK, and featuring furniture & decor, jewellery, collectables, vintage fashion and lots lots more. All in a lovely location, overlooking Dun Laoghaire harbour, in a historic hotel that retains much of its old-world charm, while providing modern and light-filled exhibition facilities. Come out on the DART, and after visiting the fair you can walk the pier, pick up some gourmet treats at the weekly Sunday market, drop in to Ireland’s only Maritime Museum, or visit the local shops, all within 5 minutes walk, or less, from the hotel.

Parking – you get parking for the whole afternoon in the underground carpark of the hotel for just €2.50 if you pay for your ticket on arrival at the fair (if the hotel carpark is full, the shopping centre carpark beside the Royal Marine on Marine Road also has a special rate on Sundays).

Sunday (02.04) –  11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Tickets: 3,50

Royal Marine Hotel – Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin

PureVintage – Vintage & Craft Fair


This Sunday the PureVintage Fair is on. Browse through an eclectic range of vinyl, vintage collectibles, lighting, homewares, leather goods and a range of vintage inspired crafts.

Sunday (02.04) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free admission and free parking 

Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket – 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8


























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