What’s the craic for the weekend: 18:05

Need some inspiration for what to do at the weekend? Check this out!


The Beach Boys


One of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and widely influential bands of all time, The Beach Boys, will be playing at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre this Sunday.

If you are a big fan of these guys you can not miss it!

Sunday (21.05) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: €68.50 Book here

Bord Gais Energy Theatre – Grand Canal Square

Ariana Grande – At 3Arena


This Saturday, the multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-nominated artist, Ariana Grande, will be performing in 3Arena. If you don’t want to miss it then run and get your ticket because they are selling fast!

Saturday (20.05) – 6:30 pm

Tickets: €70.50 Book here

N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1

50th Anniversary of David Bowie’s debut album w/ The London Boys


After their acclaimed debut as part of Dublin Bowie Festival ’17, 6 piece band The London Boys return with a special concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of Bowies debut album ‘David Bowie’ (which was released on the same day as Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band).

The concert will take place at the Grand Social, this Saturday, from 8:00 pm.

Saturday (20.05) – from 8:00 pm

Tickets: €12 Book here

The Grand Social – 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1


Skream at District 8

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Oliver Dene Jones , known as Skream, is playing at The Sugar Club this Saturday. Skream was an early and influential exponent of the dubstep genre.

The Croydon DJ and producer is hands down one of the most diverse and skilled selectors in the game at the moment. Shooting to fame for his solo productions and work with Magnetic Man, Skream can regularly be found performing at some of the biggest and best festivals and clubs around the globe.

His previous District 8 shows have provided incredible atmospheres and this one promises to be no different.

Check out the Skream’s music here!

Saturday (20.05) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 20 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Hunee at Discotekken – The Sugar Club


This Friday Hunne will be playing at The Sugar Club. If you ever experienced the pleasure of attending a performance by Hunee, you know that this versatile DJ and producer is synonymous with pure musical joy and is an absolute pleasure to hear and watch.  His selections are made with a palpable passion and cover a cultured cross section of essentials from house and disco to afro and techno.

Listen to Hunne’s music here!

Friday (19.05) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 15 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Beatyard Launch Party – At The Bernard Shaw


This Thursday, The Bernard Shaw is hosting the first of the three Beatyard Launch Parties. It’s all hands on deck with plenty of  Beatyard tickets and drinks to be won.

You can expect the following across the three parties: Party games, flower crowns, face painting, Bodytonic Djs, Good name DJs & Fulton & Gold DJs.

To get a FREE drink on any of the nights RSVP here >> https://bodytonicmusic.com/members

To kick off the fun times there are 5 Beatyard tickets to give away, all you gotta do is click “going” on the Facebook event.

Thursday (18.05) – from 6:00 pm

Free admission

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

Mark Greene – At The Button Factory (Free Party)


Looking for a free party? The Button Factory is having Mark Greene playing this Saturday and the party will have free entry until 11:30 pm for those who comment “MARK GREENE @ PARADOX” and tag two friends and the Facebook event.

Mark Greene is an Irish DJ/Producer based in Meath. Having initially been known for his harder take on Techno, Mark’s productions have moved toward a more groove-orientated approach in recent years. With original releases now signed to labels like Spektre’s Respekt Recordings, Steve Mulder’s Orange Recordings, Oscar Aguilera’s HE-ART and Hollen’s Italian imprint Prospect Records, Mark looks to be riding the crest of a wave.

Check out Mark Greene’s music here!

Saturday (20.05) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: free until 11:30 pm / €8 thereafter

Button Factory – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Yan Cook [Live] – At Hangar


Yan Cook is bringing his techno music to Hangar this Friday. Yan was born in Kiev, Ukraine and at the age of sixteen he was introduced to electronic music, more specifically Techno and his love for it was instantaneous! The rest is history. Since then the Ukrainian has performed alongside many of the most respected techno talents from around the globe.

Listen to Yan Cook’s tunes here!

Friday (19.05) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: 12 / 15 Book here

Hangar – Andrews Lane, Dublin

Mother & Thisispopbaby present: Yestival


Celebrating two years of marriage equality, Ireland’s biggest queer party features DJ Sets from Dimitri From Paris, Mother DJs & Sally Cinnamon with live performances from Le GALAXIE, Scotty the Blue Bunny, Bourgeois & Maurice, Lucy McCormick, Lockie Chapman & Tim Matley (The Overtones), The She, Vickey Curtis, Seán Kennedy, FemmeBizarre, Dylan Coburn Gray and Glitter HOLE.

Check out this website for more details on the event!

Friday (19.05) – from 9:00 pm

Tickets: 25 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

1200 Micrograms by Dj Chicago + M-Theory – Psy Party


This one is for the Psytrance lovers! DJ Chicago, a founder of 1200 Micrograms band, (with Raja Ram, Riktam, and Bansi/GMS), one of the most influential trance bands of all time, will present their exclusive 1200 Micrograms project to the Irish Crowd with a very special and unique Dj Set.

Chicago has been DJing everywhere around the trance world, at festivals such as Ozora, Boom, Voov, Antaris, XXXPerience, Rainbow Serpent, Full Moon, Indian Spirit, TranceLoversNation, and many others.

Saturday (20.05) – from 9:00 pm

Tickets: 12 / 15 Book here

The Sound House – 28 Eden Quay, Dublin 1

End of Exams Party at Krystle – €2 Drinks


This Friday, Krystle is taking their heartbreaker Fridays to a new level. You will have the best hip hop and €2 drinks all night in the club.

info@krystlenightclub.com – For booking tables in the Club, Balcony and Penthouse. 

Friday (19.05) – from 11:00 pm

Krystle – Harcourt Street, Dublin 2


Africa Day Dublin 2017


Africa Day’s Dublin flagship event is back! This year’s Irish Aid hosted event will be taking place on Sunday at Farmleigh Estate in the Phoenix Park. As always, the event is FREE of charge to attend and hopes to provide another great year of family-friendly fun.

The event will see three stages with live music featuring well-known African and Irish musicians such as Kíla, K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade, Discovery Gospel Choir, AikJ and BARQ. There will also be children’s entertainment; traditional African drumming and dance workshops; African arts and crafts and much more.

Check out the full programme here!

Sunday (21.05) – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Free admission

Farmleigh – Castleknock, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Dublin Dance Festival


Dublin Dance Festival is Ireland’s only international festival of contemporary dance, sharing inspirational contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland each May.

During the Festival, the finest international choreographers and dance companies are programmed alongside emerging and established artists from Ireland and abroad in a variety of venues and spaces around the city. Audience members can look forward to experiencing celebrated classics and discovering the freshest talents each year through a stimulating programme of performances, outdoor events, workshops, discussions, symposia, film screenings and more.

Check out the programme here!

Thursday (18.05) to Sunday (28.05) 

Tickets: Book here – some events are free

Location: various


International Literature Festival Dublin


The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’, the International Literature Festival Dublin line-up is sure to impress.

With readings, discussions, debates,workshops, performances and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it’s the mix poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, the International Literature Festival Dublin brings new faces and house-hold names together in ways that surprise and inspire.

Check out the programme here!

Saturday (20.05) to Monday (29.05)

Location: various

Dr Sketchy’s Dublin 


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.

The event will bring three hours of cabaret life drawing starring two stunning models with a burlesque performance, at The Liquor Rooms.

Bring along sketch pads and DRY media only, pens, pencils, pastels etc.

Sunday (21.05) – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tickets: €12 / €15 Book here

The Liquor Rooms – 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin

Stop Making Sense : Talking Heads – At The Sugar Club


This is a late night screening of arguably the best concert movie of all time. Stop Making Sense was the first feature-length documentary effort of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. The director’s subject is The Talking Heads, a new-wave/pop-rock group comprised of David Byrne, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. The film was made during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. What emerges on screen says as much about director Demme’s taste and sensitivity as it does about the group and its visionary leader Byrne. Though some of the material in Stop Making Sense overlaps with the Talking Heads’ earlier concert film The Name of This Band is Talking Heads, one never gets the feeling of by-the-numbers repetition; the group’s energy is such that it virtually explodes from the screen.

Saturday (20.05) from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 12.50 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Cabaret for Choice: Peeling for Repeal


A night of amusing, teasing and peeling in aid of the Abortion Rights Campaign. Funny, Fierce and Feminist, there will be an array of stars to entertain you. Entry is free but you can donate on the night to help the campaign for women’s rights.

Friday (19.05) – from 8:00 pm

Free admission

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


Beach Market – Battle For The Bay Festival 2017


Do you love going to markets in the summertime? Then check this out! The annual beach market on the beautiful golden sands of Dollymount Strand is on this weekend. The pop up beach market will feature vintage clothes, accessories, jewellery, arts & crafts, curiosities, bespoke goods and artisan food traders.

This market combined with good weather sounds great for this weekend!

Saturday (20.05) & Sunday (21.05) – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Dollymount Strand – Dollymount strand beach, Dublin

The May Night Market – At the Bernard Shaw


This is the first Night Market of the year at the Bernard Shaw. Browse and shop the bargains without having to sacrifice your Sunday lie in. Find vintage cloths, bric-a-brac, jewellery, Big Blue Bus Pizza, drinks deals, amazing brunch and more.

Sunday (21.05) – 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Free admission

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


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