What’s the craic for the weekend: 06.07

FESTIVALS

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular 2017

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Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular will return to Dublin’s Merrion Square this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This year’s free festival will be brought to life through the spectacular line-up which includes world record breaking street performers, healthy heroes The Happy Pear, spandex sporting comedy duo Lords of Strut and this year’s festival ambassador – Ireland’s favourite turkey Dustin The Turkey.

Areas to explore at this summer’s biggest festival include Laya Healthcare’s Greatest Place on Earth; a spellbinding land with family health and happiness at its heart, a world street food village from Just Eat Ireland with a live music stage and waiter service and pet wellness area with the Dublin SPCA where festival-goers can get pet health advice or be the star of the Scruffs Dog Show. 

For the full festival line-up, see cityspectacular.com!

Friday (07.07) to Sunday (09.07) – from 12:00 pm

Free admission

Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular – Merrion Square,  Dublin 2

Film of Notes – At The Sugar Club

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Film of Notes is a month long celebration of music films. Documentaries, live concerts, biopics and uncategorisable marvels.

The festival’s programme features old classics, new favourites and a few films that deserve a wider audience. With pop, hip-hop, rock, punk, R&B, jazz and soul on the bill there is something to suit everyone.

Hosted over the month of July in the Sugar Club – and there could not be a better setting for a festival of this nature – with a beautiful atmosphere, great food and drink offers with custom cocktails and pre-show DJs getting everyone in the mood.

Check out the programme here!

Thursday (06.07) – Wednesday (12.07)

Tickets: Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2

SUMMER EVENTS

Kopparberg Fruit Market

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Kopparberg is bringing their Fruit Market to the Dundrum Garden of Pure Imagination by Diarmuid Gavin this July. For the month of July Kopparberg will have their infamous Fruit Market in situ at Pembroke Square serving up Elderflower & Lime and Raspberry flavours. While you soak up the rays and party atmosphere, enjoy your favourite cider perfectly served over ice or as a signature Koppar-cocktail. Plus try a whipped ice cream served with unique raspberry Kopparberg syrup.

The Fruit Market sits within the pop-up Candlelight Bar and the colourful garden which is jam packed with blooming trees, water features, raised flowerbeds, gardening gadgets, hangout spots and more. The summer garden is the perfect backdrop to Kopparberg’s colourful pop-up bar, so add a little zest to your summer with Kopparberg at Dundrum Town Centre.

Get a flavour of the full Kopparberg range of premium natural ciders, brewed from an original Swedish recipe dating back to 1930 – the Fruit Market is open from 12-9pm daily.

Daily in July – 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Dundrum Garden of Pure Imagination – Dundrum Town Centre’s Pembroke Square

Super Milk Wild Air Run – Inflatable 5k

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Super Milk Wild Air Run is coming to Dublin, St.Catherine’s park for the very first time. They are bringing new obstacles, new elements and a whole lot more fun this summer!

Best thing is that you don’t need to be a child to play like one!

Saturday (08.07) – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tickets: 18.50 (kids) / 32.50 (adults) / 80 (family) Book here

St. Catherines Park – Lucan Demesne – Lucan, Dublin

MUSIC

The Summer Series at Trinity College

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A special series of outdoor shows in College Park in the historical surroundings of Trinity College Dublin will happen from this Thursday to Tuesday.

The series opens on Thursday with Grammy-Award winner Gregory Porter performing his unique brand of contemporary jazz. On Friday, one of the most popular Irish acts of recent years, singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow, plays a special hometown show. Bell X1 take to the stage on Saturday. The band have wowed Irish audiences over the past year, with a sold out tour and main stage performance at Electric Picnic. The alternative rock icons The Pixies will perform their extensive catalogue of indie anthems. On July 10th Irish indie rockers Two Door Cinema Club perform with special guests Circa Waves. Closing the series on July 11th, Mercury Music Prize winners alt-J make their first Irish appearance since their acclaimed headline slot at Longitude 2015.

Thursday (06.07) to Tuesday (11.07)

Tickets: €44.05 / €54.65 Book here

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin – College Green, Dublin 2

Booka Brass – At The Bowery

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After a hugely busy and successful 2016 with the release of their debut album ‘Chilled Milk’, along with enjoying their biggest Irish tour to date, once more taking in shows in Vicar Street, Cork Opera House and festivals all over Ireland, the UK and Europe, Booka Brass prepare to tour small towns all over Ireland bringing their unique brand of musical energy off the beaten track throughout the countryside.

Booka Brass have continuously been lauded as one of Ireland’s top live acts. Their debut album ‘Chilled Milk’ has been widely hailed as one of Ireland’s top albums in 2016 by radio DJ’s and journalists alike.

Thursday (06.07) – 9:00 pm

Tickets: 20 Book here

The Bowery – 196 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6

Like Hell: Official Album release by Just Me & The Devil

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The classic heavy metal power trio Just Me & The Devil are releasing their new album “Like Hell” at Fibber Magees this Thursday. It will be a night of great craic and rock n roll mayhem!

Check out their new videoclip here!

Support from: Slutcat / Vendetta Love

Just Me & The Devil will start playing at 11 pm.

Thursday (06.07) – from 9:00 pm

Free entry

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Aslan – At the Iveagh Gardens

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Aslan will make their Iveagh Gardens debut in Dublin’s City Centre on Friday. Following 3 sold-out shows in Vicar St last December with Made in Dublin Revisited and ahead of their forthcoming sold-out show at The Olympia Theatre this coming March, Aslan will be bringing the Made In Dublin Revisited gig to the Iveagh Gardens for the very first time.

Aslan will be performing their most successful album in its entirety and will be accompanied by a String Quartet , Percussion Player and keyboards for this very special gig.

Friday (07.07) – 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Tickets: €35 Book here

Iveagh Gardens – Hatch Street Upper, Dublin 2

TO DANCE

Late Nite Tuff Guy at District 8

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The producer and DJ Late Nite Tuff Guy will be playing at District 8 this Friday. The Tuff Cuts series have shown how his loving hand can take seemingly untouchable tracks and draw something extra out from the source material, giving them an additional dance floor kick and an aural twist that has become the LNTG hallmark. Whether it be a major artist such as Prince, MJ, New Order, Bee Gees or something with a more Balearic heritage the results are equally irresistible.

Check out Late Nite Tuff Guy music here: disco edits in The Lab SYD /  One Nite in a Disco / Get It Right (Tuff Cut #6)

Support on the night from Damp Wax (love shack) and Dirty 17 (illicit)

Friday (07.07) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €15 / €18 / €20 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Nick Höppner – At Tengu

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Nick Höppner comes back to Tengu this Friday with all his good house and techno music after a brilliant debut last year. As a long time resident at Berghain / Panorama Bar and ex label manager at Ostgut Ton, he needs no introduction.

Support on the night comes from locals Lumigraph and Sexshop.

Friday (07.07) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: 13.50 Book here

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

Dimensions Launch Party w/ Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area) – At Wigwam

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Bodytonic brings Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area / Siren / NYC) as well as Dimensions Sound System, up and coming whipper snapper Sean OD as well as their own Bodytonic DJs for an all night take over at Wigwam.

Full Line-up: Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area / Siren / NYC) / Dimensions Soundsystem / Sean OD / Bodytonic DJs

Polish your best dancing shoes for this one.

Friday (07.07) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets:€15 Book here

Wigwam – 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1

CULTURE

RIOT, Hosted by Outcider

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RIOT, the jaw-dropping theatrical highlight of 2016 and winner of Best Production at Dublin Fringe Festival is back!

Thrilling, exhilarating, uplifting and utterly unique – this theatrical explosion will set hearts soaring and pulses racing once more for a very limited run this July in Vicar St.

A disorderly cocktail of wild theatre, gut-punching spoken word, banging jigs, slapstick comedy and eye-popping circus, RIOT will leave you dazzled and dizzy. Infusing the magic of theatre with the excitement of variety and the energy of the dance floor, it’s your big night out, with a delicious twist. 

RIOT is both party and politic, a love letter of hope to the future, a clarion call on the state of the nation and a celebration of Ireland. RIOT’s new home is a specially reimagined Vicar Street, looking like you’ve never seen it before.

Thursday (06.07) to Saturday (15.07) – 7:30 pm / 8:00 pm / 10:15 pm

Tickets:€25 /€37.50 Book here

Vicar Street – 58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The Great Gatsby – At The Gate Theatre

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Step into this heart-racing immersive adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal jazz-age novel which puts you at the heart of the action. Expect music, cocktails and scandal as you follow the action around all areas of the Gate – The Gate is open – as you dance into one of Jay Gatsby’s legendary parties.

1920’s dress encouraged. Dancing shoes mandatory!

Thursday (06.07) to Sunday (16.07)

Evenings: Tue to Sat – 7.30pm / Sunday Performances: 4.00pm / Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm

Tickets: €28 – €42 Book here

The Gate Theatre – Cavendish Row, Rotunda, Dublin 1

Outdoor Movies on the Beach – Mamma Mia

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Watch a film under the stars with Outdoor Movies on the beach this Summer in Bray.

This Thursday Just bring a blanket and popcorn to enjoy Mamma Mia. The screen will be located at the Bray Harbour wall and starts at 9:30 pm.

Thursday (06.07) – 9:30 pm

Free admission

There is parking throughout the seafront.

Bray Seafront, Bray, Co. Wicklow

MARKET

Fusion Market

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Experience the only market in Dublin celebrating ethnic diversity this Summer! The Fusion Sundays -World Culture Market is a unique event offering with a great selection of international stalls, street-food from around the globe, interactive workshops and live performances.

Browse a huge selection of stalls offering everything from handmade jewelry, cool trinkets, art, souvenirs from around the world, and artisan food. Get an Indian Head Massage, join one of the pop-up workshops or relax in a real moroccan tea tent. To complete the experience check out some of the exciting live dance performances throughout the day.

Sunday (09.07) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free admission

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

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

 

 

 

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