What’s the craic for the weekend: 28.09


Boxed Off Festival 2017


The electronic music festival Boxed Off returns to Fairyhouse Racecourse this Saturday for its third edition with an even bigger line-up, production and installations.

Have an overdose of good music from international and local artists and dance your socks off like there’s no tomorrow!

Check out the festival line-up here!

Saturday (30.09) – 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €69.50 – You can still find some tickets on sale here

Fairyhouse Racecourse – Fairyhouse Road, Ratoath Meath

Hard Working Class Heroes Festival 2017


Discover some excellent new music at Hard Working Class Heroes Festival!
HWCH 2017 is a festival of discovery with 50 up and coming Irish artists showcasing in 5 live venues across Dublin. And as Ireland’s biggest and longest running Music Conference, this year there will have over 40 international delegates attending from some of the world’s largest booking agencies, record labels, artist management companies and showcase festivals.

There some amazing artists taking part in the event. Check the line-up and timetable here!

The music conference will take place in The Chocolate Factory, Kings Inn Street from September 28th to 30th. Check out http://hwch.net/ for more details.

Thursday (28.09) to Saturday (30.09)

Tickets: day and weekend ticket Book here  – Or book ticket per gig

Venues: The Workman’s Club | The Grand Social | Tramline | The Tara Building | The Underground

World Vegetarian Day Festival 2017


The World Vegetarian Day Festival celebrates vegetarian and vegan food, animal rights, the environment and much more. The event will be bigger and better this year and it is free in!

Sunday (01.10) –  11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free admission

St Andrews Resource Centre – 114 – 116 Pearse St, Dublin 2

IFI Documentary Festival 2017


The IFI Documentary Festival returns in 2017 with five days of the most acclaimed documentaries from near and far. They will have features, short and Irish premieres as well as a gaggle of guests for Q&A’s throughout the weekend.

Check out the programme and list of guests here!

Thursday (28.09) to Saturday (30.09)

Tickets: €12.50 Book here

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Brewtonic Beer Festival


Do you like beer? Then check this out! The Bernard Shaw and Eatyard will be hosting the Brewtonic Beer Festival this weekend. Expect beerBQ Brunch, beer tasting, beer bingo, live brewing demos, talks, Capital Brewers home brewing competition, Mikkeller HQ running club, social hops project, fun, games and much more.

More info available here: http://brew-tonic.com/beer-festival/

BeerBQ brunch tickets available here: https://brewtonicbrunch.eventbrite.ie/

Friday (29.09) to Sunday (01.10) – from 3:00 pm

Free admission

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

Dublin Theatre Festival


Explore the 2017 Dublin Theatre Festival programme – 18 days of live performances showcasing pioneering international productions, engaging and provocative Irish work, theatre for children, as well as a series of critical talks, artist development programmes and industry events.

Check out the festival programme here!

Thursday (28.09) to Sunday (15.10)

Location: various

Dublin Festival of History


The fifth edition of the annual Dublin Festival of History will have over 90 free events for history lovers of all ages, as Irish and international historians will bring history to life for audiences across the city. Bestselling novelist Robert Harris and former British MP and BBC war correspondent Martin Bell have also been announced among the key speakers at Dublin Castle.

Check out the Festival programme!

Friday (29.09) to Saturday (14.10)

All events are free

Location: various


Black Coffee at District 8


Black Coffee will be playing at District 8 this Friday! Black Coffee has developed a dominant presence among the top tier of electronic artists. He has performed at Coachella and at some of the biggest festivals in the world‚ but the mark of a true musician is their ability to stay relevant. With a residency in the center of Ibiza‚ Black Coffee will no doubt push his brand to new heights.

Run and book your tickets and shake it out!

Support: Dan Duffy (illicit / Ibiza Club News) & Tony Kumbu.

Friday (29.09) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €20 Book here

District 8 – 135 – 138 Francis Street, Dublin

Le Boom – At Grand Social (as part of the HWCH Festival)


If you want to kick off your weekend dancing to some good electronic music this Friday, go down to Grand Social and catch the Irish electro-indie-house-pop duo LE BOOM performing an amazing gig as part of Hard Working Class Heroes Festival 2017.

Le Boom’s energetic live performances have attracted media attention in the US and Ireland. The duo have been playing at the main festivals in Ireland and abroad.

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

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

Friday (29.09) – 9:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Tickets: €10 

The Grand Social – 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1

Lumo Club  – At Tengu Yamamori


This Friday there is Lumo at Tengu Yamamori. Lumo is a house party in a club vibe with no restrictions on genre. It is a club for dancing featuring a great soundsystem, an excellent 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 & Roger.

Downstairs: Lumo Club residents all-night: DJs Nialler9, Simon RocheGavin Elsted. 

Upstairs: CB Disco w/ Claire Beck & Louche (Nightflight Dublin). Disco in all its delicious forms from Roots to Italo to Nu and back again.

Saturday (30.09) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: €7.10 Book here 

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

Marcellus Pittman – At Pygmalion


This Sunday, Pygmalion will be receiving Marcellus Pittman. Marcellus Malik Pittman is somewhat of a household name in the house music ranks, especially in his native Detroit where he has become an integral piece of the puzzle in honing the city’s signature sound. 

Selection wise Marcellus is about as slick as they come. Bridging the gap between all things house, techno, disco, funk and soul, Marcellus has continually brought the party to wherever he may roam.

Drink promo: 40% off all drinks and Two for One cocktails

Sunday (01.10) – from 6:00 pm

Tickets: €10 Book here

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2


Ghostface Killah  – At Button Factory


The American rapper Ghostface Killah is coming to Button Factory this Friday. Ghostface Killah is critically acclaimed for his loud, fast-paced and emotional stream-of-consciousness narratives containing cryptic slang and non-sequitursIn 2006, MTV included him on their honorable mention list of The Greatest MCs of All Time, while the editors of About.com placed him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007), calling him “one of the most imaginative storytellers”. Qmagazine called him “rap’s finest storyteller.” Pitchfork Media stated that, “Ghostface has unparalleled storytelling instincts; he might be the best, most colorful storyteller rap has ever seen.” NPR called him “a compulsive storyteller”, and asserted, “His fiction is painterly.”

Friday (29.09) – 7:00 pm to 10:15 pm

Tickets: €15 / €20 /  €25 Book here 

Button Factory – Temple Lane South 19, Dublin 2

The Souljazz Orchestra – At The Sugar Club


Check out The Souljazz Orchestra at the Sugar Club this Sunday. Years of relentless touring have formed the Souljazz Orchestra’s live concerts into the stuff of legends – more often than not culminating in ecstatic, sweat-soaked, cathartic affairs, mixing pulsating arrangements with eruptive improvisations.

So far, the Canadian sextet has been fortunate enough to bring its dynamite show to over two dozen countries across the globe, sharing bills along the way with heavyweights such as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and Femi Kuti, while showing no signs of slowing down. As saxophonist Ray Murray puts it, “Souljazz is more than just a band for us, it’s a way of life.”

Listen to the band’s tunes here!

Sunday (01.10) – 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Tckets: €17.50 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Kurt Rosenwinkel w/ CEO Experiment Michael Buckley – At The Sugar Club


Dublin’s Ceo Experiment and acclaimed saxophonist Michael Buckley will join forces with one of the most unique voices in the contemporary Jazz world; Kurt Rosenwinkel, for a one-off performance at The Sugar Club this Saturday.

Improvisational piano trio CEO Experiment’s authentic style merges traditional Jazz with contemporary funk, fusion, and world music melodies. Together, Venezuelan pianist Leopoldo Osio, Hungarian electric bassist Peter Erdei and Peruvian drummer Cote Calmet, with the recent addition of Irish world-class saxophonist Michael Buckley, make an exceptional collective of musicians, presenting music which is modern and innovative, but also deep and vivid. Elements of Post-bop and Contemporary Jazz are channeled through original compositions and reworking of traditional standards, serving as a vehicle for high energy interplaying.

Saturday (30.09) – 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Tickets: €22 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2


LA LA Land On-Screen With Live Orchestra


La La Land is being described as the film of its generation, capturing the hearts of everyone whilst breaking records around the world. Now the musical will be brought to audiences like never before via a huge screen accompanied by a 60-piece orchestra.

Set to be the ultimate immersive experience, the La La Land Live tour will include a date at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, this Thursday.

If you fell in love with the film you will probably enjoy this event!

Thursday (28.09)

Tickets: €65.50 -€76.00 Book here

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – Grand Canal Quay, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

Shout – The Mod Musical at The Viking Theatre


SHOUT! The Mod Musical will put a smile on your face, a song in your heart and leave you dancing all the way home!

A coming-of-age tale of 5 young women growing up in London’s Swinging 60s, set against the soundtrack of the diva pop songs of the day – “Shout”, ” I Only Wanna Be With You”, Son of a Preacher Man”, “Downtown” and many more!

Since its debut off-Broadway in 2006, the show has played to packed houses all over the USA and UK.

Tuesday (26.09) to Saturday (14.10) 

Tickets: €18 – Bookings: 087-1129970

The Viking Theatre – 198 Clontarf Rd, Clontarf, Dublin


Warehouse Market – Newmarket Collective


This Sunday, enjoy the monthly market in The Green Door Market, New Market Sq. A new platform and mix of Irish design, craft, vintage, collectors and start ups.

Sunday (01.10) – from 11:00 am

Free admission and parking

The New Market Collective – Newmarket Square, Dublin 8








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