What’s the craic for the weekend: 05.10


Bella A Go Go’s Mexican Day Of The Dead Tribute Show


This will be a very special night of entertainment, burlesque performance, dancing, music, and remembering all our loved ones. Inspired by and honouring the traditional Mexican festival, this show gathers together and celebrates life, memory and honouring our ancestors. Acts on the night will be tributes, expressions, and dedications.

There will be an altar to bring offerings to whoever you wish to remember on the night.

Expect fun acts, a market, face painting, good drinks and food.

Don’t be afraid to dress up and have fun!

Friday (06.10) – 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Tickets: 15 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2


Vitalic Live – At District 8


Vitalic returns to Ireland with his brand new live show this Friday. The French programmer/multi-instrumentalist blends electro, techno, and house, as well as elements of classical, rock, Italo-disco, and ’70s electronic music, into a sound that recalls the work of fellow countrymen Daft Punk and Air, but has its own hard-edged playfulness.

Many of those tunes, like “Poney”, “La Rock 01”, “My Friend Dario” and “You Prefer Cocaine” went on to become club classics, blurring the boundaries between techno, disco, rock and pop, and profoundly inspiring and stimulating a scene that had been struggling since the end of the ‘French touch’ to find something a little more refreshing than filtered disco house.

Listen to some of Vitalic’s tunes here!

Run and get your tickets as they are likely to sell out!

Friday (06.10) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: 20 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Jamie Jones – At The Wright Venue


Jamie Jones will be bringing the best of his music to The Wright Venue this Friday.

Jamie Jones is a Welsh DJ, producer and two time DJ Awards winner. He is renowned for his pioneering music, his cross genre band and for being a member of the electronic music group Hot Natured and the head of the record label Hot Creations. In less than a decade, he has catapulted himself to stardom by shattering genres and breaking out of the confines of minimal techno.

Jamie’s revolutionary sound is an instrumental part of his success, being both artistically innovative and yet easily accessible.

Check out Jamie Jones’ music here!

Also playing on the night: Flashmob, Kaily & Dan Stritch 

Friday (06.10) – from 10:00 pm

Tickets: 25 / 30 – Book here

The Wright Venue – South Quarter, Airside Retail Park Swords

Blisargon Demogorgon – At Voodoo Louge


How about a psytrance night with Blisargon Demogorgon at Voodoo Lounge this Friday? Blisargon Demogorgon is a psytrance musician from Macedonia. The music of the project is a dark and powerful sound driven by heavy rhythms and deep atmospheres.

Blisargon Demogorgon’s real name is Valentino Trenchev and he got involved within the trance scene at the age of 16. Valentino’s first track was released on Nabi records proceeded by more then 40 tracks in compilations on several labels. There was also two albums released one by Inpsyde Media Records in 2007 called ”Book of Magic” and one collaboration album released by Bhooteshwara records in 2010 called ”Ruthless Illusions”. 

Listen to Blisargon Demogorgon music here!

Friday (06.10) – from 9:00 pm

Tickets: €10 (before 11 pm) /€15 

Voodoo Lounge Dublin – 39-40 Arran Quay, Dublin 7

Anthony Parasole – At Yamamori Tengu


Wanna go for a dance this Friday? Yamamori Tengu will be receiving Anthony Parasole who will make you move with his house and techno music. The DJ started his early days as a buyer in New York’s famous Halcyon Records and has grown to hold residencies at Berghain / Panorama Bar and Output. A legend from Brooklyn to Berlin.

Support from: All City boys Sage (Subject) and Daire Carolan.

Friday (06.10) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: €12 Book here

Yamamori Tengu – Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

Matthew Herbert – At Pygmalion


This will be a night with a rare 3 hour DJ set from one of the most talented and acclaimed electronic musicians who is constantly pushing the boundaries. Matthew Herbert is a restless innovator, sampling wizard, classically trained pianist and superstar collaborator and is one of electronic music’s most versatile and prolific figureheads.

Support: Aaron Nolan & Quinton Campbell

Saturday (07.08) – from 7:00 pm

Tickets: 10 Book here 

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2


Local Heroes presents: Head Honchos – At Bernard Shaw


Head Honchos is a project launched by Local HeroesThe concept behind this project is to bring together Head Honchos of various collectives, producers, record labels and dj’s who have and are contributing to the Dublin underground scene for a night of celebration in one space, to share an intimate expression through music.

The first edition of Head Honchos will happen in the beer garden of The Bernard Shaw.


Jimmy RougeOrange Tree Edits

Daire Carolan / First Second Label

Lauren / Eve

Syl BlackLocal Heroes

Saturday (07.10) – from 6:00 pm

Free admission

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

Tradition Now Festival

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Tradition Now is a festival of forward looking traditional music that is running until this Sunday at the National Concert Hall.

With a focus on international collaboration as well as creative and innovative new work the festival features over ten concerts by a range of established and contemporary artists from widely acclaimed Irish band Lankum (formerly Lynched) to Gaelic singer from outer Hebrides Julie Fowlis and Beoga with RTÉ Concert Orchestra to Galician piper Carlos Nuñez, and many more. The festival also comprises the inaugural Tradition Now Artist in Residence, namely concertina player Cormac Begley and is complimented by a full programme of family events appealing to a wider audience.

Check out the festival’s programme here!

Friday (06.10) to Sunday (08.10)

Tickets: prices vary

National Concert Hall – Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

The Grudge – A Tribute to Tool – At Fibber Magees


The Grudge return to Fibber Magees this Friday to blast out Tool for two hours! If you a fan of the American rock band then you shouldn’t miss this night.

Support from Restive Nation.

Friday (06.10) – from 8:30 pm

Admission: €10

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Alternative Karaoke – At Fibber Magees


The Alternative Karaoke at Fibber Magees is back this Friday with one of the most fun nights on the alternative scene in Dublin.

– More than 1,300 tracks – Rock/Metal/Goth.Punk

– Drink promotions

Get ready to have your own show. Check out the track list here and pick your songs!

Friday (04.08) – from 9:00 pm

Admission: €6 / €5 Entry (When you tag a friend and click “Going” on theevent page)

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1


Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival


DISFMF is an independent festival dedicated to bring together film makers and musicians from around the world in a forum to celebrate short films and music.

The goal of the festival is to show variety of all genres, drama, comedies, animations, documentaries, music videos, narrative stories and horror.

The festival will take place this weekend in three main venues, Generator, Cineworld for the short film screenings and The Sugar Club for the awards ceremony on Sunday.

Check out the festival’s programme here!

Friday (06.10) to Sunday (08.10)

Tickets: 5 a day at the Generator / 10 per programme at the Cineworld / 10 euro per day at The Sugar Club

Locations: Cineworld, Generator and The Sugar Club

Dublin Arabic Film Festival 2017


The Dublin Arabic Film Festival presents the best of contemporary Arabic cinema, providing unique perspectives on Arab people, culture and politics. This year’s diverse selection of films gives valuable insight into the beauty and complexity of these extraordinary countries.

The place of women in Arabic society emerged this year as a key theme with two films being directed by women: the opening night presentation Solitaire, a winning comedy of manners, and Beauty and the Dogs, a provocative work of great technical virtuosity. This occurence chimes with the IFI’s recent implementation of the F-Rating. Elsewhere in the programme Gaza Surf Club explores a new generation of young Palestinian surfers, while the zany comedy Ali, The Goat and Ibrahim provides some light relief.

Friday (06.10) to Sunday (08.10) 

Tickets: Book here

Irish Film Institute (IFI) – 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, 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


Fusion Market

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Fusion Market is on this Sunday. Perfect to go for brunch, have some healthy and delicious food, and to buy some gifts!

This multicultural event promises to be a great day with plenty of stalls from around the globe, pop-up workshops, international street-food, live music and exciting dance performances.

It is a great way to explore the various cultures Dublin has to offer and enjoy an experience of vivid colours, tastes, and smells from all corners of the globe!

Sunday (08.10) – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

 Free entry and free parking

The Dublin Food Co-op, 12 New Market Square, Dublin 8

A Fabulous Market


The Fabulous Market is coming back to the George Bar on Saturday, from 12:00 pm. This is a really quaint market, not too big, but charming and with interesting stuff. You will find things like fashion, home decor, vintage, jewelry, arts. The bar will be open and there will be music as well.

Saturday (03.09) – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Free Admission

The George Bar – 89 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2









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