What’s the craic for the weekend: 02.11

TO DANCE

Boots & Kats – At District 8

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Looking for a party with good electronic music this Friday? Boots & Kats are coming to District 8.  The duo are specialised in making crowds move through their eclectic sets that have distinctive disco and funk influences. They made their mark on the Dublin scene with their residency for Toast Dublin, one of Dublin’s most established collectives known for its consistent party vibes. Their innate ability to connect with any crowd and provide a feel good atmosphere and energy regardless of the venue has led the lads to play across a wide variety of events around Europe. Fresh off the back of their massive Casa Bacardi set they are bringing their biggest headline show to date.

Check out Boots & Kats’ music here!

Friday (03.11) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €15 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Kiasmos [Live] – At Vicar Street

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The Icelandic minimal, experimental techno duo Kiasmos are bringing their very special live show to Dublin this Sunday. Kiasmos is made up of BAFTA-winning composer Ólafur Arnalds, known for his unique blend of minimal piano and string compositions with electronic sounds, and Janus Rasmussen from the Faroe Islands, known as the mastermind of the electro-pop outfit Bloodgroup. They started in 2009 and released their first extended playThrown, in 2012 and their album Kiasmos in 2014.

Kiasmos mark their return in 2017 with a new 12” EP titled Blurred – available worldwide from October.

Listen to Kiasmos’ music here!

Sunday (05.11) – 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets: €29.40 Book here

Vicar Street – 58-59 Thomas St, The Liberties, Dublin 8

Reset Robot – At Pygmalion

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At Pygmalion this Saturday you will find Reset Robot playing for you to dance like there’s no tomorrow. Reset Robot is one of the worlds most prolific and widely respected electronic music producers. Adam Beyer, Alan Fitzpatrick, Joseph Capriati, Ida Engberg, & Jel Ford are just some of the artists that have passed through his studio. With a tour diary taking in territories as diverse as Australia, USA and all corners of Europe, he has made appearances at Fabric, Tobacco Docks London with Drumcode, Space Miami and Panorama Bar Berlin. He has released with some of the worlds top labels including Adam Beyer’s Drumcode & Truesoul, Dubfire’s SCI+TEC, Sven Väth’s Cocoon and Slam’s Soma Records.

Check out Reset Robot’s here!

Saturday (04.11) – from 6:00 pm

Tickets: €10

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2

Smithwicks Soundtrack Series (Pulp Fiction) –  At Opium

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The Smithwicks Soundtrack Series comes to Opium this Thursday with BARQ. Dubbed one of the most exciting bands to emerge on the Irish music scene in recent years, BARQ have taken their time in reinventing and introducing their signature ‘agro-soul’ sound to one of the world’s coolest mixtapes, Pulp Fiction. Prepare to be wowed as they re-imagine Quentin Tarantino’s much-loved 1994 film soundtrack.

DJ set by the fantastic Mr Nialler9

Thursday (02.11) – 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets:15 Book here

Opium – 26 Wexford St, Dublin 2

MUSIC

Mutefish Live at Fibber Magees

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The incredible multicultural band Mutefish will be playing an intimate and fun gig at Fibber Magees this Saturday. Mutefish is formed by musicians from Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal and Ukraine. This mix of the musical sounds and cultures of Eastern Europe with traditional Irish influences results in a unique type of music that is just engaging and full of quality.

Sounds interesting? Have a look at them playing live here!

Saturday (04.11) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: 5

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Mack Fleetwood: 40 Years Of Rumours

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After sold out shows across the country Mack Fleetwood are hitting The Bowery, in Rathmines, celebrating 40 years since the release of Fleetwood Mac’s timeless album “Rumours”, without a doubt one of the most iconic and best selling albums of all time. Join Mack Fleetwood for a 2 and a half hour show that you certainly won’t forget.

Saturday (04.11) – 8:00 pm

Tickets: 12.50 Book here

The Bowery – 196 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6

Alternative Karaoke – At Fibber Magees

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Alternative Karaoke is back with one of the most fun nights on the alternative scene in Dublin. Get ready to have your own show. Check out the track list here and pick your songs!

Friday (03.11) – from 9:00 pm

Admission: €6 / €5 Entry (When you tag a friend on the event page)

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

MOXIE – At Button Factory

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Button Factory will receive these five young lads with traditional backbones who have been delivering a new brand of Irish music heavily influeced by Electro, Jazz, House, and Rock. Performing an energetic, wild and unique live show, Moxie have been inspiring audiences and musicians with their new palette of 21st century Irish music. You’d best wear your dancing shoes for this one!

Friday (03.11) – 7:30 pm

Tickets: 20 Book here

Button Factory – Temple Lane South 19, Dublin 2

CULTURE

Dublin Book Festival

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The Dublin Book Festival aims to be Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book event. This annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors, and by providing seminars and networking events – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish Publishing sector.

The event this year will run from 2-9 November in a variety of venues.

See the main programme here!

 Thursday (02.11) to Thursday (09.11)

Tickets: free and non-free events – For more details check out www.dublinbookfestival.com

Dublin (various locations)

Dublin Beatles Festival

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The Dublin Beatles Festival will take place this Saturday at The Workmans. The first event of the day will be “John Lennon’s Last Day” performed by Padraic McGinley with songs from the Beatles played live by Jon Ward. There will be also a fun quiz to find the biggest Beatles fan and a two set show from The Rockits with a selection of songs from the band and hits of the 60s.

Sounds like a lot of fun, doesn’t it?

Saturday (04.11) – from 2:00 pm

Tickets: 5 / 15 / 20 Book here

The Workman’s Club –  10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

Cabaret Feminista

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The 4th Annual Dublin Feminist Film Festival fundraiser and programme launch is happening this Saturday. There will be poetry, stand up, live electronics, DJs and a bake sale. Their way of counteracting the mis/under representation of women on stage is to showcase these visionaries who embody the theme of the festival FeministFutures.

All profits will go to Sasane, a charity that provides support, education and training for victims of sex trafficking in Nepal.

This is a BYOB event. Check out the full programme here!

Saturday (04.11) – 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Tickets: 10 Book here

Seomra Spraoi – 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1

Miss Saigon – At Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

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See the Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon, a West End and Broadway phenomenon at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre!

Winner of a record-breaking nine WhatsOnStage Awards 2015 including Best Show, this epic love story tells the tragic tale of a young bar girl called Kim who, orphaned by war, falls in love with an American GI called Chris — but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

”This blockbuster musical is a magnificent production it has such urgent resonance for the world in 2017, no wonder it is such a hit!” The Irish Times.

Have a taste of the musical here!

Thursday (02.11) to Saturday (18.11) 

Tickets: from €25 Book here

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2

Dear Constant Reader: Stephen King Season

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Throughout October and November the Light House Cinema is celebrating the stories of Stephen King in a season entitled Dear Constant Reader, featuring a selection of some of the adaptations of his work throughout the years. 

This Sunday the film screened will be The Green Mile!

Watch the trailers of The Green Mile here!

Check out the films that will be screened here!

Sunday (05.11) – 3:00 pm

Tickets: 6.50 / 8.50 Book here

Light House Cinema – Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Let’s Make a Scene! Our Stage is Yours

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If you are an actor, comedian, director or writer looking for inspiration and other artists to work with or you are just into arts and would like to watch these types of artists perform in an acting “Open Mic”, you will find Let’s Make a Scene an interesting event.

Let’s Make a Scene is a live platform to actors, comedians, improvisers, slammers, etc, for free to present, test, showcase or display their work to an audience (scene, monologue, sketch, reading, new material or in production, etc) and create a momentum prompting exchange and collaboration in between artists of different media sharing a passion.

The event is a monthly open platform and on Thursday you will discover the work of

 Barry O’Donnell, Conor Hackett, Cormac Finan, Elaine Purdue, Janet Little, Jason Deeney, Luke Collins, Lynelle Colleran, Nicola Whelan, Padraic Mc Ginley presenting their work in development, in preview or in production.

Thursday (02.11) – 6:30 pm

Free entry  – Pick up your invitation by emailing MeisnerIreland@gmail.com.

Momentum Acting Studio  Meisner Technique Dublin –  19 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2

MARKETS

A Fabulous Market – At The George Bar

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A Fabulous Market is back at The George Bar this Saturday. The market offers arts, accessories, sweet treats, music and the bar will be open. It is an interesting one if you like to explore local designers, collectors and makers.

Good idea for the early Christmas shopping!

Saturday (04.11) – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Free entry

The George Bar – 89 South Great Georges St, Dublin 2

Grand Social Record Fair

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Vinyl and CD dealers from around the country gather for an eclectic mix of bargains and rarities at The Grand Social, this Saturday.

Buy, sell or exchange your vinyl and CDs at this Record Fair!

Saturday (04.11) – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Free entry

The Grand Social – 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND!  🙂

 

 

 

 

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