What’s the craic for the weekend: 23.11


Route 94 – At District 8


Do you want to kick off the weekend going out and dancing to some good music? The Amazing Route 94 is bringing the best of the house music to the District 8 this Friday and will keep you moving for sure!

Since emerging with a clutch of much-played tracks a couple of years ago, Route 94 has quietly yet forcefully established himself as a distinctive young figure in the house music scene. His music can be defined as simmering, forceful and purposely crafted for late night dance floors. His single “My Love” was a commercial success having charted to number 1 in three countries.

Be prepared to lose yourself to dance!

Listen to Route 94 music here!

Friday (24.11) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €18 / €20 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

John Digweed – At Button Factory


John Digweed is coming to Dublin to be playing at Button Factory this Saturday!

If you’re not an avid follower of dance music but are tuned into popular culture at all, then you’ve likely experienced music touched by the hands of John Digweed.

Originally hailing from England but having arrived on the global scene nearly a decade ago, John has long since cemented his name in the pages of dance music history. His list of achievements is groundbreaking to say the least. Highlights include the first proper DJ mix compilation (“Renaissance”, done with Sasha), being the first British DJ to hold a residency at what was then the world’s most well known club in NYC, Twilo (also with Sasha) as well as having remixed tracks by Danny Tenaglia, Underworld and New Order.

Listen to some of John Digweed’s tunes here!

Saturday (25.11) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €20 Book here

Button Factory – Temple Lane South 19, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Disciples – At The Wright Venue


Looking for electronic music? This Friday The Wright Venue will be receiving Disciples. The English production trio gained international recognition through their collaboration with Scottish record producer Calvin Harris on “How Deep Is Your Love”, which peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The group released their EP The Following through FFRR Records on 24 October 2015. “How Deep Is Your Love” was nominated for British Artist Video of the Year and British Single at the 2016 Brit Awards. On 15 April 2016, Disciples released a new single with David Guetta called “No Worries”.

Check out Disciples’ music here!

Friday (24.11) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: €15 Book here

The Wright Venue – South Quarter, Airside Retail Park Swords, Co. Dublin

Margaret Dygas (Perlon) – At Pygmalion


At Pygmalion this Saturday the music will be provided by Margaret Dygas. Margaret is a former Panorama Bar resident and an avid collector and DJ of sublime electronic music in all styles, rhythms and textures. She has a penchant for long, sweeping productions that cherry pick elements from techno to melodic dub to jazz and everything in between. Her appearances at the legendary Panorama Bar regularly leave revelers astounded by the breadth of her selections.

Saturday (25.11) – from 6 pm

Tickets: €10 Book here

Pygmalion – Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin 2

Sucasa present: Afrohouse, Kuduro, Deep House w/ Live Percussion – At The Bernard Shaw


The Bernard Shaw will be hosting a night with sounds of the motherland this Friday. Expect an electric night of Afrohouse, Deep House, Kuduro joined with live percussion.

Friday (24.11) – from 10:30 pm

Fee entry

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


Royal Blood – At 3Arena


The rock duo Royal Blood will be performing at 3Arena this Sunday. The band’s sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern blues rock, hard rock, garage rock, stoner rock and psychedelic rock. 

Following its announcement on 11 April 2017, Royal Blood released their second album, How Did We Get So Dark? on 16 June 2017, preceded by the singles “Lights Out”, “Hook, Line & Sinker” and “I Only Lie When I Love You.” It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Sunday (26.11) – 7:00 pm

Tickets: €50 Book here

3 Arena Dublin – North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

PVRIS – At The Academy


If you are a big fan of PVRIS you should know that they are playing at The Academy this Friday.

The Massachusetts trio have released their sophomore album, ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’ in August which is available here.

Check out PVRIS’s new video!

Friday (24.11) – 7:00 pm

Tickets: €23 – you might still find tickets here!

The Academy – 57 Abbey Street Middle, Dublin 1

Blackush Hip Hop Party – At Turks Head


If you want to dance to some good hip hop, RnB and trap music this Friday, then check this out! Turks Head will be hosting a Hip Hop party with DJs playing the best hits to keep you up all night.

They will be playing everything from Old School to the New School: Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., N.W.A, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Chris Brown, Eminem, Usher, Drake, Travis Scott, Big Sean, 2 Chainz , Young Thug, Future, Migos, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Laurin Hill, Flatbush Zombies, Sabotage, Primeiramente, Racionais MC’s, Dexter, Black Alien, ADL, Rincon Sapiência, MV Bill, Negra Li, RZO, etc.

Friday (24.11) – from 10:00 pm

Admission: €5

Turks Head – Parliament Street Temple bar, Dublin 2


Dublin Gallery Weekend – At IMMA 


The Dublin Gallery Weekend 2017 includes 34 Dublin galleries and art museums that will be presenting a dynamic series of exhibitions and a programme of more than 80 special events. Now in its third year, this unique weekend is an opportunity to discover Dublin’s vibrant visual art scene through a comprehensive line-up of free events such as exhibition openings, guided tours, artist and curator talks and family-friendly events, as well as ongoing exhibitions by artists of all types.

Download the Dublin Gallery Map with full schedule and listings here or check out the Facebook event page for more information on the event’s programme.

Thursday (23.11) to Sunday (26.11) 

Location: various

Dublin Web Festival


DubWebFest is a celebration of the storytelling power of the Internet. Uniting digital media and tech worlds, the festival provides a platform for original web series and short form digital content, as TV and Film production professionals and enthusiasts gather in Dublin for this unique annual event.

Part of a worldwide network of festivals, DubWebFest is an opportunity for web series and digital content makers to unite for three days to celebrate online storytelling. The festival provides digital storymakers with a unique opportunity to showcase and partake in original screenings, workshops from leading industry professionals and more, as an international audience of digital movers and shakers unite for this unique occasion.

Check out the festival’s programme here!

Friday (24.11) to Sunday (26.11)

Tickets: €0 – €10 – (Full festival pass – €50) Book here

The Generator Hostel – Smithfields Square, Dublin 7

IFI French Film Festival 2017


The IFI French Film Festival 2017 is presenting a huge programme of screenings and more from November 15th to 26th at the Irish Film Institute.

The programme includes 41 screenings over 12 days alongside a Masterclass with Agnès Jaoui, guests including Robin Campillo and Léa Mysius and fascinating introductions to their four screenings celebrating the centennial of Jean-Pierre Melville.

Check out the full programme here!

Wednesday (15.11) to Sunday (26.11)

Tickets: €11, except for the opening film which includes a post-screening reception (€15). Packages: €45 for 5 films. €80 for 10 films. Both packages exclude the opening film.

Irish Film Institute (IFI) – 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Disney Xmas Classics : The Lion King – At The Sugar Club


If like me, you love this film, then this is your chance to see it on a big screen again. The Sugar Club will be screening The Lion King this Saturday!

Emotionally stirring, richly drawn, and beautifully animated, The Lion King stands tall within Disney’s pantheon of classic family films. 

Saturday (25.11) – 2:00 pm

Tickets: €7.50 / €10 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2


Smithfield Lights


The Smithfield Lights event is back and bigger than ever in 2017! This is the main family Christmas event in Dublin with free children’s entertainment all evening – face painting, workshops, a vintage carousel and an outdoor screening of the classic Christmas movie The Snowman.

Market stalls are open from 3pm-9pm, and the exciting music line-up includes headliners the Riptide Movement, Red Empire and the Stanhope Street Girls Choir!

The main tree lighting event will take place at 7pm, with VIP Santa, The Lord Mayor and special guests in attendance.

Find the event’s timetable here!

Sunday (26.11) – 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Free admission

Smithfield Sq – Smithfield, Dublin 7

Wild Lights – At Dublin Zoo


Wild Lights is a must-see experience for family, friends and couples this festive season, where attendees will embark on an enchanted trail and discover a dazzling array of beautifully crafted, giant colourful lanterns inspired by wildlife.

Visitors will be treated to an awe-inspiring display of lanterns which includes a pride of lions, orangutans, tigers, giraffes, monkeys and much more!

Other highlights include a 16-metre high porcelain elephant tower and a 30-metre long Chinese dragon. At the event, visitors will also be wowed by Chinese performers before browsing at the Chinese craft market, all in one unforgettable setting. There will also be a selection of Chinese foods and warm drinks available for visitors to purchase.

Thursday (23.11) to Sunday (07.01) – from 5 – 9 pm (last entry to the event is strictly 8 pm).

Tickets: €15 / €20 Book here

Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park


The Music, CD & Record Fair – At Filmbase


Ireland’s biggest Record Fair is taking place at Filmbase this Saturday. Dealers  from all over Ireland and the U.K. bring vinyl, CDs, DVDs, posters, memorabilia, cassette tapes, and much more!

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

Saturday (14.10) – 11:00 am to 5:30 pm

Free entry

Filmbase – Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2








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