What’s the craic for the weekend: 18.01


Helena Hauff & DeFeKT – Live at District 8


Up for a night of good electronic music this Saturday? District 8 will have the German DJ/producer Helena Hauff and DeFeKT keeping you moving for the whole night.

Helena Hauff  has had a massive rise to fame over the past few years. Helena’s sound is intense, electrified, futuristic, but with strong traces of underlying emotionalism and experimentalism.

DeFeKT [aka Matthew Flanagan] has been a tireless advocate of true Electro and Techno, steadily honing his hardware-based sound that has earned him admirers all through the electronic music community.

Saturday (20.01) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €28 Book here

District 8 – 135-138 Francis Street, Dublin 8

Shadow Child – at The Button Factory


One of the most prolific producers in the UK, Simon Neale aka Shadow Child returns to Dublin for a massive show at the Button Factory! Having played a lead role in the UK dance music scene over the past decade, Shadow Child has continuously managed to surprise his loyal fan base with fresh takes on various electronic music styles.

Listen to Shadow Child’s music here!

Friday (19.01) – from 11:00 pm

Tickets: €15 Book here

Button Factory – Temple Lane South 19, Dublin 2

Lumo with Cian Ó Cíobháin – At Yamamori Tengu


Lumo is back for its 28th night across two floors at Yamamori Tengu with the special guest Cian Ó Cíobháin. You can also expect Lumo Club DJs to be playing all night.

Cian Ó Cíobháin’s background is in club DJing and radio. He has been presenting An Taobh Tuathail (The Other Side) on RTE RnaG since 1999 and is best known as the founder of Galway’s 110th Street club night.

Check out Cian Ó Cíobháin here!

Saturday (20.01) – from 10:30 pm

Tickets: €7 Book here

Yamamori Tengu – 38-39 Lower Ormond Quay, Blackrock, Dublin 1

Eclectrika – At The Globe


If Sunday is the day you plan to dance, The Globe could be a good choice for you. Soul Funk, Deep house, Tech House, techno and Psy Trance will be playing from 9 pm until late.

Line up: Mick ze German (Berlin) / Pierr (Naples- Brazil) / Dj Dr.Flamer (Rome) / BeTrickY (Milan)

Sunday (21.01) – from 9:00 pm

Free entry

Globe Bar – 11 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2

SUN Festival Special Pre-Party – At Voodoo Louge


Oggy Psy Club Dublin & Psychedelic Gaff are bringing a bit of the beautiful vibe of the SUN festival to Dublin. One of the few that are still true to the real meaning of trance.

SUN Festival is one of the most well known festivals in Europe dedicated to the Psychedelic Trance Culture. It takes place between 19th to 22th July in the amazing location of Csobánkapuszta in Hungary.

Line-up: Oleg / Cheeky / Organic Joy / JuliosMap

Friday (19.01) – from 9:00 pm

Tickets: €12 Book here

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


Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2018


Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival is back! Now in it’s 8th year, they are continuing their quest to find the best emerging talent in the country, whilst also showcasing artists that have taken the next step and are planning releases in 2018.

The festival takes place from Thursday to Sunday and covers a wide range of music, from Folk, Indie, Hip Hop, Electronic, Experimental, Rock and more in between.

There’ll be a free pint of Hop House 13 with every ticket purchased.

Check out the festival’s line-up here!

Thursday (18.01) to Sunday (21.01)

Tickets: €5 (per day) / €10  (all 4 days) Book here

Whelan’s – 25 Wexford St, Dublin 2

DA FUNK. A Night of RobotRock – At The Grand Social


RobotRock will be playing live at The Grand Social this Friday. By mixing, mashing, slicing and dicing classic dance anthems the band creates the ultimate floor filling experience that will bring you back to the halcyon days where dance anthems reigned supreme and club nights brought the party people together.

Also expect a big screen showing of Daft Punks brilliant documentary Daft Punk Unchained from 9:30 pm.

Friday (19.01) – from 9:30 pm

Free entry

The Grand Social – 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1

Metallitia – Metallica Tribute – At The Bowery


Metallitia are renowned across Europe as THE tribute to Metallica. Fronted by Irish guitar boss Flash Murphy along with an incredible band of pros well versed in the ways of metal, this show is a treat for any Metallica fan. Metallitia have sold out almost every show they’ve played in Ireland & abroad.

Friday (19.01) – from 8:00 pm

Tickets: €10 Book here

The Bowery – 196 Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6

Spotlight Presents: Funk You Vol III – At The Liquor Rooms


This is a brand new night of eclectic music which The Liquor Rooms will be hosting this coming Thursday Jan 18th. Spotlight Presents will be focusing its ethos on improv and creating an atmosphere for musicians to comfortably express themselves in one of Dublin’s coolest spots to hang. On the night the 6 piece band will play the music of Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Yussef Kamaal, Herbie Hancock, Vulfpeck and many more. Featuring musicians from Booka Brass, TooFools, Akora, SpudGun & Little One, this debut night will be free entry with doors opening at 8pm.

Thursday (18.01) – from 9:00 pm

Free entry

The Liquor Rooms – 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2


Films of Note Festival


Films of Note Festival 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.

The event will be hosted at The Sugar Club and there could not be a better setting for a festival of this nature, with a beautiful atmosphere, great food, drink offers and custom cocktails.

Check out the festival’s programme here!

Friday (19.01) to Monday (12.02)

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Special Screening of ‘Loving Vincent’


A special screening of Loving Vincent, the fully painted animated feature, starring Saoirse Ronan will take place in the inspiring surroundings of the Gallery this Thursday.

Loving Vincent explores the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. Screening takes place in the NGI Lecture Theatre followed by a post show discussion featuring speakers from the film.

A drinks reception in the stunning NGI courtyard will round off the evening’s proceedings.

Thursday (18.01) – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Tickets: €12 / €15

National Gallery of Ireland – Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

Paul Thomas Anderson 35mm Retrospective – At Light House Cinema


This January, Light House Cinema is delighted to partner with Park Circus to bring you a retrospective of a selection of Paul Thomas Anderson’s films on 35mm. All films will screen on 35mm in anticipation of the release of Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film Phantom Thread on February 2nd, which will also screen on 35mm format.

You can book your ticket now for There Will Be Blood, Inherent Vice and Punch Drunk Love.

Saturday (20.01) to Wednesday (31.01)

Tickets: €6.50 / €8.50 Book here

Light House Cinema – Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Lord of The Rings Trilogy Series – At the Sugar Club


If you are a big fan of Lord of Rings, you should know that the Sugar Club will be hosting the screening of the biggest high fantasy action series over the course of three Sunday matinees. These screenings are for all ages, from 10+ with the accompaniment of an adult.

Screening times are as follows:

Sunday (14.01) – 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm: The Fellowship of The Ring

Sunday (21.01) – 2:30 pm to 7.30pm: The Two Towers

Sunday (28.01) – 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Return of The King

Tickets: €10 / €12.50 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

The Film Network 2018


The Film Network is an award-winning multi-day conference on the inner workings of the film industry in Ireland and beyond. This year’s conference will be taking place from Friday 19th – Saturday 20th of January 2018 in Wynns Hotel on Abbey Street.

On Friday evening they will host a moderated panel discussion about the state of the Irish film industry, which will conclude with networking drinks in the hotel bar. The Saturday will then be comprised of focused talks on various fields within the film industry, with tea and coffee breaks in between. So far they have confirmed some pretty exciting guests for this year’s conference, including the Chair of the Irish Film Board and an esteemed director of the BAFTA-Award-winning TV drama, Happy Valley.

Friday (19.01) & Saturday (20.01)

Tickets: 10 (Saturday) / 15 (weekend pass) Book here

Wynns Hotel Dublin – 35/39 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin

Food Festival 

Vegan Foodie Festival 


The first event of its kind, a weekend-long Vegan Foodie Festival is coming to Dublin. This is an interactive and unique festival that connects people to vegan & vegan friendly business. From Friday to Sunday, attendees will enjoy new menus or discounted prices menu from the restaurants.

The goal of Vegan Foodie Festival is to introduce people to new vegan things and places while stimulating vegan friendly local business, build greater public awareness through participation, find unique ways to promote vegan products, increase sales for vegan & vegan friendly restaurants, while offering something different for foodies in the city.

Check out the list of restaurants here!

Friday (19.01) to Sunday (21.01)

Find more info at: www.veganfoodiefestival.com













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