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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event– LGBT Bollywood Dance Meditation

Location- Outhouse LGBT Rescource Centre, 105 Capel street

Description- We are delighted to have Vivek hold this group at The Outhouse. Dance is his passion and he has worked in the dance industry back in India before he moved to Ireland.

Bollywood dancing is an expressive form of movement based around the popular Indian film genre. Fusing classical Indian steps with folk, Latin and hip-hop styles, it offers a fun dance workout that is great for all ages to enjoy, especially in a group setting.

The most popular type of Bollywood dancing is Bhangra, a folk dance that stems from Punjab in northern India. Bhangra bears similarities to funk and Latin dance, consisting of strong beats and driving rhythms. It’s a great fun way to get your body moving and also to destress allowing the dance to become a movement meditation.

Please bring a small towel and water to stay hydrated. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move easily in!

Join others for a social coffee or snack in the Outhouse Café after the class.

Cost- €10

Time- 06.30- 07.45

Event– Ashram 2018 Day Only Retreats

Location- The Sanctuary, Stanhope Street, Dublin 7

Description- The word karma is derived from the Sanskrit kri, meaning ‘to do’. In its most basic sense karma simply means action.

All throughout July you can take action, and join our Day-only Ashram retreat.

Starting each day at 7.30am with morning meditation, the Day-only Ashram experience offers you the chance to connect with yourself, with nature, and with your higher power.

Cost- €55

Time- 07.30


Children’s Event– Teddy Bear Sleepover Age 2 +

Location- Tallaght library

Description- Bring your teddy in for a sleepover in the library. Read them a story before bedtime and wait and see what they get up to overnight.

Cost- Free

Time- 15.30-16.00


Event– Sushi Masterclass with 5-Course Umami Tasting Menu

Location- Banyi Noodles & Tapas, 67 Abbey Street Middle

Description- Enjoy an evening of sushi making with expert sushi chef accompanied with 5-Course Asian Fusion Umami Tasting Menu (Wine pairing menu available under supplements).

Limited places available, ticket sold at first come first serve basis. Reservation must be made at least 24 hours beforehand. Punctuality is crucial in this event (Sushi Masterclass starts at 6pm sharp, late comers might miss some part of the Sushi Masterclass experience).

Bookings must be made through: only

Cost- €37

Time- 18.00-21.00

Event– Beginner’s Ariel Course

Location- Creation Ariel, 76g Bannow Road, Cabra

Description- FLASH Beginner Basics courses starting in July! Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6.30 – 7.30pm
4 weeks, 1 hour classes, 8 places available, €60

Learn the very basics of working with fabric including climbs, inversions, wraps and locks. Short and sweet, this 4 week course is designed for absolute beginners who want to try Aerial Silks for the first time. Drawing on Emily’s personal style and technical expertise, these classes provide an excellent introduction to the wonderful art of aerial dance.

Combining elements of pilates and ground based acrobatic movement, our Beginner Basics Silks course will help strengthen, lengthen and lighten the physical body while developing motor skills, coordination and proprioception for broader capacity of movement.

Suitable for students with no previous experience or improver students who want to revisit fundamentals.

Cost- €60 for 4-week course

Time- 18.30


Event– Family Stories from Dublin Docks (more dates)

Location- Fighting Words, Behan Square, 12-16 Russell Street

Description- Did you or any of your family work in Dublin Docks? Do you have memories or stories that you would like to share? A writer and artist(s) will be present to record your story. The plan is that Dublin Port Company through the Port Perspectives initiative will fund the publication of a book -Keeping Our History Alive.

Cost- Free

Time- 17.00-19.00

EventTaught Life Drawing

Location- Block T, Basin View, Dublin 8

Description- This class is suitable for those who are starting out in drawing, or those who want to brush up on their skills and explore new or different techniques.

Paper and basic materials are included in the price, which is 20€, but feel free to bring your own.

This class is taught workshop style, with group exercises as well as individual tuition. We start drawing at 6.45 promptly, and stop for a quick break in the middle. Please come early. The room opens at about 6.15PM.

Cost- €20

Time- 18.45


Event– Paint by the Pints – Against the Grain

Location- Against the Grain, 11 Wexford Street

Description- Join us for Paint by the Pints -Tropical Paradise! No experience required – social painting event in Against The Grain’s pub! Have you seen their craft beer selection?!
Your ticket (€25) includes a free drink, step-by-step walk through of the painting, a donation to Children in Hospital, Ireland and you get to take home your masterpiece. All materials are supplied!

Cost- €25 (free drink included too)

Time- 19.00-21.00

EventSwimming and cycling public go to Clontarf baths

Location- The Baths 123a Clontarf Road

Description- We will cycle over to Clontarf Baths and park our bicycles in the 47 bicycle parking spaces, then we will go for a swim in the baths to join our ducky friend and have lots of fun! Refreshments are secondary and can be purchased in the restaurant/cafe bar.

Cost- Free

Time- 11.00-12.00


Children’s Event– Groovy Greeks: Theatre Masks Workshop. Age 5-8

Location- Tallaght library

Description- Make your own Greek style theatre mask with Jen and Ailise. Age 5-8

Cost- Free

Time- 15.00-16.00


Event– Live Forever Oasis Tribute

Location- The Bowery, Rathmines

Description- Live Forever Oasis Tribute are Ireland’s definitive tribute to Manchester’s five piece super group Oasis.

Having toured Ireland extensively selling out large venues and performing at festivals, Live Forever are certainly one of the must see Irish tribute acts.

Live Forever Oasis are the full five piece line up and bring a 2 hour show playing favourites and b-sides of Oasis’ mighty catalogue.

No sidetracks or gimmicks, just the full on wall of sound that Oasis are known and loved for.

Cost- €15

Time- 20.00

EventThe Tempting Whiskey Trail of Dublin’s Liberties

Location- Meet at the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street

Description- Ireland’s real national beverage, whiskey, invented by Irish monks in the early Middle Ages, is celebrating a wonderful revival. This brand-new tour will take you through the Liberties, one of the most historic but increasingly vibrant parts of the city.
The tour will end at Pearse Lyons Distillery. Located in a converted church with its own historic graveyard, enjoy the hospitality, intriguing tales, and a special tasting of their signature whiskeys.

Cost- €26

Time- 10.00-12.30


Event– Yoga By The Sea For Make A Wish

Location- Clontarf Road, on the seafront

Description- Hello Yogis! Join us on Clontarf Seafront every Saturday from mid-June for outdoor yoga in aid of Make A Wish! Soak up the sun and the sea air while you experience a fun light-hearted yoga flow all in aid of a great cause! All levels are welcome and all you need is a mat and some water and we’ll provide the rest – including some yummie well-earned treats after the class!

Cost- Donation for Make A Wish

Time- 10.00-11.00

Event– The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

Location- St Anne’s Park in Raheny, Dublin

Description- Heathcliff..? Join us out on the wiley, windy moors in your finest Kate Bush garb for a group performance of the ‘Wuthering Heights’ dance routine, as Dublin celebrates ‘The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever’ on Saturday July 14th 2018.

Here’s an idea of what to expect:

This year, we are proud to support Women’s Aid, a leading national organisation that has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974. Find out more at

The event, kindly supported by Dublin City Council Parks and Biodiversity and the Dublin City Rose Festival, is free to attend, but we encourage you to make a €5 donation to Women’s Aid when you register.

We will gather at 1pm at St Anne’s Park in Raheny, Dublin 5.

We’ll provide a more detailed plan closer to the time.

Some points to note:

Guys, gals and non-binary pals all welcome.

Make sure to come in costume! Type ‘Wuthering Heights Day’ into Google and you’ll see what we’re aiming for. It’s so fun to have lots of twirling red dresses, so raid the charity shops, or try borrow a gúna from a friend if possible!

Bring along some snacks for a picnic. If you can bring something to share, even better! We will provide some bin bags and ask that you help tidy up afterwards.

The Dublin City Rose Festival is an alcohol-free event, so make sure to hold off on the tipples until after the big perfortmance.

Please be aware that there may be a video recording of the performance and that members of the public will also likely take pictures and videos.

Cost- €0-10

Time- 13.00


EventCinema Breakfast Club

Location- Cinworld, Parnell Street

Description- Are you sick of your Sunday mornings passing by in a haze of laziness? Do you wish them to be ever so slightly less lazy? OR are you a super active Sunday morning person who secretly craves to be a whole lot lazier? Do you find yourself compulsively addicted to the cinema, most especially at preposterous and improbable hours of the day? Do you feel dormant and rebellious reservoirs of your soul light up with glee at the thought of sneaking contraband food into the cinema? If you find yourself nodding along enthusiastically (or even nonchalantly) then The Cinema Breakfast Club might be for you.

Those of us who regularly indulge in this irregular habit would compare it to arising early of a morning and sitting on a mountaintop to watch the sunrise…although instead of the sun you have a darkened screen and instead of being immersed in nature you are ensconced in a manmade McCinema monstrosity…besides that though it’s pretty much exactly the same…ahem…anyway we decided to share the best keep secret in cinema-going with all of you: cheap ticket prices, no big queues, no (or at the very least, few) screaming children or chatty teens, your choice of seats and an all round relaxing movie experience. So join us for sex, adventure, laughs, tears, spaceships, monsters and mayhem*!

(*please note: these can only be guaranteed to occur on-screen)

Our meetups will take place fortnightly on a Sunday morning in Cineworld, Parnell Street. If you have a Cineworld Unlimited card you’re plain sailing but if you don’t you are still in luck, as ticket prices before 12PM are at the bargain price of €8.60 (or €7.81 if you book online). Movie times will be between 10 and 11:30 depending on scheduling. Those who care to, can meet in the bar area before the film so they can sit together inside but we will meet for a proper sit down and discussion after the movie. The dates will be posted weeks in advance and the movie title confirmed on the wednesday before the meetup. We are at the mercy of the Cineworld Scheduling Gods so movie titles and times will change from time to time, do keep an eye on updates.

For the especially bedbound of our cohort, we will on occasion venture into brunch territory on a Saturday afternoon (which will of course necessitate a temporary name change from “Brekkies” to “Brunchies”). Such meetups will be announced from time to time or on demand and may involve boldly going to cinemas we haven’t gone to before e.g. The Lighthouse in Smithfield

So grab yourself tea and a muffin, indulge in a popcorn breakfast or bring whatever other breakfasty delight you care to smuggle in (there’s no judgment here) and be a part of Dublin’s one and only (eh…we think) Cinema Breakfast Club.

Cost- €8.60

Time- 10.30

Event– People’s Park Market (weekly event)

Location- People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire

Description- The People’s Park Co Co Market is located on the edge of Dún Laoghaire town centre in the historic People’s Park. The Park has been open to the public since 1890 and features great examples of Victorian architecture with the Gate Lodge and the Tea Rooms, a bandstand featuring the original gaslight standards and a playground.

The market is a very popular spot, attracting large crowds every weekend. Over 50 vendors trade each Sunday selling a wide range of products including hot food, baked goods, art and crafts, artisan food products and seasonal produce.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 11.00-16.00



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