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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event– AFTER by Liv O’Donoghue (more dates)

Location- Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar

Description- Where were you at the end of the world?

Liv O’Donoghue presents AFTER
Teaming up with Ireland’s most exciting artists AFTER is one of the festivals most hotly anticipated shows.

Investigating our very human fear of endings, AFTER will take you into the beyond, the bit after the end, when it’s already over. It’s a relief… almost.
Using live-stream film, physicality and performance, we see the stages of the breakdown, the fallout, all that passed.

Cost- €16

Time- 18.15

Event– The Art of Being Still with Sr Stan

Location- The Sanctuary, Stanhope Street, Dublin 7

Description- With Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, this 5 week foundation course is an invitation to go within and develop the art of meditation. You will have the opportunity to try different meditation practices which combine the wisdom of both Eastern and Western tradition. Each session is 90 minutes in duration.

This course is suitable for complete beginners as well people looking to explore new forms of mediation. All are welcome.

Cost- €80 for 5 week course

Time- 19.00-20.30


Children’s EventQuestion Project (more dates)

Location- The streets of Dublin: find locations at #dublinfringe

Description- For the past five years, Chilean artist collective Mil M2 (One Thousand Square Metres) has continuously developed its installation series Proyecto Pregunta(Question Project).

By engaging in dialogues with Dubliners, they establish a catalogue of questions: these questions are printed in huge letters and mounted onto a mobile scaffolding that moves around the city each day. Question Project brings questions and critique into public spaces. Its layout attracts attention and intentionally fosters the empowerment of the city’s inhabitants.

Dublin becomes a space for action that offers transformative and collective exchanges.

Cost- Free

Time- Throughout the Fringe Festival


Event– A HOLY SHOW, JANET MORAN (more dates)

Location- Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage

Description- A new comedy based on the 1981 hijacking of an Aer Lingus plane, by an ex-Trappist monk, with a bottle of water as his weapon, the Pope as his nemesis, and a burning desire to know The Third Secret of Fatima.

Step on the plane with us and experience this most Irish of hijackings. There’ll be music, nostalgia, heroism, praying, visions, romance (maybe) sex (maybe) a special appearance by Our Lady (definitely). There’ll even be a miracle. I swear.

Cost- €16

Time- 21.15

Event– Handstands For Everyone

Location- Dublin Circus Project, 76g Bannow Road, Dublin 7

Description- The Dublin Circus Project is absolutely delighted to welcome Joel Herzfeld for a one of a kind workshop in the Dublin Circus Centre!

A workshop for beginners and intermediate handbalancers. We’ll learn how to find that all-important straight-body line in your handstand and also how to get up to a handstand more reliably. Everyone will leave with techniques and drills they can do on their own to work toward better handstands.
Minimum requirement: comfort supporting yourself in a 10-second handstand, either against the wall or with a spotter.

Joel is a professional handbalancer and experienced coach. Among his performance credits are the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show ‘Pippin’ and the best cruise ship in the world.

Before running of to join the circus, Joel studied education, earning his degree and his teacher’s license. He’s taught circus at quality studios all around the world.

Cost- €35

Time- 19.00-21.00


Children’s Event– Tiny Tots Tuesday: Bright Sparks Art

Location- EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum, CHQ Building

Description- EPIC exhibits some of the Irish diaspora’s most iconic artists and designers, and at our September Tiny Tots Tuesday we’ll be handing this inspiration over to the little ones. Asha from Bright Sparks Art will be joining us to deliver a crafty baby and toddler art workshop! You’re never too young to be creative and this class is a fantastic space to explore play, colours, textures, imagination and fun.

2-for-1 September Special: Purchase a ticket to our Bright Sparks Art session on September 11th, and bring a friend and their little one along for free! Simply quote ‘2-for-1’ on arrival to avail of the offer!

We’ll have free tea and coffee provided by the lovely Bakehouse CHQ, as well as some sweet treats.

Participants at this event can also avail of a 20% discount on tickets to our museum.

This event is suitable for ages 1 Year – Preschool, however Asha has had younger babies attend her workshop and still have loads of fun!

Cost- €10

Time- 10.00-11.30


Event– Prodigies of Learning – Library Exhibition (more dates)

Location- The Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street

Description- Free exhibition exploring the varied worlds of five women selected as Honorary Members of the Academy in the nineteenth century

Princess Yekaterina Dashkova (1743-1810), Mary Somerville (1780-1872), Caroline Herschel (1750-1848), Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), and Margaret Stokes (1832-1900) were all made Honorary Members of the Royal Irish Academy in recognition of their scholarly achievements in their respective fields. This exhibition celebrates their important contributions to learning and knowledge in the nineteenth-century.

Cost- Free

Time- 10.00-17.00


Location- The New Theatre, Temple Bar

Description- “I walked home that night in the same spirits I left the boys, highs and lows and middle grounds of uncertainty. The Lagos sky at 7pm was the blue of a thunderstorm at sea, but I barely noticed it. Even I sometimes get bored with the beauty around me.”

Two of Dublin’s most exciting spoken word artists and poets, FeliSpeaks (aka Felicia Olusanya) and Dagogo Hart, deliver gritty, rare and raw performances in a tale written carefully to display the nuances of the life of the modern-day man.

Cost- €11

Time- 20.30


Children’s Event– Music for Babies

Location- Knox Hall, Monkstown

Description- Classical music concerts for grandparents, parents and babies in a relaxed, local setting.
Come and enjoy the finest chamber music as your baby feeds, sleeps, plays and absorbs all the benefits of this wonderful music.
Wondering what our concerts are like..? Take a peek here:
Join us for a coffee mingle from 10.30am!

Cost- €13

Time- 10.30


Event– ARACHNOPHILIA (more dates)

Location- The New Theatre, Temple Bar

Description- A story about love. And spiders. And to a lesser extent; a grasshopper. In an attempt to secure their long-term future and prepare for a baby, Conor buys Alice a Chilean rose tarantula. Understandably upset, Alice leaves, and Conor’s obsession with Bellhop the spider begins.

With only his own shed exo-skeleton for company, can Bellhop find some meaning in a life lived in captivity? This new comedy by Aidan Fitzmaurice is suitable for both arachnophobes and arachnophiles.

Cost- €12

Time- 13.00


Location- MLV Studios, 7/8 Castleforbes Business Park

Description- A devised, immersive movement-theatre piece transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. The PeopleSway shares stories of the heart, home and homeless in Ireland, revealing beautiful communal truths no longer only at the fringes.

“In mythos and fairy tales, deities and spirits test the hearts of humans by showing up in robes, rags, silver sashes, or with muddy feet… as a man who cannot speak, or an animal who can. The great powers are testing to see if humans have yet learned to recognise the greatness of soul in all its varying forms.”

Dancing, sometimes we sway in an unexpected way to a garden overgrown, encountering beautiful beasts who balance between what’s expected and unexpected of beings.

Cost-Free, but ticketed. Donations welcome on the door

Time- 20.15


Children’s Event– Bring Along a Baby 

Location- National Concert Hall, Dublin

Description- Bring Along a Baby is an informal, relaxed, accessible chamber music recital of the highest standard, aimed primarily at parents, while babies or very young children sleep, feed and play.

There is no pressure to keep still or quiet, leaving parents free to sit back and enjoy the music. In fact, we encourage the babies to interact naturally with the music, and we have play mats and soft toys to this end.

Of course, the babies benefit from the music as well, so it’s a win-win.

Cost- Adult: €13 Babies go free!

Time- 12.30-13.30


Event– Oktoberfest Dublin (more dates)

Location- George’s Dock, Dublin 1

Description- Meine Damen und Herren, mark your calendars because Oktoberfest Dublin is back! Since this is our 10th Anniversary, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before! Join us for a grand total of 20 days and nights of German food, culture, music and (of course) ice-cold beer… PROST!

Cost- Free admission from Sunday to Thursday each week of the event! You don’t need a ticket to enter. Every Friday and Saturday you need to buy a ticket at the entrance. A ticket is €10 and comes with voucher for a germanic meal.

Time- Opens at 12.00


Location- Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs

Description- An award-winning performance about violence and intimacy. Samira Elagoz takes us along on her personal research project across three continents. From online platforms to close encounters, she showcases gender relations in all their brutal and wonderful ambivalence.

Elagoz takes the audience on her journey of regaining power, reinventing an autonomous expression of sexuality and attempts to relate to men after being raped. Confrontational, unrestrainedly funny and deeply touching, the performance explores desire, the power of femininity and the male gaze in a world in which the virtual and the real are inextricably intertwined. Cock, Cock.. Who’s There? won the Prix Jardin d’Europe at Impulstanz in 2017.

Cost- €16

Time- 21.00


Children’s Event– Mum and Baby Yoga – 6 week course in Killester

Location- Studio 72, 72 Killester Avenue

Description- This 6 week course is the perfect way to start moving and stretching and restoring core and pelvic strength to your body, while spending time with your newborn. Specially designed class for postnatal women – low impact, safe and targeted exercises.

Includes simple breathing and relaxation techniques and fun stretches and rhymes for the babies. Meet other Mums in your area. Suitable from 6 weeks postnatal or 10 weeks if after c-section birth.

Cost- €16 per class/ €80 for 6 weeks

Time- 10.30


Event– Hollywood Babylon present Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

Location- Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield

Description- It’s back to school time and what better way to ready ourselves than by revisiting this nineties classic.

Have you forgotten how good this? Now’s the time to remind yourselves. Just look at this plot synopsis, what more could you possibly want from a movie???

“Two dim-witted, inseparable friends hit the road for their ten-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates”

It’s that simple.

We’ll also have a trailer trash pre-show with some of our favourite high school movies and high school movie scenes.

Cost- €11

Time- 22.45

Event– The Back Page Sports & Streetwear Autumn Flea Market 2018

Location- The Back Page, Phibsborough

Description- SOCCER, RUGBY, GAELIC GAMES, BASKETBALL, STREETWEAR, AMERICAN SPORTS & MORE!!! Classic & Vintage Football Shirts, Street Wear, Retro Sportswear, Match Worn sports & Ireland Shirts, Nike, Umbro, Books, DVDs…

Cost- Free entry

Time- 11.00-16.00


Children’s Event– EUCYS 2018 (more dates)

Location- RDS, Ballsbridge

Description- The 30th EU Contest for Young Scientists will take place in the RDS, Dublin on September 14th – 19th. 138 students from across the globe will be exhibiting 90 scientific projects. A free event that could help to inspire the next generation of STEM innovators.

Cost- Free entry, registration required

Time- 10.00-16.00



Location- Dubh Linn Garden at Dublin Castle

Description- A stunning new outdoor aerial acrobatic show for all ages. Performed in and around a gigantic and otherworldly lighthouse, the story unfolds as the lightkeepers strive to maintain order in their absurd, unpredictable and surreal surroundings. Lenses to clean, clockworks to wind, trousers to patch, lamps to light, when disaster strikes, will lunacy prevail?

An energetic, impressive, humorous and entirely unexpected performance by one of Ireland’s leading modern circus companies.

Cost- Free (no registration required)

Time- 11.00 and 14.00

Event– Argentine Tango for Advanc Beginners/Level 2

Location- Globe Bar, Georges Street

Description- This is a course for Advanced Beginners. It is designed for those who are familiar with the basic elements of Argentine Tango and wish to develop their dance skills and repertoire further in order to move more confidently around the floor.
Once you complete the course, you will have developed your Tango skills further as a leader or follower and become a more confident dancer. You can progress to a level-3 course if you wish.

Partner not required to register.

Cost- €10

Time- 16.30-18.30



Location- Project Arts Centre Cube

Description- King Levi says that stories make your brain go fuzzy and your hands turn green. All stories are banned in the Kingdom of Levitas. It’s Susie and Shredder’s job to enforce the King’s law, shredding stories from dusk ‘til dawn.* But today, Susie will read a story for the very first time. Perhaps stories aren’t so scary after all. An upbeat adventure from the creators of Half Light.

*No actual stories were harmed in the making of this play.

For children aged 6+ and story lovers of all ages.

Cost- Adults €12. Kids €8

Time- 11.00 and 13.15


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