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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


EventArchive At Lunchtime (regular event)

Location- Irish Film Institute,Temple Bar

Description- Join us for free films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect tickets at IFI Box Office.

Cost- Free

Time- 13.00

Event- The Circle Sessions Open Mic Night

Location- The International Bar, Wicklow Street

Description-Many of the acts at Circle Sessions start out with little or no experience in performance. The Monday-night gigs are open-mic and anybody can join just by turning up.

Other acts are regular contributors booked in for feature performances, which usually means three pieces.

Cost- Free entry

Time- 20.00-23.30


Event– The Dublin Story Slam – Hot & Cold

Location- The Sugar Club, Leeson Street

Description- Everyone has a story and we’d love to hear yours. At Dublin’s only open mic competitive storytelling night hosted by Broadcaster, Author & Comedian, Colm O’Regan, we’re looking for your short true stories inspired by a different theme each month. From these nights we choose the best of the stories onstage to include in our brand new monthly Podcast which you can find now on iTunes & Stitcher.

This month as we bask in the Sun, we’re looking for 4-7minute true personal stories inspired by the theme Hot & Cold. Tell us about a time something extraordinary happened to you as the thermometer rose or fell.  An exotic trip to the sun or getting snowed in at home, an inferno in the kitchen or fighting to stay warm in bed. Tell us about a love affair that sizzled or a time you got the cold shoulder, a time you found yourself in hot water with your friend, a foe or even the police but remained cool throughout.  Whether your story is too hot to handle or will leave us chilled to the bone,  come share it at the Dublin Story Slam.

Sign up to tell a story on the night or pre sign up to secure your spot by e.mailing us your name & the first line of your story to Pre Sign ups are limited to four with another four stories chosen at random on the night.

Cost- €10

Time- 19.30-22.00

Event– Contemporary Vegetarian & Vegan Cooking Class

Location- Blazing Salads, 42 Drury Street

Description- Blazing Salads are delighted to now offer a selection of fully hands-on evening vegetarian and vegan cooking classes, with an emphasis on whole-foods.

Let us share with you our many years of knowledge and experience cooking with wholefoods

During our hands on cooking classes you will get to experience the preparation, tasting and nutritional value of your favourite Blazing Salads recipes, and leave with the confidence and knowledge to cook them yourself at home.

Cost- €95

Time- 18.30-21.30


Event– Dirty Dancing – 30th Anniversary

Location- The Sugar Club, Leeson Street

Description- Back By Popular demand Dirty Dancing : 30th Anniversary Screening. The perfect night for you and a gang of friends to sing, dance, cheer and enjoy our delicious artisan pizzas, cocktails and table service…

Order a pizza and drinks to your table, snack on our gourmet popcorn, listen to the soundtrack and then sit back

Our doors will open 1 hour before the movie starts so you can order some drinks, get some pizzas, snack on our popcorn. Get in the mood for what is to come by listening to the soundtrack before the movie and watching original trailers from the time the movie was released…. the nostalgia and vibes are second to none

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Cost- €12.50

Time- 19.30

EventLearn How To Climb

Location- Trinity College Dublin Sport, Pearse Street

Description-Two day climbing course every Monday and Wednesday, consisting of 2hrs per day. Learn all aspects of wall climbing from information about climbing safety to learning the various knots and correct procedures to belay. At the end of the course a climbing licence will be issued that will permit the climber to use the wall any time subject to availability. You can join our social climb to get the basics and meet some like-minded people. Go on challenge yourself !!

Cost- Members €45, non-members €60

Time- 18.00-20.00


EventPlayground of Sound

Location- Wolfe Tone Square, Dublin 1 (Next to Jervis Shopping Centre)

Description- Created by the Festival of Curiosity Playground of Sound: Songs of the City and Sounds of the Sea is a playful outdoor touch-reactive installation for adults. Discover the playful side of the city.

Touch the plants to conduct your own personal choir. Find a partner for the sea-saw to activate the sounds of the sea and hold hands with a friend on the twin-swing to compose the bird-song and hear the dawn chorus – together creating playful and unique songs of the city.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 11.00-18.00

Event– Guided Walking Tour Sleepy City- Experience Dublin in a new light.

Location- Meet at Smithfield LUAS stop to the side of Costa Coffee

Description- Swap your regular morning commute and join Catherine McGuinness for an early morning Sleepy City walking tour.

The guided tours follow two regular commutes in Dublin City Centre – Harcourt St to Nassau St, and Smithfield to Abbey St. Find the extraordinary in the ordinary – taking a journey we make a thousand times, but this time while it’s still sleepy – before the busy day takes over the streets of the city from us.

It’s at times like these when the city sleeps that we can find the extraordinary in the ordinary. What we thought were familiar streets shapeshift, and we notice things we might not have seen before.

On Thursday we take the journey from Heuston Station to Abbey St, while on Friday we walk from Harcourt St LUAS stop to Nassau St along the Red LUAS line.

Cost- €8

Time- 07.30


Children’s Event– Curiosity Carnival 2018 (more dates)

Location- Smock Alley Theatre

Description- Step inside Smock Alley Theatre and experience an exciting carnival of hands-on workshops, adventures in electronics, interactive installations, crafty creatures and curious games for all the family.

To celebrate our 6th birthday, we’re bringing the best of the festival to the Curiosity Carnival in 2018 along with some very curious new & playful pieces. From Lego building to curious crafting, musical circuits, playable electronics, and art machines come out to play at the Curiosity Carnival and try your hands at some of the most curious and playful gadgets & gizmos of 2018.

Bring your Bear friends! Don’t forget to bring along your favorite teddy bear for a health check at the Teddy Bear Hospital using some very curious technology, virtual reality and some loving care from our Bear Doctors

Cost- €4 per person

Time- 12.30-16.30


Event– The Happy Hack

Location- Smock Alley Theatre

Description- How to be happy? Join us for an evening of snappy and light-hearted demos and talks where Ireland’s finest scientists attempt to find the secret to happiness.

Expect laughter and some curious grins as we wander from the gut to the brain. Does a smile really use fewer muscles than a frown? Is it all in our DNA or does the weather really play tricks on our mood.  With playful interludes of Laughter Yoga and the LaLaLa Choir.

Cost- €5

Time- 20.00

Event– Inni-K Live

Location- The Cobblestone, Smithfield

Description- Inni-K’s last gig at The Cobblestone sold out so she’s back for a July gig on Fri 20 July! Get your tickets early!

Inni-K, now a well established presence in Irish music, has received consistent praise for her distinct, fresh style of indie-folk since the release of her acclaimed debut album The King has Two Horse’s Ears’ in 2015 & most recently her new single ‘Edges’ released earlier this year.

Inni-K’s mesmerizing vocals set off with tight musicianship and arresting stage craft create a musical experience, rich with spine-tingling tenderness.

“An album designed to make the world a better place, even if just for a moment in time” – State Magazine

“Inni-K is one of those rare singers that will impress almost anyone with a passing interest in music. ‘The King has Two Horse’s Ears’ has strength in it’s every note…here’s a debut to celebrate” – Dan Hegarty 2FM

Edges is a track rich in a soulful ambience that echoes Inni-K’s layered vocal abilities with a sense of awe’. Nialler9

Inni-K’s folk background is always recognizable but clearly here is an artist not afraid to explore into new musical territories, as is vividly apparent from her latest single Edges. The release is accompanied by a beautifully vibrant video by Myles O’ Reilly (Arbutus Yarns):

Inni-K’s journey to date has been a wild and enjoyable one; she has featured on Other Voices, was requested by world renowned Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté to perform with him at Cork Opera House as well as sharing stages with Efterklang, Wallis Bird, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Glen Hansard, Jeff Ballard (drummer with Ray Charles) & Tiny Ruins, among many others. She has toured extensively as a solo artist; with band , and also as part of a contemporary dance theatre company. Joined by drummer & percussionist Brian Walsh & double bassist Cormac O Brien, Inni-K is a force to watch.

Set for a summer of Irish festivals, Inni-K will play Body & Soul, Another Love Story, and Arcadian Fields; with New York, European & Irish dates in the pipeline for later in the year and 2019.

Cost- €13

Time- 20.00


Event– The Dublin Murder Mystery Day

Location- Dublin City Centre

Description- CluedUpp is the most popular and unique murder-mystery event on the planet. Ever wanted to put yourself in the centre of your very own murder mystery experience? Well now’s your chance!

Competing with 100’s of other players on the day, your group of Sherlock’s and Marple’s will need to track down virtual-witnesses placed all over town, eliminate suspects and rule-out murder weapons – but do you have what it takes to solve a city-wide murder mystery?

During this event, you’ll be given a murder case file (delivered via our Android or iPhone event app) that provides you with:

– 20 virtual witnesses to locate (think real-life Cluedo style!)
– 15 possible suspects to eliminate
– 5 possible murder weapons to rule out
– Cryptic clues and complex alibi’s to unravel
– Red herrings to avoid
– Hidden features to uncover
– A MURDERER to bring to justice!

It’s just like real-life Cluedo! But will your team be good enough to catch the killer? Maybe you’ll grab one of our awesome trophies for the following categories:

– Fastest Team
– Best Fancy Dress (Gangster & Glamour Theme)
– Best Team Photo
– Best Team Name
– Best Little Detective (Kids prize!)
– Best K9 Unit (For Dogs!)

Tickets are just £30 PER TEAM – That’s just a fiver per person in a full team of 6 detectives. Unbeatable value for a few hours of clue-solving fun.

Teams can consist from a minimum of 2 players to a maximum of 6. Children do not count within team numbers and can play for FREE. Dogs are also welcome to help sniff out the culprit.

Cost- €6 per person, kids play free

Time- 10.00-17.00

Event– Outdoor Yoga flow

Location- Mount Merrion, The Rise, Co Dublin

Description- An outdoor mindful flow.

Cost- €10

Time- 10.00-11.00


Children’s Event– The Art & Science of BUBBLES

Location- The National Concert Hall

Description- Bubbles!A delight filled show for all the family. Experience the art and science of bubbles with Marco Zoppi and Rolanda, winners of the Merlin Award for “The Best European Bubble Artists”.

Appearing for the first time in Ireland after touring 37 countries, these world-renowned artists from Italy present BUBBLES a fun and visual show that will take all the family on an unforgettable journey into the art, science, and magic of bubbles.

Giant bubbles, smoke bubbles, levitating bubbles, bubble sculptures, solid bubbles, invisible bubbles, galaxies made of bubbles, bouncing bubbles – Join Marco Zoppi & Rolanda for an incredible bubbly adventure as part of The Festival of Curiosity Dublin.

Cost- Adults €12, children €10

Time- 11.30/14.15


Event– Yoga Brunch / Healthy House with FFS Yoga and House Dublin

Location- House, Leeson Street

Description- Yoga Brunch at HOUSE DUBLIN. Are you looking for a healthy way to spend Sunday Brunch this summer? As part of our “Healthy House” series, you can look forward to a Sunday Yoga session and delicious healthy brunch. Fabiana will lead you through a 1 hour Slow Vinyasa yoga class. Slow Vinyasa is flowing style of yoga, using the breath to gracefully connect poses. This class will focus on deep neck and shoulder release, freeing up space in the upper body and heart. After flowing we will wind-down with a deeply nourishing relaxation. After the class, you will enjoy a delightful two-course brunch, all in the beautiful surroundings of the garden and glasshouse in House Dublin.

The event is perfect for individuals of all fitness levels or experience. You will leave the event feeling refreshed, more in tune with your body and fuelled with real foods.

Cost- €35

Time- 10.00-12.30

Event– TAROT Interactive Experience Dublin

Location- AT A SECRET GARDEN LOCATION. A location map is emailed to you along with your
tickets. The location is in Dublin.

Description- Join us for TAROT, an intriguing interactive journey into the insight and symbolism of the Tarot deck. You arrive to a garden location on a summer evening.  A figure in a richly tapestried cloak awaits you with a lantern and a deck of Tarot cards, to guide you on a journey.  A journey into the trial and triumph, love and loss, unity and conflict common to us all – the experience of being human.

Beautifully body painted figures, each one representing a different card of the Tarot deck, come to life as you discover them amongst the gardens. Be drawn into their world of symbolism and meaning – sometimes gentle, sometimes unnerving, sometimes funny, sometimes moving, but always relatable. As an intriguing tale unfolds around you, discover how your life experiences and those of your fellow participants weave together into a common cloth, while each of you follow your own unique thread.

Featuring a uniquely interactive script from an award-winning writer, TAROT is a different experience for each audience – no two performances are ever the same.

Your TAROT journey is a unique immersive experience, genuniely interactive and responsive to you and your fellow participants.

Cost- €28

Time- 14.00/20.00



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