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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event– Horror at the National Wax Museum Plus

Location- The National Wax Museum, 22-25 Westmoreland St, Temple Bar

Description- Hallowe’en, it’s just for kids right? You couldn’t be more wrong…. You never know what you’ll find lurking in The National Wax Museum Plus.

This year proves to be no different with some serious adult horror.

For evening team events there’s The Murder Mystery Experience. (This must be booked. Please allow 48 hours notice before a
Grab your date and drag them through the UPGRADED horror section.

*Adults can attend the Museum at any time, the horror section is just as terrifying at 10am as it is at 10pm…

Cost- €15 per person

Time- 18.00-22.00

Event– Introduction to Dance

Location- The Lir Academy, National Academy Of Dramatic Arts, Trinity College

Description- Learn the basics of some of the world’s most famous and favourite dances. Sample the exotic rhythms of Tango one week and find yourself immersed in a crazy Charleston the next. Every two weeks a new dance will be added to the repertoire, so there will be five dances covered in the ten weeks – Cha-cha-cha, Charleston, Tango, Waltz and Foxtrot.

Designed for people who have never taken a dance class before, the dance instructor will teach not only the basic moves but the styling and rhythms of each dance so that at the end of the ten weeks, you will have the confidence to take to the dance floor.

Cost- €160 for a 10-week course

Time- 19.00


Children’s Event– Taste of Forest School

Location- Deerpark, Mount Merrion (meet at the playground)

Description- Come join us for a Taste of Forest School: Experience one session of Forest School. Ages 2.5 – 9. Under 4y with parents. FS aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.

FS offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

Location: Deerpark
Meeting point: the playground

Cost- €18 per child per day: hour & a half

Time- 15.30


Event– A Sicilian Ghost Story

Location- The Milkbank Theatre, Chapel Green, Rush

Description- Set in a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, this is the story of adolescent innocence and painful reality. Giuseppe (Fernandez) is the son of a man with mafia connections who has turned informer. One day, this 13 year-old boy vanishes, kidnapped by those his father crossed.

Luna (Jedlikowska), his classmate who loves him, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance. She and her friend Loredana (Corinne Musallari) petition the townsfolk to find him but to no avail. Rebelling against the code of silence and collusion that surrounds her, Luna refuses to give up her search; desperate to find the boy she so bashfully loves.

Cost- €8

Time- 20.00-22.00


Location- The Grad Social, Liffey Street

Description- Cult Craic is a new night in the Grand Social that brings all the best TV shows and films to the big screen! Watch all your favourite classics from the past and present!

From Black Books to Bottom, Monty Python to the Mighty Boosh and Old School to Office Space! With pizza and pints available from the bar, you’ll want for nothing while you chuckle the night away!

We’ll also be throwing a Movie/Cult TV Table Quiz (Free to enter!) once a month so get in training for this!

Free Snacks will be available on the night (while stocks last!) and costumes are encouraged!

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 19.00-23.00


Children’s Event– Fun Family Frights at the National Wax Museum Plus

Location- The National Wax Museum, 22-25 Westmoreland St, Temple Bar

Description- From October 1st to Sunday 4th of November, the whole museum will be turned into a spooky fright fest with lots of fun for all the family. So arrive any time during the October season and have a spooky kiddie friendly fright at any time.

Bring the little ones to the Temporary Tattoo Parlour in Wax World.
Take a magical photo with Harry Potter, and get sorted into your own hogwarts school with the sorting hat (on request) and the Nimbus 2000.
Seek and Find game. There will also be some ghastly weapons hidden around the museum for everyone to find and win a small prize. (But don’t touch the weapons because they’re very dangerous!)
There are lots of ghostly goodies to get everyone into the Halloween spirit so why not pick a Trick or Treat Wax Hand for a funky fright!
Visitors will be encouraged to come in fancy dress as there will be prizes each day for the best costume.

Cost- Children €10, adults €15

Time- 10.00


Event– Movie Night: If These Walls could Talk

Location- Street 66, Parliament Street

Description- Artbox presents Women’s Movie Night at Street 66 on October 17th, 2018 starting at 8pm. Artbox is dedicated to hosting events that create a safe and fun environment for women to get out and have a good time. Join us in a viewing of “If These Walls Could Talk” starring Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek, and our favorite lady; Cher!

Cost- No admission, all donations graciously received.

Time- 20.00-23.00

Event– Wednesday Morning Sewing Class

Location- The City Seamstress, La cathedral Studios, 7-11 St Augustine Street, Dublin 8

Description- Learn to sew this September with The City Seamstress. Perfect for beginners and refreshers. Small class numbers so you get plenty of individual attention.

Learn how to thread and operate a sewing machine, or learn how to read and make up dressmaking patterns. Try out some home decor such as table runners or cushion covers, or learn how to up-cycle vintage clothing or make some basic alterations such as inserting zippers or shortening hems. Learn in a fun and friendly environment, with new machines, plenty of deskspace and lots of creative inspiration!

Cost- €180 for six classes, cost includes everything you need for your first beginners project. Refreshments and sewing machines provided.

Time- 11.00-13.00


Children’s Event– Parent & Child Wellness Classes for Mind, Body & Spirit – 6 Wks

Location- Angel Whispers Karen, Unit 19 Ace Enterprise Bawnogue

Description- This Class empowers Children & their Parent/s (6 to 12 years) and helps them to deal with
Trauma, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Fears/Phobias, Panic, Sadness, Fatigue and Physical Pain. Participants are taught techniques they can use to manage strong or overwhelming emotions / body feelings.

Cost- €77 for 6 week term (1 parent & 1 child)

Time- 18.00


Event– Time of the Month October – Dublin

Location- Generator Hostel, Smithfield Square

Description- Funny Women’s successful Time of the Month is back to Dublin again!

Itching to do comedy? Come and scratch that itch at Funny Women’s Time of the Month, our regular comedy workshop and networking event.

It’s a night of two parts…come to both or just perform at Showtime.

PLAYTIME: 6 – 7.30pm, €10
Ever been told you’re funny?
Ever wanted to experience the comedy circuit or improve your confidence?
Well, that time of the month is here!
Join us to meet like-minded women with a passion for comedy, learn how to generate material through improvised comedy, share scripts, jokes and ideas from comedians currently performing on the circuit.
Your playtime ticket also gets you free entry to showtime!

SHOWTIME: 8pm, €6
Come be witness to a new range of Irish talent, plus a variety of fantasic featured female comedians.
This night provides a platform for women to get on stage and perform comedy for the first time. Even if you’re already a regular on the circuit, Time of the Month is a great night to try out new material in front of a warm and supportive audience.

Eventbrite tickets €6/€10 + eventbrite fee.
Tickets also available at the door.

Email for a 5 minute slot on the night (12 slots available) or for more information

Become one of our Funny Friends and attend all Time of the Months for FREE! Details of how are here:

Come along and give comedy a go!

Cost- €6/10

Time- 18.00/20.00

Event– Harlem Gospel Choir :: Dublin

Location- Olympia Theatre, Dame Street

Description- Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America’s premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music.

Deeply rooted in the history of the African-American slave trade, black gospel music can be traced back to the 1700s when African slaves brought their unique African musical heritage to America and combined it with their new faith – Christianity. Out of the hardship and the trials of slavery, this unique musical tradition came to be, and forever changed music as we know it. Blues, Soul, and Rock-and-Roll…they all have origins in black gospel music. Harlem Gospel Choir presents modern gospel classics as performed in the black churches of Harlem today.

Cost- €32.50

Time- 19.00


Children’s Event– Imaginosity Wobbler & Toddler Mornings

Location- Imaginosity Children’s Museum, Beacon South Quater, Sandyford

Description- Wobbler & Toddler mornings are back at Imaginosity as we return to term-time programming. These mornings are designed for our youngest visitors and their parents and carers. Scheduled during quiet mornings, they allow young children to explore the museum at their own pace, incorporating structured activities that will promote early learning and pre-school readiness.

Cost- Adults €8, toddlers €6

Time- 09.30-11.30


Event– October Yoga Supper: an Autumn Feast with Cathy Pearson

Location- Little Bird, 82 South Circular Road

Description- Autumn is a season of transformation. We can see this all around us: the leaves are changing colours, the air is getting crisp and cooler, and we are harvesting an entirely new crop of fruits and vegetables. Our body rhythms change too, just as nature does, so it is important that we adapt our yoga practice, daily habits, and food choices to maintain internal balance. To mark the beginning of this magic season, we are hosting a special yoga supper at Little Bird: an evening to celebrate and draw inspiration from the new flavours and promises of Autumn.

We will start with a 75 minute class: a grounding, centering, warming sequence designed and led by Cathy Pearson to align our bodily and emotional energies with this period of transition. After a long, deeply restorative relaxation we will sit down to enjoy a three-course vegetarian meal bursting with seasonal ingredients and warming, earthy flavours. While the kitchen staff will take our taste buds on a little adventure, we will have time to chat, share stories, laugh, and get into the full swing of autumn. All welcome!

Cost- €35

Time- 19.30-22.00

Event– 80s – 90s Disco

Location- 3Arena, Dublin 1

Description- A trip down memory lane. 80s & 90s Disco. A trip down memory lane, with performers from the 80’s and 90’s who dominated music industry of those times!

Cost- €55

Time- 19.00


Children’s Event– Octocon National Irish Scifi Convention

Location- Crown Plaza Dublin, Blanchardstown

Description- Octocon, the National Irish Science Fiction Convention, is a weekend celebration of our favourite stories from books, comics, TV, Films and games, attracting artists, writers, film-makers and fans from across the human sphere of influence. Running since 1990, where our first Guest of Honour was Terry Pratchett, some of our guests have included Anne McCaffrey, JG Jones, Tanith Lee, Mike Carey, George R.R. Martin and Gail Simone.

For one weekend in October, we delve into the unsung genres and curious concepts of Speculative Fiction, with workshops, panel discussions and charming guest speakers.

Cost- €10 to attend, children under 13 go free

Time- 19.00


Event– Boot Camp Fitness at The Shaw

Location- The Bernard Shaw, South Richmond Street, Dublin 2

Description- Summer may be over but those Summer Bods won’t be looking after themselves. Sure not everyone is cut out to be a gym bunny, so we’re testing the waters in our lil aul Beer Garden with Boot Camp Transformation classes starting October 6th.

Our bootcamp classes thought by Pablo Baregio PT will incorporate many different aspects of fitness, from cardio to flexibility in a fun enviroment with DJ’s, mates and a gorge Green detox Juice from The Shaw Café.

The fitness transformation classes will run bi-weekly for a 2 month period, wether you’re a fitfam or just got your first pair of gym clobber, it’ll be a gaurenteed fun way to start your Saturday mornings. Sessions will be kicking off at 10am.

Cost- €10

Time- 10.00

Event– Yoga and Meditation

Location- Adult Education Centre 114-116 Pearse Street

Description- Free Yoga and Meditation Session. The workshop is open to all over 7 years of age and does not require any fitness level or previous exposure to yoga. Workshop is held for 1h to allow interaction and the possibility to ask questions in the end. The practices taught can be done anywhere between 5 to 21 minutes. Ongoing online support will be made available after the session.

For more information email

Cost- Free

Time- 13.45-15.00


Children’s Event– Pick a Pumpkin

Location- Celbridge Manor Hotel, Celbridge

Description- Celbridge Manor Hotel are delighted to open our Pumpkin Patch this Halloween! For only €20 (plus booking fee) for 2 adults and up to 3 children, you will receive:

A pumpkin which you can pick from our patch
Face-painting for the kids (max three children per pumpkin purchase)
2 x Pumpkin spice latte’s to either take-away or enjoy in the hotel
A Trick or Treat goody bag for each child including your very own and exclusive toffee apple making kit (one per child, maximum three per pumpkin purchase)

Cost- €20

Time- 12.00-17.00


Event– People’s Park Market

Location- The 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

Event– The Sunless Garden – Concept Pop Up Restaurant

Location- Hen’s Teeth, 13 Fade Street

Description- Hen’s Teeth, Junior Press and and Night Hare are excited to present The Sunless Garden, a pop-up concept restaurant taking place on 21st October in our store on Fade Street.

Guests will enjoy a 12-course dinner, prepared by Richard Lewis of the Night Hare and Jamie Allan (UK) in the surrounds of a fictitious faded Italian restaurant, The Sunless Garden.

The Sunless Garden, once a leading light of the gastronomic scene, has faded since its golden days. With notions of grandeur driving it, The Sunless Garden is always aiming to reclaim its top spot on Dublin’s fine-dining circuit. Hen’s Teeth will be transformed into the dining room of this fictitious eatery, a space which was once seen as the most romantic place to take your beloved for dinner. It is where our fictitious couple had their first date. Guests will experience the arc of their relationship through the food they’re served, and the artwork, lighting and music surrounding them. As the courses progress, these elements will subtly change around diners, to reflect the different relationship phases through which they’re travelling.

Included in the ticket price of €95 is 12 courses, two cocktails, and a special, limited-edition zine created for the event by the team at Junior Press.

On the subject of the zine, George Voronov of Junior Press said: “The Sunless Garden is a photographic love story – except it isn’t. Rather than documenting events in a coherent plot, it is a compendium of experiences, visualisations of emotion – a scrapbook of the mind. The sun always seems to burn brighter during in the jittery euphoria of courtship, while heartbreak casts everything in grey. The Sunless Garden is a photographic experiment exploring what happens when you form a new story by re-organising your memories.”

Speaking about the concept, Greg Spring, director of Hen’s Teeth said: “We’ve wanted to do something with food since moving in to the space, but we wanted to have theatre, that’s where Junior come in.”

Ellius Grace of Junior Press said: “We have always wanted to shake up the idea of the gallery/ magazine/ book launch with Junior. We always try and make an event that is engaging for the audience, and we think this collaboration with This Greedy Pig will be our most adventurous yet. Venturing into the realm of gourmet and almost theatrical level dining has been really exciting, and we can’t wait to see how this experience changes the way people interact with the zine we are making. The zine itself (which will be given to each ticket-holder for the event) is also our most experimental. It is a collection of disparate works which tell the story of a relationship. We are creating atmosphere and emotion through every aspect of the zine’s making and design, and can’t wait to share it with everyone who comes down to The Sunless Garden.”

Speaking about the menu, Rich Lewis said: “It’s a collection of culinary emotions and memories, from desperate singledom to blissful contentment, reflecting moments of clarity and heartache at home and abroad. The collaboration is a fascinating marriage of two mediums usually reserved for other kinds of visual art or perhaps music. I’m particularly interested to see how the diners receive the dishes, if they can draw any parallels with the images, or it evokes something untold in them.”

Cost- €95

Time- 17.00-22.00


Children’s Event– Halloween at Glasnevin

Location- National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin

Description- Join us for a bumper series of events and activities to celebrate the coming of Halloween!
It’s dress-up day when all you witches and ghouls can dress to distress. View the Halloween Harvest Display and Decorated Pumpkin Exhibition and discover all about Magical Plants when you visit the witches in their garden. Try your hand at some of the maths puzzles and games that will be run by Maths Week Ireland as part of their Celebration of Mind. There will be puzzles, maze and maths tricks, magicians, mathematicians and puzzlers.

From 12pm there will be Magical Plants presentations every 20 minutes in the Witches Garden (Erasmus Education Garden). Join the coven to find our more about using garlic to ward off vampires, plants for potions and spells, poisonous plants, and even some rarely seen invisible plants! Join us and find out how spooky plants can really get.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 12.00-17.00


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