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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event- Salute him when his birthday comes

Location- Whelans, 25 Wexford Street

Description- Salute him when his birthday comes. Larry Roddy would have been 70 on the 16th April and this concert is to celebrate his love of music and to raise funds for the Dublin Simon Community. With I Draw Slow, Mick Hanly, Kevin Conneff, Frankie Lane, John Murphy, Niall Toner, John Spillane, Roy Thompson, Clive Barnes, Niamh Parsons,Caoimhe Hogarty and more.

Cost- €15

Time- 20.00

Event- HUNTERS MOON: an evening of experimental performance & sounds w/ Natalia Beylis, Branwen Kavanagh

Location- A4 Sounds , St Joseph’s Parade, Inns Quay

Description- HUNTERS MOON presents an evening of experimental performance and sounds at A4 SOUNDS. BYOB!

Cost- €8

Time- 20.00


Event- Dublin – Is it Possible for a “Normal Person” to Escape the Rat Race?

Location- Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Dublin 4

Description- During this workshop you will:

Discover a beginner friendly blueprint on how to start an online business straight away!

Learn a proven business system that has helped thousands of people in 38 countries to generate income online.

Explore the promotion strategies of the top earners in the online marketing industry.

Get free bonuses just for showing up!*

We share the proven tools and strategies that have already helped ordinary people to create an online business from the ground up. The best part is … no prior technical skills nor experience in digital marketing are necessary to be successful.

Cost- Free

Time- 18.00-20.00

Event- The Tuesday Melt

Location- Jack Nealson’s, Capel Street

Description- We are delighted to announce that The Melt Sessions is coming to Jack Nealon’s Pub- All musicians and performers welcome!

Cost- Free



Event- Secrets of Self Esteem – free 4 week course

Location- Brahma Kumaris Ireland, The Basement, 11 Clare Street, Dublin 2

Description- Course Starts: Wednesday 4th April and continues at the same time/same day for 4 weeks. Discover the secrets of self-esteem and uncover the way to a happy balanced life.

No matter how successful we may be, almost all of us could do with a self-esteem boost. Reminded of our core values, our own innate value, we can face life confidently and peacefully.

Learn how to:

  • know and discover your positive self
  • accept yourself, identifying personal strengths, abilities and uniqueness
  • develop effective strategies for building healthy relationships, letting go of fears and aggression
  • empower yourself, making the right choices to maintain inner balance

Cost- Free

Time- 10.00-11.30

Event- Sinéad Gleeson in conversation

Location- Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin

Description- The Irish Writers Centre and the Irish Times Book Club are delighted to welcome Sinéad Gleeson, whose acclaimed short story collection, The Long Gaze Back, An Anthology of Irish Women Writers was selected as the Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2018, in conversation with Martin Doyle, Books Editor of the Irish Times.

Cost- €5

Time- 19.30


Event- A Little Night Music (more dates)

Location- Pavilion Theatre, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire

Description- A weekend in the country at her mother’s estate provides infinite possibilities of new romances, while second chances bring endless surprises.

With a stunning score by Stephen Sondheim, including the classic Send in the Clowns, this is an evening of elegance, sophistication and biting wit. This musical celebration of love is a spinning merry-go-round that will capture your heart.

Cost- €25

Time- 20.00

Event- EXplore Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Annual Seminar and AGM 2018

Location- The Art, 11a Eustace Street

Description- Join la creme de la creme of the Irish Street Arts, Circus & Spectacle Network and embark on a full day’s journey exploration into the art forms of Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle with open discussions and presentations from artists and professionals fascinated with this sector.

Cost- Free

Time- 10.00-16.00


Event- Meditation in the D2

Location- Huckletree D2, D02 YX88

Description- Join our Norse Zen Instructor Linus as he opens the path towards you finding a sense of inner clarity and oneness on a friday afternoon. Meditation is free of cost, open to all, and lasts about 20 minutes.

Cost- Free

Time- 12.00-12.30

Event- Reggae Rootz Launch Party, Dublin

Location- Voodoo Lounge, Aaran Quay

Description- Reggae Rootz is an exciting new club night that launches on Friday April 20th 2018 at Voodoo Lounge [Upstairs] in Dublin. We aim to provide the very best in reggae music for all you reggae lovers. For the launch party we have joined forces with Cloud On The Quays and have secured some of Ireland’s finest reggae djs who will provide the perfect soundtrack to your evening.

Headlined by Rub a Dub Hifi with some fantastic support this simply is an event not to be missed! Places are limited and a sold out event is predicted so we advise grabbing your tickets now for what is set to be an incredible night

Cost- €15

Time- 18.00-03.00


Event- MOXIE – Trad Gigs for Children

Location- The Ark, 11 Eustace Street, Temple Bar

Description- Don’t miss your chance to catch a young band at the forefront of new Irish trad music in a series of special concerts for young audiences of all ages. Part of MusicTown 2018

Fast becoming a festival favourite around the world, MOXIE are building a reputation for their highly charged live performances, brimming with youthful vitality.

Featuring banjo, guitar, accordion, keyboard and percussion, MOXIE’s music has a solid traditional backbone, inspired and shaped by the surrounds of the west of Ireland, but with progressive, world and jazz influences creeping in. Their heady and distinctive sound puts them at the forefront of the new wave of acoustic Irish music.

Cost- €9.50-12.50

Time- 10.15-11.15



Event- The Shaw Book and Records Market

Location- The Bernard Shaw, South Richmond Street

Description- Market in The Shaw selling books and records

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 11.00-16.00

Event- The Dublin Comic Arts Festival

Location- Generator Hostel, Smithfield

Description- DCAF! The Dublin Comic Arts Festival!

Discover small press comics in Ireland! DCAF celebrates our first event of 2018 at The Generator Hostel in Smithfield Square! Meet local creators and celebrate the spectrum of Irish sequential art!

Cost- Free admission

Time- 11.00-17.00


Event- Film Screening: Monuments

Location- Hugh Lane Gallery, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

Description- This film re-enacts the narrative subtext of Post-Minimalism with some of the crude poetry of the American B-movie, drawing on the treatment of the figure in the landscape in North American cinema. Introduced and followed by a discussion led by Alice Butler, writer and co-curator of aemi.

The films in the Hugh Lane’s 2018 Spring series have been selected by Jessica O’Donnell, Head of Education and Alice Butler.

Cost- Free, no booking required

Time- 13.30

Event- The Dumb Waiter

Location- The Viking Theatre @ the Shed, above Connolly’s – The Sheds at 198 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3

Description- Killing time is hard. But killing time is what Gus and Ben do. A cup of tea always helps. And a read of the paper. And a bit of chat. Laughter and suspense await in… Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter.

First performed in 1960 and regarded as one of Pinter’s finest plays, The Dumb Waiter is as relevant today as when it was premiered.

The newly formed Loose Tea Company is delighted to present this explosive dark comedy at The Viking Theatre as their launch production.

Cost- €15

Time- 20.00

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