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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event- Natural History Museum Tour

Location- Natural History Museum, Merrion St Upper

Description- It’s time for our annual tour of the Natural History Museum! Curator Nigel Monaghan will be giving us a detailed tour of the museums vast collection, which is composed of nearly 2 million specimens! The collection dates back to 1792 with about 1 million insects, and incredible specimens of mammals and birds, both from Ireland and abroad. We will even get to go up the balconies, normally closed off to the public. So grab your chance to see some amazing specimens that the museum holds behind closed doors

Cost- Free, but sign up necessary

Time- 12.00-14.00

Event- MyOmniplex Secret Screening

Location- Omniplex Rathmines

Description- Do you want to be the first to see a major new film before its release in Ireland? The catch is, you don’t know what you’re seeing until the film starts!

Cost- €10

Time- 18.45


Event- Morrissey Aftershow Party

Location- The Grand Social35 Liffey Street Lower

Description- Back to back Smiths & Moz tracks all night long as we celebrate Morrisseys 3Arena show earlier that night.

Cost- Free

Time- 22.30- 03.00

Event- Introduction to Buddhism Workshop

Location- Grand Hotel, Malahide

Description- Come along and learn about the most influential of all the wisdom traditions. Buddhism and its unique philosophy is practiced by over a billion people around the globe.

This workshop will give you a basic understanding of Buddhism – it’s origin, philosophy and core teachings. If you’re interested or curious about all things Buddhist this is a great place to start!

Cost- €15

Time- 19.30-21.00


Event- Homebeat Presents : Christian Loffler & Ensemble (LIVE)

Location- The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street

Description- We are so delighted to welcome back our dear friend Christian Loffler for a super special live A/V performance with the beautiful strains of Mohna on vocals and backed for one very special evening by a live string ensemble.

No ordinary evening of electronic music, this promises to be a unique telling of Christan’s soft and hypnotic music in the perfect setting.

Cost- €12-25 (Online tickets sold out but there are tickets available at the door on a first-come-first-served basis)

Time- 20.00-23.00

Event- Fear/Fun Live #2

Location- Bello Bar, 1 Portabello Harbour

Description- Fear/Fun is the new live show podcast on the HeadStuff Podcast Network, hosted by Claire Beck and friends. We bring a group of strangers together in a room to ask one question: What is your biggest fear?

After the SMASH SUCCESS* of the first recording, we’re coming back to do it all again. As an audience member you get: Two episodes with Claire and special guest panelists recording live on stage. Participate as much or as little as you like. Guerilla Problem Solving – cheaper than therapy and totally anonymous! To answer the question “What is your biggest fear?” and hear others confess their own.

Cost- €7-10

Time- 20.00-22.30


Event- Macbeth (more dates)

Location- Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Description- The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare’s most fear-filled tragedy erupts in this kinetic, blood-thirsty production. Brings vividly to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters.

Cost- €20/38

Time- 19.30

Event- Leonard Cohen Tribute Band: In My Secret Life (more dates)

Location- The Button Factory, Temple Bar

Description- Leonard Cohen Tribute Band: In My Secret Life are delighted to bring their 2 hour performance of Leonard Cohen’s music

Cost- €22-25

Time- 19.00


Event- Mary Black Sings Jimmy Mac

Location- Pavilion Theatre, Marine Raod, Dun Laoghaire

Description- Mary Black and her legendary band are back on tour in Ireland in Spring 2018 to promote her new album Mary Black sings Jimmy Mac.

Cost- €35

Time- 20.00

Event- Candlelight Movement and Meditation – A cosy evening of self care

Location- Samadhi Yoga, Cow’s Lane

Description- M O V E: A slow sequence focusing on bringing awareness in, moving away from our usual state of doing to a state of simply being. This flow will give us peace, space and a sense of gratitude for the body. M E D I T A T E: Our meditations will focus on grounding and giving ourselves lots of love and kindness during what can be a busy time for everyone.

Deeply nourishing and healing for your body, mind and spirit. Take time to slow down, get cosy and hibernate.

Cost- €25

Time- 19.00-21.00


Event- The Last Discotekken Jungle Book Party

Location- The Sugar Club, Leeson Street

Description- Screening of the classic 1967 film from 9pm followed by live music and DJs.

Cost- €6/13

Time- 21.00

Event- Porcelain Matinee (more dates)

Location- Abbey Theatre

Description- In June 2017, the Abbey Theatre received a script for a new play by Margaret Perry, a 27 year old playwright from Cork. The world premiere of Margaret’s play – Porcelain – in full production takes to the Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre this February.

Porcelain explores the real-life tragedy of Bridget Cleary, who was murdered in 1895. The play weaves past and present, myth and fact to explore the parallel stories of two Irish women in a modern-day thriller:

Tipperary, 1895. Bridget Cleary’s not feeling quite herself. Her husband believes she has been taken by fairies and a changeling left in her place, with devastating consequences. London, 2018. Hat is a new mother. She has a great life. So why does she want to disappear?

Cost- €18-20

Time- 14.30

Children’s Event- Scene + Heard: The Curious World of Maggie the Brave

Location- Smock Alley Theatre

Description- Maggie is completely sick of it: of hospital visits, of cancelled birthday parties, of having nobody at the end of her seesaw. But is she allowed to feel ‘sick’ of it when she’s as fit as a fiddle? Children’s theatre.

Cost- €6/10

Time- 15.00


Event- The Dublin Flea Market

Location- Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

Description- It has over 70 stalls of quality second-hand, collectibles, vintage, retro and antiques including vinyl, books, clothes and furniture. Running since 2008 it has become one of the City’s best loved markets with an enthusiastic community of returning traders and visitors. Come down and join us for one of the best days out in the City.

Cost- Free

Time- 11.00-17.00

Event- Singalong Social Beyonce -vs- Lady Gaga

Location- MVP, Clanbrassil Street

Description- Join us on Sunday 25th of February when we’ll be taking over the top floor of our local boozer, MVP, in Dublin 8 and transforming it into a Gaga vs Beyoncé wonderland. Doors are at 7.30pm and we’ll be singing by 8.30pm sharp.

We’ll be playing some of our favourite songs by each artist. You will be our choir. For this choir, you don’t need to practice. You don’t need to know the words. Heck, you don’t even need to be able to sing. This is about caterwauling along to your favourite Gaga and Beyoncé songs in the company of friends and strangers.

Cost- €9 inc booking fee or €10 at the door

Time- 19.30-22.30


Children’s Event- Drop-in family session: Expressive Colour

Location- Atrium of the National Gallery

Description- Join us for a free art-making workshop where children and their parents/guardians/carers are encouraged to work together on creative projects. Today’s workshop will be led by artist Sarah Edmondson, and will take the works of Emil Nolde as inspiration.

Drop-in and stay for as long (or as little!) as you wish! These workshops are suitable for children of all ages.

Cost- Free, no booking required

Time- 11.30-13.30

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