- My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:
Event- If We Got More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You (more dates)
Location- Project Arts Centre
Description- A raucous and unlikely romantic drama, twenty feet up. Ennis. Halloween. There’s a party to get to and Mikey and Casey have everything they need…. Booze. Cash. Drugs. Each other. The only problem is they’re stuck. Stuck on a roof. Stuck together. And as they wait for the guards to stop circling the house, they find out there are some truths you can’t climb down from.
Event- Trad Session (weekly event)
Location- Mother Reilly’s, Rathmines
Description- An open trad music session
Event- The Lounge Quintet (weekly event)
Location- Leeson Lounge, upper Leeson Street
Description- Jazz gig
Event- Dublin Bluegrass Collective (weekly event)
Location- Sin É, Ormond Quay
Description- Weekly gig
Location- The Little Museum
Description- The 1950s is often described as a dark decade in Irish history. But amidst the gloom, a small group of fashion designers – mostly women – found international fame. Now a brilliant new exhibition at the Little Museum salutes the talent and courage of these fashion pioneers.
Event- Wallis Bird concert for Tradfest (more events)
Description- She moved next to London, releasing her debut album, ‘Spoons’, in 2008, while ‘New Boots’, its 2009 follow-up, earned her a Meteor Award as Best Newcomer. She describes her new release ‘Home’ as ‘the happy ending’ and a ‘thank you letter’ to her partner. Bird will launch the album in September, returning to her roots with a series of intimate performances in small venues. We are delighted that this vivacious, joyful and colourful talent will join the bill for TradFest 2018.
Cost- Doors 20.00. events 20.30
Location- Irish Museum Of Modern Art
Description- Artist Brian Maguire discusses his current IMMA exhibition with Sarah Glennie, Director, NCAD. This talk explores Maguire’s research and recent visits to Syria, as it relates to his ongoing interests in social and political situations and approaches painting as a gesture of solidarity.
Event- Brand New Tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot (other dates)
Location- Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Description- Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this spammier than ever production is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Join King Arthur as he travels with his hapless Knights of the Round Table on a divine mission to locate the elusive Holy Grail – with uproarious consequences.
Cost- Tickets start at €25
Event- Pierre Bensusan concert for Tradfest (more events)
Location- City Hall
Description- Over the past 44 years, acoustic guitar virtuoso and vocalist Pierre Bensusan has taken his unique sound to all corners of the globe. Described as a ‘genius’ by the likes of Jon Gomm and Melody Maker, immortalised by the tune ‘Bensusan’ written in tribute by the late Michael Hedges, and referenced as an important inspiration to many other great musicians, Pierre Bensusan is a multi award-winning artist whose music transcends genre and time.
Time- Doors 19.30, show 20.00
Event- Epic, The Irish Emigration Museum (other dates)
Location- CHQ building
Description- EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive experience located in Dublin’s Docklands. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.
Cost- Adults €14, children €7
Time- 10.00-18.45, last entry 17.00 Mon-Sun
Event- Ha’Penny Flea Market (weekly event)
Location- Grand Social
Description- The Grand Social on Lower Liffey Street hosts a weekly Indoor Market every Saturday from 12 noon ’til 6pm.The Market has a mish mash of stalls ranging from Vintage Clothes, Designer threads, Vinyl Records, Retro Furniture, Contemporary Crafts, Bric a brac, Chic Jewellry, Books and lots more.
Time- 12.00- 18.00
Event- Comedy Night (weekly event)
Location- Accents Lounge
Description- Accents Coffee & Tea Lounge is an alcohol-free place to socalise in Dublin City Centre. They are making sober sexy – offering all your Irish favourite entertainment in a cosy, welcoming and inclusive environment.
Event- Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh plays for Tradfest (more events)
Location- Rathfarnham Castle
Description- Mairéad will be joined for this special performance by renowned harpist Cormac De Barra.
Time- Doors 15.30, show 16.00
Event- Geonology Workshop
Location- The Irish Family History Centre
Description- Come along to our interactive session on how to research your Irish Family History. This Q&A will be conducted by a team of genealogists from the Irish Family History Centre. Learn from the experts about all things family history related and let them help you build your family tree. Use interactive display screens to uncover more about your Irish roots. Discover more about Ireland’s Emigration and Migration.
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