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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event- The Unmanageable Sisters – Free First Preview

Location- The Abbey Theatre

Description- We want you to come to your national theatre! Through a series of Free First Previews, we give away thousands of free tickets. In 2018, we’re extending this series to include performances on both our Abbey and Peacock Stages, including The Unmanageable Sisters.

Over one night, the lives of 15 women collide in Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s fêted Quebecois comedy.

Cost- Free on a first-come-first-served basis

Time- Tickets at 18.30, play at 19.30

Event- Prizefight Whiskey Presents: Street Fighter Showdown

Location- Riot, Aston Quay

Description- Sip some whiskey and battle it out for the title of Street Fighter master! 16 competitors will go head-to-head in the classic arcade game. Only one will emerge victorious!

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 21.00


Children’s Event- Engineers Week (more dates)

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

Description- As part of Imaginosity’s commitment to Primary School S.T.E.A.M education, we are proud to be part of Engineers Week 2018. As part of these celebrations the museum will host a diverse and interesting programme of daily events where school groups and museum visitors can explore, discover and experiment with engineering in a fun and interactive way

Cost- €6 per child, for a 2 hour visit to Imaginosity which is split between fun on the museum floor and our accredited DPSM workshop.

Time- 09.30


Event- Ukulele Tuesday

Location- The Stag’s Head

Description- A fun and completely informal music event where people jam on ukuleles and other small instruments. All welcome, with or without their own instruments.

Cost- Free

Time- 20.00

Event- The Temperance Movement gig

Location- The Grand Social

Description- British rock and rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have returned with news of UK & EU tour dates to coincide with the release of their brand new studio album ‘A Deeper Cut’ in early 2018.

Cost- €18.50

Time- 19.30


Event- Grand Hotel screening for the Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Location-  Irish Film Institute

Description- Edmund Goulding’s Oscar winner for Best Picture showcases the talents of some of the brightest stars in cinematic history. Made in 1932, the lavish Grand Hotel in Berlin is ostensibly a place where “nothing ever happens” but that premise falls apart over the course of one memorable day, as the lives and dramas of different guests begin to intertwine. They include Greta Garbo’s Grusinskaya, whose: “I want to be alone” was to go down in history. Cedric Gibbons brings his unmistakable flair to the art-deco production.

Cost- €9

Time- 13.30

Event- Tea and Talk – Coping with Unemployment and Underemployment

Location- Tea Garden, 7 Lower Ormond Quay

Description- This meet up will have two parts. First, we will share our experiences with the difficulties of finding a job in our field in Ireland – or finding a job at all! Next we will share strategies on how to cope with these problems. Your ideas might help others who are facing a difficult situation at the moment.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 18.00


Event- Ruba Shamshoum – Shamat gig

Location- Bagots Hutton

Description- After a fruitful year in which Palestinian musician Ruba Shamshoum launched her debut album ‘Shamat’, and performed her music in several festivals and headline shows in Ireland, the UK and the Middle East, she will be performing a full-band concert at Bagots Hutton on March 1st. Ruba’s music draws from a mixture of influences ranging from rock and jazz to music of the Levant. Her songs are accompanied by melancholic themes and melodic stories which bring the music to distinct places.

Cost- €12

Time- 20.30

Event- Art Night

Location- Third Space Aungier Street

Description- You’ll be creating your own artwork and two wonderful artists, Jacinta Curley and our ArtCraft artist, Scott Buckley, will guide you. Take a friend or come’ll make friends here. You’ll also have some tea, eat some cake and have a fun time. A good way to spend a Thursday evening!

You don’t need to know how to paint and we’ll have all the materials ready for you, so you can simply enjoy your ArtCraft Night. So get your ticket now, because places are limited to 15 and tickets can only be booked online.

Cost- €30-35

Time- 19.00


Event- Have a Nice Day screening for the Audi Dublin International Film Festival 

Location- The Lighthouse Cinema

Description-  Director Liu Jian’s gritty, groundbreaking animated feature is a violent and darkly funny take on the gangster genre. A young driver, in a bid to help overturn his fiancé’s failed plastic surgery, steals a bag of money containing a fortune. This places him on the radar of several unsavoury characters from different backgrounds, who are all drawn into the resulting bloody conflict by their own motives. The action literally follows the money as gangsters, criminals or others struggling to get by get their hands on the cash.

Cost- €13

Time- 20.30

Event- RHA’s Hennessy Lost Friday

Location- RHA Gallery, 15 Ely Place

Description- Following on from 2017’s phenomenal success, the RHA Gallery’s Hennessy Lost Friday returns for its first installment of 2018 with a whole new line-up of colour, creativity and cocktails. Set in the stunning surrounds of the RHA Gallery the night will showcase a mix of Ireland’s most cutting edge and dynamic musicians, DJs, and creatives along-side a world-class exhibitions programme including exhibitions of Grayson Perry, Helena Gorey and Alex Pentek.

Arrive in the early part of the evening and experience a walking tour of Grayson Perry’s tapestries in the extremely popular exhibition The Vanity of Small Differences with RHA Director Patrick T. Murphy, or kick back and relax in front of Perry’s BBC documentary All in the Best Possible Taste

Cost- €20 including two complimentary Hennessy cocktails

Time- 19.30


Event- Grand Social Record Fair

Location-  Grand Social, Lower Liffey Street

Description- Traders with a vast selection of vinyl including, rock, Metal, Indie, Dance, Soul, House, Folk and much more. Hundreds of cds, too, at knock-down prices! Specify what you would like us to bring in the chat down below.

Cost- Free in

Time- 12.00-17.00

Event- Sports & Streetwear Spring Flea Market

Location- The Back Page, Phibsborough

Description- The highly anticipated Flea returns to The Back Page, Phibsboro for 2018? SOCCER, RUGBY, GAELIC GAMES, BASKETBALL, STREETWEAR, AMERICAN SPORTS & MORE!!!
Classic & Vintage Football Shirts, Street Wear, Retro Sportswear, Match Worn sports & Ireland Shirts, Nike, Umbro, Books, DVDs

Cost- Free in

Time- 11.00-16.00


Children’s Event- GAA Museum Junior Explorer Tour for families

Location- GAA Museum, Cusack Stand, Croke Park


Attention weekend early risers! Are you looking for a Saturday morning activity that’s a bit more exciting than a trip to the playground? The family-friendly tour, created to bring to life the magic of the home of Gaelic games for younger visitors, was a sell-out success last year with the countries littlest GAA fans taking over the iconic stadium.

Cost- Adult: €14, Children (ages 3 – 12): €9, Under 3 years: Free of charge

Time- 10.30


Event- Hum Drum. Hip Hop Club

Location- Riot, Aston Quay

Description- The grand launch of Hum Drum. Hip Hop, Soul and whatever else we want to spin. Doors at 9pm for chilled out tunes and warm up drinks. Bangers commence at 10pm. Free entry all night. Drinks specials to be announced. Large dance floor and killer sound system. Classic hits and obscure killers from the golden ages of rap and soul.

Cost- Free in

Time- 21.00

Event- Free Screening: China’s Van Goghs || Part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival Celebrations

location- National Gallery Of Ireland

Description- Like many inhabitants in the village of Dafen, in Shenzhen, China, former peasant farmer Zhao Xiaoyong has mastered the skills to produce replicas of the Western canon’s famous paintings, especially the work of Vincent Van Gogh.

He longs to see the originals, so when an invitation from one of Zhao’s main clients sees him travel to Amsterdam to encounter his inspiration, he sets off on a journey that proves illuminating in unexpected ways.

Cost- Free

Time- 12.30- 14.00

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