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My top picks of events happening in Dublin this week:


Event- Dracula

Location- Smock Alley Theatre

Description-In the echoing confines of a Victorian mental asylum an incarcerated man struggles to convince a watching gaggle of doctors of the extraordinary truth of an immortal shape-shifter – more monster than man – who lives through the consumption of human blood. As he desperately strives to piece his fragmented mind and rememberings together to make sense of the unthinkable horrors that befell him and his missing comrades, he comes to realise he is fighting not just for his sanity, but his very living soul…

121 years after it first sent chills throughout the world Quintessence Theatre bring Stoker’s horrific masterpiece vividly back to life in a new innovative, unsettling, and physically sensuous adaptation.

Stylised and expressionistic in both performance and design, with a multi-rolling ensemble cast of five, Quintessence use their unique dazzling physical ensemble theatre techniques to breathe new life into old horror, providing a slick visual feast and haunting atmosphere Stoker himself would envy.

Cost- €12

Time- 14.00

Event– Model Railway & Hobbies Exhibition

Location- St. Paul’s College, Raheny

Description- The Model Railway Society of Ireland is proud to be hosting its bi-annual exhibition this year over the October Bank Holiday weekend.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 11.00-17.00


Children’s Event– Dracula’s Disco

Location- Meeting House Square, Temple Bar

Description- Get in the spooky spirit with Dracula’s own DJ, spinning the decks and scratching vinyl at our outdoor family dance party!

Dracula’s Disco returns to Meeting House Square with DJ Will Softly on The Ark’s outdoor stage, complete with confetti cannons to inspire some seriously deadly dancing!

This fun-packed and energetic DJ set will be perfect for young ghosties, ghouls and music-loving little monsters.

So get on your feet and have a blast – come along in costume and show off your demonic dance moves!

This is an outdoor event – protected from the elements by Meeting House Square’s giant umbrellas, but you should dress for the temperature.

Suitable for children aged 5+ (Children must be accompanied by an adult).

Cost- FREE ENTRY on a first come basis

Time- 14.00-16.00


Event– The Halloween Quiz

Location- Cineworld, Parnell Street

Description- Join us on Tuesday, October 30 for our next quiz! Our quiz will relate to all things From the world of Horror movies.

Comment on their facebook page here if you want a table, and don’t forget you must give them your Horror themed team name.  If we ‘Like’ your comment then you have a table!  Places are limited so first come, first served.

Same rules as always, Free Entry, a maximum of 4 to a team, Over 18s and table reservations are essential

Cost- Free Entry

Time- 19.00

Event– Indian Classical Dance & Music

Location- Third Space Smithfield

Description- Welcome Café is delighted to host a Classical Indian Kathak dance, Sarod and Tabla concert as part of a large festival taking place in Ireland this autumn.

The Indian Classical Music Society of Ireland promotes Indian classical music and musicians in Ireland. Their aim is to share the richness of Indian classical music through concerts and workshops.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 19.00-21.30


Children’s Event– Children’s Event: Magical Plants

Location- National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin

Description- It’s all about Magical Plants this Hallowe’en in our Witch’s Garden! Join the coven to find out more about using garlic to ward off vampires, plants for potions and spells, poisonous plants, and even some rarely seen invisible plants. Come and see just how spooky plants can really get…

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 11.00/11.30


Event– Dublin Independent Film Festival

Location- Lighthouse Cinema, smithfield

Description- We’re so excited to welcome you to our first Dublin Independent Film Festival, in the home of Guinness and Irish cinema! An event organized for both independent filmmakers and cinema-goers who love to discover niche films and artists.

The festival’s judges and programmers are coming from different film backgrounds, and are eager to put together an exciting and truly high-quality program of indie films. Dublin Independent Film Festival’s aim is to discover new talent, films and filmmakers with potential, and to recognize the collaborative work this artform is funded on.

Stay tuned for our program announcement in the coming weeks!

Cost- Varies

Time- 18.00-23.00

Event– International Stout Festival

Location- Guinness Storehouse, St. James’s Gate, Dublin 8

Description- When you’re home to the world’s most iconic stout, International Stout Day deserves more than just one day of celebration.

That’s why, at the Guinness Storehouse, we’re hosting an International Stout Festival.

From the 1st – 4th of November, we’ll be celebrating all things stout, and we want you to be a part of it!

So grab your friends and join us across four days of festivities with live entertainment, beer tutorials and Guinness inspired food pairings! Where better to applaud this iconic beer style than at the Home of Guinness?

Cost- From €18.50

Time- 18.00


Children’s Event– Animation Art Show Exhibition & Auction 2018

Location- The Ark, 11a Eustace Street

Description- The Ark is delighted to welcome back the Animation Art Show – a FREE family friendly exhibition and auction of artwork donated by animation professionals and students. The proceeds of the event will go directly to Irish children’s charities. Since the first auction in 2012, the event has raised over €55, 000!!

Everyone is invited to pop in to The Ark and view the amazing artwork in the FREE exhibition over the mid-term break. If you see something that you like and you want to put in a bid, then come along to the auction on Sunday November 4th from 2pm- 6pm!

Cost- Free

Time- 10.30-16.30


Event– Dublin Tribal Fusion Adventures with Sundari

Location- Temple Lane Studios, 2 Curved Street, Temple Bar

Description- 5 weeks of tribal fusion classes in Dublin! Each class will start with conditioning & drills.  We will focus on certain technical aspect each class and work on that through different exercises and drills. Later we will combine it in short dance sequence that will be developed each class.

Registration:Please send an email to sundari.bellydance@gmail .com to reserve your spot.

Cost- Drop in €17, 5 weeks €75

Time- 19.30

Event– Beetlejuice – 30th Anniversary

Location- The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street

Description- Back by popular demand… Beetlejuice – 30th Anniversary Halloween Screening
Thursday 1st November at The Sugar Club. Doors 7:30pm, screening 8pm

Cost- €12.50

Time- 19.30-22.30


Children’s Event– Halloween potion making workshop

Location- Ballyroan Library, Ballyroan

Description- Try your hand at making potions in this Halloween themed workshop. Please note that this is a family event, parent and guardians are encouraged to stay and help out. Suitable for children aged 7-11 years only.

Cost- Free but booking required here

Time- 11.30-12.30


Event– Creative Time Summit – Dublin screening & panel discussion

Location- Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre, NCAD

Description- Join us for this international convening for thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics.

As an official off-site host, Create, Fire Station Artists’ Studios and the National College of Art and Design’s MA in Socially Engaged Art and Further Education are delighted to partner again to host this exciting live streaming of the Creative Time Summit, an annual presentation of the world’s leading socially engaged artists and activists, coming this year direct from Miami, Florida.

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 15.00-23.00

Event– Murder One Festival

Location- Smock Alley Theatre, Exchange Street

Description-Ireland’s international crime writing festival

Cost- Some elements are free, some are ticketed, check here for more info

Time- 18.00


Children’s Event– Guided Family Spooktacular Cycle

Location- Park Gate Street entrance of the Phoenix Park

Description- Join us for some Family Fun. Cycle along and Listen to tales of the unexpected…. Let the kids answer the question hunt and crack the code. Collect items for the witches cauldron.

Cost- €10 ticket only, additional fees for bike rental

Time- 15.30


Event– Festival del Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead Festival

Location- Archbishop Byrne Hall, Synge Street

Description- LASC and Radio Latina en Dublin, together with Latin American community organisations, are delighted to be collaborating in organising a festival for the Day of the Dead, known in Latin America by several names, including “El día de los muertos”, “Día de los difuntos”, or “Todos Santos”. In Ireland, we have Samhain, which has now largely been taken over by its globalised cousin, Halloween.

The festival will combine traditions, culture and art from Latin America and Ireland, celebrating the day with music, dance, children’s art and games, exhibitions and talks. The details will be announced over the coming weeks – stay tuned!

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 14.00-20.00

EventA Fabulous Market

Location- The George, George’s Street

Description- Irish Design & Crafts, family and Kids Friendly, free Tarot Reading, Full Bar, Live Music & Sweet Treats

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 12.00-18.00


Children’s Event– Artzone Animation Camp

Location- Artzone studios, VFI court, Castleside Drive, Rathfarnham

Description- Welcome to the world of Stop Motion Animation: Artzone specialist tutors guide students through the animation movie production process from original concept, scripting, character creation, backdrop building, scene development, shooting and movie editing. Its not like the real thing, it is the real thing!

Cost- €5 per day

Time- 10.00-14.00


Event– Irish Youth Brass Band – Dublin

Location- National Concert Hall

Description- The Irish Youth Brass Band, the youth brass band for the entire island of Ireland, will perform iconic and much loved standards for brass band in a concert taking place in at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on 4 November.

The concert will be a reflective journey around Ireland and the United Kingdom, with music hailing from places and composers across both islands. The performance will feature the iconic The Gael from ‘Last of the Mohicans’, the Welsh traditional military piece Men of Harlech, Percy Grainger’s arrangement of the traditional Irish Tune from County Derry, Cry of the Celts arranged by Peter Graham and the formidable Dark Side of the Moon by Paul Lovatt-Cooper.
This is a family-friendly performance not to be missed!

Cost- €15

Time- 15.30

Event– November Bernard Shaw Flea Market

Location- The Bernard Shaw, South Richmond Street

Description- Guys + Girls Vintage + Clubwear, Showstopper Vintage dresses, Records
Craft, Art from local artists, Bric a Brac, Mega VIBES 🙂

Cost- Free to attend

Time- 12.00-17.00


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

Location- National Wax Museum Plus, Westmorland Street

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- Adults €15, children €10, Family €39

Time- 10.00-18.00


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