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7 Things Going On In The Capital This Weekend

By katedemolder

April 7, 2017 at 11:22am

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Looking for something to do this weekend?

We've got you totally covered. Cracking weather and super sunny times aren't the only things forecast this weekend, as we've got a pretty good selection lined-up for absolutely everyone...

1. Darkness To Light: A Secret Line-Up BYOB Gig

Hosted by Nialler9, this secret shindig is a one-off gig in association with From Darkness to Light and a collaboration between Young Hearts Run Free and Nialler9, especially concocted for Musictown. 

The event will be bringing both new and established Irish artists together, to do some good and get creative at the same time. Taking place in Dlight Studios Dublin (pictured below) the secret gig will provide no details on the performers in advance.

All profits from the show will go towards the Dublin Simon Community. Anddddd, the show is BYOB.

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2. Bodytonic Label Night: Ben Bix EP Launch

Looking for somewhere to party? We've got just the thing

For the April edition of the Bodytonic Label night, musicians Ben Bix and Feather will be playing tunes and having fun in the dreamy surroundings of the Bernard Shaw, South Richmond Street.  

For those of you who don't know him, Ben Bix is a multi instrumentalist producer best known for his work with the band, Meltybrains?. Ben has collaborated with vocalist, Feather, on many projects, and this time is no different. 

Rounding things up will be the Bodytonic DJ's, making it a hat-trick of good music for the good people of Dublin to listen to.

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3. The Tara Building Opening

The incredible Tara Team have spent the last few months transforming a vacant, disused building into a creative co-working community, and are now officially ready to show it off. The space is now ready for use as a co-working floor, office-studio spaces, print studio, gallery and event space.

The event kicks off tonight at 6.30pm 'til late, wuth a whole host of treats awaiting you upon arrival. Including food by Katie Jane Sanderson. drinks from BECKS and aDJ set with Dream Cycles.

Keen to get involved? Check it out right here

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4. Gals Gig For Repeal II

Eight Stories is delighted to be back with a second edition of the lovely Gals Gig for Repeal. This time they are taking over the loft space of the Grand Social, once again hosting music, spoken word and debate under a canopy of twinkling lights.

The line-up includes the lyrical stylings of Anna Cosgrave, tunes by Orla Gartland, Girlfriend, Maija Sofia, Melina Malone, and Ruth Mac, spoken word by Clara Rose Thornton and comedy by Laura Byrne.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite at €9 a pop (plus booking fee). For more information, click here

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5. Rock Against Homelessness

In response to Ireland's shocking homeless crisis, some of the nation’s biggest acts have come together to raise some money and help combat the problem. 


This year's line-up includes Ham Sandwich, Finbar Furey, The Blizzards, Delorentos, Paul Cleary, Ivy Nations, August Wells – plus special guests — who will all play an incredible concert in aid of Ireland’s most in need.

Homeless musician Danny Bracken, accompanied by Paul Brady and Dave Fleming, will also perform on the night. 

For more information on the gig of the weekend, check out the Facebook event right here

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6. Restorative Yoga Workshop and Head Massage Workshop

Looking for something a little more zen?

Teacher Claudia will guide you through a relaxing and nourishing workshop, opening with Pranayama (Conscious breathing exercises), working through some warming yoga postures and moving into the restorative part of the practice with head massage to sooth the mind. The workshop will finish with a mindful guided Yoganidra.

Tickets are priced at €30. For more information, check out their Facebook event page. Namaste. 

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7. And finally, A Clueless and 90's Party

And no, we're not joking. 

Popcorn (at The Sugar Club) on Leeson Street will be hosting a Clueless and 90's Party this Saturday night from 8pm, showcasing the film that launched a thousand motorised closets.

 Expect cocktails, table service and a whole lot of plaid, as the dress code is strictly 90's. For more information, check out the event right here

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Looks like a pretty good line-up to us.

Got any more tips? Let us know in the comments. 

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