The Best Events On In Dublin This Weekend - 16th to 18th January 2015


No plans for the weekend so far? Fret not, we've picked out some cool events happening across the city over the next few days. Read on to find out more..

Mark Lanegan Live at the Academy

Celebrating the release of his most recent album, Imitations, Mark Lanegan will be embarking on a UK tour, kicking things off in Dublin this Saturday and Sunday night. His alternative rock has an almost Tom Waits style to it, and his new record Phantom Radio has a cooler, more calming sound than previous material. Having performed with Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam over the years, this is one well-established rockstar, and this promises to be a lively show.


What Is Performance Art?

This Saturday at 12pm in the Irish Museum of Modern Art artist, Amanda Coogan, presents her paper 'What is Performance Art?'. In which she considers the role of the archive in relations to Irish performance art during the 70s and 80s. Performance Art is relatively unknown by people outside the theatre world, so this nifty beginners guide gives some insight into the fascinating world of performance. While you're out at Kilmainham, why not make a day of it - grab some lunch, and take a look at the exhibitions and collections on display for January.


POGO: Bodytonic present Heidi

In a world overflowing with male DJs, every now and then a female DJ comes along and really makes an impact. Over the past 10 years Heidi has been doing just that, fuelled by her insanely successful BBC1 show and her extremely popular 'Jackathon' parties. A big fan of house and techno, her DJ sets are designed to get even the world's most introverted human out dancing til the wee hours so don't miss her this Saturday night.


Mr Scruff

Mr Scruff is a British electronic music producer hailing from Manchester. Despite the rise in popularity of electronica in recent years, Mr. Scruff has been floating around since the late 90s, and his sound has only improved with age. A frequent visitor to these shores, it has been said that he loves playing to an Irish audience and this gig in the Button Factory should be a musical journey of all things electronic.


Written By

Fíodhna Horan Murphy

Fíodhna is deputy editor of Lovin Dublin and the Lovin Group. She's mad into music, gigs, cans by the canal and anything leopard print.