The Events You Need To Check Out This Weekend - January 2nd to 4th 2015


With plenty on this weekend, you can avoid getting sucked into the trap of a boring January. From concerts to film screenings, there's loads of choice regardless of budgets, so read on for our pick of the best events this weekend.

Ireland Showbands – 'Do You Come Here Often'

'Do You Come Here Often' is the Showband Show featuring the original stars that takes you back to the days of first love, winkle pickers and beehives. The world was a much more innocent place in the 'Ballrooms of Romance' and this live show (on tomorrow night) transports you back to a more glamorous era. This show, starring Brendan Bowyer, DJ Curtain, Philomena Begley, Brian Coll and many more will be sure to have your feet tapping.


The Vibe for Philo 2015

This is a much loved commemoration of all aspects of the iconic Thin Lizzy front man's career, from its humble teen beginnings right up to super rock stardom. Beginning nearly three decades ago in the unassuming back room of a pub, the concert has steadily grown into an internationally recognised event drawing audiences from all over the world. Prepare for some Dancing in the Moonlight this Sunday night during what will be a moving show.


William Turner Documentary Screening

This free screening of a documentary about the life and works of William Turner is a fantastic opportunity to understand the man behind some of the most stunning art in our National Gallery. In the early 1900's Henry Vaughan bequeathed 31 watercolours by William Turner to the National Gallery of Ireland with the requirement that they could only be exhibited in January. The reason for the stipulation was to protect the works from the effects of sunlight, which is at its weakest that month. Although with modern lighting and technology this could be overcome, the gallery has been true to his wishes and the paintings are on display only during the first month of each year. The screening takes place at 2pm on Saturday in the National Gallery, no booking necessary.


Tributes: Marvin Gaye & D'Angelo

This Saturday, The Sugar Club will host a fantastic night of tributes, saluting two of the greatest artists of soul. Bring in January with the smooth, soul sounds of Marvin Gaye and D'Angelo, followed by a golden oldie after party with Watermelon and DJ Scully on the decks.


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.