The sun is out, which means we’re all dying to get out of the office and enjoy the fine weather.
There’s such a great buzz around the city so there’s no excuse to stay inside watching Netflix – you’ll have time enough for that once the rain returns.
Here are a few events worth checking out…
Go to an open mic night
This is genuinely one of the most underrated ways to spend an evening in Dublin. Our city is full of incredibly talented musicians and you can hear many of them for free at venues across the city – try the Apollo Sessions @ The Bleeding Horse on Sundays, The Circle Sessions @ The International Bar on Mondays, Song Cycle @ Whelans on Mondays, That’s It @ Sin É on Mondays and Open Mic @ The Barbers on Thursdays.
Musician? Just pop along and get involved!
The run of brilliant musicals at the Bórd Gáis Energy Theatre continues with this Bill Kenwright production, which is one of just three shows to surpass 10,000 performances in London’s West End. Tickets are €20-€55 and it runs from 28 March to 8 April.
A Night For Pieta House
A amazing line-up of Irish music and all for a great cause! Villagers’ Conor O’Brien, Aslan’s Christy Dignam and Duke Special are just three of the acts signed up to play this special Olympia Theatre gig in aid of suicide and self-harm crisis prevention centre Pieta House this Sunday night. Tickets are €20.
Humans Need Not Apply
Artificial intelligence is one of the most interesting developments of our time and this free exhibition at the Science Gallery asks the question: ‘In an automated world, will it be time to put humans out to pasture?’. It runs until 21 May but is closed on Mondays – find out more here.
Booka Brass Band at The Sugar Club
Electric Picnic may have sold out in a few minutes but you can still channel some Salty Dog vibes at The Sugar Club this Thursday 30 March. Booka Brass Band will be bringing their unique groove to one of our favourite venues in Dublin and tickets are a steal at €17.50.
Five Lamps Arts Festival
This festival runs from Thurs 30 March to Thurs 6 April, incorporating gigs, exhibitions, workshops, walks, picnics and much more. It aims to showcase the region of Portland Row, North Strand Road, Seville Place, Amiens Street and Killarney Street and promote social inclusion through the arts. Find out more here.