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7 Deadly Things Going On In Dublin This Weekend

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It’s that time of week again where last weekend’s hangover has finally left us be – and we start thinking about what we’re (and our hearts, heads and feelings) are going to get stuck into this weekend. 

Thus continuing the Circle of Life. 

This weekend has loads going on, with activities suited to the faint-hearted and not so much. Food, drinks and fun – all you have to do is choose…

1. Dublin Quays Festival 

Dublin Quays Festival is taking place for the first time from August 17 – 20 in several venues along the quays.

The venues are hosting a load of free gigs with some really worthwhile acts including Alison Spittle, Birds of Olympus, Maria Kelly and Kicking Bird.

And the best bit? It’s totally free. 

2. Free Film Screening – I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake is a 2016 drama film directed by Ken Loach and written by Paul Laverty. It stars Dave Johns as Daniel Blake, who is denied employment and support allowance despite his doctor finding him unfit to work. Hayley Squires co-stars as Katie, a struggling single mother whom Daniel befriends.

The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and the Prix du public at the 2016 Locarno International Film Festival.

Connolly Youth Movement – Dublin is hosting a free screening of the film in the O’Riordan -Redmond Room of Connolly Books this Saturday. More info here

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3. Alison Spittle Live Podcast

Returning to the Workman’s as part of the inaugural Dublin Quays Festival, The Alison Spittle Show is a live podcast recording, a “punk version of the most unpunk thing in the world” – the humble chat show. 

Each month Alison talks to a special guest in front of a live audience (in association with Headstuff.org). Alison’s guests are comedian Shane Clifford and writer Aidan Comerford.

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4. Batman Forever 90’s Knight

Like Batman? Miss the 90s? And enjoy wearing tights?

Then this is the perfect event for you. 

Come bask in the neon glow of Joel Schumacher’s outrageously decadent BATMAN FOREVER and join the movie fanatics at The Lighthouse Cinema beforehand for a purple, pink and green-tinged Batman Forever party in their dreamy bar complete with themed cocktails and epic soundtracks.

Costumes appreciated and encouraged. Get your tickets right here

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5. DIP all day at Dolymount Park

Good tunes, fine dancing and a chance to support some local DJs/music makers in a totally Dublin setting. DIP all day at Dolymount Park kicks off at 4pm and goes on until late. 

6. YogaHub Teacher Training Open Day

Keen to develop a new skill, and get bendy at the same time?

We’ve got just the thing. 

YogaHub are hosting a Yoga Teacher Training Open Day – talking you through all there is to know about being the bendiest instructor in town. The practice will end with a Q & A with some of their teacher trainers. 

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7. And finally, The Core Project – Exhibition Launch

‘The Core Project’ exhibition is a large-scale installation featuring over 150 videos from participants across the globe, filmed live answering a question that they have not previously seen. By withholding the question, artist Matthew Nevin removes the participant’s ability to prepare, producing a series of natural and behavioural nuances within an international cultural context.

This interesting event is set to take place at Rua Red in Tallaght, from 2pm on Saturday.

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Absolutely loads on. 

Now all you have to do is choose…

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7 Deadly Things Going On In Dublin This Weekend

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It’s that time of the week again when we’ve forgotten about the horrors of last weekend’s hangover, and start dreaming about the possibilities of this weekend.

Hopes are high, inhibitions are low – and we’re still dreading checking our bank balance, but we’ll manage somehow. 

We’ve tried to cover something for everyone. Now all you have to do is choose…

1. Sound Check, Science Gallery

Trinity College’s incredible Science Gallery is kicking off its newest exhibition Sound Check this weekend which will see visitors become performers alongside hackers, designers and scientists, inventing new instruments and collaborating to explore the outer edge of sound. 

The works presented in the exhibition delve into the moment between practice and performance, design and reality, where new musical tools make us hear our world differently.

And the best bit? It’s totally free. 


2. Redhead Fest, Bar Rua

Bar Rua are having a redhead festival to celebrate their ginger roots.

This includes a day of live music and a celebration of all things ginger. Proceeds from the event will be going to the charity MS Ireland. No tickets needed, just head on down during the day. 

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3. Dublin Kite Fest

A day out for all the family, Dublin Kite Festival is the perfect way to shake off the cobwebs and breathe in some fresh air. 

Taking place on Sunday, June 18 at North Bull Island, Clontarf. 

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4. Humans of the sesh presents: Techno and Cans

Exactly what it says on the tin. 

The Facebook event provides endless entertainment and is only a taster of what is to be expected on the night. The event description reads: ‘ Come watch us play bangers, drink cans, smoke fags and talk shite’

Tickets here.

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5. Taste of Dublin

A celebration of all things food and all things Dublin, Taste of Dublin returns to the Iveagh Gardens this weekend to showcase four days of food heaven. 

Enjoy signature dishes with flavours of the world from Dublin’s finest restaurants, learn tricks of the trade from world-class chefs and sample the delectable offerings of gourmet food and drink producers all in one stunning setting. 

Buy tickets here

6. Dublin Bay Gin Cruise

The cruise will have a full Gin Workshop, and Gin types include crystal, strawberry, rosé and more. Running from 4pm – 6pm, and leaves from East Pier at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Tickets are only €40 quid – and yes, that includes allll the gin.

Best bit? The weekend is meant to be an absolute scorcher.

Buy tickets here

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7. And finally, Dumpling Masterclass, Lucky Tortoise @ The Hill Pub 

Dumpling Masterclasses at The Hill Pub are quite spectacular. For just €25, you get to learn the tricks of the dumpling trade, hone your Asian grub craft and then feast on them with sides and dipping sauces. 

Book on eat@luckytortoise.com or via their Facebook page.

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