We've teamed up with Dublin Gazette to bring you the best events on in the city this weekend.
Calling all Drag Race fans – four of the show’s biggest queens will make their way to the capital this weekend!
Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act and Darienne Lake will all take to the Olympia stage on Friday evening for the ABCD tour.
Expect a night of glitz and glam, packed with showstopping performances to boot. Adore, Bianca, Courtney and Darienne are some of the major breakout stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race in the last few years, with their stars constantly rising, so if you call yourself a drag fan, this is one not to be missed.
There’s limited tickets still available on Ticketmaster now, for what’s sure to be one of the biggest drag events of the Christmas season.
Zero Waste Christmas Festival
This Sunday, there’s a unique Christmas fair taking place at the Green Door Market in Bluebell, aimed at those looking to tackle waste this festive season.
Zero Waste Festival will have talks, workshops, swap-shops and a market, all dedicated to helping you reduce your waste this Christmas.
During the day-long event, there will also be tips on cutting down on waste from food and packaging, gifts and wrapping, decorations and festive dressing and even pre-Christmas cleaning!
From making better choices of materials, to reusing and upcycling what is already out there, there will be something to be learned for everyone.
Zero Waste Festival Ireland is a volunteer run event and this time there is free entry to the info-stands, swap-shops, market and drop-in workshops. A talks and workshop pass - €10/€8 concession - is needed to access the talks and workshops on the mezzanine level. Tickets priced at €3 are also required for the 'Tree-planting with Santa' event.
For more information, head over here.
Late Late Toy Show
It’s a time-honoured tradition that’s come around once again – this Friday will see the Late Late Toy Show taking to our screens!
Hosted by Ryan Tubridy, it’s an occasion to gather friends or family around to take part in Toy Show bingo, to join in the conversation on social media and to see what Santa’s going to bring kids across the country this festive season.
Always jam packed with laughs (even if they’re not on purpose!), it’s a must watch for the festive season and one worth staying in for.
If you’re looking to head out, however, The Fourth Corner on Patrick Street will be holding a Toy Show drinking game from 9pm – with Christmas jumpers an absolute must!
Trocaire Gala concert
This year’s Christmas Gala Concert in aid of Trócaire returns on Sunday, December 2nd.
Set to be held at Mount Argus Church, Harold's Cross, Trócaire will once again present a wonderful evening of festive songs and carols to start the Christmas Season, after a sell-out concert in 2017.
The concert will take place in aid of Trócaire’s work in over 20 of the world’s poorest countries.
Joe Duffy will be the MC for the night and will be accompanied by a host of well-known artists and choirs performing seasonal favourites. This promises to be a lovely evening of entertainment to help put you in the Christmas spirit, with tickets available for free with suggested donation of €10.
On the night, there will be performances by Margaret Keys, The Mornington Singers Vladimir Jablokov, Davide Antochi, The Two Tenors: Niall Morris & Peter O'Reilly, Belvedere College Choir, Fr. Brian D'Arcy.
To get your free tickets, just email Grainne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gigs This Weekend
NOVEMBER 30 (FRIDAY)
- Jade Bird @ Whelan’s, €17
- Vistas @ Whelan’s (Upstairs), €13
- The Redneck Manifesto @ Vicar Street, €30
- Wild Youth @ The Academy, sold out
- Christine and the Queens @ RDS, €54.50
DECEMBER 1 (SATURDAY)
- The Riptide Movement @ Vicar Street, €25
- Cry Monster Cry @ Whelan’s (Upstairs), €15
- Def Leppard + Cheap Trick @ 3Arena, €66
- The 4 Of Us @ Whelan’s, €28
- The Skids + Big Country @ The Academy, €30
- Bugzy Malone @ Olympia Theatre, sold out
- Jessie J @ National Stadium, €39.40
DECEMBER 2 (SUNDAY)
- Declan O’Rourke @ Whelan’s, €28
- Hothouse Flowers @ Olympia Theatre, €29
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