Looking for something to do this weekend?
Good thing we've teamed up with Dublin Gazette to bring you the best events on in the city this weekend.
The 2018 Simon Home Run
The annual 5 mile Simon Home run takes place this Saturday from 10.30am in the Phoenix Park.
The run aims to get 3,000 involved on October 6th, and raise money to provide homes. Participants can run, jog or walk the five mile route around the beautiful surroundings of the Phoenix Park. There will be kids’ activities on the day with food and entertainment for all the family to enjoy. It’s an enjoyable morning out for an important cause.
All information on the run can be found here and registration will be open on the morning of the Simon Home Run for anyone who gets last minute motivation to take part!
Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival
A new independent short film and music festival will launch in the capital this week, running from Friday October 5th to Sunday October 7th.
Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival aims to bring the best short films from Ireland, Europe and the world for showcase in the capital.
There is every imaginable genre available – drama, comedy, animation, music videos, narrative stories, documentaries and horror, to appeal to all tastes.
The festival is billed as an aid to ‘help build crucial cultural bridges and enhance networking opportunities within the creative industries.’
It will take place in Cineworld on Parnell Street and The Sugar Club, with more information available from disfmf.ie.
Busker Fleadh 2018
Celebrate live performance as the best of independent music is brought together at the Busker Fleadh, taking place in Smithfield Square on Sunday, October 7th.
This free, family-friendly event will showcase some of Ireland’s best musical talent and street performance.
Open to all, there’s something for everyone as a variety of street performers, such as rock bands, singers, choirs and rap artists and much more take over this central venue.
Visitors can discover their new favourite performers and watch as one act is chosen as the winner of The Dublin Busker Fleadh.
The winning act will have the chance to perform live in Whelan’s and will receive a free recording session (valued at €1,000) in Windmill Lane Recording Studios, with a professional sound engineer and digital copy of their recordings.
Inspiring musicians and buskers are welcomed to apply online at buskerfleadh.ie.
J Con 2018
J Con is Ireland's “funnest” anime, manga, cosplay and J culture event, taking place on October 6th and October 7th in Croke Park.
The second instalment of the festival is set to feature special guests, a mix of panels, a fantastic trade hall.
There will also be elements of traditional Japanese Culture like calligraphy and origami, slightly-out-of-the-ordinary events like the All Ireland Rock Paper Scissors Contest, and lots of fun promised by the organisers as well.
For the full schedule of events on the day, and more information, check out jconireland.com.
Spice World 21st Anniversary Screening
To celebrate the 21st birthday of what has been regularly referred to as one of the most important films of a generation, Lighthouse Cinema will be hosting a one-off screening of Spiceworld this Saturday!
Join Geri, Emma, Victoria and the two Mels on a double decker adventure of a life time as they prepare for the biggest concert of their lives at the Royal Albert Hall.
Fancy Dress is encouraged to ‘spice up your life’ for the night, but is entirely optional.
Tickets are available now from the Lighthouse Cinema website.
Aretha vs The Divas singalong social
Unleash your inner diva and celebrate the legendary life of Aretha Franklin upstairs at MVP on Clanbrassil Street in Dublin 8 on Sunday 7th of October.
The night is part of the ‘singalong social’ series, a zero-commitment choir designed for people who can’t sing. You don't have to practice, you don't have to know the words and you don't even need to be able to sing. It's just about singing along to your favourite songs in the company of friends and strangers.
As well as celebrating Aretha, every other diva you can think of will be revelled on the night, including Mariah, Celine, Christina, George, Freddie, Diana Ross, Beyoncé, Adele, Gaga, Barbara Streisand, Elton, and more.
Tickets are €6 + booking fee online or €10 on the door on the night. Doors open at 7.30pm and singing will kick off around 8.30pm, with organisers saying you'll be heading off home full of soul and Diva vibes by 10.30pm.
There will be prizes for the best worst singers and those serving Diva Realness on the night, and 20% of proceeds will be donated to Focus Ireland.
Gigs this weekend:
- Bionic Rats @ The Grand Social – free
- Conor Ward @ Whelans (upstairs) - €10
- Brian Deady @ Whelan’s - €18
- Boy Azooga @ The Grand Social - €13
- They Might Be Giants @ Button Factory - €35
- Paddy Hanna @ Whelan’s (upstairs) - €13
- Don Baker and Rob Strong @ Olympia Theatre - €39
- Octavian @ Academy Green Room - €13
- Everything Everything @ Olympia Theatre - €24
- Grace Petrie @ DC Music Club - €14
- ATSCH @ Workman’s - €10
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