Top 5 Dublin events: March 11

By Peter Dlhopolec / March 11, 2020
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Read an overview of events in Dublin on March 11.

Before you enjoy a pick of five Dublin events, here is a tiny but interesting fact from the past. Brothers Kenneth and Keith Littlejohn, who had robbed a bank, escaped from Mountjoy Prison, nicknamed The Joy, located in the centre of Dublin, in 1974.  

And now, it is about time to escape from your daily routine and look at the top five Dublin events:

1| The Big Music Quiz

Come compete with others to Token, a new venue in Dublin. The place hosts events, gaming and not gaming-related, ranging from film screenings to board game meet-ups to pinball leagues to eating challenges to beer tastings. This time, you and your teammates will, however, have to get music questions right. Prizes worth over €100 are waiting for you. Each team can be made up from six members max.

Venue: Token, 72-74 Queen Street, Smithfield, D7

Time: 19:30-22:30

Admission: €6/player. Buy tickets here.

Westlife won the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Song of 2019 on March 5, 2020.

2| Riff Raff Comedy

Riff Raff brings you the best stand-up comedians from Ireland and beyond every Wednesday at The Chelsea Drugstore. Doors open at 8:30. Previous acts include Dave McSavage, Chris Kent, Joanne McNally, Kevin McGahern, and Alison Spittle.

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Venue: The Chelsea Drugstore, 25 South Great George’s Street, D2

Time: 8:30-22:30. The show starts at 21:15. 

Admission: free. Register for a ticket here.

3| Pierrot Le Fou (film)

The Irish Film Institute will pay tribute to Anna Karina (1940-2019), legendary figure of the French New Wave and muse of Jean-Luc Godard. The Institute will screen the film Pierrot le Fou, in which Karina stars as the unforgettable Marianne Renoir. Godard had shot five films with Karina before this masterpiece. 

Story: Ferdinand/Pierrot (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is an unhappily married man who flees Paris for the south of France with Marianne, his babysitter and ex-girlfriend who is on the run from gangsters,” the Institute outlines a storyline of this film. 

Venue: Irish Film Institute

Time: 18:30

Admission: €13. Book your ticket here.

4| Anything Goes (musical comedy)

Following the sell-out success of their 2019 production of Jekyll & Hyde, award-winning musical society DMDS returns to Pavilion Theatre with this hilarious musical comedy set on the S.S. American ocean liner. Come along and meet Reno, a brassy evangelist turned nightclub singer, Billy our hero, Hope his love and her domineering mother Evangeline, as well as gangsters, molls, angels and sailors.

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Venue: Pavilion Theatre

Time:  20:00

Admission: €22. Book your ticket here.  

5| SASHA VELOUR: Smoke & Mirrors

“Smoke & Mirrors”, Sasha Velour’s first one-queen theatre tour, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. She introduces audiences to her artistry through 13 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances. For example, she will explode into rose petals, vanish in a puff of smoke, saw herself in half, conjure a rainstorm, even transform into a tree.

But the real magic is the way that these illusions and deceptions serve to unmask deeper truths, sparking fresh analysis of gender, fame, family, and the importance of dreaming big and living life over-the-top.

The show features the music of Annie Lennox, Whitney Houston, Shirley Bassey, Judy Garland, Celine Dion, Sia, Nina Simone, Le Tigre and more.

Venue: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Time: 20:00

Admission: from €37.50. Book your ticket here.

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