Music, Art, and Entertainment Events in Dublin this Weekend! (07/10 – 09/10)

The city of Dublin is swarming with live concerts, art galleries, pubs, and much more entertainment on a nightly basis. With so much live entertainment, it is often difficult to narrow down the events that are worth attending. 

The following events are listed in no specific order and have been divided up based on their genre and appeal.

1. Soja Live

SOJA, (Soldiers of Jah Army) are a grammy nominated reggae rock band from Arlington Virginia. Formed in 1997 the group is an eight piece band featuring vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, percussion, saxophone and trumpet. With a syncopated and enthusiastic rhythm section, SOJA will bring some good tunes and even better vibes to your Sunday night.

Date –  09 Oct. 2016

Time – 7:00 pm

Location – The Academy, Dublin 1

Price – €30.50

2. Whole Lotta Zep Performs Led Zeppelin IV

Recreating the music of British rock band Led Zeppelin, this 10 piece ensemble will perform the historic Led Zeppelin IV album, straight outta 1971. Highlighting hit songs like Black Dog, Stairway to Heaven and Rock and Roll, Whole Lotta Zep will give listeners the experience of being at an actual Zeppelin show. The band feature 10 performers including 3 drummers on 3 different drum kits to rock you into the night.

Date – 08 Oct. 2016

Time – 3:00 pm

Location – The Sugar Club, Dublin 2

Price – €10/€20

3. Blues HQ Live

JJ Smyths is one of the top venues to see live jazz or blues any night of the week. Blues HQ features guitarist Gerry Hendrick a virtuoso of his instrument with 25 years of experience under his belt. Blues HQ has an arsenal of music ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Robert Johnson.

Date – 07 Oct. 2016

Time – 9 pm

Location – JJ Smyth’s Dublin 2

Price – €10

4. Rocky Horror Show  

Based off the cult smash hit Rocky Horror Picture Show, Rocky Horror Show takes the main theme from the movie and converts it into a musical extravaganza. The musical is a nonstop party that will be sure to leave the viewers wanting more.

Date – 07 Oct. 2016

Time – 7:30 pm

Location – Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin 2

Price – €20-€55

5. Hard Working Class Heroes Festival

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What better way to fill a weekend than with a festival full of music and people? Hard Working Class Heroes takes place Thursday thru Saturday at six different venues across the city. The festival features hundreds of artists with different styles and genres to meet your needs. With cheap ticket prices and a high amount of talent I highly recommend seeing what HWCH is all about.

Date – 06 Oct. – 08 Oct. 2016

Time – Various

Location – Various

Price – Weekend Pass : €45 Day Pass : €20

6. Sculpture in Context Exhibit

Since 1985 sculptors Colm Brennan, Gerard Cox and Cliodna Cussen have aimed to provide artists with a place to display their work outside of a normal gallery setting. The 50 acre site gives visitors the opportunity to wander around the tranquil setting and find sculptures on there journey. The exhibit runs until the 19th of this month so don’t miss your chance to check out some free art!

Date – 08 Sept. – 21 Oct. 2016

Time – 9:00 – 5:00 M-F 10:00 – 6:00 S-S

Location – Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Price – Free

7. Brand New Retro

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The Little Museum of Dublin features Brand New Retro, a colorful and candid celebration of Irish Pop Culture from the 50’s- 80’s. The exhibit feature hundreds of prints, advertisements, and articles ranging from fashion to music to youth culture. The exhibit started on the 5th of October and will run until January of 2017.

Date – 6 Oct. 2016 – Jan. 2017

Time – 9:30 – 5:00 Thursday’s open until 8

Location – Little Museum of Dublin

Price – €8, Senior and Students : €6

8. Stop Making Sense Film

Stop Making Sense is a live performance collage of the NYC band Talking Heads. The movie takes place over the course of multiple shows during December 1983. Along with the live performance the film includes visual aesthetics from Stanely Kubik. The night will also feature a side performance from the group Tom Tom Club that will send you back to 1980’s.

Date – 08 Oct. 2016

Time – 11:30 pm

Location – Secret (Enclosed with the purchase of tickets)

Price – €7.38 – €17.84

 

9. Boom?

Boom? will be performing for one night at the Civic theatre. The scene is set at the height of a imaginary economic boom. The comedy act is about people who live the fantasy of living a rich life and about those who barely make it by and fall through the cracks.

Date – 08 Oct. 2016

Time – 8:15 pm

Location – Civic Theatre Dublin 24

Price – €16/€18

10. Al Porter At Large

Dublin’s own Al Porter returns to Vicar Street to crack some jokes and make some smiles. His show includes original stand up as well as song and skits to leave you smirking at your desk next week. At Large is a brand new show full of fresh material that should not be missed!    

Date – 07 Oct. 2016

Time – 7:30 pm

Location – Vicar St. Dublin 8

Price – €25  

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