Top 3 Events for February 5th

Silk Road Film Festival

The Silk Road International Film Festival is an annual celebration of world cinema, introducing both emerging talent and established directors to a wider audience. The event is quickly becoming a renowned film festival both in Ireland and internationally, and the ‘Silk Road Panorama’ features films from the route of the historical Silk Road, with selections from Asian, Arab, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean, and European cinema.


Dates: Tuesday 5th February – Saturday 9th February 2019


Time: Varies


Place: Various, Dublin


Film Screening: Under the Wire

The United Nations, in association with Irish Aid, host a screening of ‘Under the Wire’ in Cineworld on Parnell Street. Directed by Chris Martin, the film tells the story of war-correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy and their time spent in Homs, a city in Syria under siege by the Syrian Army. Based on Conroy’s book of the same name, the film is a gripping account of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director and a reception.


Place: Cineworld, The Parnell Centre, Parnell Street, Dublin


Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Taste of Asia – Chinese New Year food celebration

Held by Dublin Chinese New Year Festival, in association with Carrolls Irish Gifts, comes a celebration of Chinese food culture. To welcome in the Year of the Pig, Dublin’s Chinese restaurants are offering a special set menu of tasty dishes to enjoy.  For two weeks the following restaurants will be offering a special set menu for the Year of the Pig:

Hailan Chinese & Korean Restaurant, 45 Capel St

Sichuan Chilli King Chinese Restaurant, 100 Parnell St

Lee Kee, 100a Parnell St

Peng Lai Supermarket, 101 Parnell Street

Lao Hot Pot, 102 Parnell St

Han Yang BBQ, 103 Parnell St

JoJo’s Chinese Restaurant, 104 Parnell St

Lee’s Charming Noodle, 105 Parnell St

Shi Wang Yun Chinese Restaurant, 106 Parnell St

Wok Station, 107 Parnell St

Mosa Tea & Restaurant, 139 Parnell St

Pho Viet, 162 Parnell St


Dates: Tuesday 5th February – Sunday 17th February


Times: 10am – 10pm


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