Top 5 events for 1 February 2020

By Nicholas Lane / February 1, 2020

Farewell January blues! It’s the first day of February, which means we’re one step closer to the much-missed, annual week of sun that we call summer.

There’s heaps of things happening in Dublin every weekend, but with so much going on, it’s hard not to miss top events. That’s why we’ve rounded up the 5 best events happening in Dublin City this Saturday February 1st.  


The Six Nations – Ireland V Scotland

The Six Nations kicks off this Saturday with a huge match-up between bitter rivals Ireland and Scotland. Even if you’re not a massive sports fan, this game is going to set the city centre alight. Head down to your local to watch the match, or if you want a really spectacular atmosphere try out one of these suggestions. The Living Room on Cathal Brugha St has a huge heated outdoor area with a mammoth screen, Mercantile’s O’Brien’s Bar is a much cosier setting on Dame Street, then there’s the The Bleeding Horse on Camden Street, and finally Dicey’s on Harcourt Street, if you’re looking for some beers on a budget. 

Where: Take your pick!

When: The match starts at 4.45pm (be in early if you’re hoping to secure a seat!)


Burger Festival at The Old Mill Tallaght

Whether you tried out veganuary this year and are looking to celebrate your efforts, or are a proud, full-time carnivore, this event is one of the hottest in Dublin this weekend. The Old Mill is sure to attract the masses to their Burger Festival this evening. There are no tickets for the event so just rock up and place your order. Mouth-watering, 100% Irish beef burgers alongside crisp, freshly pulled pints. It doesn’t get much better than that, folks.

Where: The Old Mill Tallaght on Old Bawn Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24

When: This is going on all day until 8pm. 


Art Workshop with Sophie Behal

Here’s something for those among us who aren’t interested in crowded bars and loud places. After a long work week sometimes the last thing you want to do is go out and spend more energy. We’ve got you covered. Why not head to an art workshop for some creative expression? Visual artist Sophie Behal will guide a tour through art activities and creative exercises in an interactive exhibition. This ones suited for all age-groups! 

Where: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin

When: 3pm to 4pm. 

Tickets: The event is free! But you can register here


Chaplin’s Comedy Club

Laughing among friends is one of the finest pleasures in life. Not only is having a chuckle a lot of fun, but studies have shown that laughing can relieve stress, stimulate your organs and even improve your immune system! So if you’re in need of a little laughter therapy why not head to Chaplin’s Comedy Club this Saturday? 

Where: The charming and intimate Chaplin’s at 2 Hawkins Street, Dublin

When: Doors open at 8pm with shows taking place 9 -11pm. 

Tickets: Only €10, they can be bought online or at the door.

Aretha Franklin

‘Amazing Grace’ – Aretha Franklin at the Sugar Club

The Sugar Club is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated venues in Dublin. With gorgeous decor, comfortable seating, and a fully-stocked bar, it presents various films, concerts and events throughout the year. This Saturday, Films of Note are showing ‘Amazing Grace’, a film of Aretha Franklin gospel concert footage. This live recording is the biggest bestseller of the Queen of Soul. Its followed by a DJ Set by JROCC from 11.30pm to 2.30am which movie goers are invited to attend too. 

Where: The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin

When: 8pm to 10pm. 

Tickets: Just €10, available here


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About the author

Nicholas Lane

Student of English and French. Born in Essex, bred in Donegal, buttered in Dublin. Writer with Babylon Radio and UCD Tribune. Radio presenter with UCD Belfield FM.

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