Top 5 events for 23 January 2020

Dublin always has something interesting to offer. Be it food, music, or other entertainment, there will be something for everyone to enjoy! Here are our Top 5 events for 23 January!

The Midnight Disco with Donna Leake

The first Midnight Disco party of 2020 will kick off at Yamamori Tengu this Thursday with the help of DJ Donna Leake. Donna has returned every year to Yamamori and her sets spread far and wide, always depending on her mood. You will get music for open ears, open minds and open hearts.

When: 11pm-3am

Where: Yamamori Tengu, 37 Great Strand Street, Dublin 1

Price: €5

Sharon Shannon Live at The Church as part of Dublin City Tradfest

Sharon Shannon, the award-winning Irish musician from County Clare has recorded and toured with a number of big names in the Irish and global music industry, including Bono, Sinead O’Connor, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains and many more. Her recorded albums to date have mixed traditional Irish music with reggae, country, Native American, rap, dance and other music genres. See her live as part of Dublin City Tradfest this January, but remember that space is limited!

When: 6.30pm-11.30pm

Where: The Church Café, Junction of Mary Street & Jervis Street, Dublin 1

Price: Free

Diarmuid J. Kennedy – A New Piano Experience – PSPA Ireland Benefit Concert

Indie-Classical composer Diarmuid J. Kennedy will play a benefit concert for PSPA Ireland. The concert will feature a selection of his own inspiring piano compositions. Diarmuid’s beautiful music has received international airplay on radio stations in the USA, UK and the Netherlands.

When: 8.30pm

Where: Arthur’s Blues & Jazz Club, 28 Thomas Street, Dublin

Price: €10

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival Opening

Ireland’s Chinese community has long-running associations with Dublin City, so it is not surprising that this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations are launched in the heart of the city. The Dublin Fruit & Vegetable Market will be transformed with light and colours to welcome the Year of the Rat and the beginning of a new zodiac cycle. Guests are invited to attend the reception, ribbon-cutting and performance featuring pianist Jing Li performing alongside Irish aerial performer Kate Dunne.

When: 6.30pm-8pm

Where: Wholesale Fruit Vegetable and Flower Market, Mary’s Lane, Northside, Dublin

Price: €8-€10

Craic Den

Are you craving some craic? Not the drug, but fun. Would you like to have fun on a Thursday night? If you do, come down to the comedy Craic Den. Five acts will have you squealing in your seats. The lineup contains Eddie Mullarkey (Host), Conall Walsh, Richie Bree, Eve Darcy and a special secret guest…

When: Doors at 8.30pm, Show starts 9pm

Where: The Mercantile Bar, 28 Dame Street, Dublin

Price: €5 + free pint of Bulmers Cider, Fruit Cider or Five Lamps Beer

Did you like our top 5 events for 23 January? Do you have any other tips for people to enjoy on this Thursday? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Jacqueline Russe
Jacqueline is a German journalist and editor for Babylon Radio who likes comics, manga and video games. She is a state-certified translator for both English and German, currently working on her Bachelor's in Technical Translation.

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