Top 5 events in Dublin, 24 January 2020

It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday! There’s always something going on in Dublin on a Friday, but it’s tough to choose what to attend! Need tips on where to go? Well you’re in luck! That’s why we’ve hand picked the Top 5 Events in Dublin tonight, January 24th! Start your weekend off right by checking out what’s on below!

DuDance Heels Class hosted by DU Dance Trinity

It’s been a long week. You’ve worked hard. You’ve put your sweat, blood, and tears into your weekly tasks. Now it’s Friday and it’s time to get in touch with your fun self — you deserve it. Whether you’re a beginner ballerina or a professional at pirouettes, DuDance Heels Class is perfect for anyone trying to prance in those platform pumps! DU Dance Trinity is a supportive and fun group of dancers looking to inspire you to get in touch with your sexy, confident side through dance. Learn how to bust some moves with your spectacular stilettos on all while keeping those precious ankle aligned. So start your weekend off with some sass with DU Dance Trinity. You’ll be the bell of the ball at all of your weekend events when you show everyone you can sissy that walk in slingbacks! To get in on this flirty and funky Friday function, click here! Note: while the facebook event says this class is free, the ticket website has specified prices which are listed below. Don’t worry though, it’s pennies compared to the money moves you’ll be making!

When: 6PM-7PM

Where: The Liffey Trust Studios, Liffey Trust Centre, 117-126 Upper Sheriff Street, Dublin 1

Cost: €3 for Trinity College Students, €5 for non-Trinity Students



Mindfeck 2020 Edition – Dublin’s Maddest Magic Show hosted by The Clockwork Door

Looking to add a bit of magic to your weekend? Then prepare for your mind to be ‘fecked’! Join the folks down at The Clockwork Door for one of the most incredible illusionary experiences in Dublin. They promise a night to remember with cardistry, metalism, sleight of hand tricks, as well as ‘devilishly quick wit’ and more! First up in this stupendous line of sorcery is Mr. Yvan Zim, an enthralling enchanter who’s been blowing minds in Dublin for the past 10 years. Next up is Oisin Foley, a.k.a THE entertainer for events across Dublin. He specialises in mentalism [mind reading] and hypnosis using sleight of hand tricks, psychology, misdirection, holmesian deduction, as well as criminal profiling an suggestions. Needless to say, Mr. Foley has put in the research in to ensure you leave bewitched and bewildered. Last, but most certainly not least, is the headline act: Mr. Conn McCormack! Mr. McCormack is one of Ireland’s up and coming magic maestros, executing hard-hitting magic punctuated by his engaging and infectious personality. To book your tickets to this evening of illusion, click here!

When: 7PM-9:30PM

Where: The Clockwork Door, 51 Wellington Quay, D02 NH04

Cost: €11 for 1 person, €20 for two

Dante’s Opening Night – Kevin Gildea Hosted by Dante’s Comedy Club

You’ve been at the grind for a week now and you deserve a laugh. That’s why you should check out Dante’s Comedy Club for a fantastic show featuring Kevin Gildea! A writer and performer on RTE’s Pictorial Weekly as well as a supplier of silliness for many RTE radio shows, Mr. Gildea has bestowed bellows of laughter from audiences all over the world, including Singapore, Johannesburg, as well as many major comedy festivals across Ireland. His masterful ‘mild-mannered and quirky absurdist’ comic styles has won Mr. Gildea international acclaim. Media outlets across the country — and the world — have called Mr. Gildea ‘one of the most important figures in Irish comedy.’ With over 30 years in the comedy business, as well as co-founding The Comedy Cellar [Dublin’s longest-running comedy club], and playing Father Cave on the beloved Irish television show Father Ted, Mr. Gildea is sure to leave you doubled over in delight! For tickets to this evening of entertainment, click here.

When: 7:30PM-10:15PM

Where: The Bachelor Inn, 31 Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1

Cost: €6 in advance,  €8 at the door

Chinese New Year Party hosted at Tramline Hosted by Latin Mix Dublin

We’ve been waiting for it all year but Chinese New Year is upon us! So why not welcome in the Year of the Rat in style by attending TRAMLINE’s Chinese New Year Party? The Rate is the first animal in the Chinese Zodiac Cycle. Legend has it, The Rat tricked the OX into giving him a ride. As the pair arrived at the finish line, the Rat jumped down and landed ahead of the fox, earning him first place in the race. The Rat is associated with the midnight hour so it could not be more appropriate to stay out till the wee hours of the morning in honor of our cunning rodent friend! With doors opening at 10PM, TRAMLINE promises amazing decorations, confetti and more. Bonus: it’s only €2 for Chinese beers as well as spring rolls [a symbol of wealth and prosperity in the new year]. They also have selected pints, bottles,and shots on special for only €3! So go ahead! Start off the rad Year of the Rat with fun and style at TRAMLINE!

When: 10PM-3AM

Where: TRAMLINE, 21 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2

Cost: Free before 11PM



Upbeat Generation hosted by Bloody Mary’s Dublin and Upbeat Generation

What better way to let off some end-of-the-workweek steam then bopping it out  to some belter tunes courtesy of Upbeat Generation? This 5 part soul-funk-disco cover band has been playing the Irish club and function circuit for years and they’re only getting more popular. Their authentic expression of soul, funk, and disco hits have made Upbeat Generation a must-have group at events across Ireland, so why not have a wee nosey? You can boogie your bottom off while bumping and grinding to all you favourite dancefloor friendly hits. And who knows? You might just find the entertainment you need for your next big get-together! Go on, do it! You know you want to boogie [and maybe even bust out those DuDance moves] on the dancefloor at Bloody Mary’s with Upbeat Generation!

When: 8:30PM -11:30PM

Where: Bloody Mary’s Dublin, 7 South WilliamStreet, Dublin 2

Cost: Free

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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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