Welcome back to our Weekly Roundup, with plenty of suggestions for things to do in Dublin city over the coming week.

A very busy weekend and week ahead of us here in the capital, and we’ve got all you need to know about the latest events, gigs, festivals, markets and everything else in between.

And be sure to check out our sister site, Dublin Gigs for your daily dose of What’s On in and around the capital.


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HWCH 2015

Music in the City!

Friday, 2nd October

Hard Working Class Heroes, various venues; from 7:30pm, tickets from €20

– The Dublin Gospel Choir 20th anniversary celebrations at Vicar Street; doors 7:30pm, tickets €28

The Minutes, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €15 + fees

– TECHNO & CANS presents CANORAMA BAR, Hangar; doors 10:30pm, admission from €6

Canorama Bat @ Hangar
Malibu Club at The Grand Social; doors 11pm, admission €6/€8

Curve presents Richy Ahmed, Button Factory; doors 11pm, tickets €15

Subject x Surge present TRADE (Surgeon + Blawan) // Sunil Sharpe // Dave Prior at District 8; doors 11pm, tickets €18 + fees

Interskalactic at The Sugar Club; from midnight, tickets €10 + fees

Saturday, 3rd October

Hard Working Class Heroes, various venues; from 7:30pm, tickets €20

– Tommy Swarbrigg presents Albert Hammond at the NCH; 8pm, tickets from €25

The Minutes, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €15 + fees

Girls Names (album launch), Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €12 + fees

– The Building Society presents FAKE BLOOD [Blood Music] at Hangar; doors 10:30pm, tickets from €12 + fees

2 Bears @ District 8
– Hidden Agenda presents The 2 Bears (support from Ruth Kavanagh & DJ Deece) at District 8; doors 11pm, tickets from €15 + fees

Sense with Chris Lorenzo, Button Factory; doors 11pm, tickets €15 + fees

DTF + HWCH After Party at The Loft at The Grand Social; doors 11pm, €10 admission

Midnight Hour feat. Penrose, Upstairs at Whelan’s from Midnight; doors: 11:30pm, admission free before 10:30pm

Sunday, 4th October

– ‘We Shall Overcome’ charity night at The Grand Social; feat. Dah Jevu, Fierce Mild, Damola, M(h)aol, Anti-One, Nialler9’s Vinyl Love, and Young Hearts Run Free DJs; from 5pm, admission is a cash donation

Juan Wauters, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €13.50 + fees

Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche, Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €23 + fees

Skipper’s Alley, The Sugar Club; doors 8:30pm, tickets €6 + fees

Monday, 5th October

– Uplift presents a charity night in aid of Syrian Refugee Crisis, at The Grand Social; doors 8pm, tickets €7

– Raglane presents The Bootleg Beatles at the NCH; 8pm, tickets €35

Tuesday, 6th October

Weird Al Yankovic at Vicar Street; doors 7:30pm, tickets €35

Atlas & Shane Hennessey, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €8 + fees

Eoin Dillon & Band, Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €15 + fees

Celebrating 150 Plateau Sessions at The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm, free admission

Wednesday, 7th October

The Gladiators & Droop Lion, Button Factory; doors 7:30pm, tickets €20

– U:MACK presents Ufomammut, The Grand Social; doors 7:30pm, tickets €16

Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney & Trevor Hutchinson, Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €16.50 + fees

Cascades with guest Kojaque, The Workman’s Club; doors 8pm, admission €5

Andy Sheppard Quartet at The Sugar Club; doors 8pm, tickets €20

– Bruce Willis presents HOUSE & CANS 2 at Hangar; doors 10:30pm, admission €8/€6

Thursday, 8th October

Gigonometry @ Workman's Club
Gigonometry Presents – Riot Tapes, Makings, Twin Headed Wolf, Mama’s Broke, at The Workman’s Club; doors 7:30pm, tickets €8 (concessions available)

Those Responsible, Upstairs at Whelan’s; doors 8pm, tickets €5 (€8 with EP)

Marisa Anderson at The Loft at The Grand Social; doors 8pm, tickets €10

WREKT at The Grand Social; doors 11:30pm, admission €7


Song Cycle at Whelan’s Front Bar – platform for local and non local acts to strut their stuff; every Monday, free admission

The Ruby Sessions – acoustic night every Tuesday at Doyles

Silent Disco – 2 DJs – Wireless Headphones – You choose your playlist; every Wednesday at Whelan’s; free before 11:30pm, €5 after

Silent Disco @ Whelan's
– Dimestore Recordings every second Thursday at The Mercantile. Free admission.

Disko Tapes at Berlin Café & Bierhaus; every other Saturday; resident DJs and guests; 6pm till late; free entry

– Sonntags at Whelan’s an underground electronic music club night every Sunday. From 11pm // free admission.

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– Fishamble The New Play Company presents Bailed Out! at the Pavilion Theatre; runs until Sunday, 4th October (as part of Dublin Theatre Festival); tickets €22

– Verdant Productions presents Hooked at the Pavilion Theatre; Thursday 8th and Friday, 9th, October; tickets €18

Hooked @ Pavilion
A View from the Bridge at the Gate Theatre, running until 24th October; tickets from €25

– Wayne Jordan’s new version of Oedipus at the Abbey Theatre; previews from Thursday 24th September, play runs until 31st October; tickets from €13

– The Dublin Theatre Festival continues until Sunday, 11th October; various venues around Dublin


– The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of Wagner, Berg, and Sibelius; Friday, 2nd October at 8pm at the National Concert Hall; tickets from €15

– The Kildare Tenor Philip Scott presents “The Life and Songs of John McCormack” at the NCH at 8pm on Sunday, 4th October; with soprano Regina Nathan and Andrew Synnott on piano; tickets from €20

RTÉ NSO Lunchtime Concert at NCH with baritone Rory Musgrave; Tuesday, 6th October at 1:05pm; tickets €12

– Massey Bros. presents A Gift of Music at NCH at 8pm on Tuesday, 6th October at 8pm; tickets €20

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Exhibitions in the city

IMMA Exhibitions

El Lissitzky; The Artist and the State; runs until 18th October

What We Call Love: From Surrealism to Now; runs until 7th February, 2016; admission €8

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Stephen McKenna: Perspectives of Europe 1980 – 2014; running until 4th October

Hugh Lane (1875-1915): Dublin’s Legacy and Loss; running until 4th October

Declan Clarke: Wreckage in May; running until 4th October


Rhona Byrne ‘Huddle Tests‘ at the Temple Bar Gallery; running until 7th November

Without A Future at MART
Margaret O’Brien Without A Future at MART in Rathmines; opens Thursday, 1st October at 6pm; runs until 24th October

Solitary‘, a solo exhibition of contemporary sculpture and mixed media by Patrick Colhoun at Gallery Zozimus in Francis Street; runs until 3rd October

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Miscellaneous events in the city

Oktoberfest at George’s Dock in the IFSC; continues until 4th October

Mexican Day of the Dead Tribute Show at The Sugar Club; 8pm on Friday, 2nd October; tickets from €12.50

Paris Is Burning // NYC Disco Party at The Sugar Club; 8pm on Saturday, 3rd October; tickets from €6

Slam Sunday 2nd Birthday celebrations at Accents Lounge on Sunday, 4th October from 7:30pm

The Noise Upstairs open mic night; every Monday at 7:30pm at the East Side Tavern on Leeson Street

The Monday Echo; every Monday from 7:30pm at MVP on Clanbrassil Street; €2 minimum donation

Screening of animated classic AKIRA presented by Animondays & Yamamori at The Sugar Club, at 7pm on Monday 5th and Tuesday, 6th October; tickets from €10 + fees

Akira poster

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Markets in the city

Irish Village Markets

– Tuesdays – Stillorgan LUAS

– Wednesdays – EastPoint // Spencer Dock //  Waterways Visitor Centre

– Thursdays – Blanchardstown // Mespil Road

– Fridays – Sandyford Industrial Estate // Grand Canal @ Percy Place

Other Markets

Temple Bar Food Market in Meeting House Square; every Saturday from 10am to 5pm

Indoor Flea Market at The Grand Social; every Saturday from midday until 6pm

Hapenny Market @ The Grand Social
Marlay Park Market, Rathfarnham; Saturdays 10am – 4pm // Sundays 11am – 4pm

Blackrock Market; 11am to 5:30pm Saturdays and Sundays (also Bank Holiday Mondays)

People’s Park Market, Dún Laoghaire; Sundays 11am – 4pm

So, that’s the Weekly Roundup for this week. Have a great weekend and week ahead, and do remember to keep checking back with Dublin Buzz for all the latest and local news, and Dublin Gigs for your up-to-the-minute What’s On guide.

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