There's lots to do in the city this Bank Holiday Weekend from music festivals to ice-skating. Here's our best pick of the events on in Dublin over the coming days.
Bram Stoker Festival
The Bram Stoker Festival is back in Dublin this weekend. The event, which takes place from 27th-30th October, playfully celebrates the legacy of Dublin-born Gothic writer Bram Stoker and his infamous novel 'Dracula'.
With family-friendly events during the day and some deadly experiences for the adults at night, there’s something spooky for everyone on offer.
There’s four nights of adventure planned, with a Horror Expo, Dracula Disco and a pop-up park making up just a small fraction of the line-up.
Check out the programme here.
Retro Drive-In Movies
For something a bit different this weekend, the Retro Drive-In has a load of movie classics on offer.
Whether you’re interested in Dirty Dancing or Hocus Pocus, there’s a great selection to choose from at Leopardstown Racecourse.
While you can always bring your own snacks, there will be burgers, pizza, popcorn and more available.
Tickets are available here.
This Saturday and Sunday, Metropolis is bringing acts like Todd Terje, Adam Beyer and Death In Vegas to the RDS.
The festival is now sold out. If you're heading along, check out the full programme here.
Dundrum On Ice
If you're not feeling the Halloween vibe this weekend, Dundrum On Ice is back to bring a bit of Christmas to our hearts. The rink will be open to visitors until January 14th 2018.
For a limited time, you can avail of an early-bird offer on tickets for €9. More information is available here.
Tim Burton Halloween Season
Tim Burton fans will be over the moon to hear about the range of screenings taking place this weekend in Unitarian Church.
With Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice being shown on an 8K projector, this is a must-attend event for any major fan.
Tickets are almost sold out. Read more here.
Stranger Things Season 2 On Netflix
The new series of Stranger Things premieres on Friday the 27th, so you'll be enterained for hours without leaving the house.
The first season of the show - starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modintells - tells the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. The second season is set in 1984 and follows the story of Will Byers who has been rescued from the Upside Down. However a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
Stranger Things Party
That being said, if you’re up for heading out then this Stranger Things Halloween party looks like great craic.
There’ll be 80’s music blasting through MVP with prizes for best dressed (fancy dress, of course) on Saturday night. Best part? It’s free entry.
Read more here.
Out this weekend is Thor: Ragnarok, the latest from the Marvel universe.
If superheroes aren’t your thing, the true-life love story Breathe starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy has also been released.
Check out the trailer for Breathe below.