Looking for something to do this weekend? We've teamed up with Dublin Gazette to bring you the best events on in the city over the coming days.
GAZE International Film Festival, Lighthouse Cinema – Thursday to Monday
The GAZE international LGBT film festival returns to Dublin this year for the Bank Holiday weekend, promising a jam-packed schedule. Returning for it’s 26th year, GAZE promises a jam-packed schedule of movies by LGBT filmmakers and centring around LGBT themes including it’s first ever Queer-family screening on Saturday with ParaNorman. As well as screening films from across Ireland and the world, there will also be a number of workshops and exhibits across the weekend celebrating Queer filmmaking. Highlights include a detailed look at the history of GAZE over the last 26 years, a mobile filmmaking workshop, and a walking tour of historic Queer Dublin. There’s a jam-packed schedule over the four day festival, which starts tonight and runs until Monday, August 6th. More information, and the full schedule, are available from Gaze.ie.
Beatyard, Dun Laoghaire – Friday to Sunday
The Beatyard returns to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this Bank Holiday weekend. There’s a host of events for the whole family to enjoy over a jam-packed three days. Over 80 music acts and performers, more than a hundred food vendors, craft beer and classic arcade games will be there to enjoy. Banteryard features lively arts and discussion, Studioyard hosts design, tech and a flea market, while visitors can enjoy a nautical party at Boatyard and kids can enjoy fun and frolics at Kidsyard.
The Bay 10k, Dun Laoghaire – Monday
The eighth running of the dlr Bay 10K road Race will take place in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. This year, a 1.5K family fun run is included, giving you and your children an opportunity to cross the Start and Finish line together. The course follows a beautiful scenic route, starting at Dún Laoghaire seafront and going through picturesque Seapoint, Monkstown, Glenageary, Killiney, and Sandycove before finishing close to the historic Dún Laoghaire Town Hall.
Whelan’s Trad & Folk Festival – Thursday to Sunday
The venerable venue will host quality Irish music from some of the country’s top up and coming acts, with over 20 acts across three stages. The Eskies, Call The Dancers, Lisa Loughrey and Junior Brother are just some of the acts set to appear – and best of all, entry to the festival is free!
Rush Harbour Festival, Rush – Friday to Sunday
The Rush Harbour Festival will be back over the August Bank Holiday weekend and this year they have added outdoor movies to the festival, as well as two nightly outdoor concerts. Country and Western can enjoy line dancing to kick off the night and enter the competition for the best dressed Cowboy and Cowgal. So dust off your boots and hats and join in on the fun!
AUGUST 3 (Friday)
Albert Ross Foundation @ The Bowery, €5
Liniker e os Caramelows @ The Sugar Club, €15 (early and late shows)
AUGUST 4 (Saturday)
Saul Williams @ The Sugar Club, €20
Inventive New York slam poetry star blends his intellectual hip-hop with plenty in the way of clever comment and insightful politics.
Baby Shakes + Protex + Soft On Crime @ Drop Dead Twice, €10
The Echoes @ Workman’s Club, €5
AUGUST 5 (Sunday)
Jeremy Underground + Kettana + Adamant @ 39/40, €25
Scentless Apprentice (Nirvana Tribute) @ The Bowery, €10
If you fancy heading to the cinema over the long weekend, the below films are out now!
Ant-Man and The Wasp
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies
This content was brought to you by Dublin Gazette