From festivals to film screenings, there's loads of cool events on in Dublin this June bank holiday weekend.
We've teamed up with Dublin Gazette to bring you the best events on in the city over the coming days.
The Humanitarian Orchestra, Glasnevin - Friday
A non-profit orchestra based in Drumcondra are set to perform a concert in Glasnevin this Friday. Taking to the stage of Our Lady of Dolours church on the Botanic Road, the Humanitarian Orchestra are performing a show aimed at bringing together “as wide an audience as possible”, and to encourage communities to come together through music. The concert will take place on June 1, with doors opening at 8pm. Proceeds from the gig will go to their charity partner, Irish Cancer Society. Tickets are available on the door for €10 for an adult, €5 concession, and free admission for children.
Grease, The Sugar Club - Saturday
This year sees the 40th anniversary of the legendary Grease, starring Olivia Newton John and John Travolta. Still as iconic as ever, the Sugar Club are hosting a special screening of the movie-musical, as well as an all-night ‘Jump n Jive’ afterparty. On the night, you’ll be able to order drinks and food to your table, get in the 1950s mood with a listen to the soundtrack, and then kick back and watch the movie. Tickets for the 8pm show on June 2 are €15, and are available from sugarclubtickets.com.
Forbidden Fruit, Royal Hospital Kilmainham: Saturday – Monday
Dublin city centre’s multi-stage music and arts festival is set to return for its 8th instalment on the June Bank Holiday weekend, June 2-4. The spectacular grounds of Irish Museum of Modern Art will once again play host to the hotly anticipated three-day festival, which combines music, art, fashion, food and simple good vibes. Set across six stages offering a wide selection of different styles of music, to suit all tastes, you can expect the usual fruity cocktail of great cutting-edge sound, comedy, art, good food, and festival fun. Acts include; the War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Warpaint, Thundercat, Spoon, Glass Animals, Bonobo, Vincent Stables, Superorganism, Idris Elba and David Kitt.
Check out our handy Forbidden Fruit festival guide here.
Forbidden Fruit Nights – Saturday & Sunday
For those who want to keep the party going after the gig at Kilmainham ends, there’s Forbidden Fruit Night – a series of after-parties exclusively for those attending Forbidden Fruit during the day. Hosted in a number of locations – such as the Button Factory, Hangar, Wigwam and the Grand Social – it’ll feature some of Dublin’s hottest collectives as well as international acts. Taking part in Forbidden Fruit night are names such as Idris Elba, Bonobo, Mango x MathMan, A Gibbs and Four Tet. For those lucky enough to be heading along, tickets for Forbidden Fruit night will be available for purchase exclusively at the festival.
Bloom, Phoenix Park – Thursday – Monday
Hairy Gardeners, Moving Statues and Climate Change, it’s just another June Bank Holiday weekend at Bord Bia’s Bloom! The festival returns from May 31st to June 4. The five-day event which showcases the best of Ireland’s horticulture and food industry will feature 20 spectacular show gardens and endless garden and floral features. Bloom offers a great day out for all the family featuring arts, crafts, music, food and drink as well as talks, debates, workshops and live cookery demonstrations with some of Ireland’s best loved chefs. Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster and can also be purchased on the gate. Ticket prices vary from €16 - €25 and children under 16 go free. For more information, click here.
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Audrey Hamilton Collection in Tasty Threads
If you're out shopping in the city centre over the weekend, make sure you check out Dublin native Audrey Hamilton's latest collection, which is currently on display in Tasty Threads on Middle Abbey Street.
The actress turned artist rediscovered her love for painting while living in Los Angeles. Hamilton mainly paints animals in a unique way.
Speaking about the project, Audrey said:
"My style of painting has been pointed out to me to be, funnily enough, quite like my personality. 'Quirky and Colourful’ I mainly focus on animals but throw in an odd object from time to time. I am now back living in Dublin after a few years in LA and get all my originals scanned and printed in The Copper House Gallery at the highest quality of fine art."
Gin Fusion, The Bernard Shaw – Thursday – Sunday
The Dublin Gin Festival Gin Fusion is back again this year taking over The Bernard Shaw and The Eatyard from May 31 – June 3. The festival spans across four days and four nights with events, tastings, workshops, pop up markets, classes, cocktail bars, pairings, food, DJs, live music, craic and lots more. On Saturday, Whitley Neill are hosting a Gin Blending Workshop which will take place in the Eatyard Bunker Kitchen where you can forage for your own botanicals on the roof top and blend your own gin. Then on Sunday, the hugely popular Afternoon G+Tea will be back as Bloom Gin partner again with The Cupcake Bloke for a decadent gin-based afternoon tea.
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