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Rathmines Record Fair
The Rathmines Record Fair will return to the Bowery with a whopper selection of vinyl and delicious CD treats for all music aficionados.
Being held in the Bowery on November 4th, it promises to have a wide selection of music with genres for all kinds of music lovers.
There’ll be a special nod to U2 on the day as they’ll be in town for their 3Arena gigs, with many dealers at the fair expected to have rare and collectible U2 items in stock.
Entry to the record fair is free, with a host more information available from irishrecordfairs.com.
Dia De Muertos
Tramline on D’Olier Street will be holding a huge celebration to honour the Day of The Dead on November 2nd.
For those looking to respectfully celebrate in true Mexican style, there will be a whole host of events on in celebration, including a host of traditional Mexican food, offers on tequila and micheladas, live Mexican pop and rock music and a Mexican art exhibition.
There will also be a Mexican dance hall at the Dublin 2 venue, playing much loved traditional sounds from the country.
A Dia De Muertos ‘alter decoration’ contest will also be held on the day, with the winner being chosen by the audience, paying homage to one of the biggest and best traditions that comes with the Mexican holiday.
For more information, visit Dia De Muertos Dublin on Facebook.
The Ark on Eustace Street is welcoming back the family friendly Animation Art Show this weekend.
Running from October 27th until November 4th, it’s a free exhibition and auction of artwork, it consists of pieces that have donated by animation professionals and students. The proceeds of the event will go directly to a range of Irish children's charities.
Now in it’s sixth year, since the first auction in 2012, the event has raised over €55,000 for charity.
If you see something that you like and you want to put in a bid, there will be an auction on Sunday November 4th from 2pm- 6pm as well.
Dublin Beatles festival
A one-day festival dedicated to one of the world’s best loved rock and roll bands, The Beatles, will take place at The Workman's Club on Saturday 3rd November.
Kicking off at 2pm, there will be a short play on When The Beatles Came To Dublin on that fateful day in 1963, as told through the perspective of Catherine Hansard – the mother of Once’s Glen Hansard. November 2018 will be the 55th anniversary of when the foursome visited Dublin for the first time, with the play taking us back in time.
At 3pm, there will be a Beatles table quiz, with a host of excellent questions and even better prizes, with more information on the quiz available from email@example.com.
To round out the day, there will be a gig from one of the world’s best Beatles tribute bands, Revolver. Visiting from Scotland, they’ll play two special sets on the day.
The first set will be at 8pm, and they will play the exact same list of songs played by the Beatles on their Dublin visit 55 years ago, followed by a second set at 9:45pm where they’ll play a host of other Beatles tracks. Tickets for the big gig cost €20 and are available now.
Tickets and more information on all events are available now from here.
Dublin Wizard Con
Dublin Wizard Con will take place on the first weekend of November in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, in an event that can’t be missed by any Potterhead!
Grab your wands and book a place on the Knight Bus to the Harry Potter-based convention where fans will share their love of the characters, books, movies and stories.
There will be a whole host of different aspects to the convention, including a delightful Diagon Alley Market, the opportunity to win the illusive House Cup, a marauders map treasure hunt, enchanted escape room and a cosplay competition.
Fans will also have the chance to meet Fantastic Beasts, take part in an interactive game show as well as bingo, and attend the Yule Ball after the convention ends.
For more information, visit dublinwizardcon.ie.
Friday, November 2
- Johnny Marr @ The National Stadium, sold out
- Bicep @ Olympia Theatre, €31
- Yxng Bane @ The Academy, €15
- Vulpynes @ Whelan’s (Upstairs), €12
- Bodies @ The Grand Social, €10
Saturday, November 3
- The Stylistics @ Olympia Theatre, €45
- Stephanie Rainey @ Whelan’s, €16
- Steo Wall @ Bello Bar, €12
- No More Questions @ Whelan’s (Upstairs), €8
Sunday, November 4
- The Decemberists @ Vicar Street, €37
- Parallel Society @ The Workman’s Club, €10
Monday, November 5th
- U2 @ The 3Arena, sold out
- Sigrid @ Olympia Theatre, €26
- Polica @ The Grand Social, €20
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