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We've teamed up with Dublin Gazette to bring you the best events on in the city this weekend. 

Rocky Horror Double Feature 

This Saturday, October 27th, make sure you get your costumes on and your Time Warp choreo perfected as Rocky Horror Picture Show invades the Sugar Club. 

With the craziest, wildest and most outrageous show yet promised by the organisers, Rocky Horror will take over the southside venue for one night only, with plenty of entertainment on offer outside of the film’s screening. 

There will be prizes for best dressed, audience participation galore, free props, feisty complimentary hot chocolate and cake and brand-new scenes performed live and unabashed!  

Miss Dotty Potts will start proceedings on the night as well, with everything kicking off at 8pm.  

You can find out more information here

Bram Stoker 

The legendary Bram Stoker Festival will return this Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate the supernatural, the thrill of Halloween and the legacy of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors at events throughout the capital. 
This year will be the festivals seventh year haunting the capital, using the legacy of horror novelist and Dracula author Bram Stoker for its primary inspiration. 

Those heading along should expect thrills in unusual locations, talks, screenings, outdoor frights, pop-up parks, incredible spectacles, terrifying theatre, family-friendly fun and a whole lot more. 
Billed as an event for the whole family, it will be running from Friday, October 26th until Bank Holiday Monday, October 29th 

You can find out more information here

Beetlejuice Anniversary 

In the season of spooky movies galore, it’s only fitting to celebrate one of the kings of creepy film himself, Tim Burton. 

This Halloween will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the seminal film Beetlejuice, and Lighthouse cinema in Smithfield will host a number of screenings of the classic in the run up to the spookiest day of the year.  

Starring Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder, the movie is one that’s constantly associated with October 31st and all things a little freaky. 

Tickets for the 30th anniversary screenings are on sale now from Lighthouse Cinema, with screenings taking place across the Bank Holiday weekend.  

More information here

SCAREfield Estate, Saturday 27th October - Sunday 4th November 2018 

This Halloween, gear up and immerse yourself in Scarefield, featuring the fictional spooky love story of The Princess and Uncle T at Dundrum’s Airfield Estate. 

Running from October 27th until November 4th, you can discover the tale of the Overends sisters, their beloved Uncle Tommy and his princess fiancé. Airfield will be transformed into Victorian/colonial Scarefield House where there will be story-telling, crafts and lots of spooky fun along the way! 

Pre-booking is required for Scarefield: The Princess and Uncle T and are available from here 

Animation Art Show Exhibition & Auction 2018 

For those looking for something a little less Halloween-y, 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.  

The Kraken Screamfest: Horrors From The Deep

On Halloween night, The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is hosting an immersive horror movie experience.

The film shown will be a surprise as it's picked by fans votes across social media, but will be on the theme of "Horrors From The Deep." 

Attendees will also be able to have a sea-themed Halloween makeover before the movie begins. 

There'll be sampling of a selection of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum cocktails along with cinema snacks.

You can get more information here

Gigs This Weekend

Friday Oct 26th:

  • Little Hours @ Smock Alley, €25
  • John Fogarty @ 3Arena, €90
  • Julian Casablancas and The Voidz @ Vicar Street, €37
  • John Byrne @ DC Music Club, €10

Saturday Oct 27th:

  • Counting Crows + Alison Krauss @ 3Arena, €70
  • Metropolis Festival - Villagers, Friendly Fires, Booka Brass @ The RDS, €35+
  • Phosphorescent @ Tivoli Theatre, €25
  • PJ Morton @ Whelan’s, €26
  • Tom Grennan @ The Academy, €20

Sunday Oct 28th:

  • Metropolis Festival - Roisin Murphy, Mac DeMarco, Blood Orange @ The RDS, €69+
  • Joan Armatrading @ Vicar Street, sold out
  • Boy Pablo @ The Button Factory, €27
  • Bixiga 70 @ The Sugar Club, €20

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