Weekender: |wiːkˈɛndə|– noun – what to do in Dublin this weekend.
Beck’s Rhythm Series Hiatus Kaiyote
Thursday 2 July 2015 | The Sugar Club | 7.30pm, €20
If you’re looking for a dance on Thursday head down to the Sugar Club for some “multi-dimensional polyrhythmic gangster shit” from Australian neo-soul quartet Haitus Kaiyote. That self-styled description might sound hard to live up to, but as the only Australian band to have ever been nominated for an R&B Grammy, we’re pretty sure they’ll deliver. First gaining popularity with their song Nakamarra, performed with Q-Tip, they’ve recently released their second album, Choose Your Weapon, to rave reviews. Buy tickets here.
Friday 3 July – Sunday 5 July | Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown |
3pm-midnight Friday, 10am-3am Saturday, 10am-7pm Sunday, Prices vary
ArcadeCon is easily one of Ireland’s highest profile nerd events. ArcadeCon is particularly acclaimed for its high calibre guests and this year is no exception, featuring acclaimed video game voice actor Troy Baker (of Arkham: Origins, Bioshock Infinite, and The Last of Us), successful YouTube cosplay artist Kamui, and comic book writer/artist veteran Mike Collins. Come down to the Crown Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown for three days of panels, cosplaying, and endless opportunities to spend regrettable amounts of money on t-shirts. Tickets and more info here.
Eamonn Doyle ON Photobook Launch
Friday 3 July | The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2 | 7pm
After photographer Eamonn Doyle enjoyed acclaim for his first photo book ‘i’, which was published in March last year, his new title at The Library Project called ‘ON’ is set to impress as well. Celebrate the arrival of his second book in Temple Bar and stick around to hear unique insights into how it was made.
BLOCK T 5th BIRTHDAY “SENSORIUM”
Saturday 4 July | District 8 | 2pm-3am, €22.50-€28
Part gallery, part lecture theatre, part general-arts-studio thing, Block T has been a centre of creativity in Dublin for a whole 5 years now. If it were a child, it would probably be pretty good at walking and talking, struggling to graduate from Velcro to shoelaces, and confused/terrified by the opposite sex. Block T is celebrating this important time in its life with a massive b-day bash in District 8, that super cool area behind the Tivoli that played host to last week’s Pride Block Party. The event is replete with quality performers, including the ecclectic Attention Bébe, the synth duo I Am The Cosmos, and the ever-welcome Trinity Orchestra. Tickets can be found here.
FREE IRELAND LAUNCH PARTY
Saturday 4 July | The Barricade Inn | 8pm-1am, FREE
“CAUSE IIIII WAN-NA BEEE AN-AR-CHY… IN THE CITY” Anarchy comes to Dublin this weekend for the launch of Free Ireland, a new anarchist magazine. The self-described “anti-capitalist pro-craic” publication will be celebrating their arrival with free performances, free punch, and readings from the free mag itself. School Tour, Soil Creep, James Moran, and Niamh Beirne will be taking the stage, with accompanying “MEGAMIXX” provided by DJ Carey. Embrace your inner anarchist and stop by the Barricade Inn this Friday. Or don’t. More info here.