Food, Theatre and Performance: 5 of the Best Things To Do in Dublin this Weekend!


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It’s the third weekend in October, and despite the crazy weather, there’s plenty going on in the city for those looking for their culture fix. In addition to celebrations to mark the 50th birthday of one of the city’s oldest markets, here’s a small selection of what’s going on in Dublin this weekend…

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Row Supper Club

One of the city’s newest hostelries offers a chance to indulge in some tasty fare this Sunday, as the genial folk at Row Wines lift the lid on the third iteration of their cool all day supper club on Coppinger Row. With a menu to whet most appetites, choices include Beef Short Rib Kebabs, washed down with their signature Row and Basy Cocktails, with veggie options also available. And did we mention the Tuuunes? Sunday 22nd October from 12pm onwards. @rowwines

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endings. at Smock Alley

Following a sold-out run at the Project Arts Centre as part of Dublin Fringe 2023, endings. is back for a brace of performances at Smock Alley Theatre. Fionntán Larney’s one-man show is a new musical about love, loss, destiny, and legacy, which asks questions about mental health, the rise of the alt right online, and masculinity in today’s society. endings. is at Smock Alley Theatre  at 7:30pm on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October.  Tickets: €14/17. smockalley.com/endings

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The Renaissance Room

In honour of Black History Month Bia! Zine and Hi Spirits have joined forces and put together an incredible evening featuring the vibrant flavors and rich cultural heritage of Pan-African cuisine. Featuring drink pairings, live music, and an art installation, the food side of the evening is being curated by London based Masterchef semi-finalist Victor Okunowo who pays a flying visit to the city to oversee proceedings at As One on City Quay. Head on over to Eventbrite to bag those elusive tickets, which cost €54.60 and include food, drink pairings and great entertainment.

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A Night of Art and Magic with Jeremy Deller & Friends

The English conceptual, video and installation artist is at The Complex for a night of art and magic on Saturday October 21. The evening sees Jeremy Deller & Siobhán Kane in conversation, with screenings of Everybody in The Place and Resonat Frequency followed by magic with Denzil the Magician, and live music from Frog of The Earth, a DJ set from Marion Hawkes, and more musical entertainment in the company of Kate Butler and Friends.  Tickets €20 here and Totally Dublin readers get 20% off by entering the code ‘totally’. Check out our editor’s discussion with Jeremy Deller here.

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Office For Joint Administrative Intelligence

For the past seven years, Irish artist Gary Farrelly has been engaged in the Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence, with German artist Chris Dreier. This month sees their return to Dublin with two performances, the first of which takes place at the Hugh Lane. Commissioned by Padraic E Moore as part of the gallery’s I’ll Be Your Mirror program – a response to the Andy Warhol exhibition – this piece delves into their distinct bureaucratic and ritualistic approach to hero worship. This performance is likely to whet appetites for the duo’s participation in the upcoming Alternating Currents Festival, which takes place over the long weekend, ably stewarded by the ever-capable Dublin Digital Radio. hughlane.ie

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