Weekender: |wiːkˈɛndə|– noun – what to do with your weekend.
D’You Remember Yer Man? Launch
Thursday 30 October | Pearse Street Library | 6pm, free
We featured a couple of extracts from Bobby Aherne (stories) and Ruan van Vliet (illustrations) book about the inner-city’s beloved ‘characters’ (Bang Bang, Johnny Forty Coats, Houdini and their ilk), many of whose names are engraved on the Portico of the original Coombe Hospital. The book, published by New Island Press, goes on sale this week, and the release is being celebrated with a party in a library, fittingly enough. Full details here.
Thursday 30 October | Bello Bar | 8pm, €7/€10 (on door)
Nova Collective are a band who like their chords complicated and their rhythms hypnotic – that is to say, they play bossa nova music. A style of music to which we are often familiar with via the pre-set buttons of Casio keyboards, bossa nova is the point at which jazz and the pop song meet and have a high-brow debate. Led by pianist Louis Ryan, Nova Collective will be showing off a selection of new original numbers and new band members, joined by singers Luana Matos and Dónal Kearney. Full notated transcription here.
Discotekken Hallowe’en Bash
Friday 31 October | Sugar Club | €12/16, 9pm
Discotekken’s regular parties get more and more multi-layered each time we check back in with them, and their Halloween hoolie is no different, featuring a screening of This Is Spinal Tap (arguably the greatest movie of them all), live music from Indoors and SHIFT (’80s tribute band), DJ sets out the yayas both indoors and outdoors, a hip-hop bake sale by Zita Spring and while fancy dress is of course to be encouraged on a night such as this, there’ll be free make-up, as well as t-shirt printing on hand too from (from Damn Fine Print). Get on it here.
District 8: Horror Show
Friday 31 October | District 8, Francis Street | €15/20/25, 9pm
District 8 celebrates its first Hallowe’en with huge two-room line-up of techno-terrors and house-horrors. The Main Room is restyled as the ‘The Crime Scene’ and features Pangaea, RSCH 14, Bobofunk, a live set from DAUWD and Eoin Donovan, while the (Haunted) Theatre Room brings us Fred P, Giles Smith, Con Allen, Lee Kelly behind the decks and a live set from Pusher. Remember, ghosts love bangers. Details here.
Turbans & Headwraps Workshop
Sunday 2 November | D-Light Studios, 4 Nth Great Clarence St | €20/30, 4pm
We chatted with turban-guru Thaís Muníz a couple of months ago about the enduring power of the headdress, and now is your own opportunity to get in on the act, learn about this sweet bit of head gear, and even come away with one at the end of the workshop. A productive way to wrap up the week, and another meaning of fancy dress. Find the details here.