Things to do this October 2015 in Dublin
They might be dead but they are beautiful, the multi-coloured autumn leaves on the ground. Foggy mornings going to work, going for a run or dropping the kids off to school. Your dog licking the morning dew off the grass. Those crisp but dry mornings where you can see your breath and it reminds you of when you were a kid and you pretended your breath was smoke, because smoking was cool. Halloween, we Irish invented it. Darker evenings earlier but there’s an excuse for an open fire. Yes. I do love October.
There’s lots going on this October 2015. The Dublin Theatre Festival and The Dublin Festival of History are still alive and kicking, so too is Secret: Nothing to See Here at the Science Gallery … but as Tommy Cooper would say, before he tragically died on stage … ‘and there’s more’ …
Hard Working Class Heros
Location: The Academy Main Room, The Academy Green Room, The Grand Social,
The Workman’s Club, The Mercantile, Bad Bobs and Hangar.
Date: October 1st to October 3rd
Tickets: Free – €45
“This year’s Hard Working Class Heroes festival supported by HMV Ireland, which takes place Thursday 1, Friday 2, Saturday 3 October across Dublin city centre. Attracting both the public and top global and Irish music industry executives, HWCH Live features 103 of Ireland’s top new and emerging acts. There will be an epic 3,500 minutes of music across the three days.
HWCH And The City is a free music trail across Dublin city centre over the three days of the festival with all ages gigs in some of the best and most unique shops, restaurants and coffee shops. More info here: Map and schedule here.
HWCH Convention takes place over two days (Friday, 2 October and Saturday, 3 October) with the largest gathering of Irish and International music industry execs in Ireland this year.”
This Greedy Pig: Paris Is Burning // NYC Disco Party
Location: The Sugar Club
Date: October 3rd
Tickets: €6 to €12
This Greedy Pig are “teaming up with Discotekken and The Pictures this Saturday to screen Jennie Livingston’s legendary Paris Is Burning followed by a 1970s and 1980s NYC themed party afterwards with DJs spinning only the lushest disco records all night long. We are inspired by the togetherness of this time period and feel its perfect timing to celebrate and usher in this new era of equality, love and respect for all in Ireland. A special, handmade Paris Is Burning letterpress print will be gifted to the first 100 people to join us on the night. Those with an interest in disco, drag, fashion, house music, nightlife history, equality, film and design will delight!
Jim Carroll (The Irish Times) will host a Banter Q&A before the film with Tonie Walsh, Mimi Rouge, Will St Leger & Conor Behan discussing Dublin’s club / gay scene over the past few decades.
€1 from every ticket sold will be donated to BelongTo”
Pygmankinstein & The New Theatre presents OLYMPIA
Location: The New Theatre
Date: October 12th to October 24th
Tickets: €12 to €15
“From the duo behind the critically acclaimed ‘Grow’ and UNESCO funded ‘The Assassination of Brian Boru’ comes a new Gothic horror. Pygmankinstein, a portmanteau of Pygmalion (the play) and Frankenstein (the monster), is a theatre outfit established in 2015 by director Nora Kelly Lester and writer Lauren-Shannon Jones with the aim to generate a new horror movement in Irish theatre. Nora Kelly Lester and Lauren Shannon Jones are the first director/writer team to lead The New Theatre’s residency programme 2015/16.
Olympia tells the story of Nathaniel, a neurotic but brilliant medical student, who falls madly in love with the strange daughter of his anatomy professor. Professor Coppola’s obsession with matching him with her daughter reveals itself to be something much, much darker; and Nathaniel’s pragmatic fiancée Clara and his hedonistic roommate Lothaire become his only hope to survive.
Inspired by E.T.A Hoffman’s classic short story comes a tale of horror, love, and obsession.”
Going Spare Productions presents GOING SPARE
Location: Theatre Upstairs
Date: October 13th to October 24th
Tickets: €8 to €12
“Going Spare Productions presents GOING SPARE, a new play written and performed by Siobhán Donnellan and directed by Aoife Connolly.
GOING SPARE is a humorous drama revolving around a woman who is suspended in the bubble of her own past, who goes to a psychic convention to find out the answer to the big question.
GOING SPARE began as one of eight projects selected for Volition, Galway’s theatre development programme and the world premiere of Siobhán Donnellan’s (Winner of Scripts 2013 and the Outstanding Actor Award at the New York Fringe Festival) new one woman play will take place at Theatre Upstairs and will be directed for the stage by Aoife Connolly.”
INTERLUDE at THE RHA
Location: Royal Hibernian Academy
Date: October 23rd to October 25th
Tickets: From €10
“INTERLUDE at The RHA is a three-day music, movie and art event spread between seven of the galleries impressive rooms, and outdoor courtyard. Featuring a live music room, club space, cabaret cinema, cocktail club, craft beer bar, vinyl room and pop-up restaurant, this event promises to fill your bank holiday calendar to the brim with something totally new to the city.
DJ’s playing INTERLUDE include Tom Middleton, Ashley Beedle, The Reflex, Justin Robertson, Get Down Edits, Keep Schtum, The Disconauts & Arveene with many more live acts and DJ’s still to be announced.
The 600 square metre Gallery One is being transformed into the Cabaret Cinema for the weekend. The space will come alive with a giant HD, surround sound screen and will make the perfect place to lounge with a full bar and table service. Cabaret Cinema will feature a selection of music focussed and independent movies such as Arcade Fire’s The Reflektor Tapes.”
Bram Stoker Festival
Date: October 23rd to October 26th
Tickets: Free to €25
“From 23rd – 26th October 2015, Dublin City will celebrate 4 Days of Living Stories & 4 Nights of Deadly Adventures. Whether you’re a resident vampire or visiting from further afield, Bram Stoker Festival 2015 has something for everyone in its gothically inspired programme of events. Bram Stoker Festival is an initiative of Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland, presented by Project Arts Centre.”