See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Dublin area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Six to ten daily films, every day, at IFI, 6 Eustace Street in Temple Bar. New films and re-releases, classics, festivals, monthly "must see" lists, afternoon talks. See the website for scheules & details, and for pdf download of monthly schedule.
Every Thursday student nights, 11pm-3am at The Hub, Eustace Street. Sexy Pop & Commercial Dance! Prhomo is Pop! Prhomo is Crazy! Prhomo is GAY! Theme parties, holiday specials, dance offs. €5-7 entry.
Every Friday 11pm-3:30am at The Hub, Eustace Street. House parties for shirtless male throng on the dance floor; dark room with sofas. From the makers of WERK // BUKKAKE // MOTHER.
Once a month, underground at the Dive Bar/ Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Temple Bar. Dance party for bears and leathermen night, with go-go boys, international DJs, no dress code.
Monthly gay club night at Button Factory, Curved St, the Temple Bar, with top international DJs and large dance crowd, shirtless guys, go-go boys.
Monthly LGBT dance party at Voodoo Lounge, 40 Arran Quay, International DJs, go-go boys, hot/mostly male/often shirtless mixed crowd.
May 2-15, 2016. Annual event, celebrating contribution of gay people to theatre, past and present. Founded in 2004 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde, in his native city. Emphasis on new or recent international and Irish works with a broadly gay theme or relevance, the Festival has grown to become the largest event of its type in the world.
May 19, 2016, and every Thursday 11pm-3am at The Hub, 23 Eustace Street. Just under one year since we celebrated the marriage referendum YES, this Thursday celebrating & launching new summer drinks promos. Exams are just ending for the college kids too so expect an influx of student rides!. Next: May 26, 2016.
May 21, 2016, 11pm-3am at Mother Club. This Saturday night join us across two rooms as we celebrate the day Ireland said YES to marriage equality. Big Love - with Panti Bliss / Pantibar, Rubberbandits, Peaches, Veda Lady, Arveene Juthan, Jonny Woo, Will Dempsey, PRODIJIG, Tonie Walsh, KOJAQUE and Thisispopbaby.
May 21, 2016 at Voodoo Lounge, 39/40 Aaron Quay. Bringing some Portuguese heat to Ireland with PROFILE Wild West Pre-Party for Hot Season - Lisbon's largest gay festival (in July) - featuring DJs John K + Pushee. Admission €10, See more at facebook.
May 30 - June 11, 2016, 7:30pm, Smock Alley Theatre. Cute gay boy-about-town, serial monogamist/random shagger, talented thespian, Aiden's the luckiest man in Dublin 8 - about to shack up with bf #69, the marvellous Marcus - who hasn’t actually asked him to move in/get married/adopt a spaniel… but Aiden’s sure he’ll pop the question tonight!
June 16-21, 2016 at Gate Theatre. Modern/ amusing take on marriage and infidelity; a quick-witted, alternative view on dealing with an extra-marital affair. Smart, sophisticated, Constance Middleton is kind and rich, yet her friends feel sorry for her as her husband has an affair with her best friend. She denies the affair, defends the two, and turns a broken heart to her own advantage.
June 22-26, 2016- annual parade, Saturday the 25th, noon from the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square), festival (after the parade at Pride Village, Merrion Square), dance parties, film screenings, awards, variety shows. The Irish know how to party and they're proud of it. Check the Dublin Pride website for previous year's media, and upcoming events.
June 25, 2016, 5pm-12am at Tivoli Theatre, Back with a bang! Thousands of incredibly proud people will descend on the city centre festival site with multiple bars, food stalls, Smirnoff cocktails, a new monster main stage and ALL the portaloos. DJs JAKE SHEARS, LITTLE BOOTS + Queen of Ireland PANTI BLISS + Kelly Anne Byrne and of course the Mother DJs. Live sets by WYVERN LINGO + FAUNE.
July 28 - August 1, 2016 - August Bank Holiday weekend - annual LGBT film festival at the Light House Cinema, in Smithfield. See their website for details about the festival and other screenings throughout the year.
September, 2016, 14-day/ 22nd annual festival of theater, comedy, music, dance and spectacle. Recent program program included over 100 shows in lots of venues and sites all across Dublin. See full details on their website:
September 16, 2016, 5pm-11pm. Entertainment, discovery and adventure in Dublin and across Ireland - this past year in a record 30 towns, cities, counties and islands. Arts and cultural organisations open their doors 5-11pm with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances. See the website for whats on.
October 28-31, 2016. Annual 4-day festival - life, work, legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel ‘Dracula’. Free pop-up performances, spine-chilling street theatre, sinister sounds; a city-wide Vampire Hunt, spooky open-air movies, blood curdling literary happenings, terrifying theatre, haunted walking tours and a very special event at Dublin Castle.
February, 2017. Celebrating film as an art form, this past year over 120 films from four corners of the globe. Citywide event takes place in Dublin City Centre Cinemas including: Cineworld, The Savoy, Screen, Irish Film Institute & Light House Cinema in Smithfield. See the 2017 program when announced, and the JDIFF 2016 Highlights Video now at their website:
March/ April, 2017 (TBC), annual weekend of bear festivities around the selection of Mr. Bear Ireland. See their website for photos and videos of previous events and news of other upcoming dates.