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Irish Film Institute
Daily Film Screenings

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.
The Late Late Boy Show
Prhomo at The Hub

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.
Weekly Homo Dance Party

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.
The Biggest Circuit Bear Party in Ireland for Masculine Men!

Once a month and special events at Turk's Head and other venues. Dance party 8-11pm for bears and leathermen night, with go-go boys, international DJs, no dress code.
House Music Dance Night
Euphoria at Button Factory

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.
Great tunes + serious hot dancers
Profile at Voodoo Lounge

Now and then LGBT dance party at Voodoo Lounge, 40 Arran Quay, International DJs, go-go boys, hot/mostly male/often shirtless mixed crowd.
New ideas, new voices, new performances and new talent
Dublin Fringe Festival

September 9-24, 2017. Places you’ve never been through theatre, music, cabaret, comedy, circus, dance and much more - a knockout sixteen days full of events. Box Office: Ground Floor at DIFF House, 13 Ormond Quay Lower. See website for full program schedule and tickets:
Brazen Tales Productions - Dublin Fringe Festival 2017
How To Be Angry

September 19-23, 2017, 6:30pm. Vexed, scared, you want change. But no matter how zen you try to be, sometimes you need to ROAR! Screaming and shouting is frowned on but swallowing down that raging fire might make you sick! The Brazen Ensemble tackles that most feared emotion with twisted humour; absurd, physical comedy explores the battle between our animal instincts and rational minds.
Who are women? And what have they been doing all this time?
The Woods and Grandma

September 20-23, 2017, 8:45pm. Nothing like primary sources to answer the query; sources chopped, screwed, and stuck over a spliced choral excerpt of a Cecil Sharp folksong. Part gig, part theatre, part documentary verbatim pop-opera exhumes singing ghosts from a 2002 RTÉ interview transcript: Anne (90) and Catherine (88) raised in Galway by their grandmother Lady Augusta Gregory.
Temple Bar Cultural Trust
Culture Night

September 22, 2017. 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.
Their first headline shows in Ireland since recently reforming in 2015
LCD Soundsystem

September 27-29, 2017, 7pm at Olympia Theatre. Formed in New York in 2005, gaining immediate attention and critical acclaim for their self-titled Grammy-nominated debut album, they split in 2011, reformed in 2015 and marked their hotly-anticipated return with a whole host of major festival slots.
Teenage boys coming to terms with the time & place in which they find themselves
The Boys

September 27 - October 7, 2017, 8pm. A play abouy teenage fantasy and lust. In the summer of 1968 The Boys are ready for the world, at least some of them are. What can stop them now? But before the Summer is over, life will have utterly changed. Nothing will ever be the same again. A hilarious story of growing up, and a moving portrayal of moving on.
Hosted by Abortion Rights Campaign and Mother Club
Mother: Party For Choice // Post March BBQ-D

September 30, 2017, 5-10pm at Opium Wexford St. We'll march for womens reproductive rights at the 6th Annual March for Choice, then host the after party - with all profits going to the Abortion Rights Campaign - a BBQ with a Disco twist in three outdoor areas at the newly refurbished venue. Tickets €8 here.
Calling all electric orphans
Mother: Electric throwback ft. Rocky & Ruth

October 7, 2017, 11pm-3am at Mother Club/ Hub. Mother’s Ruth Kavanagh & Rocky T Delgado are back behind the decks together for the first time since their glitter fuelled Electric Picnic performance. Leave your wellies at home, cast your minds back and join us on the dance floor to re live that magic night.
Letting the queens out of their cages again this Thursday
Prhomo vs. Lockdown DJs: Glitter War/ Freelist

October 12, 2017, Thursdays, 10pm-3am at Hub. Legendary pop punk club Lockdown’s DJ Derek Ó Cearnaigh goes head to head with Prhomos Stephen Dowling in the club. Next date: Oct 31. facebook.
Mother ft. SHREM & Rocky

October 14, 2017, 11pm-3am. One of Mothers favourite guests SHREM alongside our own Rocky T Delgado for an eclectic mix of disco and electronic tunes! We’ll also be celebrating iconic electronic females, his faves. Think Björk, Roisin, the Knife and Robyn then onto Annie Lennox, Kate Bush, Grace, Goldfrapp, La Roux, Peaches & many many more.
His Count Dracula became measure of all other vampire stories
Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin

October 27-30, 2017. 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; 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.
Euphoria Halloween 2017

October 27, 2017, 11pm-3:30am at Euphoria/ Button Factory. One spooky event to have you dancing all night long. Welcoming International DJ Karl Kay back to Dublin. More guest DJs TBA. Lots of entertainment, super house music, HALLOWEEN themed night, super sexy dancers and performers.
India: 15 years to Life imprisonment
FILM QLUB LGBTQ Experience Around The World: Fire by Deepa Mehta

October 28, 2017, 2pm. Passion, romance, defiance. Arranged marriages leave little room for romance and can facilitate enslavement; and there is no room for eroticism when the religious mistrust of the body imposes its denial of life. Two very different women connect with such force that they break the rules of family, faith, and propriety. Empowering, electrifying, epic love.
Pyg & Mother present a Bank Holiday Sunday
A Nightmare on South William Street

October 29, 2017, 4pm-4am. Line up: MOTHER DJs, Bobby Analog, Colin Perkins. Mother opens Pygmalion and Powerscourt Townhouse for a special access all areas event. Mother DJs take over Powerscourt for a blood stained sequin ball. From their stages at Body+Soul/ Electric Picnic to their weekly sold out electronic disco clubnights these gays know how to throw a party. 20+ event - R.O.A.R.
Halloween Night, the haunted Hub
Prhomo: Stranger Twinks II Halloween Night Special

October 31, 2017 10pm-3am at The Hub. Halloween special. Rock into the Upside Down basement for Stranger Twinks TWO! Fancy dress or dress fancy. There'll be a €100 Cash Prize for best costume, and keep an eye out for details on the facebook page. Last year sold out VERY fast so get your presale tickets asap!
An independent film festival in aid of Sasane
Dublin Feminist Film Festival

November 16-18, 2017. Why promote/ celebrate women in film - great filmmakers as well as female characters? In the past 20 years of the top 2,000 biggest grossing films, women accounted for only 13% of editors, 10% of writers and 5% of directors. More than three-quarters of the crews have been men; visual effects on average 17.5% women, music 16%, camera/ electricals, 5%.
From the 5th chapter of Dostoyevsky’s great Russian novel The Brothers Karamazov
The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

November 17, 18, 20, 2017, 8pm (25th at 5pm). Ivan (the atheist brother) questions the possibility of a personal and benevolent God to his brother, novice monk Alyosha. To explain/ prove his case he tells the story of The Grand Inquisitor - a fascinating exploration of philosophical, political, religious and ethical questions. Is free will and universal happiness incompatible?
Ireland's Premiere Feature Film Festival
The Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2018

February 22 - March 4, 2018. Eleven days, celebrating film as an art form. In the past year 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 2018 program when announced, and the ADIFF17 Highlights Video now at their website:
Showcasing art-in-progress and Stories from the Zeitgeist
Scene + Heard 2018 Festival

February - March, 2018. Theatre, Dance, Music, Comedy, Aerial, Clown, Punk Poetry, Puppetry and Children’s Theatre.
Ireland's Biggest Bear Festival
Dublin Bears - Béar Féile 2018

March - April, 2018, 10pm at Adelphi, 52 Middle Abbey St. Four-day weekend festival of events for Bears and friends - Mr Bear Ireland contest - see details as announced closer to the dates.
Largest event of its kind
International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

May 7-13, 2018. Annual events celebrating the 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.
Pride days
Dublin Gay Pride 2018

June 20-24, 2018. Five days packed with celebrations, spectacles and extravaganzas promoting/ celebrating LGBTQ diversity. The highlight of the festival will be the annual Saturday June 23rd Pride Parade and post-parade celebrations in Merrion Square. The Parade starts 1pm from the Garden of Remembrance, and passes the GPO, to finish at Merrion Sq. See full details at their website:
Annual LGBT Filmfest - of 26 years
Gaze Film Festival 2018

August 2-6, 2018 - August Bank Holiday weekend - annual 5-day LGBT film festival at the Light House Cinema, in Smithfield. See their website for details about the festival and other screenings throughout the year.