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.
October 18-22, 2016, 8pm, Boys School. Early 1950s Mountjoy prison,vhours before an execution by hanging. With humor and depth, a very personal depiction of prison life; dialogue intertwined in a rich tapestry of characters, a grim world that seems lacking in appreciation of life. Exposed to gruesome crimes, corporal and capital punishment, these men wrestle with what it is to be human.
October 20 + 27, 2016 + every Thursday 11pm-3am at The Hub, 23 Eustace St. On the 20th - CABARGAY - Pixie will pick out her favorite rides for a little cabaret show. CLOTHES OFF! GAME ON! Prizes - the BEST kind - alcoholic prizes! Next date: Oct 27th - Repeal the Eigth Amendment Party;
October 22 , 2016, 11pm-3am at Mother Club, The Hub, Eustace St. Mothers' queens of disco, Kelly Anne Byrne & Ruth Kavanagh present a tour de force together behind the decks. Think mirror ball-room voguing and addictive disco. Tunes for the night heavily influenced by legendary women in music, from Grace Jones to Roisin Murphy, Beth Ditto to Donna Summer. Ages 21+ only.
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.
October 28, 2016, 11pm - 3am at SODER + KO Georges St (former Dragon). Haunted house with lots of hidden surprises. International DJ and Producer Danny Verde main set, with Bananas and Euphoria resident DJ Arthuro Cavalli kicking off. Super sexy dance team + Ms Milleny Campbell on stage with jaw dropping performances. Tickets €25 at the door.
October 29, 2016, 11-3am at The Hub. Mother will host a disco bloodbath in her basement. Prepare for a night of blood stained sequins, subterranean terror and of course, tunes. Irish electronic powerhouse JAPE will be joining the Mother DJs on the decks with Bad Bones performing live on the night! Tickets limited - earlybirds just €10.
October 31, 2016 + every Thursday, 11pm-3am at The Hub - Rock into the Upside Down basement for the Halloween special, Stranger Twinks. Dress up, dress down, fancy dress or wear nothing at all. There'll be a €100 Cash Prize for best costume. €6 earlybird ticket - online €8 - €10 at the door.
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 30 - April 2, 2017, 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.
May, 2017 (TBC). Annual events over two weeks, 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.
June 21-25, 2017 (TBC). Five days packed with celebrations, spectacles and extravaganzas promoting/ celebrating LGBTQ diversity. The highlight of the festival will be the annual Saturday 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:
Late July, 2017 - 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.
Mid-September, 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.
Mid-September, 2017 (TBC). 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: