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.
September 1, 2016, and every Thursday 11pm-3am at The Hub, 23 Eustace St. She’s Pixie Woo and she’s a vicious bitch. This Thursday she’s picking one of yiz to be the rose of Prhomo. She’ll be pitting you against each other in drinking games and a dance(strip) off on stage. The grand prize. Vodka. Obviously.
September 2, 2016, 11pm - 3am at Button Factory. Ever-popular super production theme night w/ super sexy dance team including hot HEADMISTRESS Ms Milleny Campbell and her naughty Students. Welcome back Irish DJ Karen Reddy to play a sizzler as always, super spinning the best in house music + resident DJ Arthuro Cavalli. Dancers/ Visuals/ Lighting/ Awesome Production/ Surprises
September 3, 2016, 11pm-3am at Mother Club, The Hub, Eustace St. Calling all electric orphans. If you’re not going to the picnic this weekend, don’t worry. We got your back. Down in Mothers Dublin bosom our own Rocky T Delgado will be whipping up an electronic storm alongside our most colourful son, SHREM.
September 4-5, 2016 midnight-4am at Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival, Stradbally Hall, Co Laois. Ireland's loud and proud queer night - DJs deliver the best in disco and electronic tunes ‘til the wee hours. Load up the glitter cannons/ have your sequins ready.
September 8-30, 2016 at Gate Theatre. Eddie Carbone is a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine. When Catherine falls in love with a newly arrived immigrant, Eddie's jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family, and his world.
September 10-25, 2016. Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016 - go 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:
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.
September 16-25, 2016, Spiegeltent/ Merrion Sq. Wild theatre, banging jigs, slapstick comedy, jaw-dropping circus; magic of theatre, excitement of variety, energy of the dance floor. Your big night out, with a twist. From Poptent/ Electric Picnic/ Alice in Funderland, to club night WERK, stars of Irish stage and screen in a glittering roulette of the brilliant/ brazen/ downright bizarre.
September 21, 2016, 7- 10:30pm at Olympia Theatre, 72 Dame St. The Legendary Grace Jones and her band perform / to feature in the forthcoming film GRACE JONES - THE MUSICAL OF MY LIFE, a collaboration between Grace Jones and director Sophie Fiennes. Special guests Mother Club DJs. Tickets priced from €45.
September 21-24, 2016, 9:15pm at Boys School. We’re all equal now. We can all get married. We all have rainbow colours on our Facebook pictures. Our grannies voted Yes and the Taoiseach is having a pint down at Pantibar. All children of the nation to be cherished equally, just in time for the 1916 centenary. A show about queer activism today and republican activism in the past.
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 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.