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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, underground at the Voodoo Lounge, 39-40 Arran Quay. Dance party 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.
Largest event of its kind
International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

May 1-14, 2017. 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.
Big Telly Theatre Company recreate Talbot’s dark, imaginative & bewitching tales
The Faerie Thorn

May 4-6, 2017, 7:30pm at Main Space/ Smock Alley. A world of devilish debts, trysts and trades, broken bargains and unjust trials; of magic, quick-wittedness, hoodwinking and revenge. An incredibly vivid and dangerous world controlled by a complex fairy mafia with factions like the Memory Takers, the Time Keepers, the Bad Talkers and trolls, which humans tackle at their peril.
Letting the queens out of their cages again this Thursday
Prhomo: Free Gaff! (Free list)

May 11, 2017, Thursday, 11pm-3am. Cormac's away so the Queens are in charge! WRECK. THE. GAFF. Pixie, Mizza & Stephen are running the show, so make it hard for them. Give them shots. They hate that. It wouldn’t be a free gaff without cans, as usual: €3 Cans all night!
Hosted by Euphoria Dublin
Euphoria - Pharoahs

May 12, 2017, 15-10pm at Euphoria/ Button Factory. PHAROAHS - the biggest and most exciting Euphoria Production to date. With  Brazilian DJ/Producer TOMMY LOVE - a true world class professional. Egyptian wonders of costume, lighting and the stage presence of the Euphoria Dance Team and welcome back to Irish DJ/Producer Dave Mladi.
Dimitri from Paris // Thisispopbaby
Mother presents Yestival

May 19, 2017, 9pm-3am at District 8, 135-138 Francis St. two years since Ireland said YES to marriage equality, Mother and THISISPOPBABY join forces to throw the 2nd annual YESTIVAL! across the two rooms of the Tivoli theatre. THISISPOPBABY's unique roulette of fierce performance/ banging tunes upstairs; legendary MOTHER squad provides a wonderland of dance and DJs downstairs.
Partly inspired by Ueda Akinari’s short story of 1776 “The Chrysanthemum Vow”
film qlub: Gohatto (Nagisa Ôshima, 1999)

May 20, 2017, 2:30pm. About two samurai warriors bound by love for each other. One, Akana, leaves on a mission, promising to return home on the 9th day of the 9th moon (Chrysanthemum Festival Day). He returns on the agreed day, but refuses food and behaves strangely, then confesses to being a ghost, having killed himself in prison rather than break his vow and his beloved’s heart.
The Master of Disco Soul & original resident of studio 54 plays Mother
Mother presents NICKY SIANO

May 27, 2017, 11-3am at Mother Club/ Hub. Master of Disco Soul, Nicky DJ'd at Bianca Jagger's infamous Studio 54 birthday party, when she made a grand entrance on a white horse. Together with brother Joe, Nicky also ran The Gallery, another legendary NY nightclub at the core of disco history. He is the last surviving pioneer of the 70s dance music scene. €12 at the door.
From the novel of the same title, told from the point of view of a dog
film qlub: The Fish Child (Lucía Puenzo, 1999)

June 17, 2017, 2:30pm. About the awkward young white woman Lala, living a life of idleness in a wealthy suburb of Buenos Aires, who falls in love with the Guaraní indian live-in-servant Guayi, a kind young woman shackled by a traumatic event. A sweeping story of all-consuming love, messy and irresponsible teenage needs and resolutions, and the demands made by a sickened world.
Pride days
Dublin Gay Pride 2017

June 21-25, 2017. Five days packed with celebrations, spectacles and extravaganzas promoting/ celebrating LGBTQ diversity. The highlight of the festival will be the annual Saturday June 24th 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:
Adaptation of the three plays by Harvey Fierstein
film qlub: Torch Song Trilogy (Paul Bogart, 1988)

July 15, 2017, 2:30pm. A melodramatic rendition of a love story/ romance on an epic scale, concerned with the five loves in torch-song singer Arnold Beckoff’s life: Ed, Alan, his son, his mother, and himself. A positive portrait of a gay person who respects himself and demands respect, from the first second of the film to the last.
Annual LGBT Filmfest - of 25 years
Gaze Film Festival 2017

August 3-7, 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.
New ideas, new voices, new performances and new talent
Tiger Dublin Fringe

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:
Temple Bar Cultural Trust
Culture Night

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.
His Count Dracula became measure of all other vampire stories
Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin

October 27-30, 2017 (TBC). 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.
Ireland's Premiere Feature Film Festival
The Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2018

Mid-February, 2018. Eleven days, celebrating film as an art form. In the 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 2017 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.