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 hosted by Paul Ryder, with DJ Ruth Spining Sexy Pop & Commercial Dance! Prhomo is Pop! Prhomo is Crazy! Prhomo is GAY! Theme parties, holiday specials, dance offs.
Every Saturday night 10 pm to 3am gay dance event at new home: Club ALT, Andrews Lane Theatre, 9 Andrew's Lane. Ireland's longest running weekly gay club night (2003-2013); DJ Gerry M + guests in main arena, retro + requests from DJs Gerry L, TD + guests upstairs "CAMP" alternative lounge, drink promos + weekly live entertainment.
Weekly Saturday night synth-pop/ electronic music dance party at Copper Alley, Arlington Hotel, (Front Lounge back entrance). Electro gay club night, eclectic all-ages/styles crowd. Music + cheap drinks over fancy shows. See Outmost + pic.twitter.com/xRksKell47
Every last Sunday, from 9pm, underground at the Turks Head, 27 Parliament St, Temple Bar) - leather, skin, uniform, worker and sports dress code. Changing area provided. RULE is aimed at men in Ireland with fetish/BDSM interests.
March, 2015. The Gay and Lesbian Awards (GALAS) have been set up by the National Lesbian and Gay Federation to honor lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people and organisations for their contributions to Irish society, both north and south of the border.
March 19-29, 2015. Celebrating film as an art form, 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 2015 program when announced, and the JDIFF 2014 Highlights Video now at their website:
March 27-29, 2015, 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.
May 4-17, 2015. 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.
Mid-June, 2015 - annual parade, festival, 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.
August Bank Holiday weekend, July 31 - August 3, 2015 (to be confirmed) - 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.
Early September, 2015, 16-day 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:
Mid-September, 2015. 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.
Late-October, 2015. Annual festival - life, work and 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.