And we’re back! We’ve trawled through hundreds of online events to let you know the best events happening in Dublin this weekend. So without further ado..

Music

Kerri Chandler, Jeremy Underground and Brame & Hamo @ District 8 Launch Night


Topping the list this weekend is the opening night of District 8 in Jam Park, the brand spanking new Bodytonic venue in Swords. Following the closure of its Tivoli Theatre location earlier this year, the Bodytonic crew have relocated the club venue to the former Wrights Venue space and given it a massive revamp (including the installation of a whopper soundsystem). With techno heavyweights Kerri Chandler, Jeremy Underground and Brame & Hamo on the bill for the Saturday night gig, it’s no wonder that the tickets are completely sold out for this event. But any techno fan will know that with some luck, last minute tickets can be sussed through ticketswap (thank us later).

Comfort Carnival for DFF @ National Stadium


Dublin collective Club Comfort are bringing their first all-day event to the National Stadium on South Circular Road this Saturday as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival. The theme for the occasion is carnival, and given the collective’s commitment to DIY artistry and the impeccable lineup featuring the likes of Dreamcycles and Sim Simma Soundsystem, this is sure to be a knockout success.

The event runs from 12pm to 1:30am, with tickets priced at €18 or €16 for students. Buy them here.

Shakalak @ Sin É, Ormond Quay


If you haven’t heard of Shakalak yet, you’re in for a good one on Saturday night. This Dublin-based band are a class live act. Mixing the spoken-word artistry of poet John Cummins with funky riffs and deadly beats, it’s sure to be an entertaining evening. Get a taste of what’s in store with the video for their debut single “Hometown”.

Entry is €5 and you can find the event here.

Food

Festival of Food @ Airfield Estate, Dundrum

festival of food airfield dundrum


The Festival of Food returns to Airfield estate this weekend. Running through the weekend, there will be oodles of food stalls, a natural beauty area, food demonstrations, a music stage, a craft brewery, botanical beverages and even a gardening zone. Best of all – it’s free entry!

The festival runs from 9.30am – 5pm, with last admission at 4pm. Find the Facebook event here and the website here.

Taiwanese Mid-Autumn Festival @ Yamamori Tengu

taiwan chinese asian lanterns festival

This Saturday, Yamamori Tengu are hosting a mini-festival in association with Taiwan Ireland Association. With traditional food, arts and crafts and two live bands on the bill, this immersive cultural experience is a great way to spend a free day.

Tickets are €15 and are available from Eventbrite.

Art

Boon Art Exhibition @ Studio 39


For all you art heads out there looking for a new spot to suss the latest on the Dublin scene, “Studio 39” has opened its doors for the first time with its launch exhibition “Boon“. While the launch party has come and gone, you can still catch the exhibit which is running until Sunday, September 8th.

Curated by well-known Dublin artist Kurb Junki and with 17 artists on the bill, this is one you definitely don’t want to miss.

Find location details here.

Hippocampus 0.9X @ The Fumbally Cafe


If you’re looking for something a bit different, an alternative theatre event is running in the Fumbally cafe on Saturday and Sunday.

This Spanish language production is set in a waiting room, with the theatrical piece centring on three characters that are suffering serious mental illnesses. Sounds intriguing, right?

Tickets are priced at €13.66 each, and you can find out more here.

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