Friday marks the return of Culture Night: a curated lineup of free events all around the country! As a result, we’re extending our “What’s on this weekend” feature to to give you a heads up on what’s happening near you. First up: Dublin!

We are Workman’s @ The Workman’s Club, Merchant’s Quay

The quintessential Dublin venue is hosting a night in association with Roe & Co Whiskey for the one-day event. With a lineup curated by Nialler9 you’re sure to get a taste of the best the city has to offer.

On the bill for the night are:

  • Guitar-fuelled, art-rock outfit Silverbacks
  • Four-piece melancholic indie band Odd Morris
  • Frad-folk group The Mary Wallopers
  • Indie-punk trio gif

In short, this event will be sure capture the essence of Dublin’s live music culture, so get down early to hear the lot!

PERFECTION @ Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin

The Science Gallery in Trinity is offering up something to inspire and intrigue for culture night this year. The theme of their current exhibit questions the pursuit of perfection and its consequences when it coincides with technological advancement.

On the night, you will be able to browse the current exhibit while a DJ takeover takes place, thanks to a collaboration with the The Big Romance. Together with this, there will also be a performance art piece driven by AI performed especially for the night. Beyond the main event, a panel discussion entitled “IN PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT PRESENCE” will explore social media and its effects on our idea of perfection. Speakers include Dr. Ciara Mahon, a health specialist interested in how social media affects young people’s attitudes towards body image; and Alex Calder, a content creator for the Instagram @betweentwoears.

The Culture Night event runs from 4pm until 10pm in the gallery.

The panel kicks of at 6:00pm and you can register for it here.

Tote Bag Printing @ 29 Bride Street, D8

No self-respecting student can be caught dead in the streets of Dublin without a tote bag. So why not head along to 29 Bride Street to create your own custom-printed bag? The hand-printed Irish linen homeware specialists are opening their doors in Dublin 8 from 4pm-8pm.

Book here.

Dublin Circus Project @ Bannow Road, Cabra West

This member-based organisation are inviting aerialist dancer troup Erebidae Aerial along to celebrate their Culture Night festivities out in Cabra, Dublin 7. Along with aerial acrobatics, there will be a host of collaborations on the night to bring storytellers, poets and musicians into the fold.

The event runs from 7-11pm and there is no need to book! Find out more information here.