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Curated events across Dublin city and county.

Dublin Speed Networking for Business Professionals

Zozimus Bar

Dublin Speed Networking for Business Professionals - Business Relationships one table at a time. Speed Networking works a lot like 'Speed Dating' without the 'Dating'. A structured opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at time. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, legal or medical professional, in the finance, real estate or entertainment industry - our events offer the perfect occasion to expand your business, social or enterprise contacts. All in a setting and speed - just your style. Devoid of typic

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‘All that remained’ – The Four Courts Blaze of 1922

TCD

'All that remained' - The Four Courts Blaze of 1922. A panel discussion as part of the Out of the Ashes lecture series, with Catríona Crowe MRIA, Former Senior Archivist, National Archives of Ireland; Zoe Reid, Senior Conservator, National Archives of Ireland; and Lar Joye, Port Heritage Director at Dublin Port and Chair of the Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield. This three-year lecture series explores the theme of cultural loss and recovery across the centuries, from the destruction of the Library of Alexandria in antiquity to contemporary acts of cultural loss and destruction

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CCT College Dublin

CCT College Dublin

CCT College Dublin Open Evening - gives students the opportunity to study full-time for level 6, 7 and 8 Degree programmes in Business or Information Technology, as well as Postgraduate courses with many courses commencing in early 2020. The College is also now enrolling for part-time evening professional and industry-aligned courses including: ISACA CSX Cybersecurity Fundamentals. Diploma in Predictive Data Analytics. Diploma in DevOps. Diploma in Project Management. Diploma in Python Programming. Diploma in Introduction to Computer Programming (Java). Diploma in Advanc

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STEAM Week @ dlr Mill Theatre

dlr Mill Theatre

STEAM Week 2020 - S (science) T (technology) E (engineering) A (arts) M (maths). A jam-packed programme of events in collaboration Bricks4Kidz and The Exploration Dome. With a programme of Explosive Experiments, Wild Workshops & Daring Dramas, STEAM Week will bring these subjects to life before your eyes! All ages are catered for in this programme designed specifically for the Social, Environmental and Scientific Education curriculum… Bricks 4 Kidz Workshops Ticket Prices: €7.50 Date/Times: Weds 29th at 10am & 11.30am. For more information about Bricks 4 Kids, see their we

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Memories & Melodies at Richmond Barracks

Richmond Barracks

Join them at Richmond Barracks for a special singalong tour. Hear the story of the barracks through the songs of the day, such as 'It’s a long way to Tipperary', 'The Minstrel Boy' and 'The Foggy Dew'. Booking Information Sat 25th January @ 11.00am Thurs 30th January @ 2.00pm

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First Fortnight-The Art of Mental Health

Various Locations

First Fortnight - a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. The festival includes motherhood and mental health, an existential crisis in an Aldi, carers taking self-care, an Opera world premiere in a unique space, an Olivier Award winning play, community collaborative sculpture installations, the 45th anniversary of a 5-time Oscar winning feature film, vulnerability in an age of oversharing, a Sea Swim and Batman needing a Break. Check out or download the FF20 festival programme and choose from over 100 events, in 62 venues, across 17 counties in

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Sophie, Ben, and Other Problems

Smock Alley Theatre

Sophie, Ben, and Other Problems - Sophie and Ben love each other a lot, but sometimes, they make that a bit too difficult for themselves. Two twenty-somethings who are trying to find their way in the world, they guide us through their lives of low-key alcoholism, deeply rooted regret, and unfortunate sexual mishaps. Join Sophie and Ben as they impart some words of wisdom on life, love, and modern day millennial relationships in a play that has been described by West-End Wilma as "quirky, wholesome, and desperately moving." Booking information Running time: 60mins. Age Suitability: 16+.

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The Sound of Music

BGE Theatre

The Sound of Music returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in a magnificent production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart. Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWII. The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including ‘Edelwei

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DirtBirds

Vicar Street

Dirtbirds – The Self Help Tour 24th of January, 2020. Extra date now added - 6th of February, 2020. Live at Vicar Street! If making the school lunches, doing the Jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. Come and join the DirtBirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new comedy show, DirtBirds' Self-Help Tour. This rip roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up. Brand new characters take to the stage along with some of th

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Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2020

Various locations

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival - Join the Rat Pack! DCNYF returns, welcoming the Year of the Rat. Dublin Chinese New Year Festival marks the lunar new year with a two week programme of events. Immerse yourself in the festivities as Dublin City celebrates Chinese culture with a uniquely Irish perspective! This is the 13th edition of the festival, which began in 2008, so this year we begin a brand new zodiac cycle, welcoming the Year of the Rat. The programme includes talks, visual arts, performance, film, music and many family-friendly events, inviting all ages to be part of this cultural

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UCDVO Development Film Series

UCD

With funding support from Trocáire and Concern, the 8th UCDVO Development Film Series will take place over five consecutive Monday evenings. The series includes 5 high quality feature documentary films on subjects relating to development and global justice issues. Each screening will be followed by a guest speaker with an opportunity for discussion. Gaza - (Monday 27th January) Gaza brings us into a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to

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The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Gaiety Theatre

The Lieutenant of Inishmore - The cast includes Paul Mescal (BBC's Normal People, The Great Gatsby), Aisling Kearns (Darklands, Asking For It), Alex Murphy (The Young Offenders), Cillian Ó Gairbhí (Blood, Darklands), Desmond Eastwood (Blackout, Normal People), Cillian Lenaghan (Blackout) and in his professional debut Pádraig O'Grady. They are joined by Don Wycherley in the role of Donny (Sing Street, Bachelor's Walk). Oscar Award-winning director and playwright Martin McDonagh's work is known and loved by both theatre and film audiences alike (In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour

3Arena

Strictly Come Dancing - The Live Tour Clear the floor and whip out your score cards! Fans will be delighted to hear that Strictly favourite and 2018 TV show winner Stacey Dooley is returning to host the tour for the first time. Audiences can expect to enjoy an unmissable evening of dance entertainment filled with colour, excitement and humour. Showcasing all the amazing choreography and live music that Strictly is known for, audiences will experience a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave them reeling and roaring for more. The full line up of glamorous couples are:

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Citywest

National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition - New approaches and technology have been introduced in recent years that have created significant organisational and process improvements. The aim of the conference is to showcase such innovative approaches and to disseminate the cutting edge research that underpins them. The conference will be of interest to senior management, established practising engineers and researchers together with those that are much earlier in their careers. Delegates have registered from leading food, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical, electro

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National Power Summit

Croke Park

National Power Summit 2020 is a forum for the industry to discuss the main issues and strategies for transformation within the changing electricity landscape. Ireland has successfully advanced the transformation of its energy sector over the past few years. We hold the highest share of wind in electricity generation of all the International Energy Agency member countries. Our electricity system is capable of accommodating up to 65% of instantaneous variable generation at any given time which is testimony to the success of innovation in the sector. Ireland has also improved its energy securi

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Reeling in the Showband Years

Draíocht

Reeling in the Showband Years - It's back, it's bigger & it's better! Go back in time to this magical era, and never to be repeated time, in Irish popular music! Compere Ronan Collins will sing his renowned tributes to Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock, Eurovision hits and more. Joining Ronan is Linda Martin - a superstar of showbiz - winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 with Why Me and TV Presenter on multiple shows for RTÉ. Ireland's greatest voice, Red Hurley will also be singing all his great hits. Also brother and sister combo, Keith & Lorraine McDonald, with their fantastic tri

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Medea

Gate Theatre

In this transformative new version of the Greek tragedy Medea, a slight shift of perspective can change everything. Seen through the eyes of Medea and Jason’s children, we are offering a new take on two of the most tragic siblings of all time.

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IFI & Night of Ideas 2020: Wine Calling by Bruno Sauvard

Irish Film Institute

While there are more than 3,000 wine producers in France, less than 3% of them use natural methods of wine production. For ethical reasons, this small community has chosen environmentally friendly practices, aimed at finding the natural expression of terroir and the living character of the wine. Director Bruno Sauvard followed this revolution in the South of France over the course of a year, from the harvest to the bottling, revealing a global movement for organic taste and sustainability. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, featuring director Bruno Sauvard, which will explor

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Jonas Brothers

3Arena

Jonas Brothers - Happiness Begins Tour. Their first European Headline Tour in nearly a decade! After building overwhelming anticipation, GRAMMY® nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers announce the details for their 2020 15-city Happiness Begins Tour across Europe including an Irish date in Dublin's 3Arena. The announcement comes off the excitement of blowing out their first round of North America dates and launching their biggest tour ever, totaling 67 shows across Canada, Mexico, and the US.

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Mike Denver

The Helix

Mike Denver - with special guests Philomena Begley, Ray Lynam, Brendan Shine and the Forget Me Nots choir. Mike, affectionately known as the 'Galway Boy', is at the height of his powers. His meteoric rise in popularity culminated in his being voted Entertainer of the Year 2016, together with a No 1 album of the year, Cut Loose, at the ACMA Awards on RTÉ. Backed by a band comprised of some of Ireland's top musicians, Mike presents a two and a half high energy show which features all his 'hits' including Tommy K, Wasn't that a Party, Galway Girl, Blown Away, along with hits from the 60's and

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Sturgill Simpson

Vicar Street

Sturgill Simpson - Live at Vicar Street. The tour will follow the release of the singer-songwriter's highly anticipated new album Sound & Fury and its accompanying Netflix anime film, which were released simultaneously in September. The album and film are preceded by lead single Sing Along, which was featured as Zane Lowe's World Record on Apple Music's Beats 1. The official music video for Sing Along was directed by Japanese anime legend Jumpei Mizusaki, and offers a preview of the forthcoming film, which is set entirely to music from the full album with a different anime segment for

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Guinness Six Nations – Ireland v Scotland

Aviva Stadium

The opening home fixture of Ireland's Guinness Six Nations 2020 campaign sees neighbouring rivals Scotland visit the Aviva Stadium for a exciting showdown with the boys in green on Saturday, 1st February 2020. Kick off 4.45pm.

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Sufi Celtic Music Fusion

Christ Church Cathedral

Sufi Celtic Music Fusion - The Art of Oneness. This concert will explore the theme of oneness through the traditional music of Ireland and Sufi music. The concert will present poetry, music and artwork which explore how the concept of spiritual oneness is expressed in a myriad of ways and crosses boundaries of space and time.

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What I (Don’t) Know About Autism

Abbey Theatre

What I (Don't) Know About Autism - A sometimes comic, sometimes heart-breaking journey into the world of autism, performed by autistic and non-autistic actors. Sandra is looking for love. Gordon is seeking acceptance. Simon just wants these parents to stop talking for two minutes so he can get on with teaching their kids. And Casper? Casper is not here. What I (Don't) Know About Autism takes the audience on a highly theatrical journey. The play mixes narrative, song, dance and direct address to explore this contentious and often misunderstood subject matter. Inspired by the writer's own

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Revolting Children

dlr Mill Theatre

Revolting Children - SB Theatreworks present their bi-annual school production, showcasing the diverse talents of their students of all ages. The show will include a selection of West-End favourites, old and new, bringing the audience on a magical journey through story, song and dance. SB Theatreworks is a drama school based in Rathfarnham, founded by Suzanne Binley and Sarah Brennan.

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Zandra – Queen of Jazz

Smock Alley Theatre

Zandra - Queen of Jazz: With just her sax and a suitcase, Zandra Mitchell joined a jazz band and toured the world. Back by popular demand, after a sold-out run of 7 shows in Smock Alley Theatre last November and a spectacular ending to the shows in DLR Lexicon, Zandra - Queen of Jazz is returning for the International Herstory Festival of Light - an annual global event celebrating women and equality. The 2020 Festival takes place over the weekend of Brigid's Day (Friday 31st January – Monday 3rd February 2020) in honour of Ireland's triple goddess and matron Saint. Born in Phibsborough

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I Wish Conference

RDS

I WISH is an initiative to inspire, encourage and motivate young female students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM can change our world. We have so many world problems to solve – food shortage, climate change, pollution, ageing population. These will be solved through STEM if you help us harness the power of thousands of girls to shape a better world. I WISH (Inspiring Women in Stem) features a conference and interactive exhibitions. The conference also feature workshops, daily keynotes and engaging talks by women and men who have seen the opportunities

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert

BGE Theatre

Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical. The hit Broadway and West End show comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of its tour of the UK and Ireland. Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden (Holby City; Casualty; Heartbeat), Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance. With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feat

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Dublin Election Debate

DCU

Dublin Election Debate - The general elections are to be held on Saturday the 8th of February, do you know who to vote for yet? Join Dublin Law and Politics Review at DCU for their Election Debate and ask your questions to running candidates. Candidates brace yourself as the debate will be chaired by Shane Coleman, author and broadcaster, who is known to bring a debate to life and does not shy away from tough questions! Confirmed to date are: Noel Rock, Fine Gael. TBD, Sinn Féin. Andrew Montague, Labour. Conor Reddy, People Before Profit. Róisín Shortall, Social Democrat

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Trad

Pavilion Theatre

"There’s a child belonging to me wandering around out there for seventy years and I never met him. I’ve a trip left in me…Get me leg!" Mark Doherty’s award-winning Trad tells the hilarious story of 100-year-old Thomas…and his father! Together they set out to discover the son they never knew he had. Featuring original music composed by Jim Doherty and directed by award-winning actor Aaron Monaghan, Trad is a side-splitting, heart-warming saga and this will be the second time Livin’ Dred Theatre Company brings the show to Pavilion Theatre. Directed by Aaron Monaghan Origina

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Food & Bev Live

Citywest

IFSA welcomes you to Food & Bev Live 2020. An exciting two day trade event taking place in Citywest on the 4th & 5th February 2020. An IFSA event organised by industry for the industry. Food & Bev Live provides suppliers with an essential platform to promote their products and services directly to industry buyers. The two-day show which is brought to you by IFSA, the organisation behind the phenomenally successful CATEX show – is the only trade show in 2020 which will see ALL industry support.

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Eclipsed

dlr Mill Theatre

Eclipsed - by Patricia Burke Brogan. An award winning play set in a Magdalene laundry during the 1960's. It is one of the first plays to tell the story of the Magdalene laundries and was inspired by Patricia's own experience as a young novitiate. Her play highlights the plight of four women who struggle to bear the austerity of their existence and desire to break the shackles of this landmark of societal repression. This is a poignant, funny, moving and sad play. We are starkly reminded of the brutal intolerance of 'female deviance' in our country's not so distant past while also being brou

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Grimm Tales – TU Dublin Conservatoire

Smock Alley Theatre

Grimm Tales - TU Dublin Conservatoire. The Brothers Grimm stories have been retold countless times over the past two centuries, and these fairy tales present us with a world of fantastical stories that exist in enchanted forests, stone castles, soaring towers and bottomless seas, featuring archetypal characters. These tales are still resonant for these challenging and frequently bizarre times we live in, as Schiller writes: "Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth taught by life." Now, TU Dublin Conservatoire's graduating year 3 Drama class

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gradireland Live!

RDS

gradireland Live! - Know what you want to do but don't know where or how to start? Have no idea where your future lies and are seeking direction and inspiration? gradireland Live! has the answers you need. This is an experiential event where you can: Craft your skills. Build confidence. Find your career direction. Equip yourself with the tools you need to pursue the future you want. Meet top employers recruiting across all sectors and disciplines and postgrad providers from Ireland and abroad.

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Riverdance

3Arena

Riverdance - 25th Anniversary Show. 25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. It could have ended there, but it didn't – in fact producer Moya Doherty, composer Bill Whelan and director John McColgan were only beginning their Riverdance journey, a journey which has already lasted 25 years. Riverdance - 25th Anniversary Show is a powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-

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National Health Summit

Croke Park

National Health Summit - Ireland's longest running healthcare management conference. ​Our health service is being challenged. From the rise in chronic diseases to an ageing and growing population to pressure on healthcare funding, our government and all healthcare stakeholders must find a way to creating an effective and sustainable healthcare system. Sláintecare is that way – the blueprint for an affordable, universal, single-tier healthcare system where all patients are treated promptly and effectively on the basis of medical needs, not their ability to pay. 2019, the first full y

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Chester Beatty Annual Lecture

Dublin Castle

Chester Beatty Annual Lecture 2020: The Great Edward Hincks - with Dr Irving Finkel. The Chester Beatty invites you to the 2020 Annual Lecture celebrating 20 years in Dublin Castle. This illustrated talk will focus on the extraordinary scholar that was Edward Hincks, and consider the vital contribution that he made to the decipherment of cuneiform writing, an achievement for which he has never really received sufficient acknowledgement. The speaker, a cuneiform specialist from the British Museum in London, will explain why this heroic product of Trinity College Dublin should be lauded by th

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An Evening with Laura de Barra and Her.ie

Smock Alley Theatre

An Evening with Laura de Barra and Her.ie In her first ever live event, Laura de Barra will speak to Her.ie's Niamh Maher to celebrate the publication of Gaff Goddess. Join the interiors queen for a night of tips, tricks and straight talking conversation on all things Gaff Goddess, from how she kick-started a She-IY craze to handling the most common household emergencies with style. Expanding on her popular online home hacks, Laura will teach you how to handle the problems we all encounter in our homes. Straight-talking and hilarious and packed with Laura's stunning illustrations, her step-

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First Fridays for Startups

Dogpatch Labs

First Fridays for Startups - Powered by Google for Startups, it's a platform for the tech startup ecosystem to come together on a regular basis, enabling them to learn, connect and grow. The regular format is: 10.00am-12.00pm - Mentoring: 1-on-1 mentoring in the format of 25-minute slots with a variety of curated mentors. 12.30pm-1.30pm - Lightning Talks: Three guest speakers give short 'lightning' talks on a special topic. 1.45pm-2.45pm - Keynote: a 'keynote' speech from an expert in the field of tech.

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Spike Cello Festival

Various Locations

Spike Cello Festival 2020 - Dublin's alternative cello festival, will be back for its fourth installation in venues across Dublin. The programme will present unique events with some of the most talented and exciting cello artists and friends from home and abroad. Friday 7th Music and Mindfulness (workshop) with Clíodhna Ní Aodáin. Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm. Venue: Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Baggot Street Lower, Dublin. Price: €20. Yocella - Yin Yoga & Live Cello (Yoga). Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Venue: Reformation, Waterloo Lane, D4. Price: €35. Abel Seleacoe/Clí

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Neil Delamere – End of Watch

Vicar Street

Neil Delamere - End of Watch. Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC's the Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz, Neil Delamere returns to Vicar Street with a brand-new show. Time waits for no man, especially one trying to buy a watch. Things always get complicated. "You'll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe." - ***** The Scotsman. "One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine.’" - ***** The Herald.

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Festival of Youth Orchestras

NCH

25th Festival of Youth Orchestras - presented by the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras. A significant milestone for the IAYO, and to mark this special occasion they will establish a Festival Orchestra which will have young musicians from across Ireland, in addition to featuring Youth Orchestras from around the country. The IAYO Festival of Youth Orchestras is the annual celebration of youth orchestras in Ireland, and their members, with a diverse variety of music played by young people, for young people, from the standard classical repertoire to music from the movies, pop tunes arranged

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Hansel and Gretel

Abbey Theatre

Hansel and Gretel - Trouble at home. Two hungry children lost in a haunted forest. The lure of a gingerbread house. The frightening hocus pocus of the predatory Witch. And the smarts of the children who triumph in the end… all wrapped up in the delicious sound world of Engelbert Humperdinck's operatic masterpiece. One of the greatest operas about children, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel is sweet and beguiling, combining childlike simplicity with heart-aching beauty. Irish National Opera, Theatre Lovett and the Abbey Theatre collaborate on this compelling three-act opera, re-imagined in a

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The Game

The Helix

Compton's own Game (aka The Game and Hurricane Game) issued his debut LP, The Documentary, in 2004 through Aftermath/G-Unit/Universal. With everyone from Dr Dre and 50 Cent to Nate Dogg, Kanye West, and Just Blaze contributing to the album, The Documentary made it clear from the outset that geographic squabbles weren't a part of Game's agenda.

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Finbar Wright

BGE Theatre

Finbar Wright - with his Orchestra and very special guest Lesley Garrett. Finbar Wright, Ireland's best-loved popular entertainer and award-winning recording artist, returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for a glorious concert packed with great humour and passionate music. Celebrating his greatest hits and all of your favourite music, Finbar will be joined by his orchestra and very special guest Lesely Garrett, for performances to delight all music lovers.

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Tenacious D

3Arena

Tenacious D - Post-Apocalypto The Tour 2020. Jack Black and Kyle Gass make up the Greatest Band in the World: Tenacious D. They started playing together in Kyle's studio apt on Cochran Ave in Los Angeles. No one could have ever dreamed of where the band's genius would take them, but take them it did... On 2 November 2018, Tenacious D released Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto – an animated film, with each frame hand-drawn by Black and every character voiced by Black and Gass. Alongside the film, the band also dropped the album Post-Apocalypto. Together, they create a genius addition to th

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Moscow City Ballet – Swan Lake

BGE Theatre

Moscow City Ballet - Swan Lake. Part of the Tchaikovsky Trilogy. Moscow City Ballet celebrates the classical Russian tradition in spectacular style. Swan Lake is a signature piece of their repertoire. The choreography, interpretation and stand-out virtuoso performances win consistently rave reviews. The epic story of Prince Siegfried and his doomed love for Odette, Queen of the Swans, is magnificently brought to life in all its original splendour by Tchaikovsky's hauntingly familiar score. Tchaikovsky is the undisputed Tsar of ballet; his sweeping scores have the power to transport audience

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All-Ireland Maternity & Midwifery Festival 2020

Croke Park

The Maternity & Midwifery Festival is coming to Ireland for the first time! The festival will be taking place at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin. This huge venue reflects the growing demand for places both from healthcare professionals wanting to take advantage of a top quality, professional programme and organisations looking to showcase their products and campaigns to our influential audience. This event is free for practising healthcare professionals and student midwives. There is a charge of £399 plus VAT for all commercial delegates. To pay, please select the Commercial Delegate R

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TU Dublin (Tallaght) Careers Fair

Technical University Dublin (Tallaght)

The TU Dublin (Tallaght) Careers Fair 2020 will take place in the Main Campus Building of TU Dublin Tallaght on Tuesday 11th February from 10.00am until 1.00pm The Fair is OPEN to students from all disciplines and all TU Dublin campuses and will be located on the ground floor business corridor. If you are an Employer looking to fill summer jobs / part-time jobs, internship roles and graduate opportunities in any of the following sectors - Business, Engineering, Science, Computing, Humanities and Social Care - then book your stand at this event. Attending this Careers Fair allows your

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All My Sons

dlr Mill Theatre

All My Sons - Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society. Arthur Miller's All My Sons is set in America 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy at war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare. This is a gripping story not to be missed.

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Scene + Heard Festival

Smock Alley Theatre

Scene + Heard Festival - This festival showcases the best tasters of never before seen theatre, comedy and music from the North, South, East and West of Ireland. Featuring a variety of wild and wonderful performances. The public can then give their honest feedback in a variety of ways – Secret Ballot, Video Booth, Tablet Tale, or by the 4 word Twitter challenge. How it Works You buy a ticket to a specific ‘block’. A block often contains 2 short shows, performed one after the other. A ticket to a block costs €10 if booked in advance, or €13 on the door. Each block is

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Ibec Business Leaders Conference

The CCD

Ibec Business Leaders Conference brings the wider business community together for a half day of stimulating panel debates and inspiring keynotes from senior business leaders, opinion formers and politicians. This year's conference titled The Politics of Trade, will look at some of the key trends and concerns among business as we enter a new decade. Currently, Ireland is prospering under a strong economy generating unprecedented tax revenue and providing quality jobs and improved living standards. However, the global outlook remains uncertain with global tax reform, post-Brexit/border poll,

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A Woman’s Heart Orchestrated

NCH

A Woman's Heart Orchestrated. RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Eleanor McEvoy. Maura O'Connell. Wallis Bird. It's one of the most successful Irish albums of all time, selling more than 750,000 copies in Ireland alone. Now, for the first time ever, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra is proud to present A Woman's Heart Orchestrated. Get ready for a very special event as Eleanor McEvoy, Maura O'Connell and Wallis Bird perform this iconic album live. Wednesday 12th Thursday 13th and Extra Date added due to demand: Wednesday 19th February.

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Moscow City Ballet – Sleeping Beauty

BGE Theatre

Moscow City Ballet - Sleeping Beauty. Part of the Tchaikovsky Trilogy. Moscow City Ballet celebrates the classical Russian tradition in spectacular style. The enchanting and romantic story of Sleeping Beauty inspired Tchaikovsky to write some of his most glorious music, and the ballet has captivated audiences for well over a century. Featuring the delicate Princess Aurora, her gallant Prince, wicked Carabosse, the beautiful Lilac Fairy and a host of fairy-tale characters, this truly magical production showcases the company's exquisite dramatic and lyrical talents. Tchaikovsky is the undispu

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3XE Conversion & UX

The Alex Hotel

3XE Conversion & UX - Ireland's leading digital marketing conference that focuses on Conversion and UX. Some of the finest, globally recognised thought leaders in UX, CX, Design, Conversion Marketing and Conversion rate optimisation will share with you a series of actionable takeaways, content that will immediately improve your marketing strategy. Delegates will leave 3XE with a greater understanding of CRO, UX and CX.

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Fionn Regan

Whelan's

Fionn Regan, Live at Whelan's - It's been this way with Regan, give or take the odd detour into busier/band territory, since his 2006 album debut The End of History. As it happens, Regan hears a link in Cala's tone and setting to that first record. Both albums were written at Regan's home in Bray, on Dublin's coastal outskirts, which might partly explain Cala's recurring imagery: stars, moon, ocean, sun… "The album does have fundamentally elemental, visual components," he agrees. "I wouldn't mind knowing why! It's a mystery to me, how songs evolve. Thankfully, they do. But I've never got any

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Moscow City Ballet – The Nutcracker

BGE Theatre

Moscow City Ballet - The Nutcracker. Part of the Tchaikovsky Trilogy. Moscow City Ballet celebrates the classical Russian tradition in spectacular style. Victor Smirnov-Golovanov's original interpretation of The Nutcracker has an innovative freshness. The timeless story of Clara, who is whisked away on a fairy tale adventure by her Nutcracker Prince, is set to Tchaikovsky's glorious score and offers an unmissable treat for the whole family. This enchanting tale is an eternal seasonal favourite and the perfect introduction to Russian classical ballet. Tchaikovsky is the undisputed Tsar of ba

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Albert Niland

dlr Mill Theatre

Albert Niland - Raw edgy lyrics with explosive acoustic guitar work,steeped in the flamenco and folk rock tradition. Best known for his acoustic version of Wuthering Heights on Irish Radio in 2006, Albert has worked with the cream of Irish musical talent. In 2003, he released his debut album, Dirty Day, and has since gone on to record nine solo albums and build a loyal fanbase throughout Europe. "Few have the impact of Niland" - Hot Press. "This is refreshing, spirit-shocking music" - The Irish Times. "...high class solo performance... boundary-breaking guitar-work... from rock to flamen

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Irish Chamber Orchestra – Beethoven 7

Dublin Castle

Irish Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven 7 with Jörg Widmann. Mozart's Figaro Overture maintains a manically jolly mood throughout. Strauss' late Duet Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon is a masterful and brilliantly crafted homage to his beloved Mozart. In Con Brio, Widmann creates a fury and rhythmic insistence using the same instrumentation as the Beethoven's 7th and 8th symphonies with lean means. The momentum of Beethoven's 7th Symphony is unstoppable: the steady build-up of intensity captures the listener in its headlong energy – one of the all-time greats! Jörg Widmann: Conductor,

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UCD Science, Sustainability, Computer Science, Actuarial & Financial Studies 6th Year Open Day

UCD

UCD Science, Sustainability, Computer Science, Actuarial & Financial Studies 6th Year Open Day. This event will focus on the First Year Experience in the following subjects; DN200 Science (27 degrees available). DN240 Sustainability (2 degrees). DN201 Computer Science (2 degrees available). DN230 Actuarial & Financial Studies. UCD are also introducing the new BSc in Sustainability DN240, which is starting in September 2020. It will include taster lectures, talks on first year module choices, sample timetables, a parents talk, a panel discussion and an opportunity to

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ABBA Orchestral

3Arena

ABBA Orchestral -The greatest celebration of ABBA, ever! A fully live production of ABBA's Greatest Hits featuring the Waterloo Concert Orchestra, former lead performers of the renowned show, Bjorn Again, astounding backing vocals and our very special guest, celebrated conductor and arranger Andy O'Callaghan, under the guise of Napoleon. Expect a variety of ABBA's unforgettable costumes, audience interaction and big screen karaoke for the largest ABBA party Europe has ever seen. Spread over several tiers, the staging will astonish orchestra and pop fans alike. Confetti will rain when you sa

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Student Medical Summit

Talbot Hotel

Student Medical Summit - A student-run medical conference that gives a platform for students to present and engage with research. The Summit is a showcase of excellence in student research in the field of health and life sciences. The event serves to: Act as an opportunity for students to demonstrate and share the results of original research. Promote interest in research among students with opportunities to hear from scientific leaders, to see the impact that research has on the world first-hand, to meet and share ideas with other students and more.

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Paul Byrom – Broadway and Beyond

The Helix

Paul Byrom - Broadway and Beyond. For many years the crossover singer has toured America, Canada and indeed Ireland. Performing in all the major theatres and venues, such as Radio City, New York. With a long history in musical theatre, Paul enjoys picking some of his favourite hits from shows and bringing them to stage with his band. Songs such as Bring Him Home, All I Ask of You, Memory, You'll Never Walk Alone, and the title of his no.1 album, This is the Moment. He will also be performing some of his favourites from outside the world of theatre like, Have I Told You Lately That I Love Yo

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Grease – In Concert with Live Orchestra

BGE Theatre

Grease - in Concert. Film screening with Live Orchestra. For the first time ever, one of the world's most popular and enduring musical films in history, Grease, will be shown on screen accompanied by a live orchestra on a UK & Ireland tour in 2020, including a date at Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin. The unforgettable soundtrack that defined generations will be performed live to picture on a huge HD screen, as the full score for the romantic comedy accompanies the full-length film. Tell me more, tell me more! The film, which was released in 1978, centres around the story of Sandy (Ol

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Steel Panther

Vicar Street

Steel Panther - Heavy Metal Rules Tour, with special guests Wayward Sons. For the uninitiated, Steel Panther was formed in 2000 and is comprised of Michael Starr (lead singer), Satchel (guitarist), Lexxi Foxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums). Hailing from Los Angeles, the epicentre of rock'n'roll in all its debauchery and glamour, Steel Panther established themselves as the world's premier party band, melding hard rock virtuosity with parody and criminally good looks. A global phenomenon with four full-length albums, touring across the world, platinum-level YouTube status and high-profile te

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IADT Taster Days

IADT

IADT Taster Days - Join up for Taster Days and find out what it's really like to study at IADT. Taster Day offers you the chance to experience the courses first hand by taking part in workshops, exploring the campus and talking to lecturers and current students. Please contact info@iadt.ie for more info.

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Blood Brothers

BGE Theatre

Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell. This legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright's production surpassed 10,000 performances in London's West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the "Standing Ovation Musical". The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charge

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Alone It Stands

dlr Mill Theatre

Alone It Stands - Balally Players Theatre Co. 31st October 1978. Thomond Park, Limerick. The mighty New Zealand All Blacks, on an Irish tour, take on the none-too-mighty Munster team – and, to everyone's surprise, they lose 12-0. From this piece of Irish sporting history John Breen has fashioned a funny, lively play in which both teams, plus fans, children, relatives and even a dog, are portrayed by a cast of six, with no props and only a half-time change of shirt.

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Biz Expo

Citywest

Biz Expo - Ireland's leading B2B trade show, conference and networking event dedicated to small business owners and business professionals. The event has been held in Dublin since 2011. The event brings together thousands of business and decision-makers to network and shop for products and suppliers throughout Ireland. In addition to a large exhibitor hall, there is a host of networking opportunities including: business-critical workshops, networking, business card exchange and main stage presentations. Connect, network and grow your business. Network with 140 businesses exhibiting and show

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NT Live – Cyrano de Bergerac

IFI

National Theatre Live - Cyrano de Bergerac. Broadcast live from the West End in London, James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There's just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane's world alight? Edmond Rostand's masterwork i

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Trinity and the Changing City – When was Dublin baptised… and how is it faring today?

TCD

Trinity and the Changing City: When was Dublin baptised... and how is it faring today? - A panel discussion as part of the Lecture Series. The story of Christianity in Dublin, and that of Christianity and Dublin, as it emerged over the centuries is a fascinating one. While Ireland is still one of the most Christian countries in Western Europe, many ask "will Dublin be Christian in 2030?" The speakers at this session will explore the expression of Christian faith in Dublin both historically, and in the 21st century, with contributions from both academics and contemporary practitioners. Speak

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Jason Byrne

Vicar Street

Jason Byrne - Wrecked But Ready. The Star of Ireland's Got Talent, Jason Byrne, has had a hard year. But he doesn't want to talk about that. He's wrecked but ready. Ready for a laugh. This show is a celebration. A celebration of triumph over adversity. A celebration of the fact that everybody's got their own crap going on and they don't need to listen to someone else moaning about their problems. So, leave your worries at the door and find out why Jason was described as... "Unmissable" - Evening Standard. "Byrne is consistently brilliant" - Metro. "Full on, doubled up, gasping for oxygen

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Hack Access Dublin 2020

Google Barrow Street

The Hack Access Dublin hackathon has been solving accessibilty challenges, which exclude people with disabilites from participating in the social, cultural and economic life of Dublin, since 2016. Engineers, developers, designers, urban innovators, entrepreneurs and anyone interested in innovation; here’s your opportunity to make an impact on your city! Help us to create a more diverse, open and enjoyable urban environment for everyone! PRIZES Hack Access Dublin 2020 Winner: €1000 and the opportunity to develop your solution in partnership with our environment partner Dublin Airp

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Mother Tongues Festival

Blanchardstown & Tallaght

The Mother Tongues Festival is the largest festival celebrating linguistic diversity through the arts in Ireland. Originally devised to celebrate the first birthday of its founding organisation and UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day on 24 February, the Mother Tongues Festival has hosted events in over 20 different languages since its inception in 2018. Its mission is to showcase Ireland’s rich artistic and cultural tapestry through the use of the many languages spoken in the country, enabling people to connect through language and diversity and illustrating how multilingualism

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Bellator MMA

3Arena

Bellator Dublin Fight Card Bantamweight main event James Gallagher (10-1) vs Cal Ellenor (8-2) Welterweight bout Aaron Chalmers (5-1) vs Austin Clem (3-1) Women's featherweight bout Leah McCourt (3-1) vs Judith Ruis (6-4) Preliminary Fight Card Welterweight bout Oliver Enkamp (8-2) vs Lewis Long (17-5) Lightweight bout Philip Mulpeter (10-6) vs Daniel Crawford (10-3) Lightweight bout Ryan Roddy (8-1-1) vs Chris Duncan (5-0) Light heavyweight bout Karl Moore (9-2) vs Arunas Andriuskevicus (15-4) Middleweight bout Will Fleury (6-2) vs Justin Moore (9-4) Women's strawweight bout

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Irish Sugarcraft Show

Citywest

Irish Sugarcraft Show 2020 - A celebration of the art of cake decorating. Ireland's largest sugarcraft show and will have 23 different competition categories to suit all levels and styles, from novice to masterclass. The Show is open to all and competition entries will be judged by The British Sugarcraft Guild. Irish Sugarcraft Show are delighted to have, in association with the Irish Countrywomen's Association (ICA), a new baking competition. There will be six categories, one category is closed (ICA members only) and the other five are open to all. Each baking category will be judged by IC

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Kaiser Chiefs

3Arena

Kaiser Chiefs - with very special guests Razorlight and Somebody's Child @ 3Arena, Dublin. Recently, Ricky Wilson was travelling on the London Underground when he pressed play on a finished mix of the huge new Kaiser Chiefs anthem People Know How To Love One Another. "Sh*t man, we've done it," the frontman thought to himself. He's still taken by that feeling of triumph, that the band have reclaimed the creative swagger that underpins their best work. There is a restorative energy at the heart of the quintet's forthcoming new record Duck. "What this album is about is regaining trust in the

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The Fall of the Second Republic

Abbey Theatre

The Fall of the Second Republic - Emer Hackett is a fearless and determined investigative reporter. Her target is the Taoiseach, Manny Spillane, a wily political survivor. Their paths cross in the ruins of an old theatre, set to be the site for a banking centre, which promises to bring wealth to the Irish economy as well to Spillane and his cohorts. What Emer uncovers sparks a fury of consequences for her newspaper, her colleagues and the political framework of the country. A new ensemble comedy from the creators of the much-loved Dublin By Lamplight, The Corn Exchange look at what Ireland

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Hospitality Expo

RDS

Hospitality Expo 2020 - Trade Only event where buyers meet sellers catering for the Hospitality Sector. 4,872 Visitors – 67% Decision Makers – attended the combined Hospitality Expo and Fit Out Expo at the RDS during the first week of February 2018. These were the best results in the 40 year history of the event building on the highly successful 2014 and 2016 events. Over 250 exhibitors across three halls reported excellent visitor volumes, quality and business interest. All of the 6 Theatres were busy with the Hospitality Summit, the LVA Pub Forum, The Tech Theatre and the Synergy Proc

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Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

Various Locations

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival is Ireland's biggest celebration of Irish and International Feature Film. The festival takes place each year in Spring and in 2012 showed over 140 of the very best films from 30 countries worldwide. As well as a jam packed program of film, the festival presents a wide array of movie events ranging from the glitz and glamour of the red carpet to outdoor cinema installations that take place right across the city to industry masterclasses.

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Tribute to Bill Hicks with Special Guest Steve Hicks

The Sugar Club

Tribute To Bill Hicks with Special Guest Steve Hicks - The Laughing Stock Comedy Club are back with their '6th Public Members Bill'. The 26th of February 2020 is the 26th anniversary of Bill's passing and his brother, Steve Hicks, will appear live in The Sugar Club Dublin. Steve will share his own memories and answer any questions you always wanted answered about the life and times of Bill. The 3 hour show will also feature live tributes by comedians singers and poets who play from their f**kin' heart, video tributes and other surprises. A raffle will take place for a portrait of Bill. A

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New Music Dublin

Various locations

New Music Dublin 2020 - A myriad of creative musical endeavours, right across the spectrum of new music from Ireland and internationally and we want you to approach all of the music on offer in these jam-packed 4 days in a way that suits you. If you enjoy following interconnecting threads, you will find them (with a bit of snooping): there is definitely something leading from Iceland to Ireland, picking up interesting things along the way via a barrel-organ built by the father of much-missed composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, a certain Danish accordionist and more snow (again!). There's also som

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Irish Open International

Citywest Hotel

Irish Open International - the largest and most prestigious Kickboxing tournament in the world today running over four days, in Citywest Hotel and Conference Centre, Saggart, Co Dublin. The Kickboxing styles of Point Fighting, Light Contact, Full Contact, K1 Rules and Musical Forms are carried out over the four days of inspirational kickboxing, with all proceeds raised being annually donated to the ISPCC a registered Irish Charity. The Irish Open International is an official WAKO World Cup, (World Association of Kickboxing Organisations), the world governing body for the sport of kickboxing

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Unibet Premier League Darts

3Arena

Unibet Premier League Darts @ Dublin's 3Arena. The ten-player tournament, featuring the likes of Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross and Peter Wright, visits arenas across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and Germany over four months as the sport's biggest names battle for the prestigious title. "The 2019 Unibet Premier League proved hugely successful and the confirmation of the schedule for 2020 is an exciting moment for us," said PDC Chairman Barry Hearn. "This will be four months of top-class action, featuring the biggest names in darts, and it's a night not to be missed!"

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The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)

dlr Mill Theatre

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) - Pasos Theatre Company. Shakespeare may be turning in his grave, but the show that's become a cult classic contains all 37 plays (plus sonnets) in just 97 minutes. As the comedies aren't anywhere near as funny as the tragedies, all sixteen have been condensed into 'Four Weddings and a Transvestite', the history plays are transformed into a game of American football, Othello is performed in rap and Titus Andronicus becomes a TV cookery programme. Hamlet is staged first as a psychological exploration of Hamlet's Ego and Ophelia's ID, then performe

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Schmidt Happens

dlr Mill Theatre

Schmidt Happens - An evening with Ross O'Carroll Kelly aka Paul Howard. Paul Howard is a multi-award-winning journalist, author, playwright, comedian and screenwriter. He is best known as the creator of Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, a fictional rugby jock whose exploits have been the subject of 18 satirical novels that have sold more than one million copies and won three Irish Book Awards. He is the author of four hugely successful Ross O'Carroll-Kelly plays, which enjoyed long, sell-out runs and remounts in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. He also wrote the book and lyrics for two successful musicals: A

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Foil, Arms & Hog

Vicar Street

Foil, Arms & Hog: Swines - Former children and regular eaters Foil, Arms & Hog return to Dublin's iconic Vicar Street with their show, Swines. The show is yet to be reviewed but when it is it will be "utterly spellbinding" and "a triumph". Best known for their YouTube videos (100 million online hits), their live show is what they're most proud of. They've sold out every show in Dublin since 2011 and this show is not to be missed. "Quite simply, a sensation!" - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. "An effervescent hour of fast-paced gags, fizzing with energy, invention and great lines." -

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The Blast Off Tour

3Arena

KISSTORY presents The Blast Off Tour - Featuring an all-star line-up! A very special, one-of-a-kind tour is coming to Dublin's 3Arena. Featuring live performances from top US artists Nelly, Salt N Pepa, Shaggy, Mya and Blu Cantrell. This is the first time a tour of this format has been done. The show will also be hosted by American hype man and hip-hop personality Fatman Scoop and includes exclusive appearances from UK garage stars So Solid members Lisa Maffia and MC Romeo, scene pioneer MC DT and the British duos Oxide & Neutrino, DJ Luck & MC Neat and Sweet Female Attitude.

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Thrive Festival

The CCD

Thrive Festival, Ireland’s premier fitness, wellness & food festival returns to The Convention Centre, Dublin from 29 February - 1 March 2020. Over 2 days, we will host over 200 fitness classes, wellness workshops and cookery demos in one state of the art venue! Thrive Festival unites fitness fans and wellness warriors for the ultimate wellbeing event of 2020

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Jerry Fish

Whelan's

Jerry Fish - Renowned as much for his showmanship as he is for his music, he's a carnival creator, circus ringmaster – complete with Vaudeville moustache – a playwright, singer, songwriter and poet. What a year 2019 has been for Fish, bringing his Electric Sideshow to brand new family festival, Kaleidoscope, and once again at Electric Picnic, a 'festival within a festival' highlight at both. Now the circus is leaving town and Jerry returns to theatres and venues to bring us his enchanting Songs & Tall Tales of Jerry Fish. Every show a unique live theatrical experience that dissolves

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Gavin James

3Arena

Gavin James - With over 1 Billion Streams and a 2019 Worldwide Tour, including seven sold out Irish shows, Gavin James now returns to Dublin's 3Arena. It's been just under four years since Dublin singer songwriter Gavin James released his platinum selling debut album Bitter Pill. These past four years have been non-stop for James with tours across the world, playing to a global audience of over one million people. One of the most genuine, humble and hardworking artists in music, Gavin's sophomore album Only Ticket Home, and the lead single Always, has reached over 50 Million streams to date

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Bernard Casey

Vicar Street

Bernard Casey - Local Gossip. One of Ireland's leading comedy stars live @ Dublin's Vicar Street. With over 80,000 online followers and 10 million views, Bernard is the man behind such videos as the Polish/Irish Barman, the Irish Listening Test and his hugely popular characters the Local Gossip and The Nephew. On the back of his sell out shows at the INEC Killarney, The Everyman Cork, and Seapoint Boston; the young Kerryman brings his original, crafty and energetic character filled stand up show to Vicar Street. "A wonderfully well-crafted performer with a great old school style of storyt

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Baz Ashmawy’s Family Matters

dlr Mill Theatre

Baz Ashmawy's Family Matters - A new comedy show about growing up as a half Egyptian/half Irish lad in a working class home and being brought up by his mother Nancy (she of 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy fame). Baz compares this to his current situation where he is Father to six children who have everything. A natural storyteller, Baz and has gone from being a borstal boy to winning an Emmy.

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Tommy Fleming

BGE Theatre

Tommy Fleming in Concert. For almost 30 years, Tommy has been honing his craft and entertaining the masses with his extraordinary talent. His worldwide success has made him a household name in many homes across the globe and his fanbase is growing year on year. It's not hard to see why; music is a universal language and one Tommy is undoubtedly fluent in. The one comment that is repeated from Dublin to Darwin and beyond, is the incredible effect Tommy's voice has as he turns each song into his own with his unique and powerful style - touching emotions in you that only music can reach. While

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James Arthur

3Arena

James Arthur kicks off his UK and Ireland Tour at 3Arena Dublin. The news follows the release of James Arthur's brand new single Treehouse. The single features US superstar rapper Ty Dolla$ign and British rising star Shotty Horroh. With its piano and beats, Treehouse has its roots in retro hip hop, and is a feel-good ode to survival and accepting that, some days, it's okay not to be okay, because it's what comes after that matters. The last few years have been remarkable for James. He was recently awarded a disc for reaching a billion streams on Spotify with his No.1 global hit Say You W

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Masterpieces

Smock Alley Theatre

Masterpieces - She wanted it rough. She was wearing a thong. She didn't fight back. She shouldn't have been drinking so much. I paid her for it. All of these have been presented as legitimate defences for rape, and sometimes murder. Angry? Confused? So is Rowena. Rowena wants to understand consent. She wants to understand pornography and kink and sex work. She wants to understand how women’s bodies, her body, became the property of the media and a broken legal system. The trouble is, nobody else wants to talk about it. As a frustrated Rowena looks for answers herself, she soon discovers t

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The 1975

3Arena

The 1975 have announced a show at 3Arena on the 3rd of March, 2020! On the 21st of February 2020 they released their fourth album Notes On A Conditional Form. Special guest Beabadoobee.

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An Evening with Whitney – The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour

BGE Theatre

An Evening with Whitney - The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour. An iconic and awe-inspiring live theatrical performance that celebrates Whitney's incredible music and the everlasting legacy of the most awarded female artist of all time! This one of a kind holographic experience will reunite audiences with the beloved Queen of Pop using state of the art technology and digitally remastered arrangements of her classic hits - backed by a live band, singers, and dancers all surrounded by a spectacular and cutting-edge stage and lighting extravaganza to create a truly breathtaking concert experience

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Watt

Pavilion Theatre

Watt - by Samuel Beckett. This smash-hit production returns to Pavilion Theatre after a sold-out run in April 2019! A wide-eyed stranger alights from a country train. The destination: Mr Knott's house. The mission: to serve. Samuel Beckett's wit and wisdom combine in the story of a nomadic manservant in the house of his unseen master. Written as a novel while Beckett waited in the south of France for the Second World War to end, Watt comes to the stage in a one-man production of sparkling humour and heart-stirring poignancy. This is a rare opportunity to see the master's work performed b

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RTÉ Concert Orchestra performs Leonard Cohen

BGE Theatre

RTÉ Concert Orchestra performs Leonard Cohen - Following the spectacular performance at this year's All Together Now, the RTÉ CO brings the songs of Leonard Cohen live show to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre! A world-class ensemble that serves its audience, symbolising the diverse eclectic mix of multi-genre orchestral entertainment. Since 1948, the orchestra has taken part in a diverse catalogue of performances including momentous, goosebump-inducing occasions. Live at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is set to be no different, as the RTÉ CO performs the beautiful music of Leonard Cohen, with some s

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The Royal Moscow Ballet – The Sleeping Beauty

The Helix

The Royal Moscow Ballet presents The Sleeping Beauty - Starring soloists from the world renowned Bolshoi Ballet. After a complete sell out performance of Swan Lake at The Helix in 2019 The Royal Moscow Ballet brings every child's favourite fairy-tale to the Dublin stage with very special guest soloists from the world famous Bolshoi Ballet. This is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky's enchanting score. Experience stunning choreography, breathtaking costumes and vibrant sets which will carry you straight into this fairy-tale world and let this fairy-

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The Script

3Arena

The Script - After 6 billion streams, 30 million single sales, 10.8 million album sales, over 12 million monthly Spotify listeners and 1.8 million ticket sales, Irish alt-pop trio The Script embark upon a new chapter with the release of their latest album Sunsets & Full Moons. They will bring their Tour to Dublin's 3Arena for three shows on Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of March, 2020.

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Jon Hopkins – Polarity Tour 2020

BGE Theatre

Jon Hopkins - Polarity Tour 2020. Taking in Royal Albert Hall London, Sage Gateshead, Brighton Dome, Salle Pleyel Paris, Helsinki Music Centre and Berlin's Philharmonie – to name just a few – Polarity will, Jon says, tether together "the two disparate elements of harsh and fragile in my music." He explains, "by going between the two, we'll hopefully create some profound moments of stillness." Playing grand piano for parts of the show, he will be joined on stage by a small group of consummate musicians and long-time friends, consisting of acclaimed producer and guitarist Leo Abrahams,

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Brendan Cole – Show Man

BGE Theatre

Brendan Cole - Show Man. Brush off your tails, Brendan is back! Expect every style of ballroom and Latin dance from Brendan Cole and his hand-picked championship dancers, performed to the music and songs of some of the greatest legends and contemporary artistes. Whether you love a cheeky Charleston or a sexy Salsa, with music from Beggin' to Bublé, Purple Rain to Pencil Full of Lead, Footloose to Faith, plus numbers from The Greatest Showman and La La Land – this show has it all. The very first winner of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing is joined by an amazing team of professional dancers,

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Giovanni Pernice – This Is Me

The Helix

Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me - Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Giovanni Pernice, is back with a brand new show for 2020. The showman is set to light up the stage, along with his cast of professional dancers, for his fourth year of touring. With the Italian's natural charm, combined with beautiful choreography perfectly complemented by a fabulous soundtrack, This Is Me pays homage to the music and dances that have inspired Giovanni's career, from a competition dancer to one of the biggest names on the hit BBC show. Expect all of your favourite Ballroom and Latin dances and more… "Giovann

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Anton & Erin – Dance Those Magical Movies

NCH

Anton & Erin - Dance Those Magical Movies. Anton & Erin, the ballroom stars are back with their brand-new show for 2020 as they Dance Those Magical Movies. With sensational choreography set to music that made it big on the silver screen, expect a Hollywood red carpet premiere performance from the UK's leading dance stars. Including musical classics from Breakfast at Tiffany's, Singin' in the Rain, Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, The Greatest Showman, 007, Titanic, Moulin Rouge and many more. Thrilling live vocals from TV favourite Lance Ellington, a spectacular dance ensemble and a

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Lewis Capaldi

3Arena

Lewis Capaldi - UK & Ireland headline arena tour, with an Irish date in Dublin's 3Arena. The announcement came ahead of the release of his eagerly-awaited debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent which features his Number 1 platinum-selling single Someone You Loved, the biggest UK single of the year so far, and one of the longest running #1 singles of the past 25 years. Lewis has also announced a special and unique new fan initiative LIVELIVE. Born from personal and fan experiences, the initiative has been set up for those who experience anxiety or emotional difficulties and

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Irish Beauty Show

RDS

Irish Beauty Show - Ireland's leading beauty show. Better than ever and bringing together the industry for two days under one roof, the Irish Beauty Show allows you to talk to beauty professionals, company owners, product developers and industry peers, forming new relationships and learning about new products and brands that have entered the market. The event allows you to ask those questions you have wanted to ask and listen to how they can help you achieve your targets and dreams in the year ahead whether its about, nails, tanning, makeup, skincare or the latest in beauty technology and t

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Jamie Cullum

BGE Theatre

Jamie Cullum - After recently announcing the release of his new album, Taller, critically acclaimed musician and songwriter Jamie Cullum announced he will be taking to the stage for a 2020 tour. Beginning in Dublin, the 12-date tour will see Jamie perform live at venues across the UK & Ireland, including a night at the iconic London Palladium. His dynamic live performances have always captured the attention of the audience through Jamie’s undeniable energy, boundless talent and stage presence. Jamie says - "It's going to be so fun playing this new music out on tour with my incredible

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Halsey

3Arena

Halsey - Manic World Tour, with support from the Pale Waves. Multi-platinum, award-winning singer-songwriter Halsey announces the European leg of her 2020 Manic World Tour ahead of the release of her much anticipated third album Manic - set for worldwide release on the 17th of January, 2020 - which will feature the global smash, Without Me and new, hit-bound Graveyard.

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William Shatner – Live on Stage

BGE Theatre

William Shatner - Live on Stage: Conversation and Q&A after a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Set phasers to stun and beam yourself to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for an unforgettable night with the one and only William Shatner, live on stage. Audiences will enjoy a screening of the classic film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on the big screen, followed by a live conversation with the one and only Captain James T. Kirk. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available which include premium seating and a photo opportunity with Mr. Shatner. William Shatner will be sharing fa

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Steve Martin and Martin Short

3Arena

Steve Martin and Martin Short - The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment. The critically acclaimed comedy tour comes to Dublin's 3Arena for the first time ever in March 2020! This celebrated comedy show redefines the form in unexpected and profound ways, from two of the funniest, most influential and acclaimed talents of the past century. The duo will be joined on stage by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers.

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Sasha Velour – Smoke & Mirrors

BGE Theatre

Sasha Velour - Smoke & Mirrors Smoke & Mirrors, Sasha Velour's first one-queen theatre tour, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 13 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances, all directed and choreographed by the queen herself. You'll be on the edge of your seat as she explodes into rose petals, vanishes in a puff of smoke, saws herself in half, conjures a rainstorm, even transforms into a tree in front of your eyes (to name just a few). But the real magic is the way that these illusi

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Ludovico Einaudi – Seven Days Walking

BGE Theatre

Ludovico Einaudi - Seven Days Walking. Three and a half years after the release of Elements and a sensational world tour, Ludovico Einaudi returns to Dublin with his new project. Seven Days Walking is divided into seven episodes, focusing on several main themes which vary each time. "The idea first came to me as I was listening to the recordings of the first sessions: each version seemed to me to have its own personality, with subtleties so distinct from one another that I was unable to choose which I preferred. I associated everything with walking, with the experience of following the same

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St Patrick’s Festival

Dublin

One of the world’s biggest cultural celebrations, St Patrick’s Festival returns to Dublin this March 13–17, 2020. Running over five great days and nights, the Festival is a vibrant and dynamic showcase of Ireland’s rich culture and heritage, both traditional and contemporary. Principally funded by Fáilte Ireland, Dublin City Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, the packed 2020 programme will offer hundreds of events throughout Dublin from music, performance, art, spoken word and literature to tours, trails, food events, family fun and much more.

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Country to Country

3Arena

Country to Country - Europe's biggest country music festival is back! Returning for its 8th year, the festival is set to bring yet another incredible line up to Dublin's 3Arena. CMA Award 2019 nominee, record breaker and one of the biggest names in contemporary country Luke Combs and multi-platinum Grammy award winning superstar Darius Rucker each headline C2C for the very first time with multiple CMA award winner and 2019 nominee Eric Church making his much-anticipated return to the festival. Joining the headliners and making their main stage debuts are multiple CMA award winners and no

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Dublin Comic Con

The CCD

Returning for its 8th year and 10th show, Comic-Con Ireland's , Dublin Comic-Con : 2020 - Spring Edition - brings media guests from a host if genres! Along side media guests you can meet a host of, Comic creators, international cosplayers, SFX Industry pros, artists, fans and professionals together for a weekend of talks, workshops, demos, interactive activities and all around great family fun with some amazing guests, panels, cosplay and more and thanks to our partners and sponsors for their support. Dublin Comic Con is a fan run show (by actual fans, we build all the props you see on disp

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Andrew Maxwell – Reality

dlr MIll Theatre

Andrew Maxwell - Reality. Renowned for his cutting edge comedy and intrepid social commentary, the enigmatic Andrew Maxwell is back with a brand new show. As always, Andrew will be taking on the tough political subjects some comedians just skirt around and giving you his hysterical yet perfectly thought-out point of view every time. Mix this with some of his personal stories over the last year and the people who made him laugh and you're in for, as always, a fantastic show that never lets his audiences down. The last 12 months has been great for Andrew – on TV he's recorded an episode

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Leo Sayer- Just a Boy in Ireland

BGE Theatre

Leo Sayer - Just a Boy in Ireland. After the sold out success of his 2015 visit, the Grammy award winning, international chart-topping, music legend Leo Sayer is returning to Ireland. Leo is currently celebrating his recent release, The Gold Collection which became his 15th appearance on the UK Top 40 album chart. Known the world over for his army of hits which include Thunder In My Heart, Moonlighting, One Man Band, I Can't Stop Loving You and the transatlantic number ones, When I Need You and and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing. Leo and his musicians are very excited to be coming back to Ir

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Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble

NCH

Martin Hayes and the Common Ground Ensemble - NCH is delighted to present the debut concerts by Martin Hayes' new band. Martin Hayes is one of the world's most celebrated fiddle players and an influential figure in Irish traditional music. He has created an ensemble with its roots in traditional Irish music - the common ground of their name but possess a wealth of talent spanning trad Irish music, improvisation, arrangement, jazz, avant-garde and cutting edge contemporary classical. "Even though there'll be plenty of space for people to develop their own parts, the larger picture will be dr

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Andy Irvine & Paul Brady Live

Vicar Street

Andy Irvine & Paul Brady Live - at Dublin's Vicar Street, Sunday 15th and Wednesday 18th of March, 2020. By popular demand Andy Irvine and Paul Brady are, in March 2020, touring their very successful live show that celebrates their now classic and iconic album of folk song and traditional music which was released in 1977. In May 2017 they decided, due to the albums' still immense popularity, to do an Irish tour of live shows marking the 40th anniversary of the albums' release. It was so successful that it was repeated in 2018 taking it to sold out events in Ireland, London and Prague

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Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk

Dún Laoghaire to Howth

The 15th annual Harbour2Harbour Walk for Aware takes place on Tuesday 17th March 2020 and we want you to grab your walking shoes and come along for a guaranteed fun day out! It's an alternative way to celebrate St Patrick's Day. It starts at 10.30am and you're welcome to arrive from 9.30am to pick up your t-shirt. Once you have your t-shirt you can start walking. Walk alone, in a group, with your family, you can even bring the dog! You can choose to walk from Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Howth Harbour or vice versa, and the 16 mile/26km route is suitable for most fitness levels. The walk tak

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Mary Black and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

NCH

Mary Black and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra - St Patrick's Day Celebration. RTÉ NSO is delighted to welcome Mary Black onto the main stage of the National Concert Hall on St Patrick's Day. Join the orchestra for an incredible night with one of Ireland's most cherished singers as she performs orchestrated versions of some of her favourite songs including, No Frontiers, The Urge for Going, Carolina Rua and more. "It's hard to describe the emotion I felt when I sat in the National Concert Hall and listened to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra play on my songs. It was as if my life

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Chess – The Musical

dlr Mill Theatre

Chess - The Musical. Kilmacud Musical Society. This highly acclaimed musical written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA), and lyricist Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King) develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicia

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The Who

3Arena

The Who - Irish and UK Arena Tour with full orchestra! The Who has one of the greatest rock legacies in music history. They're one of the all-time great live bands, have sold over 100 million records world including nine US and ten UK Top-Ten albums and 14 UK Top-Ten singles in a career spanning six decades. Now Fifty-five years after they made their first recordings, The Who is back with their first new album in thirteen years entitled WHO released in November 2019.

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The Legend of Luke Kelly

Vicar Street

The Legend of Luke Kelly - Chris Kavanagh celebrates the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend, live at Vicar Street. On January 30th, 1984, it is said that the whole of Dublin grieved the early death of Dubliner legend Luke Kelly who has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and whose music is widely regarded as one of Ireland's cultural treasures. Dublin singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh was raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old. Over the past sixteen years he has am

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Trinity and the Changing City – Unhealthy Dublin: Food Sharing and Sustainability within Cities

TCD

Trinity and the Changing City - Unhealthy Dublin: Food Sharing and Sustainability within Cities - A panel discussion as part of the Lecture Series. Unlike Cork, Waterford and Galway, Dublin is not a 'healthy city'. Why is this? And what makes a city 'healthy'? What policies and actions are in place? And how can evidence-based research inform such policies and actions? A panel of distinguished experts discusses these and related issues. Contributors include Anna Davies, Professor of Geography, Environment and Society at Trinity College Dublin who will speak about findings from her ERC projec

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Love Your Home

Citywest Convention Centre

If you're looking for ideas for your home, you have a project you need some expert advice on or if you're just looking for some inspiration then Love Your Home is the perfect event to visit - and it's free! With over 150 exhibitors covering the full range of home improvements, expert interior & garden design advice and the opportunity to support local producers in the Artisan Food Shop and Artist & Makers Village there is something for all tastes. Throw in Cooking Demos and this is a great event for everyone.

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Trevor Noah

3Arena

Trevor Noah - Loud and Clear Tour. Trevor Noah is travelling the globe, expanding his Loud & Clear Tour to 2020, and is coming back to Ireland to play Dublin's 3Arena. This is his first show here since he sold out Vicar Street back in January 2014. The Emmy-winning The Daily Show host and celebrated comedian is known around the world for his insightful and authentic take on politics and current events. Trevor has written, produced, and starred in 8 comedy specials, most recently including Son of Patricia on Netflix.

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Colm Keegan

dlr Mill Theatre

Celtic Thunder's Colm Keegan Live in Concert. Award-winning Irish singer Colm Keegan is returning to his hometown of Dublin to launch his brand new album in Dundrum's Mill Theatre. Keegan rose to the international stage when joining world music group Celtic Thunder in 2012 and has since performed worldwide as principal singer with the show. Colm will be joined by his wife and fellow Celtic Thunder member - Cellist Laura Durrant, with whom they have been awarded the Best Celtic Duo and Best Live Celtic Artist awards in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Although they are used to performing across N

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Irish National Opera – Carmen

BGE Theatre

Irish National Opera - Carmen - A co-production with Opera Philadelphia and Seattle Opera in partnership with Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and RTÉ Concert Orchestra. "A masterpiece in the full meaning of the word" - Composer Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky. Opera's great, independent, sexual woman, the gypsy Carmen. Her friends and enemies from a cigarette factory. Her lovers, high and low. A naive corporal and the good girl from home. A handsome bullfighter. Smugglers. Jealousy, and a fatal struggle. An upright soldier. On duty far from home. The femme fatale from the wrong side of the tracks. Lo

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Dublin Orchestral Players – 80th Anniversary Concert

NCH

Dublin Orchestral Players - 80th Anniversary Concert. Two choral works will be performed by the Bray and Wicklow Choral Societies with soloists. The works include the Requiem in D by Mozart and Va Pensiero by Verdi. The orchestra will also perform Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor with Peter Regan, a London-based Irish pianist from Co Longford. Peter is a graduate of Glenn Gould School of Music, Toronto, Canada and has performed worldwide from Carnegie Hall in New York to the National Concert Hall in Dublin. The orchestra will be conducted by their principal conductor Andrew

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Opera Briefs

Abbey Theatre

Opera Briefs - The world premiere of Kevin O'Connell's DreamCatchr to a libretto by Lily Akerman. Jane and Polly are sisters. They live together, they share a world together – until Jane becomes obsessed with the idea of creating a computer application that can capture dreams, and creates her own pixellated reality which Polly can't enter. Alternately comical, bizarre and disturbing, DreamCatchr explores the borders between dreams and waking life, sisterhood and selfhood. Booking Information On the Peacock Stage Tickets: €20 – €24 | Conc: €17 – €20. Running Time: 1 hour

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The Mai

Gaiety Theatre

Decadent Theatre Company present Marina Carr's The Mai on stage at the Gaiety Theatre. This an epic tale, both wildly funny and humorously tragic, of three generations of a family inspired by love but shattered by inescapable reality. The Mai is a formidable forty-year-old woman and teacher, whose husband Robert, a musician, has always felt stifled by her ideals of perfection. The play opens in her home in the midlands, on the banks of the legendary Owl Lake, on the day of Robert's return after an absence of four years. A starry three generation ensemble is led by Maeve Fitzgerald as The

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Conversations with Roddy Doyle

NCH

Conversations with Roddy Doyle - Celebrate the career of one of Ireland's best-loved writers, as he discusses his work in an intimate and entertaining evening of sprawling conversation. Roddy Doyle's writing is immediately recognisable for his rich humour, unique use of dialogue and contemporary references. Credited with having reinvented the modern Irish novel, Roddy presents difficult critical social and historical issues in a concise and accessible form. His work inimitably portrays the experiences of everyday Irish life – and he has even managed to persuade quite a few people that Mus

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God Has No Country

dlr Mill Theatre

God Has No Country - Dublin based Killarney Actor Dónal Courtney's one-man show tells the story of the struggles encountered by Kerryman, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty and his colleagues in Rome during World War II. The story follows O'Flaherty's torment as he has to decide to act in defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists. The play also reflects on his upbringing and education in Killarney and how joining the priesthood protecting him from involvement in The War of Independence. Told with humour and sensitivity, God Has No Country aims to bring the heroic deeds and achiev

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Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

dlr LexIcon | Pavilion Theatre

Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2020 will take place from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th March. We will be thinking and talking about The State of Us in 2020 - you and me, Ireland, the world… Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival was established in 2009 and takes place annually at the end of March. Preview events are held to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th. The Festival is produced by dlr Libraries, the Libraries section of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Our poetry strand incorporates the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the Shine Strong Award. There is also a s

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Heal Your Hole

dlr Mill Theatre

Heal Your Hole - Norma Sheahan's hilarious comedy night promises to heal every hole in your life, one laugh at a time. As seen in… The Clinic, Bridget & Eamon, Mooneboy, Damo & Ivor, Finding Joy, Women on the Verge, Vagina Monologues, and hanging over the Liffey in Celebrity Ireland's Fittest Family. Plus much more… From breaking her coccyx on Celebrity Ireland's Fittest Family, to getting fired from a charity helpline for not beating around the bush, Norma's straight-talking approach will heal all orifices. Whether the pain in your hole is physical, mental, spiritual or emotio

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Norgemesterskapet Poker

Citywest Hotel

Norgemesterskapet Poker - The Norwegian Championships will be returning to Ireland for the seventh year in a row, and is the largest single nation poker event in the world with over 1200 players participating in their main event at Citywest Hotel and Convention Centre. The tournament schedule is available here.

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Crowman

dlr Mill Theatre

Crowman - by Katie Holly, is Dan Lonergan's (Jon Kenny) account of the hilarious characters that inhabit his life on a daily basis and a love story that never was. By turns poignant and comic Kenny carries the audience on a roller-coaster ride from his childhood to middle-age, from the hurling pitch to the pub and from one uproariously funny character to the other. It's about lost love and the sense of belonging and not belonging to a small community. Most of all it is about the humanity and decency of the local characters found in every rural village and town in Ireland. As Dan himself sur

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elbow

3Arena

elbow - the band released their 8th studio album, Giants of All Sizes, in October and announced UK and Europe tour dates for 2020. They play Dublin's 3Arena on Saturday, 28th March 2020! Lead track from the new album, Dexter & Sinister, attracted praise from NME for its "bluesy swagger" whilst Clash heralded its "lucid grooves melded to an ominous atmosphere". A second early release from the album, Empires, garnered further praise, with US site Stereogum revelling in "quintessential elbow lines that manage to sound like some bit of poetry Garvey's uttering over a glass of whiskey." This

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Irish Chamber Orchestra – Orient & Occident

Dublin Castle

Irish Chamber Orchestra: Orient & Occident. Fazil Say has a passion for Mozart. His Silk Road is an exotic and extraordinary musical journey across the fabled trade route. In a world of Turkish pirates and Christian slaves, Anna Devin sings one of Zaide's most beautiful arias, Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben to her would-be-lover. In Black Earth, Say's music digs deep into soil and history. Mozart's Ch'io mi scordi di te is one of his finest concert arias. The ICO provides the colourful framework for Say's dramatic and passionate Goethe Songs, settings of poems from the cycle West-Eastern

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Santana – Miraculous 2020 World Tour

3Arena

An Evening with Santana - Miraculous 2020 World Tour. Ten time GRAMMY®-Award, three time Latin GRAMMY®-Award winning rock icon and Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced he will hit the road across Europe for the Miraculous 2020 World Tour. Making a stop with his band at Dublin's 3Arena, they will perform passion-filled songs from their fifty year career, including fan favourites from Woodstock to Supernatural and beyond. The tour will commemorate two very important milestones in the iconic guitarist's career: the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking, multiple G

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Blade Runner – Live

BGE Theatre

Blade Runner - Live: Performed live to picture by a 14-piece musical ensemble. Experience Ridley Scott's multi-Academy Award®-nominated cult classic, Blade Runner (2007 Final Cut), on a vast HD screen accompanied by The Avex Ensemble performing Greek composer Vangelis' original synthesiser led score in sync with the film. Following on from the UK premiere in London at the Royal Albert Hall this October, the 1982 motion picture will come to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with a full 14-piece musical ensemble featuring synthesizers, strings, brass, bass, and percussion, bringing the film's stunni

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Agnes Obel

Vicar Street

Agnes Obel - Critically acclaimed composer, singer and pianist live at Vicar Street. Agnes recently announced her new partnership with Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group's prestigious Yellow Label, and Blue Note in North America. With new music forthcoming later this year fans will hear brand new songs, alongside a set list comprised of songs from Obel's award-winning and platinum-selling albums Philharmonics, Aventine, and Citizen of Glass.

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Faith Healer

Abbey Theatre

Faith Healer - by Brian Friel. "Am I endowed with the unique and awesome gift? My God, yes, I'm afraid so." - Frank Hardy. Faith Healer. Travelling through remote and isolated areas in Scotland and Wales, Frank Hardy offers his unique cure to the most desperate and hopeless of people. Does he actually possess a gift? Or are these rare and miracle healings only tricks of the mind? Telling the story of Frank, his wife Grace and manager Teddy, we encounter differing perspectives of their absurd and momentous lives together. With each tale comes new revelations in this spellbinding narrative

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The Mousetrap

Gaiety Theatre

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap - the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The timeless thriller returned to the road by popular demand in January 2019 and has been earning standout reviews from critics and public alike as it continues to visit venues, travelling the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland. The Mousetrap has been delighting audiences for 67 years and the identity of the murderer remains theatre's best kept secret. This is the second major national tour of the smash hit murder mystery following a record-breaking 60th anniversary debut in 2012. Firs

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

dlr Mill Theatre

Thoroughly Modern Millie - Glencullen Dundrum MDS return to dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum. Thoroughly Modern Millie book by Richard Morris, Dick Scanlan; Music by Jeanine Tesori; Lyrics by Dick Scanlan. The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway! "No canary in a cage for me, this canary's ready to fly free!" Set in New York City in 1922, this is the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and the

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Catch of the Day

Smock Alley Theatre

Catch of the Day - One fish can make a big splash. Ireland, 1966. Joe Welch, a skipper, sails into Dingle Bay with a very unusual catch… What follows is a ridiculous series of events, involving Eamon De Valera, Queen Elizabeth and a whole lot of nuns. A true story, Catch of the Day is a raucous and little-bit-political play with a lot of heart, a lot of laughs and live trad-inspired music, all set in a Dingle pub.

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Dublin: One City, One Book

Dublin

Dublin: One City, One Book is an award-winning Dublin City Council initiative, led by Dublin City Public Libraries, which encourages everyone to read a book connected with the capital city during the month of April every year. The One City, One Book choice for 2020 is Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey. Tatty is the story of a Dublin family as told through the eyes of one of its children over a ten year period. During this time we see the destruction brought about by alcoholism as one little girl tries to come to terms with her parents’ drinking. This is the story of a disturbed child

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FutureScope

The CCD

On 1st April 2020, 1500+ of those most active in the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystems will gather at FutureScope in the Convention Centre Dublin to explore the implications of emerging technologies. Business leaders will share insights on the challenges coming down the track, how emerging technologies will impact on business and society, the market opportunuities that will arise and the implications of disruption and innovation . FutureScope attracts innovators and innovation seekers. It aims to identify collaboration opportunities between start-ups, scale-ups, tech multinationals, innov

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The Blindboy Podcast

Vicar Street

The Blindboy Podcast Tour - Blindboy Boatclub live at Vicar Street, April 1st, 3rd & 9th. Blindboy's increased notability away from his band Rubberbandits, has allowed for him to explore wider avenues and create perhaps outrageously mind-altering brainchildren which can only be described as courageous, yet bonkers. With a number one selling book under his belt and a podcast that has garnered interest not only in Ireland but internationally, the satirist could possibly single-handedly change people's mind set on mental health and the deafening stigma that surrounds it. Outspoken, info

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Planet Earth II – Live in Concert

3Arena

Planet Earth II - Live In Concert. City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Freeman. From BBC Studios and the acclaimed BBC Natural History Unit that created TV sensations, Blue Planet II and Dynasties, Planet Earth II - Live In Concert has announced a UK & Ireland arena tour for Spring 2020 which will include a date at Dublin's 3Arena. Experience sensational footage from the BAFTA and EMMY® award winning BBC series which guarantees to bring audiences closer to the planet's spellbinding animals, landscapes and wildlife dramas than ever before. Following on fro

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David Gray

3Arena

David Gray - White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour. Multi-platinum, multi-Brit award and Grammy-nominated, singer-songwriter David Gray announces White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour, to celebrate the trailblazing album's 20-year anniversary. The show will come to 3Arena on 2, 3 and due to phenomenal demand 4 April 2020. The biggest selling album of all time in Ireland and one of the greatest and most heart-warming word-of-mouth successes in music, White Ladder will be performed by Gray with all the original band members and with all the original equipment to recreate the record in

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OFFSET Dublin

BGE Theatre

With over 2,500 attendees each year, Offset has fast become one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and creative industries. Since 2009, from our Dublin base, we have attracted such creative icons as Massimo Vignelli, Sir Peter Blake, Paula Scher, David Carson, Milton Glaser, Kyle Cooper, Stefan Sagmeister, Micheal Bierut, Shepard Fairey, Tomi Ungerer, JR, Lance Wyman, George Lois and Louise Fili to grace our wonderful stages. Representing industry at all levels, our speakers are key disruptors and influencers in their field driving eve

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Pussycat Dolls

3Arena

Pussycat Dolls. The era defying, chart-topping, button-pushing, mega-group are back! Pussycat Dolls have announced they are reuniting for a UK & Ireland Tour, performing together for the first time in over a decade. The voices of a generation will be taking their Pussycat Dolls 2020 Tour to Dublin's 3Arena. The multi-platinum pop sensations – Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Jessica Sutta and Carmit Bachar are bringing back Doll Domination. Having sold more than 54 Million records worldwide and streamed over 1 Billion times, X2 Winners at the MTV VMA and achieved

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Circle of Friends

Gaiety Theatre

Circle of Friends - The world premiere of Maeve Binchy's most loved novel at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin. Lovers of Maeve Binchy's work have flocked to see her novels come to life since Minding Frankie hit the stage in 2017. That production was followed by Light A Penny Candle. Maeve is one of those rare writers – like Dickens, Wilde, Behan – whose work springs from larger-than-life personalities. In Circle of Friends Maeve Binchy offers us some of her most loved literary characters, none more so than Benny, in this coming of age story. Big-hearted Benny Hogan, an adored only daughter

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The Cherry Orchard

BGE Theatre

Anton Chekhov's, The Cherry Orchard. Times are changing. An old way of life is dying out. A family faces extinction. A country prepares for revolution. And the cherry orchard? What will become of it? Bringing together one of the world's great classic plays with one of Ireland's greatest writers, Druid presents Tom Murphy's version of Chekhov's masterpiece. Directed by Garry Hynes, with the acclaimed creative team behind DruidShakespeare, this production will feature a large company of actors, starring Derbhle Crotty alongside Rachel Feeney and other leading members of the Druid Ensem

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Criminal Podcast

Liberty Hall Theatre

Criminal is an award-winning podcast about crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Criminal is downloaded 5.5 million times each month and we are broadcast on stations around the world. We were named one of the best podcasts of 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 by Apple, Time, The Guardian, and Cosmopolitan, among others. We've been written up by New York Magazine, The New York Times, Vogue, The Atlantic, and many more.

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Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Thank Me Tour

3Arena

Snoop Dogg - I Wanna Thank Me Tour comes to Dublin's 3Arena, with very special guests Warren G, Versatile, Tha Dogg Pound, Obie Trice and D12. The forthcoming tour sees the West Coast rap legend touring in support of his 17th album I Wanna Thank Me, and documentary of the same name, released earlier this year. The album celebrates 25 years of the Snoop Dogg, a career that has seen the Doggfather cement his undisputed influence on music with chart-topping, multi-platinum records, while also solidifying his importance to wider culture as an actor, businessman and more across the board. The to

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Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly

NCH

Ellen Kent's Madama Butterfly. Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee and the celebrated international soprano Alyona Kistenyova*. Back by overwhelming public demand, this award-winning Opera returns in a new production with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. One of the world's most popular operas, Puccini's Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include

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Dublin Drinks Mixer

The CCD

Dublin Drinks Mixer - Ireland's largest gin, spirits and cocktail event. Celebrate the best of craft spirits and drinks from Ireland and across the globe, alongside delicious food pairings and innovative masterclasses under one roof. Sip and sample an eclectic range of gins, spirits, beers and bespoke cocktails from both iconic and artisan brands. Attendees and members of the trade will have the opportunity to meet the faces behind long established and new arrivals to the drinks industry. This two-day event, which builds on last years very successful Gin Experience Dublin takes place at The

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Johnny Logan

Vicar Street

Johnny Logan & his Band: What's another Year? "40" - Live at Vicar Street. Ireland in 1980 was a much different place. With no internet or Netflix bingeing the biggest show on TV was Dallas and the question on everyone's lips was "Who shot JR Ewing..?" Ireland got its first ever ATM machine and with the X-Box still more than 20 years away the humble Rubik's Cube won the toy of the year! Then on April 19th 1980 Johnny Logan took to the stage at The Hague in Holland, in his now infamous white suit, to sing What's Another Year? at the Eurovision Song Contest and a star was born! Now exactl

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On Your Feet!

BGE Theatre

On Your Feet! - The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. Direct from London and featuring many of the original West End cast, this "exhilarating extravaganza" (Whatsonstage) is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom. Featuring all of their smash hits including Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Conga, Get On Your Feet, Don't Want To Lose You Now, Dr.Beat and 1-2-3. Starring Philippa Stefani (RENT, In the Heights, Grease), as Gloria Estefan, George Ioannides (Annie, Mamm

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Joanne McNally – The Prosecco Express

Vicar Street

Joanne McNally: The Prosecco Express - The Comedian returns to Dublin's Vicar Street with her brand-new show. The world around her is getting married, having children and streaming off to buy slow cooker crock pots and buggies. Joanne owns nothing and has birthed nothing and despite some ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE (incredibly minor) comedic achievements, her mother is still trying to convince her to go back and study nursing. Due to her thirties age box, Joanne spends her weekends celebrating other peoples' milestones at their garden parties drinking prosecco out of jam jars. She is full of ques

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Irish Chamber Orchestra – Strings Attached

Dublin Castle

Irish Chamber Orchestra: Strings Attached. Schnittke's Moz-Art à la Haydn brims with virtuosity, wit and flair. Schubert's Rondo for Violin and Strings is a masterpiece – virtuosic, fresh, lyrical and imbued with love. Principals Christian Elliott and Malachy Robinson and their ICO colleagues then present the world premiere of Ian Wilson's Seventh Seal – a new concerto for cello and double bass, commissioned by the ICO. Astor Piazzolla's 'tangoed' Four Seasons of Buenos Aires depicts the seasonal moods of the city through jazzy rhythms and romantic violin solos that ooze excitement, pr

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Legends Of Swing – The Best Show In Town!

NCH

Legends Of Swing: The Best Show In Town! Back by popular demand after a phenomenal 9 sell out concerts the boys are back in town! Don't miss one of the most amazing shows of its kind ever to visit the National Concert Hall. Performing the big, bold, raucous and beautiful songs from the legendary gang of swingers including Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong and The Great American Song Book. Presented by Connor Mc Keon.

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Million Dollar Quartet

BGE Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet - The hit musical returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The worldwide smash-hit musical inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock'n'roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4th 1956, these four star musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, That's All Right, Sixteen Tons, Great Balls of Fi

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Ruthie Henshall – In My Life

The Helix

Ruthie Henshall: In My Life - West End musical icon Ruthie Henshall is coming to Dublin for the very first time with her new intimate show which comes to The Helix for one night only. In My Life premiered at the Sydney Opera House in June 2019 and went on to tour Australia playing to packed houses and a slew of five-star, rave reviews. It comes to Dublin after a tour of England. This new intimate show is a rare opportunity to see this dazzling star up close and personal, reinterpreting highlights from her acclaimed career as well as exploring the work of other iconic artists from Stephen So

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An Inspector Calls

Gaiety Theatre

An Inspector Calls - UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry's seminal production of JB Priestley's classic thriller. Since 1992, Daldry's production has won a total of 19 major awards including four Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards. It has played to more than 4 million theatregoers worldwide and is the most internationally-lauded production in the National Theatre's history. Written at the end of the Second World War and set before the First, An Inspector Calls is a compelling and haunting thriller. The story begins when the mysterious Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the prosperous

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

NCH

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2020 Tour - Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival! The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the world's best adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen! There are two shows, each with an entirely different selection of films - the red film programme (Thursday M

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Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

3Arena

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - European and UK tour 2020 comes to Dublin's 3Arena. "Joyous and unexpectedly triumphant" - The Guardian ★★★★★ "An extraordinary response to the unimaginable" - The Telegraph ★★★★★ "Tense and thunderous at times, tender and cathartic at others. It's masterful" - The Independent ★★★★★

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Holy Mary

Gaiety Theatre

Holy Mary - by Eoin Colfer. It's 1985 and Mary and Majella are getting ready for the social occasion of the year—their First Holy Communion. Sworn enemies since baby infants, things have gone from bad to worse since Mary's Daddy moved in with Majella's Mammy. Can they find common ground or will they make a holy show in front of the whole congregation? A hilariously heart-warming story of confusion, Communion and confessional boxes for the whole family. Written by Eoin Colfer, best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Holy Mary is crafted from Colfer's experience as a primary scho

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PM Summit

The CCD

PM Summit - With ever growing numbers of attendees each year, PM Summit events are fast becoming Ireland's most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for multi-track project management professionals and industries. Since 2015 the summit has attracted such icons as Lord David Puttnam, David McWilliams, Dr Niamh Shaw, and Debra Searle MBE, as well as industry leaders such as John McGrath, Stephen Carver, Peter de Jager, Dr. Sylvana Storey, Terence O'Donnell, Peter Taylor, Susanne Madsen and Carole Osterweil to grace the stages. Whether at PM Summit or Women in Project Manageme

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RuPaul’s Drag Race – Werq The World

3Arena

RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World - The biggest drag show in the world comes to 3Arena, Dublin. Werq The World, returns with an all-new production, hitting European Arenas from Aberdeen to Vienna. Acclaimed for their amazing production values, this is the fourth iteration of the ground breaking tour in the UK and Europe. An experiment gone wrong has sent Michelle Visage spiralling through time with no way of returning home. Join your favourite queens, as they journey through iconic periods in time in the hopes they will find their way back to 2020.

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The Abduction from the Seraglio

Gaiety Theatre

Irish National Opera: The Abduction from the Seraglio – WA Mozart. Sung in German with English subtitles. People trafficking across the seas is nothing new and sex has long been part of its matrix. Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio deals with conflicts between nationalities and cultures with the lightest and most sophisticated of touches. The beautiful, exotically colourful score includes some of his most brilliant, and extremely virtuosic arias. Irish National Opera. Irish Chamber Orchestra. Irish National Opera Chorus. Peter Whelan: Conductor. Caitríona McLaughlin Directo

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Menopause The Musical 2

Gaiety Theatre

Menopause The Musical 2 – Cruising Through Menopause. Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Nicole Barber-Lane (Hollyoaks), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), and Nicki French (Eurovision), it's the brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause. In the hysterical sequel to the smash-hit Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set off on the high seas. Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain - these are a few of our favourite menopausal things! Cruising Through Menopause is a hilar

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10cc

Vicar Street

10cc - Live at Vicar Street Dublin, Friday 29th & Sunday 31st of May, 2020. Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. Testament to their ongoing appeal, the band can count a generation straddling array of fellow artists, everyone from Chrissie Hynde to The Feelings Dan Gillespie and Axl Rose to Sophie Ellis Bextor, among their many millions of fans. 10cc has sold more than 30 million albums around the world and the band's longevity is te

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Damon Albarn – The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

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Damon Albarn - The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows. Damon spends as much time as possible in Iceland, his spiritual home from home where he gains respite and inspiration from the landscape and its surroundings. With this fascination in mind he will perform this new piece with an ensemble and specially commissioned visuals. What can be more fascinating than the signs of the passage of time and the fragility of nature. Damon Albarn is a singer, songwriter, composer and producer, and founder member of Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen.

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