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HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

Tuesday, 24th October, 2017 7:00pm
HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

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HAPPENINGS: A few things worth checking out this week

25 new HAPS 03 Halloween Film Fatle.jpg

File Fatale Danse Macabre

On Saturday October 28, the 17th century halls of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham (IMMA) become a haunted house with a touch of the cirque du freak as the beautiful and the damned rise again for Film Fatale’s Danse Macabre, Ireland’s most decadent annual Halloween party.

A vintage-themed event and strictly fancy-dress, ghoulish guests are encouraged to take part in the pre-event Thriller dance class and join the Thriller dance-off later in the night.

Guests can cavort from space to space wandering through silent cinemas, carnival and Halloween games rooms.

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Dublin Marathon

Almost 20,000 people will be taking to the streets of Dublin on Sunday, October 29 at around 9am for the SSE Airtricity Marathon. 

The race starts and finishes at Merrion Square and if you’re not taking part, it’s still well worth watching the runners cross the line as every one of them has won a personal battle just to finish.


Ideal Home

The Ideal Home Show is back at the RDS from October 27-30 and as usual, it’ll be packed with ideas and inspiration to help turn your home into a stylish, comfortable and welcoming living space.

There’s info and ideas on everything from new build projects to extensions, renovation, furnishing & décor, kitchens & bathrooms, energy and insulation with over 230 exhibitors and professional partners.

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Metropolis Festival

If you thought festival season was over, think again. Metropolis Festival 2017 is happening over the October Bank Holiday Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 & 29 at The RDS.

This award winning, multi-stage, indoor winter music festival is perfectly tailored for the Irish weather and the Irish audience. The 2017 line-up features over 40 acts across six stages including Leftfield (playing Leftism!), Laurent Garnier, Death in Vegas, Mount Kimbie and Richie Hawtin. Weekend tickets cost €119.50. See for details.


Quiz Night in Coolock  

Do you fancy testing your general knowledge at a local quiz? A quiz night fundraiser in aid of Chanel College Boys’ School, Coolock, will take place on Thursday, October 26 at 8pm at Parnell’s GAA Club in the village. 

Tickets cost €10 per person for teams of four. There will be a prize for the winning team and a raffle on night. You can purchase tickets from the school.


New exhibition opens in Dublin 

A new exhibition, entitled ‘Tableau’, has opened at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. 

This free exhibition of new paintings by Eithne Jordan invites you to look closely at the multi-layered histories woven through the spaces of institutions and public buildings in our cities. 

The paintings in ‘Tableau’ are predominantly interiors and trace the lives of buildings over time, evoking the atmosphere of the spaces depicted.

The exhibition is open now until January 14, 2018.


Bram Stoker Festival 

There will be plenty of ‘spooky’ events taking place throughout the city this weekend to celebrate Halloween 2017.

The Bram Stoker Festival will be a good port of call with a full programme of exciting events lined up for all ages to get their teeth, or fangs, into.

Visit for more information…if you dare!


Children’s Mid-Term Tales

Designed especially for children, this brand new tour at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum will showcase some of the cemetery’s most entertaining stories. Running at 3.30pm (and 12.30 Monday, October 30) from Saturday, October 28 to Sunday, November 5, the whole family can hear fascinating tales of torpedoed ships, assassinated parrots and graverobbing galore.

From the RMS Leinster to poisonous Yew trees, the history of Glasnevin Cemetery is brought to life with this family friendly tour.

Visitors are requested to arrive at the museum reception at least 15 minutes before the start of their tour. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Cauldron of Smithfield

The Cauldron of Smithfield is back on Halloween night at Smithfield Square. This year’s event includes a new huge 300ft zipline, a daunting bungee jump for the bravest of participants, a silent disco tent and freestyle footballers.

There are also favourites from last year such as the haunted house, the circus area, some incredible performers on the main stage, a big screen, bouncy castles, food stalls, face-painting and more.

Read the digital editions of the Dublin People Northside East, Northside West & Southside here