From European arthouse cinema to head-banging stateside punk rock, the town is buzzing with issues to do over the subsequent week.
IFI French Movie Competition
The twenty second annual IFI French Movie Competition is “the primary blended in-cinema and on-line version”, with the chance to attend each in-person and digital screenings by way of the [email protected] portal. There are 28 options on the invoice, together with Julia Ducournau’s 2021 Palme d’Or-winning physique horror, Titane (the eagerly anticipated follow-up to her 2016 debut, Uncooked), Jacques Audiard’s Paris thirteenth District, and Thomas Kruihof’s Guarantees, starring the fabulous Isabelle Huppert.
Operating now till Sunday, November 28. For a full schedule of occasions go to https://ifi.ie/
Dara O Briain, Vicar Road
It’s important to hand it to the good Dara O Briain. Not solely is he one among Eire’s best and, certainly, funniest comics – he additionally comes up with nice present titles. In “So… The place Had been We?”, O Briain picks up the place he left off earlier than, erm, you realize, the world shut down. Apparently, the Bray native will “hardly point out the final 12 months and a half”, as an alternative counting on some good old school, non-Covid themed storytelling to place a smile on our faces. Deliver on the laughter.
Restricted tickets accessible for Thursday, November 18, priced €36. Doorways: 7pm. For extra, go to https://www.vicarstreet.com/
The Unique Dublin Worldwide Tattoo Conference, RDS
This three-day extravaganza (the most important of its type in Eire) brings collectively individuals who share an curiosity in tattooing and piercing. This 12 months’s conference options ‘tattoo wars’ (the place artists compete to create one of the best ink – and the viewers will get to vote on the winner), reside music, artwork exhibitions, jewelry, clothes and comedian stalls, tattoo workshops and far, way more. With over 150 artists taking part, the conference additionally offers guests the chance to get their subsequent – and even their first – tattoo.
Operating from Friday, November 19 – Sunday, November 21. Tickets: €10 – €25. For opening occasions, occasion data and extra, go to https://dublintattooconvention.com/
Ice Skating Blanchardstown
Indicators of Christmas are nearly all over the place as of late, which may solely imply one factor: the town’s largest ice rink is again. Establishing store subsequent to the Blanchardstown purchasing centre, the 1,000sqm Ice Skating Blanchardstown expertise caters for each newbie and superior skaters. There are two areas – the principle, bigger rink the place you’ll be able to e-book 50-minute periods, and a smaller rink wherein youthful patrons can avail of the well-known Ice Skating penguin aids. Yep, these lads are each bit as enjoyable as they sound. Get pleasure from!
Operating from Friday, November 19 – Sunday, January 30 2022. Ticket costs range from €10pp (early chook) to €18 (grownup), with household affords additionally accessible. For extra, go to https://iceskating.ie/ice-skating-blanchardstown/
The Offspring, 3Arena
Able to really feel previous? It’s 23 years since Southern Californian rock outfit, The Offspring, launched their seminal, million-selling fifth album, Americana – the one with Fairly Fly (for a White Man) on it. Entrance man Dexter Holland and his boys can be doing nicely to mud it off for the band’s long-awaited return to Dublin this weekend, as a part of their ‘Let the Dangerous Instances Roll’ 2021 tour. Assist comes from Swedish five-piece The Hives.
Sunday, November 21. Doorways: 6.30pm. Tickets from €58.50. For extra, go to https://3arena.ie/
The Transferring Crib, St Martin Apostolate
Now in its sixty fifth 12 months, The Transferring Crib on Parnell Sq. is a lot greater than a nativity attraction – it’s a beloved Christmas landmark and a yuletide custom spanning generations of Dublin households. Refurbished and restored in 2015, the Crib is the one one among its type in Eire and options greater than 70 mechanical transferring collectible figurines and 25 animal characters, to not point out a 20ft ‘Noah’s Ark’. As all the time, admission is free, however you’ll must make a reserving on-line.
Operating from Tuesday, November 23 – Sunday, January 9 2022. Open seven days (closed Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day and New Yr’s Day), 11am – 6pm. For more information go to https://www.stmartin.ie/crib/