Things to do in Dublin this weekend (May 11-13)
It’s the weekend and you’re looking for things to do, we’ve a few suggestions!
DublinTown features on Dublin City FM every Friday morning to talk about some of the many things happening in the city. If you missed us, don’t worry, here’s a number of things you can do this weekend in the city.
The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival is an annual event, celebrating contribution of gay people to theatre, past and present. This is the 15th International Dublin Gay Festival with lots of theatre happening throughout the two week event.
One show on today (Friday May 11) is Ethan and Evan & All They Know Now. It’s a story about a young gay couple working on their relationship. In a bid to get things back on track they decided to write a show about it – they just need some listening ears! This is a funny and sometimes moving story of a young gay couple in 2018. Written and directed by Conor Burke it takes place at The Teachers Club at 7.30pm and Saturday, May 12 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Venues include The Teachers Club, Parnell St; Players Theatre Trinity, Trinity College; The Pearse Centre, Pearse St. Full details including programme can be found at gaytheatre.ie
Ireland’s largest health, fitness and wellness festival takes place in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. It combines world-class professionals and brands in fitness, mental health and healthy food. Wellfest is a place to be inspired, try something new and most importantly, have fun. There are workouts like Pound Fitness – where you workout with drumsticks; Baby Yoga for Mammy & Baby; TRX; Pilates; Workshops, talks and more! Presenters include Davina McCall; Joe Wicks; Roz Purcell, The Skin Nerd, Bernard Brogan, The Happy Pear and loads more! Full details including schedule www.wellfest.ie for tickets click here
Bewleys Theatre is back open on Grafton Street and running this month is My Fair Ladies devised and performed by Des Keogh. A hugely entertaining new play about the romantic life of George Bernard Shaw, one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Following the phenomenal national and international success of his show The Love-Hungry Farmer by John B. Keane, Des has devised and will perform in this play about the many women in the extraordinary life of one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Des Keogh has played extensively in the Abbey, Gate and Gaiety Theatres in Dublin. This takes place at 1pm Monday to Saturday €8 – €12 until May 26th. More details can be found on www.bewleyscafetheatre.com
Peoples Art Exhibition May 11 – 13
Located at St. Stephen’s Green from Friday 11th May – Sunday 13th May 2018, this is Ireland’s largest open air art exhibition. Hundreds of artists and thousands of paintings. People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. Each year after expenses are paid, donations are made to various charities.
The RDS is being transformed into a masquerade ball on May 12th. There’ll be Cancan girls, artful aerial dancers, porcelain ballerina, dazzling LED performers, and avant-garde surprise performances. The night promises a soundtrack to dance to that is fit for kings and queens, with music from Madonna, Queen, New romantics, Electroswing, and Film Fatale’s signature modern-era songs with a bygone twist. There is, of coures, a dress code – strictly face-masks (till midnight) and your fanciest or wildest attire. Masquerade is for the vintage queens, the retro kings, the pop princes, the counts and courtesans, the disco divas, the new romantics, the bold and beautiful, the fantasists and the other-worldly. This event takes place on Saturday 12th May 2018 €39 with the event starting at 8pm tickets can be found here
Rock Against Homelessness, in aid of Focus Ireland will take place on May 13 at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. The one and only Imelda May, along with Dermot Kennedy, Wyvern Lingo, Jack O’Rourke, Loah, Paula Meehan and Tara Flynn will join the High Hopes Choir for what promises to be a wonderful night. Tickets €35 and are still available through ticketmaster or Olympia box office. Doors open 7pm and show starts at 8pm.
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