What’s On in Dublin This Weekend (July 6-8)
Dublin is in for a weekend of music, arts and culture with plenty to see and do for all the family. Read up on all that’s on in Dublin Town!
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 on air, don’t worry as below are a number of things you can do this weekend in the city.
Lulu Kumama performs at The Tram Café – Friday 6th July
Italian singer Lulu Kumama is performing a mix of jazz and smooth soul music, at The Tram Café in Wolfe Tone Square this evening from 6-8.30pm. The café were recently granted a new wine license therefore you can now enjoy good food and with good wine, and enjoy an evening of jazz. An intimate event, we do recommend to arrive early to hear Lulu Kumama’s beautiful voice.
Street Sounds club night launches at The Mercantile – Friday & Saturday 6-7th July
A new club night for the Dublin night owls, the Street Sounds is a DJ collective who play Funk, Soul, Disco, Latin & Jazz sounds, from 10pm-2.30am. Welcoming all over 25, the basement club’s entrance is on Dame Lane and has free entry every weekend.
Laya Healthcare City Spectacular returns to Merrion Square – Friday-Sunday 6-8th July
Back again for its 13th year, the family friendly city festival will feature astonishing street performers including Sara Twister, Charlie Caper and the Living Statues DJ, as well as live music, tasty food from around the world, and plenty for the kids to go “ooh” and “aah”! The fifferent area names of the festival this year are also inspired by The Wizard of Oz: Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Follow the Yellow Brick Road. The festival is free for all, and takes place from 12-6pm.
Seamus Heaney ‘Listen Now Again’ exhibition launches opening of Bank of Ireland Cultural & Heritage Centre – Friday & Saturday 6-7th July
This weekend marks the opening for the new Bank of Ireland Cultural & Heritage Centre, with its first exhibition that pays tribute to Irish poet Seamus Heaney. ‘Listen Now Again’ will follow Heaney’s life from his childhood in Co. Derry, through to his global renown as a remarkable and very popular poet. The entrance on Westmoreland Street will welcome all to this free exhibition which runs Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm until December 2021.
This new partnership project between the National Library of Ireland, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Bank of Ireland will shine a light on our nation’s culture. It will become a national treasure, that will welcome exhibitions in the arts, poetry, literature, photography and more. The Bank of Ireland has also given this space over the State for 10 years.
Michael Bublé plays at Croke Park – Sunday 8th July
The King of Cool returns to Dublin to play at Croke Park this weekend, and will be joined by special guest Emeli Sandé. Known for his beatuiful vocals, on-stage presence and classy attire, Bublé will sing his smash hits Home, Haven’t Met You Yet and his epic cover of Nina Simone’s Feeling Good. If you’re attending, fill those tummies up with dinner at Morelands Grill in The Westin, Carluccio’s on Dawson Street, or Eddie Rocket’s who were recently crowned Best Burger Chain in Ireland 2018. Doors for the concert open at 6pm.
And don’t forget that kids (under 19s) travel FREE with a Child Leap Card on Dublin Bus, Luas and Iarnród Éireann until Sunday 15th July.
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Tune in to Dublin City FM each Friday between 10.30am and 10.45am to find out what’s on that weekend!