MAY 1-14 International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival
Quintessentially queer productions from Ireland and beyond, for listings visit gaytheatre.ie
MAY 6 Help a Dublin Child
Featuring performances by Hudson Taylor, Little Hours and more at The Olympia, tickets here.
May 12 & 13 The Magic of Motown
Featuring ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Diana Ross’ among others at the Olympia Theatre, tickets here.
MAY 18 The Cranberries
Back from the dead, like a cadre of Limerick zombies, at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
MAY 20 Queer Representations in Irish Literature
At this special GCN Town Hall talk, in association with International Literature Festival Dublin, a panel of queer Irish writers, including John Boyne (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Hearts Invisible Furies), Mary Dorcey (Biography of Desire), Claire Kilroy (Tenderwire, The Devil I Know) and Denis Kehoe (Nights Beneath The Nation) join GCN’s editor and novelist, Brian Finnegan to talk about LGBTs in Irish books, tickets here
MAY 19 YESTIVAL
The second annual festival celebrating Ireland’s marriage equality referendum victory, featuring Dimitri From Paris (pictured), the THISISPOPBABY End of The World Teadance, Mother DJs, and lots lots more! Tickets here, get them fast!
MAY 26 BROADWAY AND BEYOND
Broadway and beyond gets all Disney on our asses, with this delightful singalong, featuring Broadway and West End stars and hosted by Bunny O’Hare, at Dublin’s Number Twenty Two, 7.30pm, with a three-course dining package for €60 or €25 for show only, tickets here.
MAY 18-28 DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL
The best in contemporary dance, including an intriguing piece on UFOs by gay coreographer, Philip Connaughton, dublindancefestival.ie
MAY 20 ARIANA GRANDE
Beloved by young LGBTers, feared by donut shop owners, Grande hits the 3Arena latté this month, tickets here.
MAY 26 LIFE FESTIVAL
Electronic music festival featuring The Magician, Goldie and tons more in Westmeath’s Belvedere House Gardens, life-festival.com
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