Queer And Alternative Events Happening This Weekend

Pop-up shops, scéal of the city and couch to 5k are just a few things happening this weekend!

Scéal in the City happening this weekend

Friday, April 13

Together for Yes Pop-up Shop

Meltdown, Dublin’s newest communal pop-up cafe, is launching and Together for Yes are thrilled to be able to sell merchandise there!

There’ll be plenty of food and drink from Meltdown’s new menu, some tunes and hopefully a solid bit of craic! Bring along anyone and everyone.

Join us to launch Meltdown cafe and get your hands on our t-shirts and badges. We know when people wear our shirts and badges, it helps to start these important conversations.

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BASIC TALKS ~ Trans Live Art Salon

The Trans Live Art Salon will be presenting a post-mortem of a year of work as a collective and an introduction to playful community organization and ethical curation as an anti-capitalist art practice. The installation is taking place at Hugh Lane Gallery and admission is free but spaces are limited to 50 so please arrive promptly to avoid disappointment.

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Saturday, April 14

Dublin Front Runners Couch To 5K

Dublin Front Runners A.C. is launching their annual “Couch to 5K” programme on Saturday, April 14th to coincide with the Dublin Pride Run which will take place on Friday 22nd June.

The aim is to get you into shape so that you can participate in the Pride Run. The Pride Run is a great social event and we hope to make the Couch to 5K training sessions an enjoyable and sociable experience, they’re calling all men and women to dust off the trainers and join them in the Phoenix Park.

Cost is €40 and that includes membership of the club till December 2018 and insurance to run with the club.

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Sunday, April 15

Non-Binary+ Meet-Up

Non-binary or questioning and looking for a space to meet more folks like you? Come along for chill chats and tea at Cafe En Seine.

The space has a wheelchair accessible entrance and large wheelchair accessible bathroom. The lighting is dark, and the cafe/ bar tends to be pretty quiet. The venue is a cafe during the day and a bar at night.

Kids are super welcome, so bring them along.


Scéal’s of The City – The Repeal Edition

Hosted by the wonderful Vickey Curtis, this is an evening of spoken word and song. “These are our bodies, our choices and our voices.”


  • BeRnzy Mac
  • Niamh Beirne
  • Stephen Quinn
  • Erin Fornoff
  • Hazel Hogan
  • A B K Byrne Keane
  • Lewis Kenny
  • Oisín McKenna
  • Clara Rose Thornton
  • Una Mullally
  • The Renunciation by home|work

“We’ve got that repealing in feeling and we’re here to pronounce proudly our pro-choice stance through spoken word and song. Come and witness some of Irelands best and most powerful voices as they stand Together For Yes and raise funds for the campaign to repeal the eighth amendment.”

Tickets €15/€10 -> from Smock Alley Theatre -> http://smockalley.com/sceals-of-the-city/

All profits from this event are going to the Together for Yes***

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