Spectacular queer events among Culture Night Dublin highlights

Culture Night will celebrate its 18th birthday this Friday, September 22.

Split screen of 3 queer events happening for Culture Night Dublin. The left is a presentation at Outhouse, the middle a stage shot of two QueerMania performers, and the right is artist Owen O'Malley in a white wedding dress and veil.
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On September 22, Culture Night will be celebrated around the country, with an array of exciting queer events among the Dublin lineup highlights. Featuring fascinating exhibition tours, powerful storytelling presentations and pulsating club nights, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the capital this Friday.

Bonnie Boux Presents: Dance Yourself Free



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Miss Burlesque Ireland Bonnie Boux is bringing her electric show Dance Yourself Free to the Wood Quay Amphitheatre for Culture Night. ‘The Well-Behaved Lunatic’ will be joined by a fabulous cast of dancers for a mesmerising night of booty-shaking, hair-whipping and high-heels.

This classic burlesque show with hip-hop vibes and a comedic flare runs from 9-10pm and no booking is required to attend.




To celebrate Culture Night Dublin, Outhouse is hosting a fabulous series of queer storytelling events. The evening’s proceedings will consist of presentations from LGBTQ+ artists and community organisations, including Han Tiernan from yours truly GCN, who will provide more insight into the magazine’s archive.

FUNDAMENTAL is free to attend but space is limited, so grab your tickets while they’re still available!


Mother: Clubbing is Culture Night



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Our pals at Mother also have something up their sleeves, opening the club for a very special Friday night party. Taking place in the usual haunt, LoSt LaNe, DJS Ghostboy and Rocky T Delgado will be in the main room, while Night 2 Remember, Veda and Renan Santos will spin the decks in the library.

Clubbing is Culture Night is a ticketed event; get yours here.


National Gallery of Ireland LGBTQ+ Tour


The National Gallery of Ireland is hosting a range of free guided walking tours, including one exploring LGBTQ+ representation in art. Attendees are asked to meet in the atrium at 6:15pm, before they spend 30 minutes discovering the collection through a queer lens.

Other tours available include those of new exhibitions like Shelter, or It Took a Centruy: Women Artists and RHA, as well as one in Irish sign language.


QueerMania Vogue Ball



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The second event on this list taking place in the Wood Quay Amphitheatre, QueerMania’s Vogue Ball will showcase all forms of LGBTQ+ talent. Hosted by performer Jack O’Connor and drag artist Dylan Jordan, expect a fabulous event filled with diverse acts.

The QueerMania Vogue Ball takes place from 8-9pm, and no booking is required.





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Another group celebrating queer clubbing at Culture Night Dublin is Strawberries. The collective is inviting audiences to get immersed in an electronic music party that will illuminate Meeting House Square from 10 ‘til midnight.

No booking is required, so put on your dancing shoes and get grooving.


Taking Flight – Create Project Showcase


For this event, 12 artists have developed individual pieces of aerial dance theatre exploring issues such as identity, power, equality, AI and gender.

Audiences can attend in person or online through a live stream on the Taking Flight website, and booking is not required.


Unusual Gestures at Photo Museum Ireland


For Culture Night, Photo Museum Ireland is invited all to a special live performance by Pink (Owen O’Malley). Pink will present herself as three personas, drawing on the artist’s collaborative portrait series made with their niece Lorraine Tuck. Inspired by junk couture fashion shows, themes of identity, beauty and masquerade will be explored.

The performance is free to attend, but it is unfortunately already sold out.

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