Queer Events Guide For Your Calendar This Weekend And Beyond

As the weekend draws near, here are some of the best queer and alternative events happening around the country this weekend.


Thursday, May 10

Fashion is Repealing

“A political pose for Irish fashion designers uniting to Repeal”. The Hunreal Issues -a platform established to mobilise young women to engage politically and throw glitter on issues without minimizing them- has curated the brightest lights in Irish fashion to create a fashion reaction to what repeal means to them, ‘Fashion is Repealing’.

The ‘Fashion is Repealing’ collection will also feature hats, necklaces, jackets, dresses and tees created by the fashion luminaries in the name of repeal.  All proceeds raised go directly to Together For Yes, the National Civil Society Campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution.

The collection will be showcased as a 12 piece one-off couture collection as well as 50 x limited edition pieces per designer available to buy on 10th May in Atrium.

The Fashion Is Repealing event is open to everyone with a passion for fashion.  No tickets are required.


Friday, May 11

‘Ethan and Evan and All They Know Now’

Ethan and Evan are still trying to work things out, but honestly, they don’t seem to be getting anywhere. A young gay couple who don’t seem to understand anything that is going on around them, they are both at a point in their relationship where they regret being with someone who’s name also begins with an E.

Matinee (Saturday, May 12): €10

Evening (Friday & Saturday): €15/€13

Teacher Studio, 36 Parnell Square | TICKETS


Jealous of the birds w/ Susie Blue

Jealous of the Birds is the solo project of hotly tipped Irish songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Naomi Hamilton. Her debut album Parma Violets, due out in April, matches introspective indie-folk with fiery post-punk.

DeBarra’s Co. Cork | Doors 9 PM | €8 | TICKETS


Saturday, May 12

GCN’s Douze Point Party

Get Your Tickets To GCN's Annual Eurovision Douze Points Party

If you haven’t experienced Eurovision at GCN’s annual super-camp Douze Points Party, you haven’t lived!

The Douze Points Party is THE place to be to watch the final of the Eurovision this May 12th, particularly as Ireland are through to the final for the first time in five years!

Watch the show live on the big screen, with expert queer commentary from host Julian Mandrews.

And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have a Eurovisionary karaoke hosted by the glorious Xnthony followed by disco dancing into the wee hours, with appearances by some very special guests!

Only a handful of tickets remain, get them here:



Film Fatale’s Masquerade

It’s time to reimagine the masked ball. Experience the magic and mystery of the Masquerade, as Film Fatale reinvents the great masked balls of the past at the RDS Concert Hall on May 12th.

For one night only, the RDS will become MASQUERADE — the epitome of theatrical glamour and masked decadence. Pop that bottle of bubbles, don your mask and join us in bringing the greatest themed party in history to life.

Masquerade, RDS Concert Hall, Dublin 4, May 12th at 8 pm. Tickets to Masquerade €39 through www.fataleevents.com/events or www.ticketweb.ie



Mother: Après Vision

Ghostboy & Ruth join forces on the decks this Saturday night in a whirl of disco decadence and dramatic electronic debauchery. We’re the after after party for a couple of euro-bashes so it’ll be a colourful one.



Upcoming May Events

May 13 – 19, 2018


May 14 – 20, 2018

NI LGBT Awareness Week


May 15-16

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope at Smock Alley Theatre

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly, Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope debuted to rave reviews at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival. It immediately transferred to a run at the off-West End St. James Theatre and has toured the UK ever since.

It depicts the legendary Quentin Crisp (1908 – 1999) at two distinct phases of his extraordinary life. Firstly in the late 1960s, in his notoriously filthy Chelsea flat (“Don’t lose your nerve. After the first four years the dirt won’t get any worse”). Here Quentin surveys a lifetime of degradation and rejection. Repeatedly beaten for being openly gay as early as the 1930s, and ostracised simply for daring to live life on his own terms.

8 pm | Boys’ School | €16/€13 | TICKETS


Saturday, May 19

Dublin Film Qlub Season 8

‘NO VICTIM: LGBTQ Experience Around the World’

continues with the screening of…

Stand (Dir. Jonathan Taieb, 2014)

The New Theatre
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
screening at 2:30 pm doors open at 2:00 pm
Day membership: €8, at the door
free tea, coffee, and biscuits


Thursday, May 24

Big Freedia in Workmans

Big Freedia, known as the Queen of Bounce, is a New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music. After dominating the New Orleans club scene for over a decade, Big Freedia is now bringing the Bounce movement to a world-wide stage with her hit reality show, Big Freedia Bounces Back on Fuse TV in the US and on OUTtv in Europe. The weekly docu-series, now in its sixth season, follows the life of a choirboy turned Bounce rapper and remains the highest rated original series on Fuse.



Monday, May 28

SWITCHED ON – An Evening Of 3 Workshops With Girl’s Rock Dublin

Girls Rock Dublin are delighted to be hosting SWITCHED ON, an evening of 3 interactive workshops sponsored by IMRO and run in partnership with Ernie Ball and BIMM.

Open to 18+ y.o. girls, trans and non-binary folks, each workshop will accommodate up to 10 lucky participants and will be run by awesome GRD coaches who will share their tips and tricks with you. We’re really excited to run our event in music college BIMM, which generously granted us full access their facilities and gear for the occasion.

The fee for the 3 hour event is €20, which will help us fund our upcoming summer camp for 12-17 year olds.
When: Monday May 28th 7-10PM.
Where: BIMM, 62 – 64 Francis Street, Dublin 8.

All info on www.girlsrockdublin.com


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