For a Catholic holiday, the Irish LGBT+ community sure know how to celebrate, check out some of the best events happening all across the country over the next two weeks.
Club Gass /April 19
Club Gass are back on April 19 for their annual Good Friday Party! This time we are bringing you back to the 90’s with Kiki and the girls with 90s Queen DJ Ruth on the decks.
Start planning your fashions bow people!
BYO BRITNEY / April 19
Drop Dead Twice will be hosting a night devoted to the princess of pop. Hosted by Avoca Reaction, Panti Bliss, and Ariana Grindr, you can expect a night filled with Britney themed performance, a pop-quiz, and a competition for the best Britney look of the night.
With some proceeds going to the Rapunzel Foundation, attendees also have the option to fundraise for children with hair loss. Tickets are €35 and available on their website.
GLITTER HOLE: Spring Fling / April 19
This Good Friday, Glitter Hole’s newest party will be happening in Jigsaw. A BYOB Spring themed event with prizes going for the best flower drag, this is not to be missed. Line-up is yet to be announced, grab your tickets on Eventbrite, or pay €8 on the night.
ALTER EGO with Limerick Pride / April 20
Alter Ego in association with Limerick Pride is set to return to the Kasbah Social Club, Limerick on April 20. Expect a DJ set and performance from Kiki St Clair. Entry is €10.
Cork Women’s Fun Weekend / May 4
“A weekend run by women for women”, the Women’s Fun Weekend is set to run over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Expect a drag king competition, workshops, a BBQ, an evening in a hotel, a pub quiz, and an array of competitions. With music from Ireland’s Got Talent’s Sparkle, Witless, and DJ’s Ruth Dignam & Andrea Coleman, this event is for women to “come along, let their hair down, throw caution to the wind and simply be.” Prices vary depending on each event.
Ireland’s Alternative Eurovision Contest / May 10
Ireland’s first ever alternative Eurovision contest is set to take place in The George on May 10th. Eurovision 1992 winner Linda Martin will be chief judge on the night, and Veda will be hosting. Singers with an original song or cover are invited to take part and have the chance of winning a cash prize, a professional photo shoot, a spread in a magazine or a spot on the mainstage of the UK and Ireland Pride, happening in Newry.
Shelly Rogers of Equal insisted that: “it’s time to push out the boundaries in these industries and this contest felt like a natural extension to what we are doing. We very much hope that it will become an annual event growing each year.”
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