Valentine’s Day. Some love it, some hate it. Whichever way you feel about it, there are some really cool queer events happening this year!
Galentine’s Day At Tropical Popical
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Next Wednesday, 13th February is Galentine's Day. The day before Valentine's Day, instead of celebrating romantic love it celebrates the important platonic relationships in our lives. Here at TropPop, we decked ourselves out in our fave colour combo Rink to raise a glass to and celebrate all of our gal pals and invite you to do the same! We're also asking you to think about the gal pals you may not know and drop some tampons and towels in to us to be distributed to those who need them by the wonderful @homelessperiodireland this #GalentinesDay (And everyday… We're always a drop off location ready to accept your donations). ?❤? #TropicalPopical **** ? @patrickquinnbyrne **** ? @sarahjunefox ****? @krystledublin
The fabulous crew at Tropical Popical are celebrating the time-honoured tradition of Galentine’s Day (the day before Valentine’s, where you celebrate the women in your life) with an incredible initiative. The nail salon is inviting members of the public to swing by and donate tampons and pads to be distributed to those who need them via Homeless Period Ireland.
When: Wednesday, February 13 – but also any day. Tropical Popical is always a drop-off location ready to accept donations.
Where: Tropical Popical, 28 South William Street, Dublin 2.
Love Nest – A Valentine’s Day Gathering
“The Love Nest is an immersive art installation and social experiment, breathing new life into club culture in Dublin. H&G strive to create an alternate reality inside one of Dublin’s most popular night-life spaces, transforming it from the ground up into a cosy, rose-tinted haven for the curious, kindred spirits of our fair city.”
The evening will be full of delightful surprises like music, talks, bio glitter station/makeup station, cuddle puddle sexy spot prizes, confetti, a love nest art installation, fancy dress, a love letter station, cupcakes, spectacles and surprises. This is probably one of the coolest queer events we’re excited for this year.
When: Friday, February 15 at 9 pm
Where: Kaizen Bar (Tengu), 37 Strand Street Great, North City, Dublin 1.
Tickets are available from Eventbrite. Guests must be over 21.
Drag & Draw w/ music from ZaPho, Nile St. James, Tolu Makay & Claire Z
This is set to be a wonderful night, including music from four Irish artists and an instructor-led art session with
drag queens as well as a Q&A session.
When: Thursday, February 14, 6:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: The Liquor Rooms, 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2.
Tickets are available from Ticketweb.
L.O.V.E at The George
The Queen of Thirsty Thursdays Davina Devine will host a Valentines Day Special with performances from her loved up ladies Sophia Harte and Mizza. Expect a Couples for Cash style gameshow with heaps of prizes and cash giveaways for clever couples. DJ Conor Behan will be on the decks to keep you dancing until the wee hours.
When: Thursday, February 14, from 11:00pm.
Where: The George Bar, Georges’ Street.
The Ink Factory Valentine’s Day Piercing Promo
HOLD ME, THRILL ME, KISS ME, PIERCE ME!
To celebrate all of those in love, The Ink Factory will be running a promo on February 14. Anyone who comes in-store and gives their partner/mate/a stranger a kiss will get their piercings for only €20 each! See theinkfactory.ie for more info.
When: Thursday, February 14
Where: 15 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2
“Fat Blokes is a (sort of) dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public by artist and forward facing fatso, Scottee. Fat Blokes uncovers why fat men are never sexy but always funny, always the ‘before’ but never the ‘after’ shot.
“Made in collaboration with choreographer Lea Anderson and four fat blokes who’ve never done this sort of thing before. Prepare yourself for a show about pent up aggression, riot grrrl and the hokey cokey.
“This is fat rebellion.”
When: Thursday, February 14 – Saturday, February 16.
Where: Project Arts Centre, 39 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Tickets cost €16-€20 and are available from Project Arts Centre. Guests must be over 16.
Spicebag St. Fridget hatez Valentines!
SPICEBAG is spoken-word; cabaret; live performance; drag; visual arts; multimedia and an auld DJ set thrown in at the end for good measure… sure what more could you ask for? Tickets for this event sold out in less than an hour, but check out the event page where there might be some up for grabs.
When: Friday, February 15
Where: City of Dublin Working Men’s Club, 33-36 Strand Street Little, Dublin
Club GASS – Traffic Light Party
Club Gass is back Friday February 15 and seeing as love might still be lingering in the air we’re throwing an old skool Traffic Light Party. Let the people know if your single, taken or are a little in between.
Kiki and her girls are back for another amazing drag show accompanied by club fave DJ Ruth blasting the tunes.
Check the Facebook event for more info.
When: Friday, Febraury 15
Where: Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway
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