Queer & Festive Happenings This Weekend

As we enter into the festive season in full swing, here are some of the best queer goings on in Dublin this weekend.

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Here are just some fabulous events happening this weekend to help you get in the festive spirit.

Thursday, December 6

Dublin Flea Christmas Market 2018

Dublin Flea Market is back for Christmas! 280 stall in total, of the best up and coming Irish-based creative individuals, start-ups and small businesses from artists, designers to crafts people, retro, vintage and antique collectors and artisan food producers.

No two stalls the same and no mass-produced manufactured goods on sale.

The market runs on 6th-9th Dec & 13th-16th Dec indoors at The Point Square, Dublin Docklands.

See dublinchristmasflea.ie for more


Friday, December 7

Atelier Maser Grand Opening – Ireland’s First Street Art Gallery

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Irish artist Maser throws open the doors to his new gallery space Atelier Maser on Dublin’s Charlemont Street on the December 7 with an exhibition of work by upcoming artist Peter Doyle.

Atelier Maser is a dedicated gallery space for artists transitioning or adding an extra dimension to their work format from the street whilst also providing a platform for art lovers to be able to own some of the work of the artists whose work they encounter and love on their commute and daily journeys around the city.

The ethos of the gallery is simple; space where Irish artists who share Maser’s background in graffiti can display the evolution of their craft, from street art to fine art. Atelier Maser intends to play host to 4 artists a year in an endeavour to expose the Irish art scene to the wealth of talent that has transitioned from the street to the studio.

Atelier Maser opens to the public with its debut show ‘A Stag’s Head’ on the December 7 until December 22 2018, hosting Donaghmede born painter Peter Doyle. Self-taught and trained, the young artist formerly represented by The Unit London, now lives and works in London borough of Hackney.

Open to the public Dec 7 at 6pm-9pm and every Thurs – Sat thereafter. See facebook for more.


Saturday, December 8

Consultation for LGBT+ Migrants

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An upcoming event for LGBTI asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, to be held in Outhouse LGBT Community Centre on Dec 8 at 12 pm. This is the latest in a series of events and consultations held with aim of developing a sustainable, on-going support service for this group.

Self-determination, a safe place to meet, self-organise, be visible and have a cohesive voice. Lunch is provided and the cost of transportation will be covered for a limited number of participants.

To register or for more information: [email protected] or call 018734999


Sunday, December 9

Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus Present ‘A Starry Night’

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The Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus returns with their 7th annual Christmas concert in the beautiful surroundings of Sandford Church in Ranelagh.

Always a highlight in the choir’s annual calendar, this year’s Christmas performance promises to kick start your festive season! Audiences will be thrilled and delighted with festive classics, Christmas favourites, seasonal hymns, and a few surprises thrown in for good measure. We are also so excited to be joined by Ross Scanlon, tenor extraordinaire, who will be gracing us with his talent once again.

Join Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus for ‘A Starry Night’ on December 9 in Sandford Parish Church. Get tickets on Eventbrite.

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