There’s a veritable smorgasbord of queer events happening over the next few days, so we thought it would be best to keep you up to speed! Here are our top tips for filling up your weekly planner with all the hottest happenings and queerest of the queer events.
Thursday, September 27
My Big Fat Gay Pub Quiz – Here We Go Again
Due to popular demand, GCN has released another 10 tables for the queerest quiz that ever was!
Taking over Street 66 on September 27, GCN’s resident know-it-alls will grill teams of four on queer questions and fairy facts in an effort to discover who is the brightest group in all of Oz.
Tables of four cost €53 including Eventbrite booking fees. All proceeds raised go to support #GCN30, helping keep your free community publication on the shelves!
Spaces are limited so make sure to book early for a riotous night of laughs and sheer entertainment.
Take a look at our amazing lineup of prizes then grab your table here!
Thursday, September 27
The George Hosts An Exclusive Listening Party Of Cher’s New Album – Dancing Queen
Cher fans rejoice as The George is set to host the ultimate party to celebrate the highly anticipated release of Cher’s Dancing Queen, a new album of all Abba hits, which is out this Friday!
Fans will be treated to an exclusive first listen to Dancing Queen, topped off with album giveaways, drag performances and plenty of dancing to the likes of ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)’ and Cher’s latest single ‘SOS’.
Get yourself down to The George on Dublin’s South Great George’s Street from 8pm to make sure you don’t miss out.
Thursday, September 27
Amach! LGBT 4th Annual Table Quiz
Add a second queer quiz to your queer events calendar at the Harbour Hotel, Galway. Amach! LGBT Galway will hold their 4th Annual Table Quiz in aid of the Teach Solais LGBT Resource Centre.
AMACH! LGBT Galway is a volunteer-run organisation which represents and advocates on behalf of the LGBTI+ community in Galway city and county. Launched by Senator David Norris in 2010 the group have gone from strength to strength and recently opened the Teach Solais LGBT Resource Centre. The centre provides a much needed drop-in service for the LGBT+ community of Galway and since opening has seen new support groups start up and use the centre as well as established groups finding a new home in the building.
The quiz starts at 8.30pm and entry is €40 per team of four (€10 per person).
For more information see their facebook page facebook.com/AmachLGBT or email [email protected]
Friday, September 28
PROBE at Science Gallery
Journey through the best Irish research has to offer with an intimate, engaging, and interactive programme at this pop-up festival, returning for the third time on September 28.
PROBE is a free public pop-up festival showcasing the diverse range of academic research taking place in Dublin by engaging and involving the public with live experiments, exclusive demonstrations, interactive workshops, and much much more. It is set to take place in Trinity’s historic Front Square from 5pm to 9pm.
For more information and to view the full PROBE programme, visit tcd.ie/research/probe
Saturday, 29 September
7th Annual March for Choice
The 7th Annual March for Choice takes place this Saturday September 29 in Dublin. The 8th Amendment has been officially repealed, but a lack of bodily autonomy still affects many people across Ireland; such as people in the North, people with disabilities and those who feel stigma and shame.
Join the Abortion Rights Campaign to call for Free, Safe, Legal abortion access for all at 2pm at the Garden of Remembrance. Event details here.
Queer History of Kilmainham Gaol Tour
Finish up your week of queer events with a queer history tour of Dublin’s legendary Kilmainham Gaol. This event tells of a scandal that uncovered a network of gay men in Dublin in 1884, and the lives it destroyed, including by extension, Oscar Wilde’s. Read our interview with the curator of this tour, Brian Crowley.
The Queer History Tour of Kilmainham Gaol by Brian Crowley takes place at 2pm and 4.30pm on September 29, as part of the Dublin Festival of History (September 24 to October 7), find out more here.
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