Celebrating the life of Bowie, classic films and plenty of dance inducing parties to keep you going.

January is usually a quiet month. With funds low after the December festivities and a lot of people undertaking dry January it’s not traditionally the best time to head out. However, we’ve got a boatload of diverse events for you this weekend to keep away the January blues.

There’s intimate listening parties celebrating the life of David Bowie, techno events and stellar films. So if you are doing dry January, we’ve got you covered.

Friday 10 January

Techno & Cans Presents Stranger + Shampain – 39/40 Dublin – 23.00 – 03.00

Techno & Cans Shampain

Stranger is back in Dublin for the first time since he played in Hanger in 2017. Techno & Cans welcome the Dutch maestro back this Friday.

With releases on Monmom Black, Emerald Isle and his own imprint Self Reflektion this year, Stranger is pretty much a certified 10/10 banger of act.

Support coming from Shampain, a Galway lad who needs little to no introduction, after a stellar summer playing up and down the country, not to mention taking over the radio waves on Rinse FM and Rinse France.

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MiniSoul Session – Yamamori Tengu – 21.00 – 03.00

mini soul sessionKicking off the new decade with some soul music, Minisoul have got a great line-up this Friday including:

Bruno Grecchi
Michelangiolo Pucci
Do-Funkk

It’s free in before 23.00 and 10 Euro tip after

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Therapy Sessions – The Workman’s Club – 20.00 – 23.00

Therapy sessions

Therapy Sessions, a beloved staple of the festival, with its eclectic nights of music and spoken word returns with special guest music curators, HamsandwicH.

So far Laurie Shaw, Tebi Rex and CMAT have been announced and there are to be more very soon.

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Dense & Pika – Wigwam – 23.00 – 03.00

dense and pika

Hidden Agenda welcome one pf the most dominant techno & house acts of the last decade, Dense & Pika for their long awaited return to Irish shores.

Defining the sound that served as an influence to so many of the up and coming producers of today, Dense & Pika are a force to be reckoned with.

Support on the night comes from one of the most talented and versatile DJs in Dublin Collie.

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Saturday 11 January

Soul Jam – The Big Romance – 20.00 – 01.00

soul jam

Take one shwifty lil night off dry January and head to The Big Romance for a night of disco, funk and soul.

Shake off them Christmas stout bellies on the dancefloor.

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The Last Temptation of Christ // 35mm Screening – Lighthouse Cinema 

the last temptation of christ


The Last Temptation of Christ is a 1988 epic drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film follows Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross. Written by Paul Schrader, the film is an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis’ controversial 1955 novel of the same name. Starring Willem Dafoe as Jesus, Harvey Keitel as Judas and David Bowie as Pontius Pilate.Catch the film at the Lighthouse
Cinema this Saturday.
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Sunday 12 January

Vinyl & Wine presents: Blackstar – LoSt LaNe – 17.00 – 19.30

blackstar

LoSt Lane is hosting an intimate listening party so you can listen David Bowie’s iconic final album, ‘Blackstar’, as you’ve never heard it before.

The album will be played from start to finish on high-quality vinyl on a spectacular sound system, provided especially for this event by Vinyl & Wine.

There will also be an in-depth expert panel discussion about the album’s production, recording, and key themes.

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Words: Dylan Murphy 
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