Dancehall vibes, a cult favourite film screening and a legendary UK MC returns to Dublin.

Every Thursday at District we’ll be curating a selection of unmissable events in Dublin ahead of the coming weekend. Whether you have an appetite for thumping techno or are craving some hip hop classics we have you covered.

This weekend has a wide variety of offerings, spanning from a neo-soul and funk festival showcasing talent from the UK and Ireland to electronic music heavy hitters. If you want to kick back and watch a classic film with some popcorn we have you covered too. Peep the weekend guide below to ensure you don’t miss out on the best events the city has to offer.

Friday 27 September

The Heatwave, Sim Simma DJs & God Knows – Wigwam – 22.30 – Late

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The Heatwave and Sim Simma crew have linked to bring four hours of raw dancehall energy to Wigwam.  Frequently featuring at Notting Hill Carnival and having sold out KOKO on carnival weekend for four years in a row The Heatwave are touching down in Dublin for an explosive fixture this weekend. God Knows will be on MCing duties and the prolific front man is sure to bring the energy.

Doors 10:30pm / €15 OTD

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Nightcap pres. Or:la & Mike Servito- Yamamori Tengu – 22.30

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Tengu is kicking off it’s busy season with a heavy line-up. This Friday sees New York’s acid house maestro MIKE SERVITO return to the spot where he made his Irish debut in 2016. Deep Sea Frequency head honcho Or:la will also be present, providing gems for a full venue takeover.

Support on the night comes from the recently repatriated E M A as well as long time Tengu faves Lumigraph + Melly.

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32 x 925: City of God Screening & Afterparty – The Sugar Club – 20.30 – 02.30

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Thirty Two Crew & Nine To Five are linking to bring an event dedicated to a cult favourite ‘City of God’. Theres Popcorn and drinks available at the bar and the screening on the night will subsequently be followed by an afterparty consisting of Brazilian, Soul, RnB, Disco, House, Latin, Hip-Hop and Grime music across two rooms. Featuring Telephone’s Papa Lou,  Aero & Dylan Forbes (Human Error) and Sean McKeon in the main room. The bar sees Matt Finnegan, Lui & Bengo (Sicko) and Lezley Chow (Thirty Two Crew) providing the tunes.

A limited run of tickets will be available for both the screening & afterparty at the door, but online tickets are highly advised.

After party kicks off at 23.30.

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The Soul Tree 2019 – The Sound house – 19.00 – 01.30

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Presented by Oíche Events and taking place at The Sound House, The Soul Tree is a mini festival hosting a varying range of artists from genres not limited to Soul, R&B, Neo-soul and electro-pop. Now in its second year the eclectic showcase will feature artists from the UK and Ireland and provide an introduction to a new wave of artists heading a variety of genres.

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Spacer Fridays – LoSt LaNe – 23.00 – Late

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Fancy a free boogie? LoSt LaNe has DJ Sarah Jane Goff is joining DJ Nialler9 & friends play a variety of euphoric tunes, dipping into everything from electronic, disco & 80s to kick off the weekend.

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Saturday 28 September

Wired – The Underground Venue – 19.00 – 03.00

Wired is a new night of live modular and hardware shows and it aims to showcase the best of Ireland’s live electronic artists. The Underground Venue is providing a space where all hardware and Modular artists can meet and do their thing and even better it’s free. With a whole host of artists providing a night of modular goodness it promises to showcase something a little different.

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Bodytonic & Distortion Presents: Lone – Wigwam – 23.00 – 03.00

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Following his Paddys Day shut down Lone is returning to Wigwam. The R&S Records man will be on hand to provide a plethora of music to get you moving.

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Pear’s 4th Birthday – Yamamori Tengu – 23.00 -02.30

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Pear are celebrating their fourth birthday as party throwers by doing what they know best at Tengu this Saturday. Founders Fio & Jio are playing all night for the birthday bash.

Doors are at 23.00 and  its €6 before midnight, €10 after.

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General Levy 25th anniversary tour – Button Factory – 19.00 -22.30

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Legendary UK MC General Levy is bringing his 25th anniversary tour to the Button Factory this weekend. A pioneer of the urban music scene in the UK, Levy will be bringing his seemingly infinite energy to the stage for one night only.

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Oslo Presents – Workman’s Club – 20.00 – Late
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This Saturday Workman’s are hosting a hip hop extravaganza. Both Rebel Phoenix and BoyW1DR recently dropped projects to hugely positive reception and they feature alongside Burner Record’s Fynch for what promises to be a fine night of Irish hip hop. Oh and it’s free.

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Sunday 29 September

Balanço Certo – The Bernard Shaw – 17.00 -23.20

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Balanço Certo returns for their penultimate appearance in The Bernard Shaw until the final night October 20th. Pablo Santos & Mick t-woc dig deep into the vast treasure chest of Brazilian music to bring undiscovered gems, cult and future classic across a host of styles from samba, samba rock, afro as well as the diverse regional rhythms, like forro & carimbo, from across the decades.

Pizza is available from the big blue bus and entry is free, what more could you want!

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Words: Staff Writer 
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