What’s Happening in Dublin this weekend (November 3rd) – Free Events

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We’re rounded up five cool things happening this week in Dublin for Free!

It’s officially my birth month! Yeehaw 🤠 This weekend has some brilliant bits on from markets, to tours and plenty of midweek fun to choose from. I had great fun at the Stoker Fest this past weekend, and also who didn’t enjoy a bank holiday! Did you get up to anything cool?

I’m sending this to you on a Wednesday as there is just so much happening tomorrow for you to get some plans together!

We’ve got 5 cool things to do in Dublin this weekend!

Dublin by Night: Northside

Dublin by Night: Southside

Meet the Makers


Aoibheann Greenan—The Ninth Muse

The Dublin by Night Fest is back and bigger than ever! Get ready for a vibrant mix of music, art, culture, delicious food, and so much more. Dublin City Council, Fáilte Ireland’s Winter in Dublin program, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media and An Garda Síochána have come together to commemorate Dublin City’s Purple Flag status and its thriving nighttime scene with this two-day celebration.

Dublin by Night Festival: Southside

Thursday November 2nd – 6 – 10pm – Drury & South Anne St!

Foodies will be delighted to try delicious bites from Il Fornaio Dawson, Nutty Delights, Marrakesh by Mindo, Bah 33, Asia Market, Smokin Bones, Saba, Sole Seafood & Grill, and enjoy live cooking demonstrations from Dublin’s top chefs, Richie Wilson and Niall Smyth. Plus, be wowed by live performances from a ballot of talented artists including Isaac Butler, the Shakalak Dublin band, Kylabelle, Sam Clifford, Sarah Fitzsimons and Stephen & Cillian, plus fire breathers and circus performers.

Also featuring a night market at the Georges Street Arcade, shoppers can browse unique jewelry from Bombay Banshee, outdoor adventure supplies from The Great Outdoors, luxurious scents from Lush Cosmetics and collectible items from Padison & Yule. The Arcade will stay open late exclusively for this event, so make sure to check it out!

Learn more about the Southside Event!

Dublin by Night Festival: Northside

Friday November 3rd – 6 – 10pm – Capel & South Mary St!

If you cannot make it to the south of the city on Thursday, then head over to the Northside on Friday for much of the above with the addition of an outdoor movie screening. So grab some of the delicious food that will be available, pull up a chair, sit back and enjoy a unique experience!

Learn more about the Northside Event!

For those unfamiliar with it, Purple Flag is the prestigious international award recognizing outstanding destinations for a night out. The Dublin by Night Fest will showcase a wide array of activities on both the north and south sides of the city. Expect an eclectic mix of arts, culture, delicious food and beverages, cooking demonstrations, street performances, live music, and excellent retail opportunities.

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Meet the Maker – Thursday Lates Series

Thursday 2nd November – 5-8pm – National Gallery of Ireland

There will be an excellent evening of talks and demonstrations with some esteemed design collaborators in the National Gallery in the Thursday Late programmes. On the night, guests will have the opportunity to meet Jennifer Rothwell, Una Burke and Bláithín Ennis, as well as enjoy some tunes from DJ Dandelion. Additionally, There will be offering a complimentary guided tour of the Irish artworks on display.

As an added bonus, members of the “Friends of the Gallery” initiative will be running a competition to win a year-long membership, while the Gallery Shop will be awarding prizes.

This special Thursday Lates programme is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to support the After Hours at the Museum policy.

Check out the Facebook page!

Halftone: Print Fair

The Library Project, Temple Bar – Sat 28th Oct – 12 Midday

HALFTONE is an annual event created by PhotoIreland, taking place at The Library Project in Temple Bar. This event is ideal for discovering prints from a variety of techniques, and is a great opportunity to buy amazing artwork at reasonable prices. In the nine years since it began, HALFTONE has managed to raise over €70,000 for artists, giving them the support they need to showcase their work and advocate for their practice.

The event is open to anyone interested in fine art prints, illustrations, designs, photography, and more. An invitation process is in place for artists seeking to display and sell their art, with sales benefiting both the artists and public collections. Look forward to the 9th edition of HALFTONE in November 2023 – come join us and take part in the art experience!

See what’s on offer on their website

Aoibheann Greenan—The Ninth Muse

Pallas Projects, Liberties – Thursday November 2nd – 6-8pm

Aoibheann Greenan’s final exhibition for the 2023 Artist-Initiated Projects programme, The Ninth Muse, considers the potential implications of brain-machine interfacing.

The exhibition explores the parallels between Artificial Intelligence and the Nine Muses of classical myth, and the often overlooked corporate interests inherent in our interactions with products. The centerpiece of the show is the ‘Muse’ headband – a consumer-grade EEG device intended to enhance meditation. Greenan’s work outlines feminist approaches to de-center corporate control over our subconscious minds.

Discover some more of the exhibition online!

Please share this event guide with your friends or family who might enjoy some of the events in here!

We’re working on something new to bring to the free events scene in Dublin and hope to publish soon.

If you have an event to share or to support The Dublin Buzz and have a shout out, you can contact me here! 


Luke McLeod

Luke McLeod

Luke keeps a keen eye on the Dublin hospitality and events scene each week to find some of the best things to do for you. With years of travelling between Europe and USA for work, Luke has settled back into Dublin life.