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September 28 2014

Mart

where MARTCADE, 46 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
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when 6pm

how much €10 - €200

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The MART Academy

While MART as a collective has been about since 2006, their physical presence in Dublin is still relatively new. With their first studios in the old fire station only opening, last year, their empire has quickly grown, encompassing 3 different buildings, a multitude of studios, exhibition spaces, a market, cafe and performance venue and now MARTcademy, a one stop shop for budding, developing and established artists. Covering a wide range of artistic and creative disciplines, there’s everything from an intro to turkish art to singing for the terrified. And they’re such sweeties, they even promise tea and cake for participants (let’s be honest, that’s what we all want!)So try something new this autumn, and head towards Rathmines for a little MARTucation! / Beccy Fitzpatrick

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November 01 2014

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where The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
01 678 7188
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when 8pm

how much €15

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screening

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Extravaganza

Let’s do the time warp again ‘cos it’s time for all you sweet transsexual Transylvanians (and anyone else so inclined) to dust off your corsets and don your red lippie as the classic cult musical gets its annual Halloween airing while the fans dress as the characters, sing along, do the dances and add their own effects during certain scenes. It stars a very young Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as newlyweds whose car breaks down. They seek help from a household full of mysterious characters including Tim Curry’s Dr Frank N Furter and have a night of debauchery and sexual awakening to one of the catchiest soundtracks ever. With a post movie performance from Ms Dolly Potts this will probably be the most fun you will ever have while wearing only lingerie and you will be singing Touch Me for days afterwards. / Frances Winston

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November 01 2014

2-bears

where Opium Rooms, Liberty Lane, behind Whelan's, Dublin 2.

when 11 pm

how much €12

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The 2 Bears

The 2 Bears are responsible for the kind of uninhibited, poppy, clubby music that is sometimes tough to come by these days. They make the kind of tunes that scream, "take your shoes off and dance!" These teddy bears - Joe Goddard and Raf Randall, are both perhaps better known for picnicking with Hot Chip and 1965 Records, respectively, but their anthemic stylings have taken on a life of their own with tunes such as Angel (Touch Me), The Birds & the Bees, and Be Strong, and the latest release to haunt every self-respecting music mag, and, indeed, the Le Cool office, Not This Time. So, if you fancy a Bear Hug - we swear - they don't mean anything kinky by it, haul ass to the Opium Rooms and dance until the bears come home. / Sarah Keane

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November 02 2014

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where d-Light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence St, Dublin 1
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when 12pm

how much Free

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Market Party

Do you like markets? Do you like parties? How about both at the same time?? Well my friend, look what we have found for you. Head for a chilled out Sunday afternoon at D-light Studios where you will be treated to a plethora of funky craft, clothing and art stalls, as well as delicious food of all shapes and sizes. Also, insanely cheap yoga workshops for adults alongside music and movies for the little ones so you’ll be nice and relaxed for the coming week. Not sure if you’re meant to mix yoga and booze but it’s BYOB so grab a tasty beverage, come listen to the live DJ, forage for some goodies and get your shavasana sorted. / Olivia Rutter

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November 03 2014

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where Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
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when Until November 6th

how much €7.60-€9

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Mr. Turner

If you're a sentient human being, then the chances are that you are familiar with J.M.W. Turner's iconic watercolour landscapes and the indelible imprint they have left on art and culture. However, you're probably not all that au fait with the man behind the easel. In Mr. Turner, Mike Leigh presents episodes from the artist's life to form some sort of portrait of the man himself. Eschewing the traditional biopic approach, this isn't a film depicting the so-called "greatest hits" of Turner's life. Instead, it's a finely directed and understated portrait of an irascible visionary played by Timothy Spall. As Turner, Spall fully inhabits the role, emitting every gutteral noise imaginable in the process. the His wondrous, sensitive performance is a warts-and-all portrait of the man - eccentricities, shortcomings and all. / Amy O'Connor

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November 04 2014

Meetthecommish

where MVP, 29 Upper Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 8
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when 6pm

how much Free with advance sign-up

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Banter Present: Meet the Commish

The latest installment in Jim Carroll & Co.’s always interesting panel talks welcomes Dublin’s very first Commissioner for Startups, Niamh Bushnell, in for a chat. We have a Commissioner for Startups, you ask? We do indeed and, terrific title aside, Bushnell’s key task during her initial two-year contract is to boast about how awesome Dublin is to anyone who’ll listen - a tech version of Le Cool if you will. Well, that’s the simple explanation. In addition to helping domestic startups develop and expand their business network Bushnell will work at enticing international companies to set-up a base in the capital (how many times will corporation tax be mentioned?). It’s a challenging but intriguing brief for the serial entrepreneur. Adding a southside twist to their game, this will be Banter Uptown’s first gathering at MVP. / Brian Keane

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November 05 2014

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where Light House Cinema , Smithfield Market, Dublin 7
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when Until November 6th

how much €6-€9

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cinema

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler covers what we hope is the American phenomena of human disaster reportage, wherein police radio lines are tapped into, and crews of cameramen speed between car crashes and murder scenes, looking for gore and misery, all for personal gain. With none of the ethics of journalism, this film follows sociopath Louis (Jack Gyllenhaal) as he finds his calling in this macabre world. We see him choose to move bodies, and deny medical assistance to victims all in the name of a good camera-shot, and finally become truly warped, and manipulate the police, his employee, and the safety of innocent people all in the name of the money shot. This is a thriller which frightens in its realism, and leaves you wondering about just how desensitised we are to gore, suffering, and tragedy. Consider this film Drive, for the person who prefers their film a little wordier. / Kate Coleman

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