So we’re not quite ready to go run for cover away from Storm Abigail just yet – but in saying that, we don’t really fancy doing anything outdoorsy this weekend. We’ve complied some of the best indoor things to do over the next couple of days to keep sheltered from that manic rain, but still having enough fun to make it feel like we haven’t wasted a weekend – WINNING!
Dublin Rave Market
Dublin’s got itself a new market – but this one is different to anything we’ve heard of before. The Palace Venue on Camden Street has decided to turn itself into the perfect place for both music and shopping lovers alike, who are set to be given an opportunity to retail while they rave. The event promises to be “a shopping experience worth remembering,” and entrance to the market costs €1.
The Dublin Book Festival is arriving this weekend, and is jam packed with things to do for any literature fans. There’s set to be over 50 events happening around the city, with talks from authors and editors, events for aspiring writers, walking tours and programmes for young children. Check out the full event guide here.
Brunch in the Meeting House
With the rain set to stick around for most of the weekend, what’s better to do that go out and have some nice food while listening to good music? If that sounds like something you might be interested in this weekend be sure to check out The Meeting House in Dublin. They’ve recently launched a burmese brunch menu, and at the moment have a great deal of any three dishes for €27, or any 6 for €49. If you’re looking for suggestions, we’d totally recommend the Boa Bun with aromatic smoked brisket of beef – YUM!
Vintage Kilo Sale
This Sunday the Green Door Market on Cork Street is opening it’s doors for a vintage kilo sale. The event begins at midday and is free entry until 5pm. There’s going to be clothes for both men and women, and will cost €20 per kg. After 5pm, there will be €2 entry fee, but the event turns into something which resembles more of a party, than a shopping trip as it’s ‘bring your own beer.’ Fashionistas can strut their stuff during a walk-off, or simply dance away while a DJ blares some tunes – how fun does this sound?!
Diwali Festival of Lights
Diwali Festival of Lights is making it’s way to Dublin, and one of it’s main events of the weekend will be taking place in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. This is a huge occasion in South Asia, Nepal and India, and celebrates the joy of life. The event will take place between 12-7pm on Saturday, and will see a culture show, authentic Indian food, a variety of clothing, jewellery and henna tattoo stalls, followed by a huge firework display. Tickets are €15 for adults and are available here, while children under 12 go free.