Get Inked Here
Fancy some new skin art, or maybe just see the professionals in action? The Dublin Tattoo Convention is on this weekend at The Convention Centre. There will be more than 200 Irish and international artists taking part over the three-day event. There is also a host of bands and performers as well as Irelands first ‘Miss Pin-up Ireland’. This year’s special guests include Paul Booth, Chris Garver, and Phil Kyle. Tickets for today are €22.50 and can be bought here.
Be Mindful Here
WellFest is a new festival here dedicated to health, fitness and wellness. The festival will take place at Herbert Park, Dublin 4 from September 17th to 18th and will include over 150 classes, workshops, and talks across eight different stages. Learn about new exercise methods, improve your own technique, or get some inspiration from a panel of experts including Pat Divilly and Niall Breslin -who have changed their lives through wellness and mindfulness. Book your tickets here.
See More Here
Did you know that looking and seeing are not the same thing? The Science Galleries latest weird and wonderful exhibition is all about eyes. Titled ‘Seeing: what are you looking at?’, the exhibit aims to answer questions such as whether or not you can see without eyes, and is beauty really in the eye of the beholder? This interactive gallery is open daily this weekend from 12 – 6pm and admission is free. For more info click here.
Play The Blues Here
The blues, roots, and brass Festival hit’s Dublin this weekend for two days of unique sounds and tantalising tempos. Brought to you by the Camden Quarter and Failte Ireland, the event celebrates three genres of music that have transformed the Irish music scene. The festival will take place this Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th in several venues across the Camden Quarter including Whelan’s, Opium rooms, The Upstairs Venue, The Warehouse and The Front Stage. For more info and to see performers and stage times, click here.
Be Fearless Here
‘Fear’ is the latest exhibition project brought to you by the Peachy Dublin Collective. The exhibition – which is all about fear – aims to use different mediums and forms of art to explore different social issues that affect us daily. Members of the public as well as influential artists are drivers of this project, and all pieces will be available to buy throughout the weekend – with a percentage of each sale going to The Ana Liffey Drug Project. The exhibition runs from Friday, August 19th, to Sunday, August 21st. For more info click here.