Top 5 events in Dublin Thursday 20th February

The weekend is almost upon us. Between comedy bingo, Irish trad sessions, and food festivals, Dublin has a lot to offer if you’re eager to let your hair down early.

Can’t wait to get the weekend started? Ease into the celebrations with Babylon’s choice of the top 5 hottest events happening in Dublin tonight.

Voices Focused on Homelessness Gig

The philanthropic Open Mic is hosting a fantastic event with all proceeds going to Focus Ireland. To play their part in Ireland’s homelessness crisis, 16 talented actors will take to the stage to perform a wide range of crowd-pleasing hits. Hosted in The Singer’s House, just above Lost Lane, this event is sure to be a lot of fun. 

Where: The Singer’s House, Lost Lane, 1-2 Adam Court, Grafton Street, Dublin.

(Entrance is on Nassau Street, between the Porterhouse Central and the Dingle Whiskey Bar.)

When: Doors 7pm, show 7.30-10.30pm

Tickets: Adults €20, students €15 here. (students must provide student ID at event)

Comedy Bingo

This mad-cap evening will be hosted by Irish comedian of the year winner Steve Bennett and the brilliantly witty Steven Sharpe. Join them in the relocated Bernard Shaw for guaranteed laughs, non-stop silliness, and, of course, the potential to win some fantastic prizes!

Where: The Bernard Shaw, Cross Guns Bridge, Drumcondra, Dublin 9

When: Doors 8.30pm, show 8.45pm

Tickets: General €7 or VIP €14 tickets can be found here

Ribs n Wings Festival

Everyone loves some savory finger food with their pints. The Comet bar is a pub of the people, that’s why they are hosting a “Ribs n Wings Festival” over the next four nights. With plenty of tasty options to choose from, which you can wash down with a drink from their menu, roll your sleeves up and dig in to some wonderful wings and richly flavoured ribs!

Where: The Comet, Swords Rd, Whitehall, Dublin

When: Thursday until Sunday, from 7pm to 10pm. 

Tickets: There are no tickets required for this event. 

The Living Room Folk Sessions

This long-running series brings together talented musicians, poets, and writers to celebrate Irish traditional and folk music. Host and founder Mairéad O’Donnell will be joined by guests Maeve McCann, Paddy Buckenham, and Maeve O’Sullivan, to explore this session’s theme, ‘Spring’. This performance brings a glimpse of classic, rural Ireland to our busy, bustling capital.

Where: Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin

When: 6.30 – 8.30pm 

Tickets: €8 – €10 here

The Craic Den Comedy 

With five different comedians taking to the stage, tickets only €5, and a free pint on the door, this is one of the best stand-up comedy nights in town. Taking place in the Mercantile Hotel, the evening will be hosted by Eddie Mullarkey, headlined by Ger Staunton, and will feature comedians Conall Walsh, Brian Gallagher, Colm McGlinchey, and Ciaran Grace. Craic is guaranteed at the craic den!

Where: The Mercantile Bar, 28 Dame St, Dublin

When: 8.30 – 11pm

Tickets: €5 available here


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Nicholas Lane
Student of English and French. Born in Essex, bred in Donegal, buttered in Dublin. Writer with Babylon Radio and UCD Tribune. Radio presenter with UCD Belfield FM.

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