James Kavanagh's 5 Best Things To Do in Dublin!

James Kavanagh's 5 Best Things To Do in Dublin!
Rachael Ryan
Rachael Ryan

11 Jan 2018

Doing dry Jan? Loads in Dublin to keep you entertained this weekend...here are James Kavanagh's top 5!

1) Save + Quit @ The New Theatre 

Fun, fast paced and fearless, ‘Save + Quit’ tells the powerful and empathetic stories of four humans. ‘Save + Quit’ was chosen as the winner of the London Student Drama Festival 2015 and completed a hugely successful ***** run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and VAULT Festival in London. It is back again following a sell-out run in The New Theatre in 2017. Two dispirited Dubliners and two lonely Londoners share glimpses of their daily lives, re-enacting all their diverse daily encounters. No set, no props – simply four humans telling stories that reveal and explore the isolating effects of life and death in the big city. Tickets & more info: http://www.thenewtheatre.com/tnt_php/scripts/page/show.php?show_id=313&gi_sn=5a562ba608ad7%7C0

2) Let The Right One In @ The Abbey Theatre  

Oskar is a lonely, bullied teenager who lives with his mother on the edge of town. Eli just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and stays indoors all day. These two young misfits soon forge a deep connection but, when a series of mysterious killings plagues the neighbourhood, their friendship is tested beyond all imaginable limits. Following runs in London and New York, Let the Right One In comes to the Abbey with a new Irish cast as the centrepiece of our winter season. Tony and Olivier award-winning director John Tiffany directs a script adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne, based on the original vampire novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and film by Tomas Alfredson. More info & tickets: https://www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats-on/let-the-right-one-in/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAkNfSBRCSARIsAL-u3X-v-GjheMYCUq7SUuFNZb_V0DOYuWdapjmtT4wTiUKI2j7aliqGFfMaAo2hEALw_wcB

3) Trill, Saturday @ Wah Wah Club  

Trill, Dublin’s best Hip-Hop collective returns with a bootie bouncing new venue for 2018. On Saturday January 13th, the Trill crew will take over the Wah Wah Club on Sth William Street with the best Hip-Hop night in the city. Expect foam cups, flash bitches and bass so loud it will make your diamond chainz vibrate. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/158217781489930/

4) BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition @ The RDS until Saturday

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition; it is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for the students who take part. The Exhibition itself is the final stage in the competition, which is open to all second level students from Ireland, both north and south. As well as the student projects on display, there are a further four exhibition halls filled with science and technology based exhibits and entertainment, making it a thrilling event for those who entered and for general visitors too. More info: https://dublin.ie/whats-on/listings/bt-young-scientist-technology-exhibition/

5) Jacob's Biscuit Factory Exhibition @ City Hall 

Having moved into Dublin's City Hall this exhibition explores all aspects of the factory's twentieth century history and its impact on the lives of Dubliners. Through colourful panels, it demonstrates the history of the factory, its workers, the products it produced and its role in Irish life. Find out the fascinating history of the Jacobs cream-cracker, who was the marketing genius to develop the concept of Jim Figgerty, and how did major national and international events from World Wars to 1916 Rising impact the business, customers, and staff. This exhibition is developed by Dublin City Archives and funded by Dublin City Council Decade of Commemorations. More info: https://www.dublintown.ie/whats-on-events/jacobs-biscuit-factory-an-assorted-history-exhibition/