November Events Guide

From stellar cinema outings to unmissable gigs, we've got November wrapped up!


Words by Michelle Hanley
November 2nd, 2017


The Stella Theatre

If you missed the opening night then your first port of call this November must be the beautifully restored Stella Theatre. Originally opened in 1923, the cinema has been brought back to its former glory and then some. Decked out in Art Deco detailing from top to finish you can choose from spacious leather armchairs with ottomans holding cashmere blankets, shared couches to double beds all with table service. Make sure get down early and make full use of the cocktail bar and terrace.

Admission: From €19.00.

Location: The Stella Theatre, 207 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6.


Halftone Print Fair 2017

Head to the Library Project to browse works by over 80 contemporary artists to find something special to take home with you or get ahead of the game and pick out some thoughtful and unique Christmas presents.

Admission: Free.

Launch: 2nd November, 6.00pm.

Running times: 2nd-19th November, Tue-Fri 11-6pm, Sat & Sun 12-6pm.

Location: The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street, Dublin 2.


Candle Making Workshop

Enjoy the tutelage of expert chandler Michael of the Bearded Candle Makers in creating your own scented soy wax candle with personalised labels. While away the evening in this aromatic environment and wash down some complimentary prosecco.

Admission: £45.00.

Date: 2nd November, 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

Location: Bullitt Hotel Belfast, 40a Church Ln, Belfast.


60 x 60 Dublin

Already deemed a landmark exhibition as part of The Future 2017, 60×60 brings together 60 of the country’s best and brightest artists, 10 years on from the 50×50 exhibition. Returning artists include Niall Sweeney and Lorcan Finnegan with new faces from unlikely places such as fashion stylist Aisling Farinella, jewellery designer Chupi and broadcaster and DJ Donal Dineen.

Admission: Free.
Launch: 2nd November, 7.00pm-10.00pm.
Running dates: 2nd-5th November.
Location: RDS, Merrion Road, Dublin.


Samhain by OH Ritual

OH Ritual invite you to join them for a ceremonious night of song, storytelling and ritual to honour our ancestors and traditions past. The line-up includes renowned Irish storyteller and seanchaí Nuala Hayes and will be held in an enchanting 300-year-old Georgian building in a secret city centre location where people are encouraged to bring their own brew!

Admission: €25.00.

Date: 3rd November, 7.30pm – Midnight.

Location: Secret.


Change of a Dress Clothes Swap

A change of season calls for a wardrobe turnover. We all have those items we wished worked but instead stay lonely in the wardrobe so why not swap them for something you’ll love? Brought to you by Change of Address, an artist-run collective that raises awareness about the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, this swap shop promises to only have the best quality kit. Not to be missed!

Admission: Free, bring clean clothes for swapping.
Date: 4th November, 1.00pm – 4.00pm.
Location: Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.


Tandem Felix at Whelan’s

If you’ve yet to feast your ears on the vocal talents and treacle tones of David Tapley, Dublin’s answer to Jeff Tweedy and Beck, then this is your chance. This increasingly country five-piece create a harmonious ease that juxtaposes nicely with the mostly cynical lyrics of the frontman that frequently causes the audience to double-take and take note. Performing previously unreleased works after a two-year hiatus from recording, this set is sure to mark Tandem Felix’s triumphant return to the Dublin music scene.

Admission: €12.00.
Date: 7th November, doors 8.00pm.
Location: Whelan’s, 25 Wexford Street, Dublin.


Jill & Gill Apparel

This screen printing duo fresh from their acclaimed summer exhibition inspired by none other than Iris Apfel are now turning their hands to apparel and we’re ever so glad they are. This limited edition collection of unisex graphic and slogan tees and sweatshirts are bang on trend, expect to find their muse Iris among the beauties depicted!

Admission: €12.00.

Date: 9th November, 6.00pm.

Location: Pot Bellied Pig, 11 Rathmines Rd Upper Dublin 6.


Let the Right One In

Following runs in London and New York, Let the Right One In comes to the Abbey with a new Irish cast. A supernatural thriller and coming-of-age love story from the makers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, this play has been highly praised by the New York Times and The Guardian. A must-see for fearless teenagers of any age.

Admission: €13-€45.

Dates: 18th November – 6th January.

Location: Abbey Theatre, 26/27 Lower Abbey Street.


Dublin Gallery Weekend 2017

Thirty-four Dublin galleries and art museums will be presenting a dynamic programme of more than 80 special events. Now in its third year, this unique weekend is an opportunity to discover Dublin’s vibrant visual art scene through a comprehensive line-up of free events such as exhibitions, guided tours, artist and curator talks, workshops concerts, and much more!

Admission: Free.

Dates:  23rd – 26th November.

Location: Various locations.


Jonathan Swift Festival

The aim of this festival is to immerse yourself in Swift’s Dublin, be it by listening to ballads from 300 years ago, take walking tours of his haunts, or enjoy a unique culinary experience. The last is a real treat, a 17th century inspired candlelit dinner in the atmospheric surrounds of St Patrick’s Cathedral, prepared by Mary Farrell, Executive Head Chef at Morton’s of Ranelagh.

Admission: Varies.

Dates:  23rd – 26th November.

Location: Various locations.