1. Rockin’ Out – Monroe’s Live, Galway – Tickets
Get ready to rock it out in Galway this weekend, as Monroe’s Live are hosting Rocktoberfest 2015 – The City’s premier indoor music festival. On the bill they’ve got: The Hot Sprockets, Plutonic Dust, and lots more homegrown heroes. Monroe’s Events Coordinator, Aisling Daly says: “We’re really looking forward to Rocktoberfest this year…We’ve so much amazing music in this country that sometimes great bands and musicians don’t get the platform to perform. We’re all about giving them that platform at Monroe’s Live. It’s been a lot of hard work with preparations but we’ve had amazing support from our sponsors Bulmers and Becks and we’re really looking forward to putting on an incredible festival this weekend!”
2. Welcome to the Jungle – Cork City – FREE!
Cork City is welcoming a brand-new music venue this weekend in the form of Urban Jungle – a space where everyone is welcome, “created by people who have come together with the same vision in mind – creativity and individuality…providing a space for artists and entrepreneurs to flourish in their passion and work, providing exposure to modern, urban art forms”. Expect some gorgeous grub, delectable coffee, yummy cocktails, pool, ping pong and foosball tables, and of course, banging tunes! Head over the the (free) launch party this Saturday at 7 pm; entertainment by Cuttin Heads Collective. Check out Facebook for more deets.
3. Swingin’ in the Backyard – DTwo, Dublin – FREE!
Looking for the perfect way to end your weekend? Head over to the Backyard Sessions, live at the fabulous DTwo. The Harcourt Street haunt hosts some great live music every Sunday evening from 9 pm; Sundays have found a new home…and with 6 bottles of Beer for €20 you can’t go wrong. Music this weekend courtesy of Fergus Nolan. (Over 20’s. R.O.A.R)
4. Burn Baby Burn – Green on Red Gallery, D2
Nigel Rolfe continues his exhibition, The Burning Frame, at the Green on Red Gallery, Spencer Dock, D2. This is a must see for art aficionados. “Rolfe has been active as a performance artist since the 1970’s, more recently moving into photography and video, though nearly always trading in images relating to his performance work, or to specific objects used in his performances. And there are aspects of the performance here that might be termed macho, in an archaic kind of way – the artist’s body the site of assault, the impact to create empathy and at the same time estrangement” – Luke Clancy Art Review.