Things to Do in Dublin; Hunter's Weekend Picks

Lots to keep you occupied this weekend including some real life stories from Dublin's past, sweet soul music from Texas and the mad lad that is Dylan Moran ...from eh, Meath.   Cinema: IFI Documentary Series 23rd-27th September 2015Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 09.47.26 Some brilliant films showing at the IFI Documentary Series including the much publiscised Steve McQueen documentary “Steve McQueen:The Man & Le Mans” but there are a couple of lesser known ones which have also peaked our interest including “Bargaintown” a newly re-discovered film about pre-boom Dublin. Filmed in 1988 by a young German film maker. The film gives a fascinating glimpse into what inner city Dublin looked and sounded like prior to being mauled by the Celtic Tiger. This will be the first showing of the film in Dublin. You can watch the trailer here:     Music: Leon Bridges in The Olympia Friday 25th September Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 09.49.41 This gig was moved from Whelans to the Olympia due to demand and it’s easy to see/hear why. He impressed so many at Longitude earlier this year with a blistering set. We expect big things from this young Texan in the near future. Huge.  Listen to his debut album "Coming Home" with Deezer here:   Comedy: Dylan Moran Vicar Street September 23 to 27. Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 10.11.20 Dylan Moran, star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary, is back with his new stand up show, Off the Hook and he’s not happy. In fact he’s miserable and it’s his particularly dark and absurd self-loathing that makes this show one of his funniest in years. He’s been playing some unusual territory of late, with dates in Kiev, Moscow and Kazakhstan and is reportedly the first western comic to have performed in St Petersburg but he’s also gained some weight, reached middle age and is edging closer to death and these are the life events he chooses to hilariously rant about in this 90 minute show. Off The Hook marks his first Irish tour in three year, miss it at your peril.