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If you think you're good with horror movies – think again.

Come and test out your creepy credentials at The Sugar Club on Halloween night.

Scary up and get your fright fix at the Kraken Screamfest, which is a fearsome film festival that isn't for the faint-hearted.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Buckle up and dive into the deepest darkest depths of the ocean to discover the myth and legend of The Kraken sea beast.

Hold on to your hats and if you get seasick, it's time to exit now, as your mystery exploration will plunge you into a sea of terror as you take in a classic horror film. 

If you dare book a seat at their auditorium packed with gruesome ‘Horrors From The Deep’, you'll be watching movies chosen by real horror gurus. 

But you can also do your bit by selecting the surprise feature film on the Kraken Rum Ireland social media channels by casting your vote for the most spine-tingling sea movie of all time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As a Screamfest cinema-goer, you will enjoy a one-of-a-kind movie experience like no other – if you think you can handle it.

For those of us that just can't do make up – don't worry. Kraken Horror Parlour has you sorted with a freaky, sea-themed makeover before the movie begins –  which will make top-notch Insta content.

Horror-seekers will also sample a spine-chilling selection of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum cocktails including The Perfect Storm signature cocktail, and tuck into hauntingly delicious cinema snacks, along with a few other dark and twisted surprises along the way. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Those who dare to face The Kraken can get their hands on a ticket at Ticket Tailor.

Tickets cost €20 and include two Kraken Rum cocktails. But beware, there will be a limited allocation available.

So if you think you're brave enough for a truly frightful Halloween, with some on-point make-up and delicious snacks and drinks – this will be one, not to miss.

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OK, nobody panic, but there's a David Attenborough-themed club night coming to Dublin – for real. 

Fans of the iconic BBC broadcaster are invited to celebrate all things Attenborough at The Sugar Club on Saturday May 5, as the venue transforms into a rainforest for the special occasion. 

Titled, David Attenborough's Jungle Boogie, the unique event will se DJs light up the dance floor with the best of House, Disco and Funk & Soul, as well as snippets from the presents best TV moments showcased on TV throughout the night. 

Oh, and the best part? 

The entire place will be filled with David Attenborough masks, and while we're guessing there won't be an appearance from the man himself, there will be a life-size cut out to make up for his absence. 

Tickets are €10 each and you can grab them on the event page here.

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Singer-songwriter Stephanie Rainey is quickly making a name for herself as one of Ireland's most talented performers.

Following a hugely successful few years, the Cork native has announced an intimate Irish show The Sugar Club on Wednesday February 28.

After years of trying to break into the music industry, Stephanie struck gold when a song she uploaded to Facebook raked in over one million views in just 24 hours.

Inspired by the loss of her one-year-old nephew, Please Don't Go struck a chord with music fans across the globe and offers from record companies in the US and UK began to pour in.

Shocked by her viral success story, Stephanie explained: “I had absolutely no idea of the impact that one song and that one video we made would have.”

Tickets are priced at €16.35 and are available now from Ticketmaster.

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Here at SHEmazing HQ, there's nothing we love more than a good old-fashioned Disney throwback – and what better way to enjoy your favourite tale of family and friendship than on the big screen?

This Saturday, November 25, The Sugar Club in Dublin is hosting a special screening of The Lion King as part of its Disney Xmas Classics series.

Sit back and relax in one of the country's most unique and cosy settings on Lower Leeson Street, and indulge in some next-level cinema food including artisan pizzas, gourmet popcorn and confectionery.

Doors open at 3.00pm and all ages are welcome to attend.

Tickets are €10 for adults (plus a booking fee) and €7.50 (plus a booking fee) for children – but you better be quick, tickets are in limited supply.

Book now to secure your place.

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There are quite a few epic events happening in Dublin this weekend. 

From movie screenings to alternative festivals, there's no way anyone can say they have nothing to do. 

5. Outdoor Movies in the Park

Outdoor Movies in the Park is back for its annual series of iconic films in Marlay Park on Saturday August 19 and Sunday August 20.

From The Jungle Book to Honey, I Shrunk The Kids to Finding Dory, we'll be seeing you there.

4. Fleetwood Mac fan?

Fans of Fleetwood Mac, look no further. 

Tribute band Mack Fleetwood will be performing in Tallaght's Civic Theatre this Saturday night in an epic auditorium gig. 

The last few tickets are available here.

3. Mean Girls at The Sugar Club

Okay, so this one isn't quite at the weekend, but this Tuesday, The Sugar Club is playing host to a pretty fetch event. 

The venue is screening the movie Mean Girls, and is pretty much making all our teenage dreams come true. Oh, the notstalgia. 

2. The Dublin Quays Festival

The Dublin Quays Festival is a new music, comedy and arts festival Incorporating music and art in venues on the banks of the River Liffey. 

Taking place in several venues including The Workman’s Club, the Sound House, the Liquor Rooms, the Grand Social, the Wiley Fox, Sin É and Baggot Hutton, the festival is playing host to a series of gigs and installations. 

 

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1. Feeling Groovy

Groove Festival  is back this year at Killruddery House, and promises the perfect blend of music, food, and wellness. 

Famous faces in the world of wellness, including Derval O’Rourke, Roz Purcell and Andrea Hayes will be in attendance.

There will also be performances from epic acts  like Hudson Taylor, Primal Scream and Hothouse Flowers.

 

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Fancy a bit of glamour this weekend? 

Grab the girls and join the Film Fatale crew in paying homage to 1950s for what promises to be Ireland's most glamorous film night.

Film Fatale Vintage Cinema returns to Dublin's Sugar Club, Saturday, July 22, with a screening of the superb All About Eve.

Joseph L Mankiewicz’s Oscar-winning drama has been hailed as one of the greatest films about Hollywood, women, acting, ageing and good old-fashioned rivalry – and now's your chance to see it all played out on the big screen.

In what is arguably one of Bette Davis' finest performances, we see her take on the role of Margo Channing – a hard-edge Broadway star whose personality and experience goes up against the wiles of a younger actress.

This will be the first in a series of classic screenings, so dig out your finest 1950s attire and prepare to immerse yourself in the world of detectives, scarlets, heroes and of course, femme fatales.

Experience all your favourite classic films in a vintage cinema decked with usherettes, original trailers and red carpets.

But that's not all.

Be sure to stick around for the Fabulous Fifties Party, with live performances and Film Fatale’s resident DJs, The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers playing music from the film’s era.

It all kicks off at 8.00pm and tickets (€17.00), are available here.

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From Joan Rivers and Dawn French to Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman, women have been knocking it out of the park on the comedy scene for years.

And while there still exists a less than subtle suggestion that men have the market cornered when it comes to the laughs, the Funny Woman Awards have done so much to turn that notion on its head.

Promoting and championing female comics for more than ten years, the Funny Woman Awards are holding their latest event in The Sugar Club next week, and we are PUMPED!

Taking place on Tuesday July 26th, the good folk behind these awards will be hosting some incredible new acts –  all of whom will be competing for a place in the final.

Not only will you get a sneak peek at the rising stars on the circuit and pick up a free Benefit Cosmetic sample while you're at it, but you’ll doing your bit for charity, with funds raised going towards domestic violence charity, Refuge.

And with tickets coming in at just €10, we know where we'll be next Tuesday!

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In today's Ireland, dating abuse is something that's known but rarely discussed – a silence we at SHEmazing! want to shatter.

Carrying out a survey on the topic with over 1,000 Irish women threw up some very frightening results, and yet they may not come as a shock to many given that 55% of those surveyed said they know someone in their inner circle of friends that has been abused in a relationship – and we are just stunned that this isn't talked about more.

The most common form of abuse experienced by 18-35 year-olds, is emotional and psychological, taking the top spot at 89%.

Following that is verbal abuse (67%), physical abuse (50%), cyber (24%), and then stalking (15%).

However, this is not being discussed at a national level, which means there is little to no legislation to protect the victims. 

With dating abuse, the victim doesn't live with their partner which means they're not entitled to protection under the current domestic violence legislation in Ireland.

And further, with incidents of stalking – online or otherwise – cases are increasingly difficult to prove under the definition of harassment in Section 10 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997.

We want Irish women to come together with us to implore the new Government to re-examine this issue and provide the young women of Ireland with legal protection and the services of support that they deserve.

Our editor, Gillian Fitzpatrick, said of the issues at hand: “Dating abuse is not being talked about therefore it is not being recognised by young women in relationships as unacceptable behaviour."

"Not only do incidents of dating abuse affect the mental health and future relationships of young women but in extreme cases it can lead to accidental or intentional death through physical abuse and suicide for those who see no way out."

"To fully protect young women from dating abuse, we are urging the new Government to recognise that dating abuse is on the increase and current legislation for domestic abuse needs to be extended to make safety orders available to these victims."

"We need to extend protection to younger women in dating relationships that are not covered by domestic violence legislation just because they have never lived with their boyfriend.”

Women who are victims of dating abuse have admitted that they have suffered from a number of long-term side effects including, anger, lowered self-esteem, depression, shame and guilt.

And further, 93% of victims have admitted that they turn to various forms of self-harm to escape their reality – practices which include, overeating (65%), alcohol (45%), cigarettes (31%) and illegal drugs (6%).

To raise awareness of the issue of dating abuse and to raise funds for Women's Aid, we have decided to host a music gig in The Sugar Club on Wednesday July 6, where Róisín O will headline, and more special guests to be announced.

Tickets go on sale TODAY, with the earlybird special price of €19. If you'd like to support us on the night, you can get your tickets here.

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Irish folk are famed for a great many great things – although whether dancing is one of them is somewhat questionable.

A wedding, on a night out, or attending a festival; the moves on offer on homesoil are less Rio Carnival, and more Roscrea carousal.

Not that we mind – because unchoreographed craic is part of what makes the country great.

However, just every so often, it’s nice to turn our hands to something a little different – namely a spot of Brazilian-inspired samba.

Last month, talented Irish-Brazilian bossa band Nova Collective hit Dun Laoghaire pier to record a video for their new single, Samba De Amor. And with the help of director Tom Speers they managed to rope in some unsuspecting locals too.

"Our concept with this one was very simple: can Irish people dance like a Brazilian?" the band said afterwards. 

Well, suffice to say we're totally in love with the results.

For those not yet in the know, Nova Collective is led by outstanding pianist Louis Ryan, and boasts a lineup of exceptional jazz, traditional Irish, classical and Latin musicians. 

Their live shows often involve more than music (spectators are always in for a treat) and they're poised to play the Sugar Club on Sunday, August 16.

You can check out ensemble.ie/novacollective and their Facebook page for more details

 

 

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The Producers want you to whip out your best ’90s outfit and hit their screening of cult classic Clueless.

The screening will take place in The Sugar Club on Lower Leeson Street in Dublin City on the 20th August from 7:30pm until 11:30pm.

Tickets are €7/€8 and while there are some still available, they are being snapped up fast! 

The screening will, as always, be themed, with Clueless-inspired cocktails and loads more.

Click here for information on how to guarantee a spot at the best screening ever.

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