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For inclusion in the Galway Events Guide email info[at]flirtfm.ie - private ticketed/commercial Events in Galway City are included at station's discretion. Every effort is made to ensure information is accurate and up to date, but do check with the organisers before you set out for any events for the latest updates and prices/registration (where applicable).

Multi-day Events

Galway Jazz Festival
2-6 Oct, 2019 
Venues across Galway
The Galway Jazz Festival returns for its 14th year, and includes a strong sustainability theme this year. 
Highlights of the 2019 festival will be performances of new work by Sean Carpio, Lauren Kinsella and Dónal O’Kelly; international artists include Daniele di Bonaventura, Trish Clowes and My Iris, Nils Okland, Kaja Draksler and Eve Risser, and the London Gay Big Band.

One-off Events

Thursday October 3rd

NUIG Break The Barriers
09:30-19:00, NUIG Student's Union
On Thursday 3rd of October we want you to join us in Dublin as part of the National Demonstration to #BreakTheBarriers to Education. 
We will be calling for: 
Affordable Accommodation, Publicly Funded Education, An increase in SUSI grants, Reform of BTEA, Affordable Transport
Return bus tickets €2 on sale now from the SU Office 10am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Buses leave Galway Cathedral 10am sharp and leave Dublin 4pm. 
NUIG Student ID required. 

MOXIE - Róisín Dubh
21:00-00:00, Róisín Dubh, €16
MOXIE - 10pm; Support - Catch The Lemon - 9pm 
Hot & fresh from the summer festivals season, Moxie return to the Irish venue circuit with an E.P. and left-over merch looking to impress the urgency of their latest compositions to these stages and the tent weary audiences members returning to college, work and the real life on this Oct Irish Tour. 

Friday October 4th

Anna Mullarkey | Matthew Berrill
23:00-01:00, Electric Galway
Without doubt one of the most versatile and talented musicians to burst out of the Galway bubble in many a year, Anna Mullarkey brings her jazz chops to town for this festival highlight. Armed with synths, keys and a bewitching voice, Anna will be joined by seasoned jazzer and GJF stalwart Matthew Berrill on saxophones for a night of pyrotechnic jazz showcasing two of Galway - and Ireland’s-  very finest.

Lunchtimes at GJF19
13:00-14:00, The Black Gate
David Lyttle Co. Armagh born drummer/composer brought jazz to new audiences in his much-talked-about U.S. coast-to-coast residency in 2017, performing for cowboys, bikers and UFO tourists, and more recently on his 60-date tour of Irish tour of villages and islands. 
Over the past two years he has been developing his solo show 'Tapes & Drums', which features improvised drumming alongside taped dialogue of people from around the world.

PUZZLE 
21:00, The Cellar, €5/€7
Puzzle returns for its October edition on Friday the 4th, bringing the heavy and dark sounds of Drum and Bass back to our favourite underground sweatbox, The Cellar, all through the beast that is Subversion SoundSystem. Line up details soon.

Saturday October 5th

Johnnhy Taylor Trio
12:00-13:30, Massimo Bar Galway
Start your Saturday in true festival style - fantastic food served with amazing music...Swinging the bejeepers out of the classics, this trio is fresh as a daisy, taking standards, the blues, some original tunes and the odd pop song out into the daylight for a trot around. Fronted by one of Ireland’s most versatile singers, (she's also rather handy on the fiddle) you can expect a thoroughly entertaining and delightful experience from this hard working, hard swinging and in-demand trio.
Johnny Taylor: piano, Suzanne Savage: vocals, Barry Donohue: bass
https://www.newschool.ie/johnny-taylor/ Le tacaíocht ó Massimos

All Tvvins with Somebody’s Child
19:30, Black box Theatre, €29.20
It’s not uncommon for bands to begin with grand dreams of future success, but for every realised ambition there are dozens that don’t progress beyond the practice room floor. When Conor Adams and Lar Kaye formed All Tvvins, their shared goal was to headline Dublin’s 1600-capacity Olympia Theatre – and that was achieved when they sold-out the venue last autumn, just weeks after their debut album ‘IIVV’ crashed into the Irish album charts at #2.

Fixity
20:00-00:00, The Black Gate, €11.50
With a string of spectacularly innovative recordings under their belt that feature collaborations with some of Europe’s most exciting improvisers, Dan Walsh’s Fixity are on a seriously creative roll. Featuring a fluid cast of musicians from all walks of musical wonderment, composer/drummer Walsh continues his questioning of the impossibility of stillness and repetition that has earnt Fixity a reputation as a riveting and compelling live performance ensemble

Sunday October 6th

Londay Gay Big Band
12:00-14:00, Electric, €16
In a year that saw them headline the festivities in Trafalgar Sq. for London Pride, then fill out Ronnie Scotts for two nights the same weekend, we’re thrilled to be hosting the Irish premiere of the London Gay Big Band!
Come and celebrate all that’s best about live music and its place in our world, and be swept through a set of raucous brassy standards, tender ballads and heartbreaking torchsongs. All with great grub and a little prosecco to fortify you for your Jazz Sabbath. Sundays were made for this! https://www.londongaybigband.com/ Le tacaíocht ó Electric Garden and Theatre

Neil Yates GJF Masterclass
14:00-15:00, The Black Gate
Compose, performer and educator Neil Yates brings his vast experience of all things jazz  to this masterclass with the GJF Ensemble. As a session musician his credits run from Supergrass to Elbow via Alison Moyet, Robbie Williams, Katie Meluah and a galaxy more. Now lecturing at Salford University and Leeds College of Music, this is a rare opportunity for Galway’s up-and-coming players to learn from a true master.

Monday October 7th

PaddyShack Comedy Open Mic Night
21:00, The O'l 55
The O'l 55 are delighted to be back for what is only our 2nd open mic!! Last months was a great time we had to go again this month, need to check if we could match such a great turn out ☘️✊ 
It was awesome to see 3 people do their very first sets on the packed line up last month and and burst onto the scene out of nowhere already gigging beyond the simple PaddyShack 😭 they grow up so quick. 
If you feel like giving Stand-up a try or if you are a comedian honing some jokes come down and sign up from 8:00pm onward, Show starts at 9:00pm and if you perform and DO NOT GO OVER TIME. You get a FREE PINT!! 🤯 Those are the best kind of pints!! ☘️🔥🎤
MC on the night is Jack Hourigan. 
FREE ENTRY! 🤨🔥☘️

Mental Health Awareness Week in Galway
19:00-21:00, Mindfulness Haven Galway, Terryland House
Challenges and fears in the modern world and how to face them with equanimity- group discussion​. This is a 2h talk, discussion with young people,  parents are also welcome to come and take part in it. It is a part of Mental Health Awareness Week. An interesting and fun way of creating more awareness around mental health and wellbeing.

Tuesday October 8th

Sundown Showcase Vol 2 : In Aid of Jigsaw
20:00-23:30, Seven Bar
The Sundown Showcase is coming back on October 8th in aid of Jigsaw Galway!
All proceeds of the gig will go to Jigsaw and we'd love for you to come down and donate if you can. If you can't make it on the night, do consider making a donation directly too, every little helps.

Wednesday October 9th

Joel Corry @ DNA
21:00-02:00, DNA Nightclub, €10.85-€13.66
We are happy to announce Joel Corry coming to perform in DNA on October 9th.
Early bird tickets 10 euro
Second tier 12 euro

Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M²
20:30-23:00, Pálás, €15
On October 9, 2019, Trafalgar Releasing presents S&M2, a must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony. Recorded live on September 6th and 8th, the shows also commemorate the opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to the city’s waterfront. Including several tracks from the original '99 S&M release as well as symphonic versions of new songs released since then, this theatrical release gives millions of fans around the world the chance to eclipse time and experience the show as a modern-day big screen concert.

Thursday October 10th

NUI Galway SU Vintage+Sportswear Sale
October 10, 2019 at 11 AM – 4 PM
NUI Galway Students' Union
Latham Street Vintage is returning to your NUIG!
Open to everyone - not just students!
Their FREE ENTRY Pop-Up's are only filled with the best 80s/90s/00s, sports, branded +ReWoRkEd fashion +accessories. We're no Kilo Sale, so no rummaging for hours on end required! Every single premium piece has been handpicked just for you to wear+love. Prices start at just €5!
You'll find brands such as The Ragged Priest, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Levi's, Adidas, Nike, Puma +Loads More!!

Hoolie w/ Boots & Kats
October 10, 2019 at 11 PM – 2 AM
Electric Galway
Hoolie and Galway faves Boots & Kats are coming to party once again, with more hype in their sails than ever before after standout performances at festivals like Life as well as their own Yurt City which went down a storm during the summer too! Well known for embodying the Hoolie spirit, the Dubliners' adoration for curating the most distinct party vibe is exactly what we live for and exactly what you like! 

Friday October 11th

5th Annual Croí Galway Night Run
October 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Promenade Salthill
https://www.facebook.com/events/474027763433250/
Join in on October 11th for the 5th Annual Galway Night Run! This year is going to be bigger and better than ever. With an emphasis on FUN, expect bright colours, lively music and an overall amazing atmosphere. The Croí Health Team will be there conducting warm-ups, and healthy snacks will be provided at the finish line.

Pearl Jem - (Pearl Jam Tribute)
October 11, 2019 at 9 PM – 11:55 PM
Monroe's Galway
https://www.facebook.com/events/732166277220578/?active_tab=about
Pearl Jem have gone form strength to strength and this highly acclaimed tribute show is now regarded as Europe's No. 1 Tribute to the Seattle giants Pearl Jam. Truly a must see show for any Pearl Jam fan out there. Whether its the more melodic, chill out aspect of the 2 hour plus program or the full on guitar driven songs Pearl Jem capture all the passion and emotion of the music as the lads have given great attention to detail when rehearsing their show. 
Tickets €13+Booking Fee Online OR  €15 On the door.

Saturday October 12th

Galway Flea Market
October 12, 2019 at 11 AM – 5 PM
Galway City Gallery
https://www.facebook.com/events/937597039913356/
GALWAY  FLEA MARKET will take place on Saturday 12th October 11am-5pm We'll be selling a variety of goods from jewellery, antiques, books to vintage clothes! You don't want to miss out on these bargainsIf you want a stall in the market please email
@galwaycitygallery1@gmail.com
€20 per stall.

Howl at the Moon 2019
October 12, 2019 at 6 PM – 12 AM
Galway Wind Park
https://www.facebook.com/events/2341028919479926/
Join us for a unique opportuntiy to take a 17km night walk along the forest tracks and walking paths through the Galway Windpark under the light of a full moon. Organised with support from Coillte and SSE Ireland, proceeds from this event will be used to support Galway Mountain Rescues teams long term objective of constructing a dedicated mountain rescue base. 

Sunday October 13th

The Irishman // European Premiere & LFF Satellite Broadcast
13 October 2019 from 19:00-23:00 Pálás Galway
The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to present a live satellite broadcast of the Festival’s Closing Night Gala, The Irishman, with thanks to distributor Netflix.
Audiences will have the exclusive chance to see Closing Night red carpet footage from Leicester Square and interviews with the film’s creators, beamed by satellite into Pálás Cinema and followed by a special preview of The Irishman.

Monday October 14th

CABAL G002
14 Oct 2019 (22:00) at Róisín Dubh €12
https://www.roisindubh.net/gig-details.html?listingID=10258
On Monday CABAL are back in the Roisin Dubh for G002 where we are joined by Mix & Fairbanks and Gadget and the Cloud.
Delectable disco cuts aren’t exactly the order of the day in the countryside of Newbridge, Ireland but that hasn’t done anything to temper the efforts of Gary O’Reilly and Rob Smyth, better known as Mix & Fairbanks. Their clever sampling and dance floor nous has enabled them to create a stream of quality cuts.

Wednesday October 16th

Cromby Irish Tour - Galway
16 October 2019 from 22:30-02:30 Seven (€10 – €15)
https://www.facebook.com/events/697175557369719/
Cromby is an Irish DJ and producer residing in Berlin, having previously cut his trade between Belfast & London. Holding a residency for the past 6 years at Belfast’s legendary Shine and shows in the past year at the likes of Panorama Bar, Robert Johnson, The Warehouse Project & Boiler room. It’s safe to say he’s one to keep an eye on. As a producer his tracks have picked up props around the world including the likes of Feel my Bicep's blog and Resident Advisor.

Thursday October 17th

D2AL Presents: Maedbh O'Connor
17 October 2019 from 22:30-02:30
The Cellar Bar Galway (€7 – €12)
https://www.facebook.com/events/761904707596955/
Irelands Maedbh O’Connor has been storming through club nights and festivals for the last number of years, gaining her an extremely reputable around Ireland and further across Europe.

Friday October 18th

Le Boom
18 October 2019 from 20:00-23:00
Róisín Dubh €16 (€14 members)
Le Boom are one of Ireland’s new music success stories having gar- nered 2.1 million track streams for their five single releases so far. Christy Leech and Aimie Mallon have quickly become one of the most sought-after new acts thanks to their energetic live show at festivals at home in Ireland and since forming in 2016 have played The Great Es- cape, Primavera Sound Pro, Electric Picnic and cities such as New York, Reykjavik, and Bilbao.

The Guns N' Roses Experience
18 October 2019 from 21:00-23:55
Monroe's Galway €13 + BF / Age 18 And Up
The Guns n Roses Experience are the biggest, the best, the most successful and the most in Demand Gn'R tribute in the world. Not an over-hyped claim, they prove it time after time


TRODA - Galway CD Launch
18 October 2019 at 20:00
The Black Gate
TRODA are delighted to be launching our new CD in The Blackgate Galway on friday 18th October??
Hailing from Dublin, Derry and Glasgow respectively, Kevin Meehan (Whistles), Jack Warnock (Guitars/Vocals) and Eamonn Nugent (Bodhrán) make up TRODA. This exciting trio , encompasses traditional and newly composed tunes, along with contemporary arrangements of traditional songs in both English and Irish.

Speed Dating Galway followed by Music & Drinks
18 October 2019 from 20:30-00:30
Galway Rowing Club (€20)
Speed Dating, Music & Drinks after.For all ages and will be split into two categories where necessary. Speed Dating is a lot of fun and a very successful way of meeting a potential partner due to the time given to chat. High percentage of matches every night and lots of time to continue with Music after. 
Booking essential prior to night. Call 087 4509173 to book

Saturday October 19th

LANKUM at The Róisín Dubh, Galway
19 October 2019 from 20:00-23:00
Róisín Dubh €20 (€18 members)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2318846371690788/
The Dublin based four-piece present a new live show ahead of their much-anticipated 3rd album which will be released on Rough Trade late Autumn.

Rash Decision / Mongrel / Organ Blender / POC
19 October 2019 from 20:00-01:00
The Cellar Bar Galway (€5)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2434175473336722/
RASH DECISION
Cornish 4 piece hardcore thrash lads return to Galway again after surviving Storm Ophelia on their last visit. MONGREL Galway punk noise dbeat ready to break some wrists  ORGAN BLENDER
Death metal with some thrash elements, technical and brutal. P O C Local Galway stoner metal two piece. 5euro in. Doors at 8pm. 

Sunday October 20th

ELLYD
19 October 2019 from 20:00-22:30
Monroe's Galway (€8 BF / Age 18 And Up)
ELLYD (Elaine Doyle) is an Irish singer- songwriter hailing from West Dublin.After many years on the Irish music scene, ELLYD released her debut solo EP Rise reaching number 8 in the iTunes charts.

BRIGID MAE POWER + AOIFE NESSA FRANCES
20 October 2019 at 20:00
The Black Gate (€15.00)
Brigid Mae Power + Aoife Nessa Frances stop at the black gate during a tour around the isle!

Worlds Apart Tour
20 October 2019 from 20:30-23:00
The Black Gate  (10e (7sub) 
Delighted to be launching my new single "Worlds Apart" with the talented band in the lovely BlackGate. We are also delighted to be joined by the fantastic Mercury Mouth - Saturday October 19th at 8.30.  


Tuesday October 22nd


Comedy Bingo with Steve Bennett & Steven Sharpe
19:30-22:00, The Skeff
https://www.facebook.com/events/372889753403813/
Join Steve and Steven for a night of madcap comedy bingo. It’s a high energy gameshow with crazy prizes, mystery boxes and bloody good craic! From musical bingo to picture bingo to "normal" bingo that has all the wrong calls to make you laugh but probably frustrate the hell out of your Gran, If you like laughing and winning prizes, then this is the night for you! Hosted by Irish Comedian of the Year winner Steve Bennett and Galway music legend Steven Sharpe.

Hijinks & SICKO Galway
22:30-02:00, Electric
We are very excited to announce the new home for House & Techno in Galway. 
Every Tuesday at Electric
Free Entry: Uniphi App
LINE-UP:
Main Room HIJINKS: Marcus O' Laoire [House/Techno]
Room 2 SICKO: Lui Rwego & MC Bengo [Hip-hop]

Wednesday October 23rd

Eclectics: 'The Early Night with So Cow'
21:00-23:00, The Black gate, €10
A full two months after the release of 'Do Re Mi Fa So Cow', Brian Kelly aka So Cow presents a one-off talk-show/variety-hour mish-mash to Eclectics. The night will feature a performance of music from the new album broken up by guest comedians, musical acts and interviews with frighteningly interesting people. You can also expect a game-show element, which may or may not infringe on the copyright of existing game-shows. There may also be a raffle, because why wouldn't there be. 

John Bishop LIVE: Work in Progress Show
19:00-22:00, Leisureland
The Liverpudlian legend is on his way back to Galway for a Work in Progress show. Cheeky, charming and oozing natural talent, John Bishop is a true comedy superstar. This is a rare opportunity to catch John in a venue smaller than a football stadium. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. Tickets on www.vodafonecomedycarnival.com now 

Pirate Sword ''Cutlass'' Beginners Course Galway City
19:00-21:00, Scoil Éinde B N S, 15 Dr Mannix Road, Salthill, Co. Galway, H91 H6PC, Ireland
Come and learn Sword Fighting/Fencing in a safe and fun environment with our fully qualified and professional instructors, in the heart of Galway city. Home of the Legendary Pirate Queen Gráinne Ní Mháille!!
The 1595 club Ireland is proud to be offering a 2 month beginners course learning how to fight with the iconic Pirate weapon the Cutlass!
The first class is on the 9th of October and will continue weekly until the 27th of November  every Wednesday 6:50-9pm in Salthill, Galway.
The full course of 8 lessons is only 75 Euros for the early bird price (just 9 Euros a lesson) and 85 euro for the full price. This Must be payed in advance preferably via PayPal.

Thursday October 24th

Bingo Loco Galway ft Mickey Joe Harte
18:30-23:00, The Galmont Hotel
GALWAY, are you ready for our BIGGEST bingo rave yet? 
We're taking over The Galmont Hotel for two nights as part of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival for a night of dance offs, rave rounds, lip sync battles and mental prizes ranging from European getaways to garden sheds.  We've even invited Mickey Joe Harte to join us for some extra special Eurovision fun. 
Get ready for the bingo you know and love....with a twist! Grab your dance shoes, uncap your marker and get ready for a crazy night filled with all sorts of shenanigans!

The Late Night KARLnival
22:30-00:30, Róisín Dubh, €18
Karl Spain hosted one of the biggest hits of the festival over the last four years with the Late Night KARLnival. This clunkily titled show is jammed every night as people come to see the very best comedians perform their very darkest material. 
This one always fills up quickly and is not for the faint-hearted. The lineups are on a need to know basis until fully confirmed but you will see some of the biggest names of the festival pop in to have the craic, get a bit rowdy and slag the hell out of each other.

Comedy Club Crawl feat. Mystery Guests
20:30-22:30, Vodafone Comedy Carnival, €15
We’re going really big on this year’s Comedy Club Crawl. We’re doing four nights with even bigger acts in different venues and here’s the kicker - you never know who you’ll see (Andrew Maxwell and Seann Walsh are just some of the names being bandied about…) It’s all the fun of a top class comedy club combined with the craic of a pub crawl and the mystery of a blind date
You will have a good time. You will not be disappointed. This went really quickly last year so early purchase is advised. 

Friday October 25th

Where Gomies Dare(Misfits tribute), Genuflection, POC
21:00-00:30, Sally Longs
https://www.facebook.com/events/384021202544184/
WHERE GOMIES DARE
Danzig era misfits tribute, good craic
GENUFLECTION
Galway hefty doom
POC
Punk as feck

Galway Reginald D Hunter
18:30-21:00, Town hall Theatre, €28
https://www.facebook.com/events/2316955228626474/
Reginald D Hunter returns to Galway this October with his highly anticipated brand new show. After twenty years of gifted storytelling and effortless dark humour, Facing the Beast showcases Reginald at his controversial and hilarious best.
Doors 6:30pm, Show 7pm. Tickets on www.vodafonecomedycarnival.com now

Bingo Loco Galway ft Mickey Joe Harte - Vodafone Comedy Carnival
18:30-23:00, The Galmont Hotel
https://www.facebook.com/events/2461842094102654/?event_time_id=2461842097435987
GALWAY, are you ready for our BIGGEST bingo rave yet? 
We're taking over The Galmont Hotel for two nights as part of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival for a night of dance offs, rave rounds, lip sync battles and mental prizes ranging from European getaways to garden sheds.  We've even invited Mickey Joe Harte to join us for some extra special Eurovision fun. 
Get ready for the bingo you know and love....with a twist! Grab your dance shoes, uncap your marker and get ready for a crazy night filled with all sorts of shenanigans!

Saturday October 26th

Eclectics: The Songs of Daniel Johnston
21:00-23:00, The Black Gate, €10
https://www.facebook.com/events/2425555661048553/
A night to celebrate the songs of Daniel Johnston featuring Blackbird & Crow, Dylan Murphy, A Lilac Decline, Brendan Dolan (A Band Called Wanda) and New Pope. 

Ardal O'Hanlon: The Showing Off Must Go On
18:30-21:00, Town Hall Theatre, €28
https://www.facebook.com/events/691774147918637/
Where Ardal comes from (small-town Ireland) there is nothing worse than showing off. Yet he is a professional ‘show-off’ who continues to do stand up comedy for money, a very shy show-off (and as a result conflicted) but a big show-off nonetheless (a disgrace to his family).
Star of TV shows such as Death in Paradise (BBC) and Father Ted (Ch 4) and My Hero (BBC), Ardal continues to tour his acclaimed stand-up show worldwide.  Because he loves it. And it’s a compulsion. And the world is a funny place.

Sunday October 27th

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit
19:00-21:30, Leisureland
https://www.facebook.com/events/401115377185358/?event_time_id=401115380518691
Larks In Transit is a compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. 
Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old MacDonald and re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by The Telegraph as “the brainiest comic of his generation.”
The October 26th show is now SOLD-OUT. With the October 27th show heading the same way.
Doors 19:00, Show 20:00. Tickets available on www.vodafonecomedycarnival.com #VCCG19

The Spencer Jones 50 Minute Disco Experiment
22:45-00:00, Róisín Dubh
https://www.facebook.com/events/397696784222443/
Spencer bought a new looper, but he can't beatbox. He also bought a drum kit, but he ain't no drummer. He should be in bed. But he's an idiot. This could be the worst idea he has ever had. But like all bad ideas, sometimes it's funny to watch them happen while getting drunk and dancing around like a nutter. 
This show will last fifty minutes and will be totally different every night. Hopefully there will be special guests jumping up and joining in making noise in various ways. It's something innit?

Monday October 28th

Hallowe'en Bonfire & Storytelling
15:00-18:00, Brigit's Garden and Café, €10
https://www.facebook.com/events/578547316217949/?event_time_id=578547319551282
It’s that time of year again, when the veil between this world and the other is at its thinnest. And at this special time of year, you would be well advised to disguise yourself so the ghouls won’t find you! So dig out your costumes and join us for an afternoon of Spooky Arts & Crafts, Chilling Stories with master storyteller Rab Fulton, notions, potions and lotions with the Wacky Witch, Hunting for the Púca and our grand finale, everybody’s favourite - our Bonfire to celebrate Samhain.
Hallowe’en Bonfire & Storytelling takes place on 27th and 28th October this year. The event runs from 3pm to 6pm and is a family event, suitable for all ages.

Wednesday October 30th

I can't believe you haven't seen...The Evil Dead
20:30-23:00, Pálás Theatre, €11.50
https://www.facebook.com/events/3681859775161117/
Its reputation is deserved. Darker, and scarier, than its hyper-kinetic remake/sequel, Raimi's movie melds chunks of Night Of The Living Dead, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and - bizarrely - The Three Stooges, into a tense, gory whole. Unbound by cinematic convention, Raimi unleashed his free-range camera, and ghoulish, omnipresent sound effects to create a bleak, paranoid atmosphere and a raft of sudden, effective shocks.

Eclectics: Jack Lee w/ Ruth Mac
21:00-23:00, The Black Gate, €10
https://www.facebook.com/events/775060249591918/
"Jack Lee writes songs that stay in your head days after you hear them... intricate acoustic guitar with powerful, infectious vocal hooks." - Connacht Tribune
Ruth Mac is a Berlin-based musician hailing from the West Coast of Ireland. Mac's music stands at an intersection of folk and soft-rock with distinct soul and blues influences. Mac's accosting earthy vocals lead the way through a live show which has been commended for its smooth instrumentation and enrapturing audiences of all sizes.

Thursday October 31st

Rebuke ERA Tour
22:30-02:00, Monroe's Galway, €19.80
https://www.facebook.com/events/696005207543256/
We are proud to be kicking off the first date of the REBUKE ERA Irish & UK Tour for Halloween night October 31st
Rebuke has gone from strength to strength the past year with stand out gigs at Electric Picnic, Space Miami, US & Australian tours under his belt already.
On the bill we also have Monroes favourite ALT8 & new upcoming DJ/Producer LUCIID!!
Tickets go on sale this Sunday at 5pm.

Michael English in Concert - Town Hall Galway
20:00-22:30, Town Hall Theatre, €25
https://www.facebook.com/events/887019394966013/
Michael English returns to The Town Hall Theatre on Thursday October 31st as part of a Nationwide Concert Tour. 
With his Superband in tow, a brand new show lies in store and this year we are delighted that upcoming young Country Star Owen Mac joins the show as the special guest.

Weekly Recurring Events


Open Mic Night
Sundays, 20:30, Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street
https://www.roisindubh.net/listings/
Welcome to the open mic. All musicians are welcome to come in and hone their talents at Open Night at Roisin Dubh. Just join in and sign up at nine pm sharp in the beer garden! The primary focus is to create a good atmosphere for people to come in and try out their ideas and to do so with encouragement. This has been made possible by the truly fantastic crowds that have come in every Sunday over the past few years. Everyone is given attention, support and a chance to do their thing! A house guitar is provided for all.

Feminist Discussion Group
Mondays, 19:00-20:00, Youth Work Ireland, Prospect Hill
Rotating between feminist discussion evenings and organisational meetings. 
GFC think it is very important to talk about themes such as feminism, power, queer issues, human rights, capitalism and globalisation (among others), from an intersectional standpoint.

The Black Magic Big Band
Mondays, 21:30-23:30, Seven Bar
The Black Magic Big Band is an 18 piece band playing the music made famous by the Dorsey, Basie, Herman, and Ellington bands through to funk and fusion of the modern era. The band is led by trumpeter and arranger John Fleming with fine soloists like Steve Hanks and Bertrand Huvé on sax, 

Sew Last Season 
Mon & Thur 10:00-13:00, Tue & Wed 13:30-16:00, Fri 13:30-16:00
Ozanam House, Augustine Street
Call 0872948837 Group Facebook Page
Sew Last Season  is a public sewing room in Galway city for upcycling and embellishment of preloved clothes.

DIY Student Bike Repair Workshop
Tue, Wed & Thur 10:00-17:00 Services & Repairs (they fix it for you at a cost)
Wed 18:00-21:00 & Fri 12:00-15:00 DIY Workshop (fix your bike with guidance):
An Mheitheal Rothar Workshop, Earls Island
Group Facebook Page
NUIG's Bike society host a repair workshop to teach neophytes and others how to look after their bikes.

Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club.
Thursdays, 21:00-23:00 The Dew Drop Inn, Mainguard Street
Event Facebook Page
Weekly live stand-up comedy. Pizza or finger food served at the break. Early booking and arrival recommended.

Gabriel G Band
Last Thursday of each month, 21:00 - 23:45, Monroe's Galway, €5
Gabriel G Band are bringing something special to Monroe's, starting Thursday 31st of January, and every last Thursday of each month. Gabriel G. is a flute player and piper who has been part of Galwayʼs musical scene for the past 14 years. At the moment this Spanish-Irish musician is regularly involved in musical projects like John Conneely Inc.

40% Off Sundays
23:00-02:00, Electric Galway
https://www.electricgalway.com/
To go along with the tunes we've got 40% off selected drinks to make sure you have the best time among friends...