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Recurring Events (Day-by-day Events Below)

Feminist Discussion Group
19:00-20:00 Mondays, 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.

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

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

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

Gabriel G Band
21:00 - 23:45, Monroe's Galway, €5
Gabriel G Band are bringing something special to Monroes, 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.

Shadespire - Fighting Fridays league
18:00 Every Friday, until 8 February 2019, Dungeons & Donuts, The Bridge Mills
Organised play events for Shadespire a fast paced skirmish game based in the Age Of Sigmar universe. 3 rounds over 60 minutes, registration from 6pm first round starting at 6.30pm. Players must bring: Warband, decks, game board, dice and tokens.

Tiny Traders Village
11:00-18:00 Saturdays, Nun's Ireland Theatre
Best of local producers, food drink and craft. Up to 50 stalls, bilingual market to tie in with the location. https://bit.ly/2E9kcZW

Single Date Events

January 18th

Beyond The Horizon (Pink Floyd Tribute) 
21:00- 00:00, Monroe's Galway, €15
Beyond The Horizon:IRELAND'S NEW PINK FLOYD SHOW.Pink Floyd fans playing Pink Floyd's iconic music with our own amazing Light/Laser and Video show.https://www.ticketweb.ie/event/beyond-the-horizon-pink-floyd-monroes-live-tickets/8902275?pl=

Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-Along!
22:45-00:15, Palas Galway, €13
Due to phenomenal demand, and after two amazingly fun sell-out screens, we've added another two Bohemian Rhapsody sing-alongs this Friday & Saturday night!Tickets on sale now: https://palas.ie/showing/showing-45020 The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). 

January 19th

Shape & Tone Yoga workshop
10:00-12:00, Devon Park Yoga,108 Lower Saltill Road, €24
This workshop is designed to target the arms, stomach, bum, and legs for toning and shaping.It will be intense with fun Yoga drills and poses for maximum results. www.loveyoga.eu 

Black Gate 2nd Birthday PARTY
19:00-00:30,The Black Gate Cultural Centre,14 Francis Street
It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly been two years since they opened our doors at the Black Gate! They have had some incredible musicians join them over the course of the last two years and they’ve asked a selection of them to come play for a one night only big jazz band. If you were there last year you will know things got VERY lively indeed.

Orbit Open Mic #5
19:00-22:00, Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street, €3
Message the page if you're interested in performing about 5 minutes of anything you want, snacks and craic provided as usual. (performers free of course!)

January 20th

Six week course- How to swing!
17:00-18:00, Galway Swing, Galway Rowing Club,10 Waterside 
Learn to Swing Dance! A great way to kick off the New Year, join us at our fun swing dancing classes. Suitable for beginners, no partner required, get fit and have lots of fun!

Sound Bath Relaxation & Mindfulness Meditation in Galway
19:00-20:15, Galway Wellness Studio, Terryland House Sandy Road, €15
Relax deeply with the sounds of singing bowls and gongs. A 75min group relaxation with sound and guided meditation.Experience calm and freedom from worries and stress. Enter the state of deep relaxation and meditation. Please take a mat, a blanket and a pillow for your comfort.

Sundays w/ Eoin [Shivers]
23:00-02:00, Electric Galway, Abbeygate Street
Sunday vibes aplenty with Shivers' Eoin in control all night long on the Rooftop with the very best rare grooves, disco and house to close out a hectic week for everyone.

January 21st 

Deluxe Whiskey Experience
14:00-16:00, O'Connells Bar, Eyre Square, €69
Our deluxe whiskey & food experience is something extra special. We pair age statement whiskeys with the best of artisan Irish cheese & handmade Irish chocolate, so you get to enjoy the best of our Irish heritage in great surroundings.We have spent countless hours making the choices that you will get to enjoy. We have worked with Cocoa Atelier, Sheridan’s Cheesemongers and countless whiskey aficionados to craft this special experience.

January 22nd

Theatre57 Launch
19:00-21:00, Electric Galway, Abbeygate Street
Theatre57 is a newly formed collective of independent theatre artists, comprising over 57 artists making work in Galway city and county. In 2019, Theatre57 will roll out a range of actions including continued representation of local theatre artists at national conferences and events, lobbying politicians about the conditions facing artists, linking in with European organisations and networks, investigating funding options to create new opportunities for creative action, and rolling out a pilot programme in conjunction with Electric.

Tuesday Comedy KARLnival feat. Ivan Brackenbury
20:00-22:30, Roisin Dubh, €8 on door
Tom Binns is the star and co-writer of the BBC 1 Friday Night Comedy Series Hospital People. He is also an award-winning and critical acclaimed character comedian working the International Comedy Festivals and the UK Stand Up Comedy Circuit. He’s widely regarded as THREE of the best headliners working in British Comedy. His ventriloquist act, alter egos Hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury and psychic Ian D Montfort have won him over 30 five star reviews and many awards both at home and abroad. Including, Fosters Comedy God and Best International Comedian.

January 23rd

Working & Travelling Abroad Fair
12:00-15:00, NUI Galway Students' Union
The NUI Galway Working and Travelling Abroad Fair 2019 will help you to plan the best summer ever! The Fair will take place 12pm-3pm on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 in Áras na Mac Léinn. Exhibitors include: J1 Visa companies, travel companies, volunteering/adventure companies, internships/training companies and there will be delicious food stalls to fill your belly as you plan your summer! NUI Galway does not endorse or affiliate any external company exhibiting at the Fair.

1 Year USA Grad Visa Info Talk - Galway
17:30-18:30, Harbour Hotel Galway
Thinking about chasing the American Dream after you've finished college? We've been helping thousands of Irish relocate to the US for a whole year, having the experience of their lives and taking a huge leap in their careers! Are you ready to take the leap?On the night we'll be covering:About the Programme,How To Apply? How to find work? What costs are involved? Where to go? Life in the USA!

January 24th

Hoolie w/ Detroit swindle, TripdiscO, Micky B & Anthony Collins
23:00 - 02:00, Electric Galway, 36, Upper Abbeygate Street, €10
The amazing Dutch duo finally get to play our mainfloor.They've managed to conjure up one of 2018's most well received albums with their long playing Well known for their club infused-disco vibes and ability to make the most accessible sounds club worthy, the duo have dominated the worldwide house circuit for some time now, due to the success of their outrageously large catalog of singles, two albums and label Heist which is going from strength to strength; having released EPs from the likes of Brame & Hamo, Fouk, Nebraska and more. Tickets available via RA here: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1209034 and the Uniphi app.

The Ordinary men
21:30 - 23:30, Seven Bar, Galway
The Ordinary Men play Seven on Thursday nights from 9.30pm. No cover charge.

22:30-02:30 Seven, The Loft, Galway, €12
We are Delighted to announce SOURCE will debut this January in Seven, Galway.
To celebrate the first 20 tickets for our opening night will be FREE!Also featuring special guest Jess Brennan.We Provide the Grooves , ye provide the moves , Cmon down for a Boogie.Tickets 

January 25th

Negative creeps (Nirvana tribute)
23:00-02:30 Monroe's galway, €12
Age 18 And Up.We are delighted to announce the return of Nirvana Tribute Negative Creeps to Monroe's Galway January 25th 2019.Nirvana tribute 'Negative Creeps', recreate the intense, raw sound of live Nirvana! With songs taken from across the bands entire back catalogue, experience the music of Nirvana as it should be, LIVE AND LOUD! Come as you are.Tickets on sale now:

Subversion at Áras with Gako, Demel and Crux
21:00-01:00, Club Áras na nGael, Galway, €5
SubVersion SoundSystem rumbles once again..
This time featuring GAKODJ,DEMEL and CRUX. Out to CISTO on the dope dizzle artwork once again!

Urban Fridays at Monroes
22:00-02:00, Monroe's Galway, Free entry before 11:30, €5 after.
The one and only LATIN CARIBBEAN URBAN NIGHT in the city!Every FRIDAY. 
With Dj Blazehitta behind the decks bringing the finest of Reggaeton, Dancehall, Brasilian, Spanish, Hiphop, Charts, Afrobeats tunes to the table.Drinks and Cocktails promotions all night!

January 26th

Hollaback band: Playing nothing but Noughties!
23:00 - 02:00, DNA Nightclub and Venue, Galway, €5
DNA Live bring you HOLLABACK, bringing you all the BEST tunes from the 00's! HOLLABACK are all about bringing the 00's to life with a fun and interactive gig that will have you out dancing for the night! We are planning a great night filled with 00's throwbacks and nostalgic fun!Fancy Dress is encouraged! We will be announcing more about Tickets and updates on the event soon.This is a not to be missed event. Link to event tickets - Earlybird for 5 euro: https://bit.ly/2SMa1AZ

Seven at Eleven
23:00 - 02:00, Seven Bar Galway
Seven at Eleven - Every Friday & Saturday Night. Dance floor favs, with a club in a pub style feel. Late Bar until 2am. 

January 27th

January Afro music night
20:00-01:00, Club Áras na nGael
The one and only African event in the city of tribes!
Come and enjoy the craic.Together we can do more.Love and nice music!

The Rollover at Massimo's
21:30 - 23:45, Massimo Bar Galway
Come to church with us and let your week dissolve into liquid craic. Have a dance and a sing, guaranteed hoolie!

January 28th

David O'Doherty at NUIG
20:00 - 22:00, NUI Galway Student's Union, Áras Mac Léinn, €5
We are delighted to welcome back David O’Doherty to NUI Galway at 8pm on Monday 28th of January 2019 in the O’Flaherty Theatre, NUI Galway. All proceeds to go the SU Charities Galway RCC and COPE Galway. Tickets are on sale from the SU Office and the SU Engineering Desk. David O’Doherty is an award-winning comedian, author and musician. First nominated for best newcomer in 2000 for his show The Story of the Boy Who Saved Comedy.David is also a successful author. He published his first book, a children’s title called Ronan Long Gets It Wrong, in 2000.

The Black Magic Big Band
21:20 - 23:30, Seven Bar Galway
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, Evan Ryder and Spike Keryell-Emmerson in the trombone section, and Bernard Naughton or Jimmy Fitzgerald on guitar. All backed by our polished rhythm section, led by either Pat Corless or Miki Belton on drums.

Music Soc's Open Mic Night
21:00 - 23:00, Sult NUI Galway
Open Mic Night hosted by Music Soc every Monday at 9 in Sult! Free refreshment for performing!

GMIT DJ Soc Boiler Room Set
23:00 - 02:00, Der Kesselraum, Eglington Street, Galway
The GMIT Dj Society are finally back in Der Kesselraum after what seems like an eternity. For the past number of years, GMIT DJ Soc has produced some of the best and brightest DJ talent in Galway including some regulars to the notorious boiler room.

January 29th

Cinema Book Club: Zodiac
18:30 - 21:30, Pálás Galway, Student ticket €9, Adult ticket €11.50
Our first Cinema Book Club of the year is a thrilling one! Based on the true story of the hunt for the elusive Zodiac killer, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr & Mark Ruffalo.Ithe late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.Tickets:https://palas.ie/showing/showing-45019

Tony Law on the Tuesday Comedy KARLnival
20:00 - 23:00, Róisín Dubh, €8
Join the multi award-winning Mr. Tony Law for some absurd, shout-y and powerful, yet meaningful, nonsense.
As seen on Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe and more. Following his 40-date, sell-out Spring tour, Tony is leaping back out on the road with a brand new show for Autumn 2013.

January 30th

Jamnesty: RAVE 4 BRAVE
19:30 - 02:30, Seven Bar Galway, €7
This year's show is all about female empowerment and celebrating the divine feminine! We've worked so hard this past year, so its time to celebrate it all and power ourselves up for some more change!Tickets: Early Bird €5 https://socsbox.nuigalway.ie/index.php?route=product/product&path=80&product_id=301

Little Cinema January 2019
21:00 - 23:15, Róisín Dubh
It's the FIRST Little Cinema of 2019 and we're gonna start with a bang! We've already got some fantastic shorts to screen and are super excited for it! Come along for a great night of short films, comedy sketches, documentaries and everything in between!If you want to screen something at the Little Cinema, get in touch with us at littlecinemagalway@gmail.com, all are welcome and we love getting new filmmakers involved!

3 Legged Dog
21:30 - 23:30, Seven Bar Galway
3 Legged Dog play Seven on Wednesday nights from 9.30pm.

Engineering and Nursing Ball 2019
17:00 - 02:00, The Galmont Hotel, Lough Atalia Road, Full €60, Afters €35
The Engineering and Nursing Ball 2018 is taking place on the 30th of January 2019 in the Galmont. With music from the majorly talented Djs from the biggest disco club in the country, Mother, a rising Irish star, EMBRZ, and the iconic duo, Solardo, the night is sure to be a treat. Tickets are limited to 3 per person. You must be over 18 and have an NUIG student card to purchase these highly sought after tickets! Join us then for the ultimate rollover on Day 2 in college bar followed by electric with all ball goers getting free entry before 11 to see a special guest who is soon to be announced. 

January 31st

Hoolie w/ Mella Dee, Island Times & UFO Club
23:00 - 02:00, The Club, 36 Upper, Galway, €15
Mella Dee is someone you probably heard tonnes about over the past 12 months. Since the release of his smash hit 'Techno Disco Tool', the UK native has gone from strength to strength, often sharing lineups with the star studded likes of Mall Grab and Denis Sulta. Tickets available via the Uniphi App and RA: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1210132

The Ordinary Men
21:30 - 23:30, Seven Bar Galway
The Ordinary Men play Seven on Thursday nights from 9.30pm. No cover charge.

C6 Presents: Jenny Greene
22:00 - 02:00, Carbon Nightclub Galway, €15
Jenny Greene, one of Ireland’s most successful DJs joins us on Thursday, January 31st for one night only. Known for presenting the biggest dance show on Irish radio every Saturday night on RTE 2fm and for her world famous Electric Disco Tour.
Her last gig in Galway featured the RTE Concert Orchestra and became the fastest selling music gig in Galway International Arts Festival’s 40-year history in 2017, selling out in under an hour. Tickets on sale now, get yours before they sell out. Support TBA.