PICK OF THE WEEK
Paul Rose has been on quite a run with his Scuba alter-ego. Aside from overseeing things at the Hotflush label, Rose as producer has released three fine albums ( Personality, Triangulation and, most recently, Claustrophobia) that sketch a line from bass activism through to techno thumpers. Moreover, Rose has shown his impeccable sound design instincts at every step of the journey. Support from Misfit duo Steve Body and Andrew Johnston. THEATRE The Gigli Concert
PRIDE Pride events finish up this weekend with a glittery bang in most parts of Ireland. There are smaller events around the country, but Dublin Pride seems to be the most active.
The Pride village opens in Merrion Square on Saturday at noon, with entertainment from Hunt and Gather, a community zone, family area and costumes stand, with Le Galaxie, Jerry Fish, Elm, and three big screens so you can keep on eye on the Pride parade.
The parade itself will assemble at noon and begin moving through Dublin at 1:30pm, starting at the Garden of Remembrance, moving down through O’Connell Street and then taking a left on the quays. A map is at dublinpride.ie/the-parade.
If you want to get the ball rolling before that, there are several breakfast options. Boteco Brazil on Ormond Quay are having a pink champagne breakfast, Outhouse are having a non-alcoholic breakfast, and Whitefriar Grill are having a pride brunch (much more civilised). Later on, the usual venues will be up and running, with a street party at Pantibar, an all-day celebration in the George, a Gold alcohol-free party in Outhouse and plenty of options elsewhere.
Pick of the bunch might just be Mother’s block party at the Tivoli. The last iteration on the night of the Marriage Equality referendum was the best party in town, and their stage at Body and Soul was no slouch. It’s an early one, 5pm to midnight, with Crazy P Soundsystem, Kormac’s Big Band, Le Galaxie DJs, Billy Scurry, Faune and Mother DJs, followed by an afterparty at District 8 from midnight to 3am.