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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - Fum­bally Sta­bles, Dublin, 8pm, ¤16, note.ie Cather­ine Con­roy

cre­at­ing a clat­ter for la­bels like R&S, Clone and Hessle. From Madrid, Manuel Anós is Psyk, the pro­ducer be­hind the Non Se­ries la­bel and whose re­leases for Tre­sor and Mote-Evolver have found favour with con­nois­seurs of qual­ity techno.

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HOUSE Room 19 A new venue for the city as Hid­den Agenda and This Greedy Pig join forces to trans­form part of the Grand So­cial into a new club­bing space. For tonight’s event, they’ve got Rob­soul la­bel king­pin Phil Weeks at the top of the bill, the house purist whose la­bel has re­leased tracks from Der­rick Carter, DJ Sneak and tons more. He’s joined by Wash­er­man, aka Swiss pro­ducer and for­mer Azuni mem­ber Gianna Si­ravo, Dublin duo Long Is­land Sound and Oisin Egan.

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AVANT GARDE Sean Mac Er­laine/Val­geir Sig­urðs­son OPEN HOUSE DUBLIN This week­end as part of Open House Dublin, iconic build­ings such as Farm­leigh House and Green Street Court­house are host­ing spe­cial tours, and smaller, pri­vate dwellings trans­formed by in­ge­nious de­sign will also open their doors to the traips­ing pub­lic.

Have a meta-mo­ment and check in to Face­book on Face­book while on a tour of the build­ing’s head­quar­ters at Grand Canal Dock (pre-book­ing nec­es­sary). Frank Gehry is one of Amer­ica’s most fa­mous ar­chi­tects and these of­fices were de­signed by his firm in 2014 to re­flect Face­book’s “open cul­ture”. Note the soar­ing glass fa­cades which al­low us to look into their busi­ness (above), for a change.

The 20th cen­tury façade of 9/9a Aungier Street re­veals noth­ing of its in­te­rior, but step in­side and see the re­mains of a house sur­viv­ing from 1664 with an orig­i­nal stair­case, roof struc­ture, me­dieval-style tim­ber-fram­ing, and orig­i­nal paint and plas­ter finishes, which pre-date Ge­or­gian Dublin by more than half a cen­tury. Or visit a three-room Iveagh Trust Mu­seum Flat on Patrick Street, which was once the 1907 home to the Mol­loy Fam­ily of eight.

Head down to­wards Phoenix Park and take this op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the iconic Crim­i­nal Courts of Jus­tice build­ing in its qui­eter mo­ments when it’s emp­tied of its usual ter­ri­fy­ing fre­quenters: the lawyers.

In mod­ern Dublin, every­thing is where some­thing else used to be. In 1815, Grange­gor­man saw the open­ing of the Rich­mond Lu­natic Asy­lum. Nowa­days, St Bren­dan’s is the smaller psy­chi­atric hos­pi­tal in its place, and the site is in the throes of rede­vel­op­ment by DIT Grange­gor­man, with the win­ner of Ir­ish Build­ing and De­sign Award 2016 tak­ing pride of place in the mid­dle of it all. Walk­ing tours will take place over the week­end.

If you want to see Grange­gor­man from another an­gle, Home on the Grange of­fers a “saun­ter­ing” art ex­hi­bi­tion and an evening of mu­sic and sto­ries through houses, flats and squats of the neigh­bour­hood.

And fi­nally, who doesn’t love a big beau­ti­ful bridge. Start­ing at the Mil­len­nium Bridge, Sun­day’s two-hour walk­ing tour will take you along the Bridges of the Lif­fey while for­mer city en­gi­neer Michael Phillips, ex­plains the how, when and why of each . Feel free to shout “Take it to the bridge, Michael!” when­ever there’s a lull. (You prob­a­bly shouldn’t.)

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