HALLOWE’EN BLOCKBUSTER Winterparty
For promoters, bank holiday weekends remain tailor-made for punts like this all-star bash, which returns to the largest room in the capital for the first time in 12 years. It’s wall to wall with quality electronic music names including Sven Vath, Jon Hopkins, Hot Since 82, Skream and Dan Stritch, plus a debut live set from local hero Gavin Lynch aka Matador. There’s a rake of after-parties happening in clubs all over town for those who want more.
PGY OUT Halloween At Powerscourt
It’s a night for big names with a brace of underground stalwarts at large l. George Evelyn has been preaching the Nightmares On Wax gospel for some time, a man who is constantly redefining a slo-mo state of the art. He’s joined tonight by house grandmaster Marshall Jefferson, a man who has been crafting bona fide house anthems all his working life. Support from Colin Perkins and Baba Robijn.
ART A Peening Sound
Kevin Cosgrove, Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny Until December 18 butler gallery.com Peening is workshop nomenclature, from a superlative painter who has specialised in the bravura epresentation of the productive environments of workshops of various kinds, celebrating them as spaces of creativity. This show features new large-scale works, plus smaller pieces that draw on work by other painters who have engaged Cosgrove’s attention including André Derain and Stephen McKenna.