ddd For those looking for a fright around Halloween, check out The Fall star Gerard McCarthy's new one man play, Jonathan Harker and Dracula, which sees Gerard play both Jonathan and Dracula. The play will use multiple cameras, backing screens, projections, surround sound and a newly commissioned score, to create an unusual experience guaranteed to make audiences scream. Tickets for this fear-fest are €20 and are on sale now from www.thehelix.ie.
ddd If you're looking for a musical Halloween event, DIT's Scéalta na Samhna is worth checking out. In order to celebrate the Celtic New Year, the DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble will show a mixture of music, storytelling and song. The concert will take place in the Gleeson Theatre of DIT Kevin Street on Friday, October 24, at 7.30pm. Tickets are €10, or €5 for students and are on sale now from www.entertainment.ie.
ddd For those looking for some nostalgia this month, event company Hunt and Gather are celebrating their first birthday by having their very own prom. Set in the eccentric location of The Pint pub on Eden Quay, DJs will be blasting out '80s and '90s classics while revellers dance in debs dresses and ill-fitting tuxes. Tickets are €12 and are available on the door on the night and are on sale now from www.huntandgather.bigcartel.com.
ddd Christy Moore will be playing a special gig with Declan Sinnott at Vicar Street on October 12 at 7.30pm. The gig is being held to raise funds for the children of Gaza. Tickets are €40 and are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.ticketmaster.ie. All proceeds from the concert will go directly to children who have been traumatised by the recent war in the Palestinian territory.