What’s on this weekend:
Friday, February 23
JCI Galway Spring Celebration and TechTalk: Why Your Startup Can’t Ignore Asia
6:30pm @ Workbench Eyre Square
Free entry, light refreshments
Come along to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year and the Spring Festival while also learning about the Asian startup scene!
NUIG Anime and Manga Society Host 24 hour Anime lock-in for charity
5pm @ Aras na Mac Leinn, NUIG
Free event with free pizza!
Watch all of Konosuba and Made in Abyss straight through, and buy raffle tickets for amazing prizes in support of Jigsaw Galway!
Galway Jive Weekend at the Ardilaun Hotel
5pm Friday until Sunday February 25
At the Ardilaun Hotel, Taylor’s Hill
Arrive and Jive at the Galway Jive Weekend! Learn to dance or improve your skills with five of Ireland’s best instructors. Dancing from 10pm each night, with a competition Saturday and a €300 prize to the winner!
Saturday, February 24
Museum Talk: Galway’s Computing Heritage
2:30 – 3:30pm, Galway City Museum, Spanish Arch
Come listen to Brendan Smith – curator of the Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland – talk about Galway’s fascinating computing history!
Jobs Expo Galway 2018
10am – 4pm, Galmont Hotel (Lough Atalia)
More than 40 employers are expected at the West’s leading jobs fair. The free event includes free talks, seminars, and free career advice, as well as networking opportunities. Jobseekers shouldn’t miss it!
Gabriel G. Diges Band Live at the Black Gate
9pm, The Black Gate Cultural Centre, 14 Francis Street
Gabriel G. Diges will bring this musical project to The Black Gate Cultural Centre to showcase some of the new original material surrounded by great musicians and friends Paul McClure (accordion) John Conneely (keys) Esteban Moreno (Guitar) Brian Rags Ferguson (Drums) and the energetic and magical Stephanie Keane dancing. A night of tunes and dance in the heart of Galway!
Carna Galway 2018: Brazilian Carnival
9pm at Seven’s The Loft, Bridge Street
Tickets €5 in advance or €10 on the door
And here we are, one more time, bringing the magic flavour of brazilian carnival to our pretty little Galway 💚
Featuring DJ Mateus Lima and Dublin-based Samba group Seleção do Samba
Sunday, February 25
Dolores O’Riordan Memorial Benefit Concert
7:30pm at the Róisín Dubh
Tickets €8/€6 concession
“Dreaming Her Dreams: A Night in Memory of Dolores O’Riordan” will include some of The Cranberries’ best-loved songs: Zombie, Linger, Dreaming my Dreams, When You’re Gone and many more, performed by local musicians Tracy Bruen, Anna Mullarkey, Barbara Vulso, Steven Sharpe, Orlagh De Bhaldraithe, The Flying Head ft. Therese McManus, Niceol Blue, Paul McManus, and Coili Mullins, among others.
All proceeds to go to one of the famous singer’s favourite charities, Chernobyl Children International.
Galway City Roller Derby
5-8pm, Arus Bothar na Tra, Dr. Mannix Road, Salthill
Free Open Skate Day with Galway City Roller Derby. Come along and try some skates!
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a drink.
NOTE: You won’t be allowed to skate without a mouthguard (bring your own or buy for €5 on the day).
Over 18s only.
Jug Band Sunday Session at Tigh Neachtains
9-11pm, Tigh Neachtains, Cross Street
The invisible jug band is back out of hibernation and ready to bring some razzmatazz and zippadidooda back into Neachtains!