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Halloween in dublin – the going out guide

District 8
Hidden Agenda and Subject have joined forces to see the return of dance master Moodymann to what was once the Tivoli Theatre (now District 8). 
 
Spread out across two rooms with a massive outdoor smoking area, also in attendance will be Toby Kaar, The Cyclist and District 8 regular DJ Deece. 
 
Oh, and not to forget approximately 1,500 ghoulish looking club goers. Tickets are currently priced at just €15, this is definitely not one to be missed.
 
Mother: Dark Mansion
Weekly synth-pop gay night Mother are taking over what they describe to be a ‘haunted, Georgian mansion’ on Ormond Quay this Halloween for one night of spooky debauchery. 
 
Set beneath candle-lit chandeliers across six levels, the Mother DJs will be present all night long, serving their unique blend of retro and modern dance-synth, ranging from Eurythmics to Shamir. 
 
If you didn’t manage to snag a ticket to this sold-out affair, then fear not because they will also be resuming their regular Saturday residency in Copper Alley.
 
Church: Salem
Dublin’s trendiest club night, ran by Snapchat funny man James Kavanagh, is hosting a pre-Halloween soirée on October 30th in its new home of The Meeting House in Temple Bar. And the best part? It’s entirely free. 
 
Join the cool kids for a night of dancing and sampling The Meeting House’s impressive cocktail menu. 
 
And do it all to the sounds of CHURCH’s ‘hymn sheet’, which includes tracks by Cyril Hahn, Fergie, Jamie XX, Depeche Mode and Azealia Banks. The event description stipulates that costumes are “encouraged but not enforced” for those of us who are saving themselves for the following night.
 
The Back Page
From the people behind The Bernard Shaw and The Twisted Pepper, The Back Page has become one of Dublin’s most fondly regarded sports bars. 
 
This Halloween, they are taking the opportunity to pay homage to one of their favourite American sitcoms “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and so they bring you – It’s Always Sunny in Phibsboro.
 
The plan is to transform their bar into Paddy’s Pub from the show and air their favourite episodes all evening, before being joined by Bodytonic DJs to dance the night away. Attendees are encouraged to join the staff in dressing up as characters from the show and they will even have some costume pieces behind the bar for those who “forget”.
 
New Blood
New Blood is a once off event held on the Bank Holiday Sunday for those of you who wish to keep the party going past Saturday night’s shenanigans. 
 
Brought to you by John Leo Gillen, the man behind Galway’s Electric Garden, and his frequent collaborator Mary Nally, New Blood will be held in the Project Art Centre on Eustace St. as part of the Bram Stoker Festival. 
 
The night aims to move away from what you would expect from a Halloween themed party. Instead, what’s on the table includes “a giant PVC box with electronic hip hop and pole dancers in sports underwear” among other amusements. Tickets are limited and going for a cool €20.