Dublin celebrates the seventh edition of Culture Night with free entertainment across the capital on Friday 21 September, from 17.00 until midnight.
In addition to Dublin's museums, galleries, theatres, churches, historic houses and cultural institutions being open to the public, 33 other towns and cities in Ireland are participating in the event.
Highlights in the capital include learning acting techniques at the Abbey Theatre, tango dancing in the GPO, film workshops at Filmbase and tours of Ireland's premier sporting arena Croke Park, while some of the more intriguing events include an introduction to Buddhism at the Dublin Buddhist Centre or a chance to discover your roots at the Genealogical Society of Ireland.
Music lovers have an eclectic range of events to choose from such as opera at the Merrion Hotel, performance art at Monster Truck Gallery in Temple Bar, zither music at Liberties College, even the chance to drop into the James Joyce House of the Dead for a cup of tea and a singsong.
Foreign institutes are also getting in on the act: celebrate Oscar Wilde at the American College, decorate the Alliance Française with post-its, take in an art exhibition at the Irish Polish Society, or enjoy live music and food at the Istituto Cervantes.
Meanwhile the Arts and Disability Ireland (ADI) is holding an event in which actors read from the Away with Words arts project for people with intellectual disabilities, in Temple Bar.
Dublin Bus is providing free buses between 18.00 and 23.00 along three culture trails. Buses leave every 20 minutes from Bachelor’s Walk, Aston Quay and Trinity College.
The Dublin Culture Night app is available to download from the App Store.