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Things to do in Dublin – 10th – 16th Sept

Yeah, it’s another busy one, so I’ll get right down to it.

MusicLeonard Cohen starts his residency in Kilmainham tomorrow, and there still seems to be tickets going for the Saturday gig, if the ads on the radio are anything to go by. There’s also Adrian Crowley in the peacock (odd venue!), Efterklang in the fringe festival, along with Kormac’s Big Band.  Frightened Rabbit play the Academy (Friday – Yeah!). Death in Vegas play the Button Factory on Friday also.

Theatre – The Fringe Festival is in full swing, with some great new work on the stages of Dublin. Elevator and Solpadeine are the two getting the most praise (from me anyway!), but there’s also…Lithium, Circa Still, Rupture Now and also Briefs, which should be good. Full list of events here.

Art – A couple of things worth a mention in the world of art, including the Keith Wilson show at the Oliver Sears gallery, which opened last Thursday. They’re a collection of lovely paintings and drawings of landscapes from around the world. They are wonderfully layered, with strong colours emerging from underneath, really well worth a visit.

The RHA’s new exhibition of bright young things ‘Future’s 12’ opened last Thursday also, with a variety of interesting work. Gavin Murphy’s video piece ‘On Seeing Only Totally New Things’ is worth going for alone!

Film – The IFI’s open day has been expanded this year for it’s 20th birthday to a full weekend. There’s lots of free movies and other events, and details are here. The lighthouse continues with it’s Film Noir season with Laura on Wednesday.

Talks – The year of Science continues with the wonderful temptress Evelyn Cusack talking in Marsh’s Library. The lecture is called ‘Where have all the Summer’s gone?’. We want answers!

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