Festivals

Things to do in Dublin – 17th – 23rd Sept

And you thought last week was a busy one? Well, it ain’t got nothing on this one! Mostly due to Culture Night, yes, that’s right, the night where all the museum employees around the country are on overtime! I’ll deal with that in detail later in the week. Now, for the rest of it…

Music – It’s a busy week of Music, with most of it Irish, which is good to see. Tonight there’s Billy Bragg and Andy Irvine in Vicar Street. Wednesday has ‘The last Ten Years’ by Sean Millar in St. Pats as part of the Fringe and the Cast of Cheers are in Whelans, Arlo Guthrie plays the Button Factory. Thursday has Ham Sandwich in the Workmans Club and the Kaleidoscope Party in the Sugar Club. Friday has the Stunning at Vicar Street, and Pugwash at the Grand Social (it’s also culture night!), Roisin O plays Whelans, The Guggenheim grotto plays upstairs in Whelans. Donal Lunny and Anthony Cronin play the Market Venue (sounds odd that one!). Rubberbandits play Meeting House Square on Saturday, as part of the Fringe. Joan Armatrading plays Vicar street .

Movies – The IFI is still suffering it’s hangover from it’s weekend long shindig for it’s 20th birthday. Hope everyone enjoyed the free movie feast! The lighthouse is having a preview of Holy Motors, with an interview with Kylie Minogue and Denis Levant afterwards (streamed) on Tuesday at 6 PM. North by Northwest is part of their Hitchcock season and is on Wednesday and Sunday.

Theatre – It’s all about week two of the fringe! Some things that continue from last week are Constellations, Elevator and White Rabbit, Red Rabbit and Mass. Out of the new boys in the class, I’d recommend Singlehood, Souvenir and the Oh Fuck moment, but there’s loads more to see, so try to get to a few while you can!

Art – Similar enough to last week with the Keith Wilson show at the Oliver Sears gallery, and RHA’s new exhibition of bright young things ‘Future’s 12′. Callum Innes continues at the Kerlin.

That’s your lot for this week. If I missed anything exciting, feel free to add it to the comments section below.

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