Things to Do in Dublin – 3rd – 9th December

James Yorkston

Yes, we’ve fully embraced the Christmas vibe here, with Chris Rea driving home for Christmas, wall to wall on all radios. I haven’t heard the Pogues yet, but it’s only a matter of time.

ArtEithne Jordan’s new exhibition ‘Street’ continues at the RHA with some familiar streets in Dublin featured! John Beattie’s video pieces continue in the same venue. Alice Maher‘s show at IMMA (Earlsfort Terrace) is really impressive, and the Sidney Nolan exhibition is at the other IMMA;  Kilmainham. Siobhan Hapaska & Stephen McKenna are at the Kerlin from Thursday. Pat Harris and Linda Ruttelynckis are at the Taylor Gallery. Hibernation (Group show) is at the Oliver Sears. Tribal Textiles from Iran continues in the Douglas Hyde.

Theatre – Previews of The Dead that starts on the 5th of Dec at the Abbey, and the Peacock has Quietly Tender Napalm runs until the  8th at the Project, here is our reviewCousin Rachel is at the Gate for the Christmas! Reunion runs at the Viking Theatre until the 8th, and is definitely worth checking out. Jezebel by Rough Magic starts on the 5th and runs until the 22nd in the Project cube.

Movies – A season of Christmas movies starts at the Lighthouse, with Diehard tomorrow. It includes Black Christmas (Genius!) and Gremlins (Genius!). There’s also an unusual Hitchcock season at the IFI, with some of his lesser know movies. The Lodger is on this Sunday (9th Dec). Film Fatale are showing Casablanca at the Sugar Club.

Gigs – A few good ones this week, with James Yorkston as part of the prosperous market,  Mono, Chili Gonzales, Richard Hawley, among others. Full gig guide is below.

03/12/2012 Richard Hawley Vicar St Monday
04/12/2012 Steve Vai Vicar St Tuesday
04/12/2012 Obituary Button Factory Tuesday
04/12/2012 Ronan O’Snodaigh Whelans Wednesday
06/12/2012 Declan O’Rourke Olympia Thursday
06/12/2012 Damien Dempsey Pavilion Theatre Thursday
06/12/2012 Chilly Gonzales Sugar Club Thursday
06/12/2012 Mono Button Factory Thursday
07/12/2012 The Minutes Whelans Friday
07/12/2012 Julie Feeney Pepper Canister Friday
07/12/2012 Subhumans & Paranoid Visions Button Factory Friday
07-08/12/2012 The xx Olympia Fri-Sat
08/12/2012 The Spook of the 13th lock The Co-op Saturday
08/12/2012 Kerbdog Academy Saturday
08/12/2012 James Yorkston etc Workmans Club Saturday
09/12/2012 Gemma Hayes Band Olympia Sunday

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