Yes, it’s St. Patrick’s day. A day where all good Irish people block up their doors and windows and prepare for the celebration of the patron saint of heavy drinking! It’s gonna be wild out there, prepare yourself!
You can get the full details of the Festival here, it runs from the 14th to the 18th, and involves Music and Street performance, An Irish Craft Beer Village in the IFSC, and all sorts of other odds and sods.
Learn from Captain Shamrock below…’With a shillelagh in me ear, and some shamrock up me nose, I’ll be off to Connemara in the morning’.
Analysing Cubism – IMMA Kilmainham – until 19th May.
Kathy Moran’s exhibition starts at the Douglas Hyde (until March 28th), along with Andrew Vickery in Gallery 2.
Sleepwalkers is at the Hugh Lane – (until May 12th)
The sketchbooks of Jack B Yeats are at the National Gallery until May.
Edgar Martins is at the Gallery of Photography until March 17th. – LAST WEEK
The wonderful Mark Francis ‘Calibrate’ is at the Kerlin (Image above – until the 13th April).
Donald Tesky is at the Oliver Sears from 7th March until 18th April.
Simon English is at the Cross Gallery (until April 13th).
Nevin Lahart is at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery (until March 16th)
Spring Exhibition (mixed show) is at the Peppercanister Gallery.
The Tiny Plays for Ireland are the new kids this week, and I’m quite looking forward to them! The playwrights include Maeve Binchy, Colum McCann, Pauline McLynn, Tom Swift, and members of the public chosen from over 1,700 submissions.
Bedroom Farce continues at the Gate (until March 16th – Last Week!).
The Complete Guide to Everything, Rufus Coates, Focal Point at Smock Alley
The Woman in Black – is at the Gaiety Theatre until March 23rd.
The Devils – is at the Civic Theatre, March 12th – 16th.
Michael Collins – A Musical Drama – is at the Tivioli all week, and sounds bizarre!
Cinema Paradiso is on at the Sugar Club on the 5th
The Genius of Hitchcock part four starts at the IFI (they just keep coming, don’t they?) with Under Capricorn and Rope this week.
Sack are back for one night only! Next Saturday in the Grand Social, and definitely not to be missed. Willie Mason, the Hot 8 Brass Band and the Eels are the other highlights!
Ne-Yo – O2 – Monday 11th March
Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club – Academy – Monday 11th March
Vince Gill – Olympia Theatre – Wednesday 13th March
Little Bear – Upstairs in Whelans – Wednesday 13th March
Progressions – Contemporary Masters of Solo Guitar – No.2 Marc Ribot – Sugar Club – Wednesday 13th March
Carrie Underwood – Olympia – Thursday 14th March
Willy Mason – Whelans – Thursday 14th March
The Walls – Odessa Club – Thursday 14th March
Eels – Olympia – Friday/ Saturday 15th/ 16th March
Kult – Academy – Friday 15th March
Equinox 03 presents: Slam (Drumcode, Soma, Paragraph) – Academy – Friday 15th March
Girls Allowed – O2 – Saturday 16th March
Enslaved – Button Factory – Saturday 16th March
Power of Dreams/ Sack – Grand Social – Saturday 16th March
Mano Le Tough – Sugar Club – Saturday 16th March
LAPD: Liam O’Flynn, Andy Irvine, Paddy Glackin and Dónal Lunny – Vicar Street – Sunday 17th March
Aslan – Olympia Theatre – Sunday 17th March
Frontier Ruckus/ Lisa O’Neill – Whelans – Sunday 17th March
Le Galaxie – Button Factory – Sunday 17th March
St. Patricks Day – The Urges, Tandem Felix, Gangs, The No. 1s, September Girls etc. – Workman’s Club – Sunday 17th March
The Hot 8 Brass band – Sugar Club – Sunday 17th March