Things to Do in Dublin – 1st – 7th April 2013

The feast of chocolate is at an end, and we mourn it’s passing! I hope you didn’t eat too many Easter eggs. Today, we are proud to announce that Tom Cruise is performing Krapp’s last tape at the Gate! If you’re not reading this on Monday, that’s an April Fools joke. Sorry!

Dublin: One City, One book – focuses on Strumpet City by James Plunkett this month with events (readings, lectures etc) around the city!

ArtSean Scully

Analysing Cubism – IMMA Kilmainham – until 19th May.

Ben River’s exhibition ‘Ah Liberty’ starts at the Douglas Hyde on April 12th (next week!), along with Simone Kappeler in Gallery 2.

Sleepwalkers is at the Hugh Lane – (until May 12th)

Sean Scully exhibition Doric opens at the Hugh Lane on the 28th (until June 9th)

The sketchbooks of Jack B Yeats are at the National Gallery until May.

Chester Beatty – The Paintings is at the Chester Beatty (until Aug 31st)

Skin, an artistic Atlas is at the RHA (until April 28th)

Private Galleries:

The wonderful Mark Francis ‘Calibrate’ is at the Kerlin until the 13th April.

Donald Tesky  is at the Oliver Sears until 18th April.

Simon English is at the Cross Gallery (until April 13th).

Operation Turquoise: Paul McKinley is at the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery (image below, until April 20th)

Sarah Longley is at the Peppercanister Gallery from the 19th of April (two weeks time!).

Material Fact (Group show including Silvia Bächli, Gerard Byrne, Paul Doran, Dennis McNulty) is at the Green on Red Gallery (Paul Doran – Tail Chaser Below)

Paul Doran Tail Chaser



It’s out with the old and in with the new, as Monster/ Clock, Tiny Plays for Ireland, Translations, Krapp’s Last Tape, Someone who’ll watch over me and Translations all come to an end! I think that’s pretty much everything that’s on in Dublin actually. So, lots of new plays this week.

Ms. Warren’s profession starts at the Gate (previews start April 4th).

The Edge of our Bodies by Adam Rapp is at Smock Alley. (until April 6th)

The Woolgatherer (by William Mastrosimone) is  at the New Theatre until April 13th.

Who Am I?: Night Star Dance Triple Bill is at the Project Arts Centre (4th – 6th April) and Nova Collective on April 3rd.

One man Star Wars Trilogy – is at the Gaiety Theatre until March 30th.

Charlie / Les Sylphides is at the Civic Theatre (April 3-6th)

Tuesday with Morrie is at the Pavillion on the (April 3rd and 4th).


The Lighthouse has it’s Cinema Book Club today with ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ today and on Wednesday.

Oh my God, the genius of Hitchcock season is actually over at the IFI! Seems like it was on since the dawn of time! Three new seasons replace with Harmony Korine – Breaking out and Spotlight on Irish Movies and a Pedro Almodovar season, details of all are here. 

Labyrinth of Passion is part of the Almodovar season and it’s showing Tuesday

Now this is a proper trailer below: Gregory Peck goes wild!

The Warriors is on the 8th of April at the Sugar Club



A bit of a slow week in truth, but a few local acts such as Soak and Hudson Taylor are worth a visit. There’s also Henry Vega and Kaleidoscope if you’re interesting in something a bit more arty!

Monday – 1st April –

Olly Murs – O2 (Is there any justice in a world where Olly plays the O2?)

Tandem Felix – Grand Social

Tuesday – 2nd –

Olly Murs – O2 (There is even less justice in a world where he plays twice!)

Soak – Little Museum of Dublin

Ruby Sessions featuring Dirty Epics – Doyles

Wednesday – 3rd –

Soak – Little Museum of Dublin

The Sheepdogs – Academy 2

Kaleidoscope April – Odessa Club

Thursday – 4th –

Bastille – Academy

Hudson Taylor – Whelans

Friday – 5th –

Gabrielle Aplin – Academy

Dennis Loccorriere – Vicar Street (Dr. Hook lead singer)

The White Hills – Grand Social

Henry Vega – Wormsongs – The Back Loft

Walk Off The Earth – Button Factory

Young Wonder – Workman’s Club

The Mighty Stef – Whelans

Saturday – 6th –

Everclear – Academy

Kopek – Workman’s Club

Benoit and Sergio – Button Factory

Cian Nugent and The Cosmos – Whelans

Moo – The Grand Social

Biggles Flys again – Smock Alley

Sunday – 7th –

Ellie Goulding – Olympia

Tiny Ruins – Workman’s Club

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