Things to Do in Dublin – 8th – 14th April 2013

‘The World is a Vampire’ said the great sage Billy Corgan, and this week, I couldn’t agree more! Ok, I don’t know what it means either, but I just wanted to say it.

It’s all change this week, with a flood of new junk in the worlds of Theatre and Art. So, let’s get ready to rumble….

Dublin: One City, One book – focuses on Strumpet City by James Plunkett this month with events (readings, lectures etc) around the city! There’s a few events in the NLI that are worth a mention also.


Ben Rivers

The new boys in the class include British-German artist Tino Sehgal in IMMA Earlsfort and Ben Rivers in the Douglas Hyde, both should be worth checking out. There’s another new exhibition opening in IMMA Earlsfort next week also.

Tino Sehgal: This Situation–  IMMA Earlsfort Terrace – 12 April – 19 May 2013

Analysing Cubism – IMMA Kilmainham – until 19th May.

Ben River ‘Ah Liberty’ Simone Kappeler in Gallery 2 –  Douglas Hyde from April 12th .

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

Sean Scully exhibition Doric is at the Hugh Lane (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 (wow, last week!).

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

Simon English is at the Cross Gallery (another last week! until April 13th).

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

Sarah Longley is at the Peppercanister Gallery from the 19th of April (next week!).

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


Mrs. Warren's Profession - Gate Theatre

Lots and lots of new kids here also, and a few things that will be around for a while, such as Mrs. Warren and

Mrs. Warren’s profession starts at the Gate (starts April 9th, last preview tonight).

Drum Belly at the Abbey Theatre (From April 9th).

Have I no Mouth by the wonderful Borken Tellers is at Smock Alley. (April 11th-13th)

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

Body Deuts and Fast Portraits are at the Project Arts Centre (12 & 13th April) as they gear up for the IETM.

Billy Connolly is at the Gaiety Theatre April 9-13th

Click is at the Civic Theatre (April 9th – 13th)

Douglas Kennedy, Footloose and The Nualas  are at the Pavillion.



The Lighthouse has a Japanese Film Festival from the 11th to the 13th of April, with plenty of Manga and other delights. and should be checked out! Beserk – The Golden age is just one. See below.

Three new seasons are in full swing at the IFI with Harmony Korine – Breaking out and Spotlight on Irish Movies and a Pedro Almodovar season, details of all are here. 

Say Anything  is on at the Workman’s Club on April 9th, and is free!

Bonnie and Clyde is part of Film Fatale on the 13th of April at the Sugar Club


Lets just say it’s a bit of a slow week and leave it at that! Konomo No 1 and Rachel Zeffira are worth a mention though.

Monday – 8th April –

The Vaccines – Olympia

Tuesday – 9th-

Mick Hucknall – Olympia (God, how bad were simply red)

Paul Tiernan – Odessa Club

Wednesday – 10th –

Mick Hucknall – Olympia

We Arrive Alive – Grand Social

Shake The Stigma: Charity Gig In Aid of Pieta House – Workman’s Club

Thursday – 11th

Barretstown Inspirations include The Coronas, Lisa Hannigan, The Strypes, The Walls, The Frank & Wlaters – Olympia

Subjects Presents – Twisted Pepper

Let The Music Do The Talking – Project Arts Centre

The Milk Carton Kids – Project Arts Centre

Friday – 12th –

Pink – O2

Matchbox 20 – Vicar Street

Konono No 1 – Whelans

Jose James (BlueNote Records) – Sugar Club

Saturday – 13th –

The Harz Mountain Yodelers – Unitarian Church

Matchbox 20 – Vicar Street

These Charming Men – Village

Michael Mayer (Kompakt) – Button Factory

Joe Gomm – Button Factory

Grand Pocket Orchestra – Whelans (upstairs)

Sunday – 14th –

fun. – Olympia

Josephine – Sugar Club

Rachel Zeffira – Unitarian Church

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