Things to Do in Dublin – 15th – 21st April 2013

Record Store Day

Dare I say it, but is there a touch of spring in the air? Who knows, it’ll probably snow next week. A couple of fun events this week, with Record Store day taking centre stage, with the best of the events in Dublin in Tower Records (Ghost Estate and Twilight Sad), Elastic Witch (Twisted Pepper – Tieranniesaur, Sea Pinks, Squarehead) and in Outhouse (Patrick Kelleher, Squarehead etc)! Full list on Nialler9. 

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.


Thomas Zipp - Polymorphous Oratory

I knOw yoU is a dynamic exhibition by a new generation of young European artists” or so says the blurb on the new exhibition in IMMA @ NCH (Earlsfort Terrace). It features the work of over 50 artists, so should be something for everyone! Quite looking forward to this one, Tino Sehgal also continues in the same venue.

I knOw yoU–  IMMA Earlsfort Terrace – 19 April – 1st Sept 2013

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

Analysing Cubism – IMMA Kilmainham – until 19th May.

Ben River ‘Ah Liberty’ Simone Kappeler in Gallery 2 –  Douglas Hyde until May 22nd.

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:

Aleana Egan’s ‘The Sensitive Plant’ is at the Kerlin from the 19th April until 1st June.

Donald Tesky  is at the Oliver Sears until 18th April (last few days! ).

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

Sarah Longley is at the Peppercanister Gallery from the 19th of April until May 4th.

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


Pan Pan All that Falls

All that Falls by Pan Pan Theatre Company opens at the Beckett Theatre, Trinity College. I saw it last time out, in the Project Arts Centre, and it is a weird and wonderful experience, as is everything they do! You are one of 60 people in rocking chairs, listening to the radio play while the wall of lights dims or booms, reflecting the mood of the piece. Check it out!

Mrs. Warren’s profession continues at the Gate (our review is here).

Drum Belly continues at the Abbey Theatre (heavily recommended! our review is here).

The Lockout  is  at the New Theatre until April 15th – 20th.

Digging for Fire is at the Project Arts Centre along with a series called Live Collisions (Both look good actually! 18th April – 4th May)

Hello Dolly! is at the Gaiety Theatre April 15th – 27th.

Debbie Allen: Dance Display and one of the hits of last year’s Fringe Festival Solpadeine is my Boyfriend are at the Civic Theatre (April 17th – 20th)

Sylvia is at the Pavillion.


The Lighthouse continue their Hollywood Babylon with An American Werewolf in London (Sat 20th @ 10.45)

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.  Talk to her and Bad Education are part of the Almodovar season.

There’s also open air cinema in Fitzwilliam Square from ‘happenings‘, full details are here!  You only get 36 hours notice, and it’s a fiver in. Hope the weather holds up for that one!

The Terminator is part of Film Fatale on the 16th of April at the Sugar Club



Twilight Sad, Night Beds and Public Enemy are worth a mention, and there’s lots of free events in record store day!

Tuesday – April 16th

Paul Kelly – Unitarian Church €23

The Lakazans – Insituto Cervantes

Wednesday – April 17th

Does Morrissey Still Matter – Sugar Club (what a question?)

John Smith – Whelans

Thursday – April 18th

Colin Smith and Ari Heist – Workman’s Club

Veronica Falls – Whelans

Kaplin – Mercantile

Friday – April 19th

A Tribute to Levon Helm (The Lost Brothers, Republic of Loose etc)

Mark Geary – Grand Social

Night Beds – Workman’s club

underCURRENT presents: Broadway Empire – The Twisted Pepper

Saturday – April 20th

The Hot Sprockets – Whelans

Record Store Day – Various Venues

Fantastic Mr. Fox – Button Factory

Virgo Four – Grand Social

Twilight Sad – Workman’s Club

Near Wild Heaven – Project Arts Centre (Roughly Speaking)

Sunday – April 21st

Public Enemy – Button factory

Il Divo – O2

The Crayon Set – Whelans

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