Things to Do in Dublin – 29th April – 5th May 2013


This is a big week around the streets of Dublin, as it’s the May bank holiday weekend, with a variety of festivals and other junk to see and do. Meteor Dublin Camden Crawl is the main highlight, but there’s the Bray Jazz festival for things a little smoother! I know Bray is Wicklow, but it’s on the Dart line, so I’m claiming it!


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.

Sean Scully exhibition Doric a is at the Hugh Lane  until 9th June. Sleepwalkers (mixed exhibition) continues until May 12th. Jonathan Cummins: When I Leave These Landings continues until 2nd June.

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)

The RHA – Dublin – between exhibitions

Private Galleries:


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

Patrick O’Reilly  starts at the Oliver Sears until June 6th.

The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  has Stehen Loughman’s quite beautiful ‘Interiors’ exhibition (image above).

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 until May 25th) is at the Green on Red Gallery.

Talks/ Lectures


Professor Higgs of Higgs Boson fame is in town for ‘A Conversation with Professor Peter Higgs and Colleagues‘ On Thursday 2 May in the RAI.

David Spiegelhalter is the Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at Cambridge and will be talking on the topic on May 3rd in the Science Gallery.

An Evening with Ian Nagoski – The Widow’s Joy; Pride, Genius, Grief & Lies from international 78rpm recordings – In the Odessa club tonight, with tickets at €8. “An intriguing evening of recordings and reflections with the celebrated US producer, writer and music historian Ian Nagoski on Monday 29th April.”

Was Zorro Irish? A 17th century Irishman in Mexico, revolutionary and mystic poet: William Lamport (or “El Zorro” in Mexico)By Andrea Martínez Baracs – Wednesday, 01/5, 6.30pm @ Cervantes Institute

Artist’s response – Mark Joyce – A talk about the current Analysing exhibition in IMMA by the lecturer and artist Mark Joyce.  The Rest of IMMA’s events calender is here.

Dublin: One City, One book – It’s almost at an end, but there’s a few events happening that are worth a mention.

The Roughly Speaking Series with a talk on RTE with Anne Enright on the 1st of May and on Generation Emigration on the 4h at the Project Arts Centre.

The Hide-And-Seek Children – Wednesday 1 May 6-8pm at the Royal Dublin Society – Barbara Barnett will talk about her book, The Hide-And-Seek Children. “In 1948 approximately 100 Jewish Slovak children, who had survived the Holocaust, spent one year of respite and recovery in Clonyn Castle, Co Westmeath, Ireland.”



It’s more or less the same as last week, theatre wise, but there’s some good things out there. Druid Murphy starts in the Gaiety also, if you missed it first time around.

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

Drum Belly continues at the Abbey Theatre (until May 11th – recommended! our review is here). €10 tickets Monday to Wednesday, and it’s really good! Go check it out…

Richard II is at the Peacock Theatre, our review is here.

Bankers is  at the New Theatre until May 11th.

Digging for Fire is at the Project Arts Centre until May 4th (our review is here), Broadening is in the Cube until May 11th. .

Druid Murphy is at the Gaiety Theatre (30th April – May 11th)

Tuesday’s with Morries is at the Civic Theatre (May 1st-4th)

Factory Girls is at the Pavillion



The Lighthouse has a Baz Luhrmann season starting soon. Check it out! Strictly Ballroom is this Wednesday.

Three new seasons are in full swing at the IFI with Spotlight on Irish Movies, Essential Cinema and a Pedro Almodovar season, details of all are here.  The new season they have announced is a Neil Jordan retrospective, with a public interview on May 25th @ 14.00

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! Last Friday is was ‘Some like it Hot’ and they got good weather for it! Hopefully they’re as lucky next time out.

There’s also a season of movies in Meeting House Square, with details here.  Back to the Future is on this week, on May 2nd at 19.45.


Angel Olsen

The biggest show in town is definitely the Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin, but there’s some great shows otherwise too, with John Grant, Alt J and Angel Olsen in town also. It’s a busy one…

Monday 29 Apr

Death Grips – Whelans

Passenger – Vicar Street

OneRepublic – Olympia Theatre

Royal Irish Academy of Music BA in Music Performance Annual Final Year Concerto Performances – NCH

Tuesday 30 Apr

Tritone – Whelans

Dick Gaughan – Whelans

Policy – Whelans

Audrey Horne – The Pint

Wednesday 01 May

Kaleidoscope May – Odessa Club

Passenger – Vicar Street

Saxon – The Academy

Echotape and The Plea – Whelans

Capuçon Trio: Renaud Capuçon, Violin; Gautier Capuçon, Cello; Michel Dalberto, Piano – NCH

Thursday 02 May

Angel Olsen – Whelans

Dexys – Olympia Theatre

Chuck Prophet – The Workman’s Club

Lordi – The Button Factory

Choral Concert – Instituto Cervantes

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Academy 2

Ben Reel – Whelans

Hudson Mohawke – The Twisted Pepper

Friday 03 May

Camden Crawl Dublin Launch Party – Whelan’s

John Grant – Vicar Street

Alt-J – Olympia Theatre

Gilles Peterson – Twisted Pepper

Enter Shikari – The Academy

Valerie June – The Sugar Club

The Hedge Schools – Whelans

Michael Hurley – The Grand Social

Indecent Noise, Arctic Moon – The Academy

Daedelus – The Sugar Club

The Doors Alive – The Academy

Saturday 04 May

Camden Crawl Dublin 2013 – Various

Thee Oh Sees – Whelans

Devin Townsend Project – The Academy

Shuggie Otis – The Sugar Club

Mary Byrne – Olympia Theatre

11:00 pm – DJ Kon – The Sugar Club

Sunday 05 May

Camden Crawl Dublin 2013 – Various

Ocho – The Pepper Canister Church

Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble presents Ajo Arkestra – Sugar Club

We Are The In Crowd and Never Shout Never – The Academy

Adam Ant and the Good ,The Mad and the Lovely – Vicar Street

The Field and Shit Robot – Button Factory

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