Things to Do in Dublin – 6th – 12th May 2013

Oh man, everything hurts! I can’t point at a body part that is working within normal parameters! Yes, we’re recovering form the Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin  and three solid days of music! And what’s the best way to recover? Why Why? in Whelans tonight, of course.


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

This is a lot of fun! I visited it yesterday and to say too much about it is to ruin it, but it’s a performance art piece with six performers of various ages in the space. Go check it out!

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 June.

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

Private Galleries:


Aleana Egan’s ‘The Sensitive Plant’ is at the Kerlin 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).

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

Free Events/ Seminars – As part of the Gay Theatre Feistal there are a series of Readings, Seminars and other events around the city.

The Lisbon Traviata – Free Play Reading – 6th May as part of the Gay Theatre Festival @ 6PM

Film screening: “”With or without love” presented by the Producer of the film Tomás Cimadevilla” – 11/06/2013 @ 6PM

Arena – Live Broadcast – Porject Arts Centre – with The New Triangle, Crash Ensemble, Peter Sheridan, Niamh O’Malley and Philip McMahon! – May 10th at 7PM – Full details are here

Community Day – Project Arts Centre – Free events – Friday & Saturday 10th & 11th May

Talk on Tino Sehgal – Tim Stott (Lecturer in Art History and Theory, DIT) discusses how the work of Tino Sehgal – May 10th @ 1.15



The big event in theatre this week is the Gay Theatre Festival which runs from the 5th to the 19th of May, which a massive amount of small to medium sized events around the city, so check it out here.

Mrs. Warren’s profession continues at the Gate (until May 18th – our review is here).

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

Bankers is  at the New Theatre until May 11th.

The New Triangle is at the Project Arts Centre on May 10th (Music ), Broadening is in the Cube until May 11th.

Druid Murphy- Conversations on a Homecoming  is at the Gaiety Theatre (until May 11th)

Sleeping Beauty Suite and Dance 10th Anniversary are at the Civic Theatre (May 9th – 12th)

The Man in the Woman’s shoes  and Eternal Rising of the Sun are at the Pavillion



The Lighthouse has a Baz Luhrmann season starting soon. Check it out! Romeo + Juliet is this Wednesday.

Strictly Ballroom is at the Workman’s Club Den on the 7th May @ 7.30

Neil Jordan Retrospective is in full swing, details are here There’s also 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 Thursday it is was ‘The Big Lebowski’!

There’s also a season of movies in Meeting House Square, with details here.  Cinema Paradiso is on this week, on May 9th at 19.45.

Freshly squeezed International Student Short Film series is at the Sugar Club on Sunday 12th from 12-9.30.



Not a bad week on the gig front with Why? tonight, British Sea Power tomorrow and I draw Slow on Wednesday! Thursday has Mountains, Friday has Tieranniesaur and Saturday the Dudley Corp Album launch. You could really be out every night this week!

Mon 06 May

Why? – Whelan’s

The Specials –  Olympia Theatre

Bad Manners – The Village

Tue 07 May

Pete Roe – The Unitarian Church

British Sea Power – The Academy

Gregory Porter – The Sugar Club

Zoe Conway, Mairtin O’Connor and Donal Lunny – Whelan’s

Hurray For The Riff Raff – Whelan’s

Wed 08 May

I Draw Slow – The Button Factory

Shovels and Rope – Whelan’s

Hiss Golden Messenger and William Tyler @ Whelan’s

Thu 09 May

Mountains – Twisted Pepper

John Murry – The Workmans Club

Eric Clapton – The O2

RDGLDGRN – The Academy

Mary Gauthier – The Button Factory

Chris Dave – Sugar Club

Fri 10 May

Tieranniesaur – Whelan’s

Lucy Rose – The Button Factory

Fossil Collective – Whelan’s

Fang Island – The Grand Social

Sat 11 May

The Dudley Corporation album launch – Whelan’s

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls – The Academy

Beyonce – The O2

Bronagh Gallagher – Whelan’s

Brian Deady – Whelan’s

Native Tongue – The Sugar Club

Sun 12 May

Gabriel O Pensador – The Academy

Lucinda Williams – Vicar Street

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