Dance, dance, dance…shake that booty, dominate the dance floor! Yes, it’s the dance festival in Dublin this week, and it’s hard to sit still. It runs from the 14-26th of May, and full details are here.
I knOw yoU– IMMA Earlsfort Terrace – 19 April – 1st Sept 2013 – “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.
Tino Sehgal: This Situation– IMMA Earlsfort Terrace – until 19 May 2013 (Last Few Days! Go check it out) – 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. (Last Few Days! Go check it out)
Ben River ‘Ah Liberty’ Simone Kappeler in Gallery 2 – Douglas Hyde until May 22nd (Last week!).
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)
Force 12 is at the Peppercanister Gallery until May 31st (Peter Burns Image above).
Aleana Egan’s ‘The Sensitive Plant’ is at the Kerlin until 1st June.
Patrick O’Reilly is at the Oliver Sears until June 6th.
The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery has Stehen Loughman’s quite beautiful ‘Interiors’ exhibition.
Material Fact (Group show including Silvia Bächli, Gerard Byrne, Paul Doran, Dennis McNulty until May 25th) is at the Green on Red Gallery.
The big event this week is the Words on the Street – European Literature Night – Twelve Countries, Twelve Voices, Twelve Venues, One Great Evening – These are events all over Dublin, and well worth checking out! There’s a programme of events available here.
It’s running at all the cultural centres and venues around Dublin, some of the best are:
Delicacy by David Foenkinos – Read by Rosaleen Linehan @ the Sugar Club
Summer Lies by Bernhard Schlink Read by Rick O’Shea @ No. 6 Ely Place
Broken by Daniel Clay Read by the author at Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare street
Urban Knights: Monthly Platform for Urban Crusaders and Change Agents Tuesday, May 14, 2013 – 18:00 to 20:00
Want – The launch event of The Prosperity Project by Jesse Jones 17th May @ 6:30pm in The Main Space, Smock Alley
The Dublin Dance Festival will take place all around Dublin this week, and there’s almost too much to mention! Still, we’ll give it a go.
Making Leomade is at the New Theatre until May 11th.
Tuesdays with Morrie is at the Gaiety Theatre (until May 18th)
Carmen and the Factory Girls are at the Civic Theatre (May 9th – 12th)
Sleeping Beauty is at the Pavillion
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.
There’s also a season of movies in Meeting House Square, with details here. Goodfellas is on this week, on May 16th at 19.45.
Not a bad week for tunes on the streets of Dublin. Rebekka Karijord on Satuday cannot be missed! So much bad music in Dublin on Friday, check it out below! Can M People really still exist?
Highlights include David Kitt, Seti the First and Mac Demarco.
Mon 13 May
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell – Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Caroline Harrison – Whelans
Tue 14 May
Luka Bloom – Whelans
Wed 15 May
David Kitt – Odessa Club
And So I Watch You From Afar = Whelans
Loudon Wainwright III – NCH
Thu 16 May
Seti the First – Odessa Club
And So I Watch You From Afar – Whelan’s
Ham Sandwich, Heathers and Young Wonder – Christ Church Cathedral
SUUNS – The Grand Social
The Big Reunion – The O2 (Bewitched, 5ive and other monkeys!)
Maria Peszek – The Button Factory
Fri 17 May
Meat Loaf – The O2
M People – Vicar Street
Bressie – The Academy
Lucy Spraggan – Academy 2
St. John The Gambler – Whelan’s
Dublin Gospel Choir – Buck Whaleys
Sat 18 May
Rebekka Karijord – The Workman’s Club
Sweet Jane – Grand Social
Ulrich Schnauss – The Button Factory
The Lost Brothers – Whelans
Krystal Klear – The Button Factory
Rooftop Anthem – Academy 2
Steve Hackett – Vicar Street
Gavin James – The Academy
The Eskies – Whelans
Purling Hiss – Whelans
Sun 19 May
Mac Demarco – The Workman’s Club
Rackhouse Pilfer – Whelans
The Kennedy’s – Whelans