Things to Do in Dublin – 13th – 19th May 2013

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!).

Sean Scully exhibition Doric a is at the Hugh Lane  until 9th June. 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:


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.

Talks/ Lectures

The big event this week is the  Words on the Street – European Literature NightTwelve 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

Free Events/ Seminars – As part of the Gay Theatre Feistal there are a series of Readings, Seminars and other events around the city. Sunday Sessions with Gerry Stembridge and Bill Hughes.

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


Dublin Dance Festival

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.

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

Dublin Dance Fesitval is at the Abbey Theatre (What the Body Does not remember and Stravinsky Evening are the main events)

Making Leomade is  at the New Theatre until May 11th.

The Lesson is at the Project Arts Centre on May 10th (Music ), Dublin Dance Festival is in the space upstairs.

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



The Lighthouse has a Dune on Saturday May 18th @ 10.45 as part of its Hollywood Babylon season. Moulin Rouge is on Wednesday (15th May) at 15.30 and 20.30.

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.

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

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