Things to do in Dublin this week (27-05-13 to 2-06-13)

We’re just heading into the Bank Holiday weekend and there’s more than a few events around the streets of Dublin. There’s a few new plays doing the rounds as well as the Forbidden Fruit Festival and Bloom festival of all things green in the Phoenix park. See the details below…



183rd RHA Annual Exhibition runs from 28 May-17 Aug, 2013. It always feels like summer to me when this exhibition opens! It’s well worth a look, and a great snap shot of art in Ireland.

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.

Gallery 1 – Nigel Cooke, Gallery 2 – The Paradise – Ciaran Murphy –  Douglas Hyde from May 31st until July 17th. (Nigel Cooke image above)

Sean Scully exhibition Doric 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.

Aleana Egan’s ‘The Sensitive Plant’ is at the Kerlin until 1st June (last week).

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

The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  has Selective Perspectives – Group exhibition finishes May 30th – 27th July. (Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh image above)

John Cronin – Standard Deviation – (May 30th – 6th June) is at the Green on Red Gallery.

Talks/ Lectures

Risk Intelligence with Dylan Evans – Wednesday, May 29, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:15 – Science Gallery

Comedy: Eddie Pepitone – Whelans – 27-05-13


Man of Valour - Project Arts Centre

A few new ones this week, with An Enemy of the People starting at the gate, as well as Man of Valour and U R Hamlet II at the Project.

An Enemy of the People starts at the Gate (From Tuesday 28th May, last preview tonight)

Shush starts next week at  the Abbey Theatre.

Overtime is  at the New Theatre until June 1st.

Man of Valour is at the Project Arts Centre (from May 28th to 8th June). U R Hamlet II is at the cube until June 1st.

Bridsong is at the Gaiety Theatre (from May 28th – 1st June)

Lean On Me (28th – 30th May) and Roald Dahl’s Matilda (28th May – 1st June) are at the Civic Theatre

Audrey Niffenegger in Conversation with Mia Gallagher  (31st May) is at the Pavillion



The Lighthouse has a John Hughes season, with The Breakfast Club on Wednesday the 29th at 15.30 and 20.30, and Sunday at 15.30.

Syria – Through a lense  – is a free event on May 28th @ 6.45.

Neil Jordan Retrospective is nearing it’s end with Ondine this week, details are here

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.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is in Meeting House Square – 30th May at 22.45

Film Fatale has Top Gun tomorrow at the Sugar Club.


Forbidden Fruit

I don’t know about you but I spent the weekend trying to spot Lana Del Rey around Dublin! I think I nearly knocked her off her bike near the canal in my car (she was cycling in the middle of the road in a dreamy state!). Ok, it possibly wasn’t her, just some other spaced out tourist. The madness that is Forbidden Fruit is the main attraction this week, with Primal Scream and Chic among many others! The Hypnotic Brass Band are back in the Sugar Club, and are possibly here more often than Leonard Cohen!

Mon 27 May

Lana Del Rey – Vicar Street

Tue 28 May

Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney – Whelan’s

The Janoskians – Olympia Theatre

Wed 29 May

Iron and Wine – Olympia Theatre

Opera Briefs – Lir

A Gig For Erin – Whelans

Slam Dunk Ireland – The Academy

The Notas – The Workmans Club

This Is The Kit – Whelan’s

Thu 30 May

OMD – Vicar Street

The Wolfnotes – Whelan’s

Cancer Bats – Academy 2

Kieran Halpin – Whelan’s

Fri 31 May

Colleen – Unitarian Church

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – The Sugar Club

Public Service Broadcasting – The Button Factory

Peter Delaney – Whelan’s

Forbidden Fruit Opening Party – Button Factory

Sat 01 Jun

Forbidden Fruit Festival 2013

Lau – Whelan’s

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – The Sugar Club

Steve Earle and the Dukes – Vicar Street

Darren Emerson – The Academy

Whole Lotta Voltage – Button Factory

The Analogue Cops – The Twisted Pepper

Sun 02 Jun

Forbidden Fruit Festival 2013

Tyga – Vicar Street

Fling – Whelan’s

Ferry Corsten – The Academy

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