Things to do in Dublin this week (03-06-13 to 9-06-13)


We are entering the last part of the long weekend, the bit that makes it long I guess, a Monday to enjoy! Forbidden Fruit has ended, and all the madness that went with it, but there’s plenty still on in Dublin this week. Bloom finishes today if you’re willing to battle through the crowds. Otherwise, see what you think below…

The Dublin Shakespeare festival is on around the City this week, so check out what’s on here.



Secretion by Willie Doherty is at IMMA (Image above) until 1st September at IMMA @ NCH Annex.

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:

Phillip Allen

Charlie Whiskeris at the Peppercanister Gallery (Just 6th -29th)

Phillip Allen’s ‘Oxblood’ is at the Kerlin starts on June 6th (Image above from exhibition).

Patrick O’Reilly  is at the Oliver Sears until June 6th (last week)

The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  has Selective Perspectives – Group exhibition finishes May 30th – 27th July.

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

Talks/ Lectures

Risk Lab with Michelle Browne – Wednesday, June 6th – 18:00 to 19:15 – Science Gallery – This promises to be a Poker game with a difference, as those pesky scientists break it down!

Irish Literature in Spain – Tuesday, 04/06, Café Literario Cervantes Institute,6.30pm

Flat-share in Fleet Street: WB Yeats leaves home – Thursday, 6 June at 7.00pm – NLI – Join Michael Ashe SC QC for a talk reflecting on six months of Yeats’s life when he left home and spent time in London


An Enemy of the People - The Gate

Shush starts at the Abbey (previews this week) and Portrait of the artist as a young man at the New Theatre, among others…

Previews of Shush starts June 6th at  the Abbey Theatre.

An Enemy of the People starts at the Gate (until July, our review is here)

Man of Valour is at the Project Arts Centre (from May 28th to 8th June) our review is here.

Kiss me and you’ll see how Important I am  is at the cube until June 8th.

Portrait of an Artist as a young man is  at the New Theatre from June 10th(next week) until June 22nd

La Traviata is at the Gaiety Theatre (June 5th – 8th)

David O’Rourke (June 6th) and Aidan Bishop (June 8th) are at the Civic Theatre

JoyceSong in the Tower:John Feeley & Fran O’Rourke is at the Pavillion



The Lighthouse has a John Hughes season, with 16 Candles on Wednesday the 5th, Friday and Sunday.

Film Fatale– are showing Notorious at the Sugar Club on Friday 7th June.

70mm series is at the IFI, with Ryan’s Dadughter (Tuesday and Sunday). Alien is next week, which will sell out!

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 Big Lebowski + The Job – Workman’s Club – June 4th


A quiet Monday and Tuesday to start the week, but a few good things after that…

Wed 05 Jun

Boylan plays Brubeck – NCH

Kaleidoscope June – Odessa Club

Joshua Radin – The Sugar Club

Tumbling Bones – Upstairs at Whelans

Otherkin – The Workman’s Club

Thu 06 Jun

Ana Gog – Whelans

Fri 07 Jun

Mark Morriss – The Workmans Club

John Blek and The Rats – The Grand Social

Poolside – The Button Factory

Picturehouse – Vicar Street

Tarantella Fall – Whelan’s

Shadows and Dust – The Unitarian Church

Matthias Tanzman – The Button Factory

Sat 08 Jun

The Who – The O2

The Last Sound – The Twisted Pepper

Matias Aguayo – The Button Factory

Scott Ian – The Button Factory

The Jigsaw Jam – Whelans

Sweet Jane – Sweeneys

Sun 09 Jun

Cara Luft – Whelans

Vintage Trouble – Whelans

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