Things to do in Dublin this week (10-06-13 to 16-06-13)


This is the week of the big gig, with Robbie, Bon Jovi and Neil Young all battling for your attention! There’s lots of lovely small events around town also, if you don’t feel like battling the crowds. There’s also a new play in the Abbey, with Shush, and Portrait of an Artist in the New Theatre. Previews of Howie the Rookie with Love/Hate’s Tom Vaugh-Lawlor starts in the Project.

Taste of Dublin runs at the Iveagh Gardens from June 13-16th.



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 (June 6th -29th)

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

Sara Flynn, Liam Flynn, Frances Lambe, Nuala O’Donovan, Cólín ÓDubhghaill is at the Oliver Sears from June 20th (week after next!)

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


The Dalky Book Festival runs from June 13th to 16th, and has an impressive line up including: Edna O’Brien, Anne Enright, Roddy Doyle, Kevin Barry, Dawn O’Porter, Robert Fisk, Frank McGuinness, John Boyne, Mike Scott , Pauline McLynn, David Coleman, Tim Pat Coogan, Ian Robertson, Sarah Webb, Stuart Carolan and Eamon Morrissey.

World Actors Forum – Gate Theatre – 15th & 16th June – Charles Dance, Anissa Daoud, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Amer Hlehel, Jeremy Irons, Farah Shaer and Penelope Wilton.

John Banville – Smock Alley – Interview – June 12th at 6PM.

‘What’s eating Dubliners’ – Banter Series – Twisted Petter – June 12th at 8PM

The future of maths education – Wednesday, June 13th – 18:00 to 19:15 – Science Gallery

BRENDAN LYNCH CITY OF WRITERS – Tuesday 11 June 6.30pm at the Alliance Francais

The Man from Zara, With Covadonga O’Shea– Tuesday, 10/06, Café Literario Cervantes Institute,6.30pm

Making Science work – Royal Irish Academy – Friday, 14 June at 6pm


Shush Abbey

Howie the Rookie starts at the Project Arts Centre, along with Portrait of an Artist at the new Theatre…

Previews of Shush starts June 6th and opens for real on June 12th at the Abbey Theatre. Expect our review later in the week.

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

Howie The Rookie is at the Project Arts Centre (from 13th June – 6th July). Solpadeine is My Boyfriend returns to the cube (June 11th – 15th)

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

Abigail’s Party is at the Gaiety Theatre

What would Ma say? (June 10th – 15th) are at the Civic Theatre

Whistle in the Dark and Conversations on a Homecoming are at the Pavillion

Mouth on Fire – Trilingual Beckett – Thursday 13 June at 7.30pm – at the Alliance FrancaisFree


Pretty in PInk

The Lighthouse has a John Hughes season, with Pretty in Pink on Wednesday the 12th, Friday and Sunday.

Purple Rain is on the 15th of June at 10.45 PM at the The Lighthouse

70mm series is at the IFI, with Alien is this week, Tuesday and Sunday.

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. They had two last week, so they’re coming hot and heavy.



A few big hitters in town this week, with Neil Young, Robbie Williams and Bon Jovi in town in various fields and stadia around Dublin! There’s also a few fun ones on a smaller scale with the Chromatics, The Breeders and the Fresh and Onlys.

Mon 10 Jun

Slayer – The Academy

Duke Special – Whelans

The Paperboys – Whelans

Colm Wilkinson – Bord Gais Energy Centre

Tue 11 Jun

Slayer – The Academy

Kidnap Alice – Whelans

Empire Circus – The Workman’s Club

Walking Papers – The Pint

Wed 12 Jun

Niall Thomas – Whelans

Mastodon – The Academy

Fidlar – Academy 2

Thu 13 Jun

Chromatics – The Village

Wingding – The Button Factory

Liam Ó Maonlaí & Rónán Ó Snodaigh – Whelans

Mastodon – The Academy

Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 2013 – Leopardstown Racecourse

Fri 14 Jun

The Breeders – Vicar Street

The Fresh and Onlys – The Workman’s Club

John Cooper Clarke – The Button Factory

The Christians – Buck Whaleys

Hard Skin – The Grand Social

Harvest (a tribute to Neil Young) – The Sugar Club

Stu Daly – Whelans

Metro Area – The Sugar Club

Robbie Williams – The Aviva Stadium

Sat 15 Jun

Slane 2013 – Bon Jovi

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – RDS Arena Dublin

Young Hearts Run Free – Adrian Crowley, Tieranniesaur, Seán Mac Erlaine, and Mike Stevens – Sutton, Martello Towers

Paddy Casey – The Button Factory

Red Sail – Whelans

In This Moment – Whelans

Sorcha Richardson – The Workman’s Club

September Girls – The Thomas House

Finnebassen – The Button Factory

Azymuth – The Sugar Club

Sun 16 Jun

Danny Brown – The Sugar Club

Chelsea Light Moving – Whelans

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