Gig Guide

Things to do in Dublin this week (24-06-13 to 30-06-13)

You Bloom Dublin

Another one of those busy summer weeks, with far too much on around the city to see and do! You Bloom is billed as Dublin’s answer to South by South West and hosts 50 Irish and 50 International Acts as well as a music conference over the weekend. The Solstice festival continues  in Navan.



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)

Masterpieces of the Collection and Shades of Grey  are at the National Gallery until September.

Chester Beatty – The Paintings is at the Chester Beatty (until Aug 31st)

Private Galleries:


Louise Neiland, Ann Quinn and Ruth McDonnell are at the Taylor Gallery until July 6th.

Charlie Whiskeris at the Peppercanister Gallery (June 6th -29th). Last Week!

Phillip Allen’s ‘Oxblood’ is at the Kerlin starts on (June 6th – 20th July).

Five into Four: Sara Flynn, Liam Flynn, Frances Lambe, Nuala O’Donovan, Cólín ÓDubhghaill is at the Oliver Sears from July 20th (Frances Lambe image above).

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

Talks/ Lectures

Movie Book Club – Lighthouse Cinema – Monday 24th – 6.30

Academy Discourse: Terrorism, Torture and Memory – RIA – Wed, 26th – 6.00

A short talk on Hardware Hacking – Science Gallery – Thursday 27th 6-7.30

IMMA – Lunchtime Talk – Cloud Illusions I Recall – Friday 28 June, 1.00pm New Galleries at RHK


howie the rookieHowie the Rookie at the Project Arts Centre and An Enemy of the People at the Gate are both top notch!

Shush continues at the Abbey Theatre until the 20th July. Our review is here.

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. our review is here)

The Abbey School of Drama End of Term Presentation Series is  at the New Theatre from June 29th until June 22nd.

Riverdance (June 27th – 1st Sept) is at the Gaiety Theatre

W.A.G. is at the Civic Theatre

Guaranteed & Duke Special are at the Pavillion

Payback! is at the Viking Theatre


Deer Hunter

The Lighthouse has a John Hughes season, with Planes, Trains and Automobiles on Wednesday the 26th, Friday and Sunday.

70mm series is at the IFI, with The Deer Hunter is this week, Tuesday and Saturday.

There’s also open air cinema in Fitzwilliam Square from ‘happenings‘, full details are here! 



Really, this week, you can’t go wrong with Devendra on Wednesday night. Alabama 3 are in town also, and what better way to mourn the passing of the legend that was James Gandolfini. You Bloom is also one to watch, with a variety of events around the city. Go check it out!

Mon 24 Jun

Not much to be honest!

Tue 25 Jun

Simone Felice – The Workmans Club

Blondie – Olympia Theatre

JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers – The Grand Social

Neon Tetras – Whelans

Wed 26 Jun

Devendra Banhart – Button Factory

Azealia Banks – The Academy

The XX – The O2

Jamie XX – Button Factory

Thu 27 Jun

Alabama 3 – The Button Factory

Booka Brass – Whelans

Empire Circus – Whelan’s

The Cabin Collective – Whelan’s

Rhob Cunningham – The Sugar Club

David Donohue – Odessa

Fri 28 Jun

You Bloom Festival – Citywide

Bell X1 – Tower @ 6PM

The Line-Up – The Button Factory

Tale Of Us – The Button Factory

Vann Music – The Academy 2

Bats – Whelans

Raglans – Whelan’s

Sat 29 Jun

Bell X1 – NCH

You Bloom Festival – Citywide

Bloc C Live Festival

Rod Stewart – RDS Arena

The Eskies – Whelans

Silver Seas – Whelans

The Cujo Family – The Sugar Club

Sun 30 Jun

You Bloom Festival – Citywide

Brian May and Kerry Ellis – Olympia Theatre

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