Things to do in Dublin this week (01-07-13 to 07-07-13)

Matthew J Anthony

Another busy week in Dublin with a new festival in the form of 10 days in Dublin. We’re all quite excited about another chance to see the wonderful Matthew J Anthony live, featuring the Workhorse’s own Matthew Barks. It’s a special live show that will leave you wondering what just happened, mostly becuase you’re blind folded during the whole thing!

10 days in Dublin kicks off today with a stupid amount of events around the city! Go explore their web site for details. There’s also the Groove Music Festival Bray this weekend.



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.

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 (Last Week).

The Summer Show is at the Peppercanister Gallery.

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

Myth and Mystery JFK and the Irish Imagination with Alan Gilsenan @ National Library of Ireland – Tuesday nd2 July at 7pm

“Fianna Fail, Partition and Northern Ireland 1926-1971” by Stephen Kelly. Speaker: Vincent Browne – Hodges Figgis – Tues 2nd July 6pm.

Next Week:

Eimear McBride Book Launch – A Girl is A Half-Formed Thing – Hodges Figgis, July 9, 6:30.

My Cinematic Impluses – IMMA RHK – July 9th at 5.30



10 days in Dublin is the new arrival in town. Howie 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 13th, our review is here)

Howie The Rookie is at the Project Arts Centre (extended until 13th July. our review is here) and Twelfth Night runs from the 2nd to the 20th of July.

10 days in Dublin is  at the New Theatre.

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

Guaranteed and Reeling in the Years are at the Civic Theatre

Opera as heard in Movies is at the Pavillion

After Sarah Miles is at the Viking Theatre


Rosebud scene from Citizen Kane

The Lighthouse has a Ennio Morricone season, with A Fistful of Dollars on Wednesday the 3rd

Eye to eye is at the IFI, which is a look at cinematography in cinema. This week there’s Citizen Kane and Visions of Light among others.

Anchorman is at the Workman’s Club tomorrow (July 2nd)

Dublin Documentary Festival is at the Sugar Club as part of 10 days in Dublin



Again we’ll have to chat about the Matthew J Anthony show in Smock Alley, which is not to be missed! Otherwise, there’s Sinead O’Connor in the NCH, the Pharcyde in the Sugar Club and Kaleidoscope in Odessa.

Mon 01 July

Twin Forks – Sugar Club

Tue 02 July

Colm Wilkinson In Concert – Bord Gais Energy Centre

Wed 03 Jul

Branford Marsalis Quartet – NCH

James Walsh (Starsailor) – Workman’s Club

July Kaleidoscope – Odessa

Daniel Bachman – Whelans

Thu 04 July

Booka Brass –Whelans

Oliver Cole – Whelans

Original Rude Boys – Leopardstown Racecourse

4th of July Celebrations – NCH

John Spillane – Aviva

James Kelly and John Blake – Unitarian Church

Fri 05 Jul

Hollywood Greats with Carl Davis – NCH

Kenny Rogers – The O2

Swords – Whelans

The Fureys and Davey Arthur – Vicar Street

Parlour Flames – The Mercantile

Stephen Clare & Mike Timms: Young Poet Old Poet – Workman’s Club

Sat 06 Jul

Sinead O’Connor – NCH

The Statics – The Thomas House

Come On Live Long – Whelans

Groove Music Festival 2013 – Bray – James Morrisson

Sun 07 Jul

Rackhouse Pilfer – Whelan’s

The Pharcyde – The Sugar Club

The New Mendicants – Whelans

Matthew J Anthony – Smock Alley

Groove Music Festival 2013 – Bray – Imelda May

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