Things to do in Dublin this week (08-07-13 to 14-07-13)

10 days in Dublin is in full swing with a stupid amount of events around the city, go explore their web site for details. There’s also lots of outdoor gigs on over the next week, with Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Bell X1 and a variety of other big hitters in town. There’s also the Street Performers World Championship in Merrion Square 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:


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

Keynote Event at RHK | Artist Talk by Tino Sehgal – Monday 8 July, 8.00pm, the Chapel, IMMA at RHK

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

President Kennedy in Ireland: RTÉ’s role in this historic visit @ National Library of Ireland – Tuesday 9th July at 7pm

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

Trickery Workshop – As part of the IFI’s Family Festival – Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 11:00 to 14:00 – At the Science Gallery

Spoken Word – Ten Days in Dublin


Disco Pigs

10 days in Dublin continues this week, with the things that look most interesting to me are Disco Pigs (image above) and Dave and Dave, but there’s a huge amount to choose from. 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 (Last week! until July 13th, our review is here)

Howie The Rookie is at the Project Arts Centre (Last week! until 13th July. our review is here) and Twelfth Night runs until the 20th of July.

10 days in Dublin is  at the New Theatre and Smock Alley.

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

These Halycon Days are at the Civic Theatre

Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds is at the Pavillion

After Sarah Miles is at the Viking Theatre

Farm is at the Lir until Saturday 13th. This was a sell out at last year’s Fringe Festival and is not to be missed! All info is here.



The Lighthouse has a Ennio Morricone season, with For a few dollars more is on Wednesday the 10th

Revenge of the Nerds is part of the Hollywood Babylon series on Saturday the 13th, also at the Lighthouse.

The Family Festival is on at the IFI from the 11th to the 13th with movies such as Dumbo and Peter Rabbit, and a variety of Workshops (Stop Motion, Trickery etc).

Eye to eye is at the IFI, which is a look at cinematography in cinema. This week there’s Manhattan among others.

10 days in Dublin have a variety of shorts and new work, details are here.



Whoever picked all these big outdoor gigs has really lucked out, as if the weather is as promised, it should be great for the events in the Phoenix park and Iveagh Gardens. Out of the events in store, the Tallest Man on Earth and Bobby Womack but there’s lots on so explore the list below.

Mon 08 July

The Weeks – The Grand Social

Tue 09 July

Bobby Womack – The Olympia Theatre

Peace – Whelans

Wed 10 July

Justin Timberlake – Phoenix Park

Orla Gartland – The Unitarian Church

Hiatus Kaiyote – The Sugar Club

The Eskies – Whelans

Fullset – Whelans

Thu 11 Jul

Imelda May – Iveagh Gardens

Booka Brass – Whelans

John Fairhurst – Whelans

Ryan Sheridan at Leopardstown 2013

Le1f – The Twisted Pepper

Fri 12 July

The Tallest Man On Earth – Iveagh Gardens

R.S.A.G. – The Twisted Pepper

Trash Talk – Whelans

Ultramagnetic MCs – The Sugar Club

Sat 13 Jul

Bell X1 – The Iveagh Gardens

The Killers – Phoenix Park

Halves album launch – The Button Factory

The Undertones – The Village

Lovebirds – The Button Factory

Guilty Optics – Whelans

Declan O’Rourke – Abbey Tavern

Tessela – The Twisted Pepper

Sun 14 July

The Music Tapes – The Workmans Club

Mumford and Sons – Phoenix Park

Damien Dempsey – Iveagh Gardens

Rascal Flatts – Olympia Theatre

Tom Russell – Whelans

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