Things to do in Dublin this week (15-07-13 to 21-07-13)


There’s a crazy event in Merrion Square, with the biggest Riverdance ever along with an outdoors event of the show (details are here). There’s also new plays such as ‘Streetcar named Desire‘ and ‘Best Man‘. The big event on the musical front is Longitude, and Marlay park will be engulfed for three days of madness, I’m all excited about this one!



A good bit of change this week, with An Enemy of the People finishing, along with the 10 days in Dublin Festival. There are new plays in the Gate, the Project Arts Centre, and the New Theatre. Go Explore…

Shush continues at the Abbey Theatre until the 20th July. Our review is here.  All Dolled up Remade is at the Peacock Theatre.

A streetcar named Desire starts at the Gate (1st preview Thursday)

Best Man is at the Project Arts Centre (until July 27th) and Twelfth Night runs until the 20th of July (our review is here).

Grow is  at the New Theatre

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

“The Bluebird and Princess Florine’: Ballet Ireland Annual Summer School 2013” are at the Civic Theatre

Love Hungry Farmer is at the Pavillion

Catalpa is at the Viking Theatre



The Lighthouse has a Ennio Morricone season, with The Good, the bad and the Ugly is on Wednesday the 16th

Macbeth with Kenneth Brannagh is the National Theatre live event in the Lighthouse and around the coutnry. Full details on the National Theatre website here.

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



This week is all about Mickey Bubbles, as he’s playing night after night after night! Well, if he’s not your scene, there’s some damn fine music in the capital. Just look at Thursday, you could be in three places at the same time, as Grizzly Bear, Amanda Palmer and Jeffrey Lewis hit the stage at more or less the same time. It’s a tough choice, and I’ll leave it up to you. Also, Longitude is this weekend, which is definitely one of the best festivals of the year, and in the lovely surrounds of Marlay Park.

Mon 15 Jul

Michael Buble – The O2

Christy Moore – Whelans

Tue 16 Jul

Michael Buble – The O2

Oak Hollow, Just No & Other Creatures – Whelans

Wed 17 Jul

The Black Seeds – Whelans

Thu 18 Jul

Grizzly Bear – The Iveagh Gardens

Michael Buble – The O2

Booka Brass – Whelans

Amanda Palmer – The Academy

Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain – The Grand Social

Old Hannah – Odessa

Hothouse Flowers – Bulmers Live – Leopardstown Racecourse

Fri 19 Jul

Longitude – Phoenix, Foals, Django Django…

Michael Buble – The O2

Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band – Iveagh Gardens

The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra – Whelan’s

Kodaline – Voodoo Lounge

Sat 20 Jul

Longitude Festival – Vampire Weekend, Villagers…

Beach House – The Iveagh Gardens

Michael Buble – The O2

Crow Black Chicken – Whelans

Sun 21 Jul

Longitude Festival – Kraftwerk, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs

Glen Hansard – Iveagh Gardens

Early House – Whelans

Talks/ Lectures

The JFK season continues with “One Giant Leap” @ National Library of Ireland – Tuesday 17th July at 7pm

Donal Ryan will be reading from his book ‘The Spinning Heart – Hodges Figgis, July 17th, 6:30.

REFRESH DUBLIN Broadsheet: Three years of Typos, Things That Look Like Ireland and Stolen Bikes” – at the Science Gallery @ July 17th – 6.00 – At the Science Gallery



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.

Douglas Hyde – between shows

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, Last Week).

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, Last Week)

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

Here are some of the bands features above:

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