Things to do in Dublin this week (22-07-13 to 28-07-13)

Vodafone Comedy FestivalFestival season continues, and is pretty unrelenting, when you think about it! Longitude has only just left Marlay Park, and we’re back with all things funny in the Iveagh Gardens, with the Comedy Festival from the 25th to the 28th of June. KnockanStockan 2013 is in Blessington with some great Irish and international bands.


Feck off Crows

A few new productions open their doors this week, with the official opening of Streetcar in the Gate, Feck off Crows in the New Theatre and Foreign Bodies in the Project.

Major Barbara starts at the Abbey Theatre on 31st July (next week).

A Streetcar named Desire starts at the Gate (Starts on Tuesday 23rd)

Best Man is at the Project Arts Centre (until July 27th) and Foreign Bodies starts in the Cube today (until August 3rd).

The quirky sounding ‘Feck off Crows’ is  at the New Theatre.

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

Shush is at the Civic Theatre

Declan O’Rourke (27th July) is at the Pavillion

Catalpa is at the Viking Theatre until July 27th.


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The Lighthouse has a Ennio Morricone season, with Once upon a time in the West is on Wednesday the 24th

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

Funny Face is at the Sugar Club on Sat 27th as part of the Film Fatale series.



The world of music calms down a little, after the excitement of Longitude and the gigs in the Iveagh Gardens. KnockanStockan 2013 is the festival of the week in the Blessington Lakes. Ennio Morricone (image above) is in IMMA for two nights, Saturday and Sunday.

Mon 22 July

Hot House Big Band – The Mercantile

Tue 23 Jul

John Lyons, Tim Lyons and family – Unitarian Church

The Ragmen – Whelans

Wed 24 Jul

Lee Fields and The Expressions – The Sugar Club

Sean Needham and The Red – Whelans

Thu 25 Jul

Paul Dunmall Trio – NCH

Ash –  Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 2013

Booka Brass – Whelans

BeauSoleil – Whelans

In Their Thousands – Odessa

Race The Flux – Whelans

Fri 26 Jul

The Hit – The Stunning and Julie Feeney – O2

KnockanStockan 2013

Strangeways presents PINCH – Twisted Pepper

The Belief – The Mercantile

Keith Moss and The Tightrope Walkers – Whelans

Eoin Glackin – The Workman’s Club

Gangs – Whelans

Sat 27 Jul

Ennio Morricone – IMMA

KnockanStockan 2013

Hogan – Whelans

Led Zeppalot – The Village

DOGS – Whelans

Sun 28 Jul

Listen at Liliput – Liliput Press

Ennio Morricone – IMMA

KnockanStockan 2013

Rackhouse Pilfer @ Whelans

Talks/ Lectures

Ireland’s History carved in stone – Join Mervyn Colville – Glasnevin Cemetry Museum – National Library of Ireland – Thursday 25 July, 1pm – 1.30pm

Cinema as Art Project – Lecture at RHK – Tuesday 23 July, 5.30pm, the Johnston Suite, IMMA at RHK

Cold Reading with Keith Barry (BOOKED OUT) – Science Gallery – Tuesday, July 23, 2013 – 18:00 to 19:15



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 HydeGallery 1 – Eoin Mc Hugh (image above)- Augury, Gallery 2 – Frank Walter

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.

Liam Gillick’s ‘For the doors that are welded shut’ (image above) is at the Kerlin starts on (From 26th July).

Five into Four: Sara Flynn, Liam Flynn, Frances Lambe, Nuala O’Donovan, Cólín ÓDubhghaill is at the Oliver Sears until July 26th

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

Here are some of the bands features above:

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