Things to do in Dublin this week (05-08-13 to 11-08-13)


This is another week of recovery, from Oxygen and Castle Palooza among others! There’s one day remaining for those wanting to visit the Big House, and there’s also the start of the Kilkenny Arts Festival for those fancying a road trip. Some of the high lights of the Kilkenny Festival are The Fall and the Divine Comedy in the Music Section and Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew by the Globe Theatre and Riverrun with Olwen Fouéré in the Theatre Section.

The workhorse will of course be attending the Dublin Horse Show, checking out the talent!


Embers - Pan Pan - Beckett Theatre

Embers is Pan Pan’s latest production and again features the work of Samuel Beckett. The amazing picture above is from their facebook page which is the set of the new play at an early stage, which includes a giant Human skull (which will contain the actors), along with 2 tonne of stone and 600 speakers hanging from the roof. A must see? I think so.

Major Barbara starts in the Abbey is on Wednesday , along with A Bed to Die in in the New theatre and Landfall in the Project.

Major Barbara starts at the Abbey Theatre on Wednesday.

A Streetcar named Desire is at the Gate (it’s top notch, our review is here)

Embers is at the Beckett Theatre until August 17th

Landfall – Circus Theatre  is in the Project today (until August 10th). There’s also a work in progress King John on the 8t & 9th of August.

 ‘A Nice bed to die in’  starts at the New Theatre and runs until August 17th.

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

Camp Rydell is at the Civic Theatre.


cinema-paradiso web article

The Lighthouse continues its Ennio Morricone season, with Cinema Pardisio on Wednesday the 7th of August

Wanna Fight season is at the IFI, which is a series of films that inspired ‘Drive’ director ‘Nicolas Winding Refn’. This week there’s The Manchurian Candidate and Santa Sangre.

The Gaze gay film festival in the Lighthouse Cinema finishes today.



Spiritualized in the NCH would be my high light of the week, but there’s also Jule Feeney in the same venue, the Dylan Fest in the Academy and a few other bits and pieces, see below…

Tue 06 Aug

Hatebreed – Whelans

The Silhouettes – The Olympia Theatre – All Week!

Wed 07 Aug

August Kaleidoscope – Odessa Club

The Dublin Bluegrass Collective – Whelans

Thu 08 Aug

Bressie – Bulmers Live at Leopardstown 2013

Pearse McGloughlin – Odessa

Gin ‘N Juice – The Workmans Club

Dott – Whelans

Fri 09 Aug

Julie Feeney – NCH

Dylan Fest – Academy

Tower Records – 20th Anniversary Gigs – In Store and Free

In The Willows – Whelans

The Bridges of Madison County – Whelans

Sat 10 Aug

Spiritualized – NCH

Butch Walker – The Workman’s Club

Glimmermen – Whelans

Charlie & The Bhoys – The Button Factory

Daniel Bortz – The Button Factory

Sun 11 Aug

Cloud Nothings – The Button Factory

Lamb of God – Olympia Theatre

Txütxükan – Whelan’s

Jericho – The Grand Social

Talks/ Lectures

Gathering Church of Irelnad Records (6/8/2013) – 1pm – 1.30pm



Secretion by Willie Doherty is at IMMA until 1st September at IMMA @ NCH Annex.

183rd RHA Annual Exhibition runs from 28 May-17 Aug, 2013. This is nearing it’s end, so get in while you can!

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:


Private Galleries are mostly on their holidays, so a very slow week!

Peppercanister Gallery – between shows.

Liam Gillick’s ‘For the doors that are welded shut’ (image above) is at the Kerlin.

Oliver Sears – between shows.

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  between shows.

Cross Gallery – between shows.

Here are some of the bands features above:

Categories: Gigs, Music, Talks, Theatre, Things to do

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