Things to do in Dublin this week (19-08-13 to 25-08-13)

The Ukulele Hooley is the highlight of the new festivals this week, as Dun Laoghaire embraces one of the coolest instruments around. There’s a variety of performances, lessons and workshops, so worth checking out this weekend (24th to 25th). If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, there’s a red head convention in Crosshaven, Co. Cork.

Around Dublin, it’s a pretty quiet week, but there’s a few interesting additions on the gigs front, as can be seen below.


Tuesdays With Morrie-Pic-1

One bit of excitement this week, is a ‘meet the makers’ after Major Barbara in the Abbey on August 22nd. There’s also a new show at the New Theatre, details below.

Major Barbara continues at the Abbey Theatre. We like it, and our review is here.

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

Project Arts Centre is on holidays.

‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ is at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf, until Aug 31st.

 ’A couple white chicks sitting around talking’  starts at the New Theatre and runs until August 24th.

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

It’s a quiet week at  Civic Theatre.



The Marlon Brando Series kicks off with ‘A Streetcar named Desire’ at the Lighthouse on August 21st.

Wanna Fight season is at the IFI, which is a series of films that inspired ‘Drive’ director ‘Nicolas Winding Refn’. This week there’s Bangkok Dangerous (21st August) and Wild at Heart (24th and 25th August).

This is Spinal Tap is on at the Sugar Club on Friday the 23rd, followed by live 80’s Rock Band.


Tame Impala

It’s a good week on the gig scene around Dublin, and you could nearly be out every day this week. Some of our favourites include Regina Spektor, Low and Tame Impala.

Mon 19 Aug

Regina Spektor – The Olympia Theatre

Tim O’Brien & Arty McGlynn – Whelans

(Randy Newman @ Vicar Street – Cancelled, get well soon Randy)

Tue 20 Aug

Low – Whelans

Imagine Dragons – Olympia Theatre

Cusacks Well – Whelans

Torche – Grand Social

Wed 21 Aug

Tame Impala – Olympia Theatre

The Van Diemens – Whelans

Torche – The Grand Social

The Trouble Notes – Whelans

Thu 22 Aug

Imagine Dragons – Olympia Theatre

Lonnie Liston Smith – The Sugar Club

Laurence Nugent, Fintan McManus and Pat McManus – Unitarian Church

Samantha Mumba – The Dragon

The Young Folk – Whelans

The Furious Haze – Whelans

Spies – Whelans

Fri 23 Aug

James – The Olympia Theatre

Henry Krinkle – The Button Factory

Porter Robinson – The Academy

Gangs – The Academy 2

Unforgettable – Alan Harris sings Nat ‘King’ Cole – NCH

The Stoney Brokes – Whelans

Gypsies On The Autobahn – The Button Factory

Donna Dunne – Whelans

Ronan O Snodaigh – Christ Church Cathedral

Knoxville Morning – Odessa

The Vincents – Whelans

Sat 24 Aug

Philip Chevron Testimonial Concert – Olympia – Music and words by Artists confirmed include: Horslips, Luka Bloom, Declan O’Rourke, Brush Shiels, Shane MacGowan, Patrick McCabe, Gavin Friday, Duke Special with Fiona Shaw, Paul Brady, Joseph O’Connor, Mary Coughlan and Paul Cleary.

Wounds – Whelans

Early House – Whelans

Wounds – Whelans

Prehistoric Pigs – Fibber Magees

Croupier – Whelans

Levon Vincent – The Twisted Pepper

Sun 25 Aug

Little Matador – Whelans

Talks/ Lectures

‘Meet the makers’ after Major Barbara in the Abbey on August 22nd, with the cast.

“Homes for Heroes” Irish Sailors and Soldiers Land Trust (21/8/2013) 1-1.30 – Irish National Library

Audio Illusions – Creating Sound for Film – Wed, August 21st, 2013 – 6Pm – €3 – The Science Gallery



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

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- Augury, Gallery 2 – Frank Walter

Sleepwalkers is at the Hugh Lane Gallery (image above)

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  Coexist curated by Eamon Maxwell.

Cross Gallery – The Summer Show.

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