Things to do in Dublin this week (26-08-13 to 01-09-13)


Is that really September creeping around the corner? The big event of this week is clearly the Picnic, but if you don’t have tickets by this stage, you won’t be going as it’s sold out! It’s the first time since 2008 that it sold out. The wonderfully named ‘The Outing’ is the Lisdonvarna gay festival, haven’t we come a long way all the same? The Semi Finals of the Spirit Of Folk festival is on at Whelans on Saturday the 31st of August.



There are a couple of new events in town with of ‘Death of an Anarchist’ in the New Theatre and ‘Distance from the Event’ in the Civic.

Major Barbara continues at the Abbey Theatre until Sept 21st. We like it, and our review is here.

A Streetcar named Desire is at the Gate until Sept 21st (it’s top notch, our review is here)

Split Charge is on at the Project Arts Centre on August 29th.

The Inks not Dry and 3 Lies About Brooklyn Walt Whitman In Ireland in Smock Alley.

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

 ’The accidental death of an Anarchist’  starts at the New Theatre and runs until Sept 7th

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

Distance from the Event starts at the Civic Theatre (Friday 30th, Saturday 31st)


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The Book Club is at the Lighthouse tonight at 6.30, and this month they’re doing the wonderful Ghost World. I love the movie and the graphic novel!

The Marlon Brando Series continues with ‘The Wild One’ at the Lighthouse on August 28th.

Wanna Fight season is at the IFI, which is a series of films that inspired ‘Drive’ director ‘Nicolas Winding Refn’. This week there’s Enter the Void (28th and 31st August) and Tokyo Drifter (29th and 31st August).


It’s a slow week for gigs around Dublin, due to the Picnic, in no small measure! Most people that enjoy good music, will be in Laois, simple fact!

Mon 26 Aug

Live from the Window – Whelans

Alkaline Trio – The Academy

Tue 27 Aug

A musical evening with Josephine Foster and friends – Douglas Hyde

Siobhan Smith – Grand Social

Just No – Whelans

Wed 28 Aug

Joe Henry – Whelans

A Woman’s Heart – Olympia Theatre

Thu 29 Aug

Phantom Presents – Workman’s Club

The Chapters – Odessa Club

Booka Brass – Whelans

Swords – Whelans

A Woman’s Heart – Olympia Theatre

Fri 30 Aug

The Hit – Finale – O2

Super Hanz – The Workman’s Club

Statues Of Us – Whelans

Corrina Jaye – Whelans

A Woman’s Heart – Olympia Theatre

Sat 31 Aug

Cano and Declan O’Rourke – Meeting House Square

Daniel Kandi – The Button Factory

Andy Irvine – The Workman’s Club

A Woman’s Heart – Olympia Theatre

Sun 01 Sep

Hoodie Allen – The Academy

Talks/ Lectures

Morrissey and Fandom is at the IFI today, with Dr. Eoin Devereux.

“Opening up the Nation’s Newspaper Archives” Irish Sailors and Soldiers Land Trust (28/8/2013) 1-1.30 – Irish National Library

Pegbar Storyboard Workshop – Wed, August 29th, 2013 – 6Pm – 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.

An exhibition exploring art and cinema in the New Galleries – Kilmainham.

Douglas HydeGallery 1 – Eoin Mc Hugh- Augury, Gallery 2 – Frank Walter – Until Sept 11th.

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. – Until Sept 14th

Oliver Sears – between shows.

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  Coexist curated by Eamon Maxwell.

Cross Gallery – The Summer Show.

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