Things to do in Dublin this week (02-09-13 to 08-09-13)

Dublin Fringe Festival

Now this is going to be a busy one! I know I always say that, but I really mean it this time. Not only does the Dublin Fringe Festival and Dublin Fashion Festival kick off,  but there’s the Mountains to Sea festival in Dun Laoghaire. On a sad note, Seamus Heaney was due to be at the Mountains to Sea festival this Thursday, although it was not to be. Seamus was not only one of Ireland’s greatest ever poets, he was also an incredibly nice person, which is a rare combination.  82,000 people applauding his life in Croke park yesterday will live long in my memory. Check out the beautiful piece on his life by Roy Foster in yesterday’s Observer.



All hell breaks loose on the theatre world in Dublin this week, as the Fringe Festival opens on Thursday. So much to see, and so little time. We’ll have to make some hard decisions, but isn’t that always the way?

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)

Break, You remember stories and Wage are at  the Project Arts Centre as part of the Fringe.

‘A Hundred years Ago’ (Sept 3rd to 5th) in Smock Alley. In the Fringe Festival, there’s also The Birthday Man, C’est la Be, There’s a plant on Stage, Whelp, Pondling etc. It’ll be a busy one.

‘Break a Leg’ is at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf, until Sept 14th.

 ’The accidental death of an Anarchist’  starts at the New Theatre and runs until Sept 7th, until the Fringe Festival kicks off.

The Shawshank Redemption (6th to 8th Sept) is at the Gaiety Theatre

Wheelchair on my face (2nd to 5th Sept) and the Nuala’s (Sept 6th) are at the Civic Theatre

Distance from the Event – Samuel Beckett Theatre (5th – 21st of Setp)


Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations is on at the Odessa Movie Club on Tuesday 3rd at 7.30 (Free).

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is at the Workman’s Club on Tuesday 3rrd at 7.30 (Again, it’s free, tough choice!).

The Marlon Brando Series continues with ‘On the Waterfront’ at the Lighthouse on September 4th.


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It would be fair to say it’s not a vintage week for Music, but there is the Down With Jazz festival this weekend, and a few other tip bits as below.

Mon 02 Sep

Paramore – The O2

Ultan Conlon – Grand Social

Nigel Place – Whelans

The Boo Box – Whelans

Wed 04 Sep

Will Sexton and Pete Cummins- Whelans

Thu 05 Sep

Fabolous – The Button Factory

Morrissey & Marshall – The Workman’s Club

Go Wolf – Whelans

Fri 06 Sep

Down With Jazz – Meeting House Square

Jimmy Eat World – The Olympia Theatre

Closing Time – The music of Dylan, Waits and Cohen – Sugar Club

The Ikonics – The Academy 2

Buddy Mondlock – Whelans

Daft Funk – The Academy

Sat 07 Sep

Down With Jazz – Meeting House Square

Skelocrats – Sweeneys

Delorean – The Button Factory

Cry Monster Cry – Whelans

Redwoods – Whelans

Wankelmut – The Button Factory

Sun 08 Sep

Down With Jazz – Meeting House Square

Discotekken 4th Birhday – Granby Park

Caitlin Rose – Whelans

Talks/ Lectures


Mountains to Sea festival is the big event, our preview is here. Margaret Atwood, Ann Enright, Roddy Doyle etc.

SFI Speaker Series: Science and Magic with Wayne Houchin – Wed, Sept 4th, 2013 – 6Pm – The Science Gallery

Gerry Stembridge & Kevin Curran – Irish Writers Centre – Sat 7th Sept.

‘Adventures in Independent Cinema’ – Filmbase – Tuesday 3-09-13 @ 6.30



IMMA – Closed until Sept 17th

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 (next exhibition on Oct 11th)

Private Galleries:


A bunch of new shows in the Private Galleries around Dublin.

RHA Ashford Gallery – Bennie Reilly – Rara Avis – from September 05 – October 27, 2013

Peppercanister Gallery – Eddie Mooney HRHA & Joseph O Connor – from 5th Sept until 28th Sept

Liam Gillick’s ‘For the doors that are welded shut’ (image above) is at the Kerlin. – Until Sept 14th

Oliver Sears – Jason Ellis – until the 10th Oct

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery  Coexist curated by Eamon Maxwell until Sept 7th

Cross Gallery – Morphogenesis – Andrew Folan – Until 28th Sept

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