Things to do in Dublin this week (09-09-13 to 15-09-13)

I think it’s fair to say that Fringe Fever is in the air, as this is the first full week of the Fringe. It makes the job here a little more difficult than usual, as there are literally hundreds of events on around the city, to check out. So, you’d think it would be a quiet week on the gigs front, that there’s no way things of that sort would clash, right? Well, this week we have Leonard Cohen in town, with other performers such as LeAnn Rimes, The Staves, Neon Neon and Macklemore, to name but a few. Yes, yes, yes, where to start…



The Fringe Festival is now in full swing, and there are lots and lots and lots… Still, our old friends Major B and Streetcar continue. You can get our latest reviews here.

A good way of checking out what each venue is up to is by searching the fringe festival by venue, such as the Project Arts Centre, Smock Alley and the New Theatre.

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 you wish were true, Our way back and Wage are at  the Project Arts Centre as part of the Fringe.

The Birthday Man, Confusion Boats, Foil Arms and Hog, Whelp, Ponding, How to be a Lad(y), C’est la Be, There’s a plant on Stage, Whelp, Pondling etc. It’ll be a busy one in Smock Alley. In the Fringe Festival.

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

Postscript,In Dog Years I’m dead, Exit Stratedgy and Lambo are at the New Theatre is now in Fringe mode, and runs until

The Public Eye and the Private Ear (10th -14th Sept) is at the Gaiety Theatre

Goodnight Alice (Sept 9th – 21st) is at the Civic Theatre

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

Lippy at Lir – 10th to 114th of Sept.



Insidious Double Bill – Thursday 12th at 7 in Cineworld.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is at the Lighthouse on Sat 14th at 22.45. Oddly enough this is my favourite Indiana Jones movie. Ok, I saw it first and I was small.

The Marlon Brando Series continues with ‘Guys and Dolls’ at the Lighthouse on September 11th.


Leonard Cohen

The legend returns, and ok, yes, he is milking it, but he’s still Leonard Cohen. The live show is nothing less than fantastic. Other gigs include Neon Neon, Fuck Buttons and Macklemore. Jetplane Landing deserve a mention for their first gig in a long, long time.

Mon 09 Sep

Oldskool – Whelans

Ed Kowalczyk – The Workman’s Club

The Viking Project – Whelans

Tue 10 Sep

Wheatus – The Village

The Moonshine Travellers – The Sugar Club

Hozier – The Unitarian Church

Bellows, Bridge & Bow – Whelan’s

Plateau Series – Workman’s Club

Wed 11 Sep

Leonard Cohen – The O2

Jetplane Landing – The Workman’s Club

The Outside Track – The Grand Social

Conor Linnie – Whelan’s

Thu 12 Sep

Leonard Cohen – The O2

Dylan Tighe – Workman’s Club

Neon Neon – The Button Factory

The Staves – Pepper Canister Church

Leann Rimes – Vicar Street

Motionless In White – The Academy

I’m Your Vinyl – Whelans

Fri 13 Sep

The Staves – Peppercanister Church

Nile – The Button Factory

Diablo DC – Whelans

Not Squares – The Grand Social

Fritz Kalkbrenner – The Button Factory

Elastic Sleep – Whelans

Sat 14 Sep

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – The O2

Mike Denver – Shelbourne Park

Jay Brannan – The Sugar Club

Billy Ocean – Vicar Street

Mark Geary – The Grand Social

These Charming Men – The Village

Lauren Aquilina – The Academy 2

Katmen – Whelans

Fuck Buttons – The Button Factory

Steffi – The Twisted Pepper

Bass Clef – The Grand Social

Richard Farrell & Last Tribe – Whelans

Sun 15 Sep

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – The O2

Boyce Avenue – The Academy

The Black Angels – The Button Factory

The Late David Turpin – Smock Alley

Talks/ Lectures


Meet the Makers , Sept 11 with Distance form the Event at the Science Gallery

Nuala Ní Chonchúir – Irish Writers Museum, Sept 11th at 7

 Rites of Passage:


Hedge Schools:

Hedge School with Emeli Paulo (AUS) on Harnessing the Power Within – Sep 15 @ 12.00



IMMA – Closed until Sept 17th

RHA Gallery – Tony O’Malley (image above), Also, Marlene McCarty: Hard-Keepers, Joanna Kidney: Dig, undig, redig etc.

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

Sleepwalkers is at the Hugh Lane Gallery

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  – until 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  between shows.

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

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